The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club has begun a regular weekly club net. The initial session on Monday, April 5 drew check-ins from W1ZBT, KD1LE, K1KEY, KD1SM, and W1XP.
The net was called on the 147.345 repeater; it subsequently moved to the 442.900 repeater. After several rounds of comments, the net was then moved to 146.490 simplex so that everyone might become more familiar with the coverage of the repeaters, and to test communications on simplex should the repeaters be unavailable.
NVARC members say they are still in the “experimental stage.” They invite club members to contribute suggestions about the net’s operation. Suggestions include: an assigned NCS each Monday of the month; and, allowing the net controls to determine the “theme” and whether the net is “directed.” —Nashoba Valley ARC Signal, April 2004