OVMRC 2-Metre Net

The net is held every Thursday evening at 20:00 Ottawa local time on repeater VE3OCE.  The repeater is accessed on 146.880/280 MHz. and a 136.5 Hz. tone.  Normally, this net would be held on the OVMRC flagship repeater VE3TWO, however due to losing its site accommodation during the summer of 2021, a new home is being sought.  The 2 metre net will continue on VE3OCE until a permanent home for VE3TWO can be found.  Many thanks to Peter Gamble, VE3BQP and owner of VE3OCE, for permitting use of his repeater.

OVMRC 2-Meter Net Preamble & Format

Good evening, all radio amateurs and welcome to the OVMRC 2 metre FM Net.  My name is {name}, {call} your net control for tonight.  This net is sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club for the purposes of passing traffic, verifying the operation of this repeater and participants’ radio equipment, providing a venue for Club announcements, and promoting camaraderie among Club members.

The net is conducted each Thursday evening from September to June at 8 pm local time in analogue FM mode over repeater VE3OCE. The repeater is accessed on an input of 146.28 MHz. and requires a 136.5 Hz. tone. The repeater will time out after 2 minutes – there’s no limit on each person’s talk time but please be mindful of the timer. You can reset the timer by dropping your carrier and waiting for the repeater tail to drop.

This is a controlled net. All stations are requested to address their traffic through net control, that’s me, {name} – {call}.

– Call for in/out check-ins, [these checkins do not go on the roundtable list]
– Call for words from Club President, Exec & stations with traffic or
   announcements, [these go on the round table list, a second checkin is not
   required of these stations],
– Invitation to visitors to Ottawa/Outaouais wishing to check in and first-
   time local hams,
– General check-ins,
– Round table discussion from all check-ins,
– Second call for check-ins,
– NCS announcements:
  – plug for Pothole Net on Sunday, 3760 kHz., 10 a.m. local
  – local hamfests/flea markets in the next month
  – space weather report: Sunspot #, 10.7 cm. flux #, A-index, K-index
  – any news not reported at the beginning of the net
  – contests coming up on the weekend that may be of interest

– Second round table discussion or open discussion depending on time
  [target net runtime is ~1hr]

– Final Call and Conclusion.


Page updated on 21 Aug. 2021.