Panhandle Amateur Radio Club

Promoting Amateur Radio in the High Plains of Texas

Local Net Info

NameDayTimeFreq. (MHz)Tone
Morning Two Meter Net

10:00146.940 (-)88.5
Daytime Texas Traffic NetM-S08:307.285SSB
Morning Texas Traffic NetM-S10:007.290SSB
Panhandle Traffic and
Emergency Net
M-Sn0 Zulu3.933SSB
PARC PAIN NetSn20:00146.940 (-)88.5
GAIN Net (Linked)TU18:30444.300
TBAAs Needed444.200 or
146.940 (-)
SKYWARN (Spotters)TBAAs Needed146.460Simplex
NW Texas Emergency NetSn08:003.950LSB

Panhandle ARC Nets

  • Panhandle Amateur Information Net — “PAIN”

Please join the group every Sunday evening at 8pm.  All area radio amateurs are invited to check-in to the PAIN net, either “for the count” or for a report of how your week went!  It is the place to exchange social, technical equipment available for sale or trade and any other information or comments on your mind.  We meet on the 146.940 W5WX “north” repeater.

  • W5WX “Morning Two Meter”

Any and every licensed amateur radio operator is welcome to take a morning break, grab a favorite beverage and check-in to W5WX “Morning Two Meter” on 146.940 weekdays — 10:00 am until 11:00 am.  NetLogger  can be used for logging and “Almost Instant Messaging.”  Join the fun and volunteer for a morning Net Control spot – call Ed K5KBV at (806) 683-5603.

Current Net Control Schedule:

  • Mon — Melinda KG5NWD 
  • Tues — Ed K5KBV
  • Wed — David KG5JLD
  • Thur — Kim WK5X
  • Fri — Scott KG5ZES
  • Alternate — William KG5QNJ 

Volunteers are taken at any time for net control slots – contact Ed K5KBV at (806) 683-5603 to get set up.  We have had a lot of interest and participation  — the net is a great way to share and gain experience in operating protocols and to get to know our area “hams.”

Morning 2M Net Control Info: Use this PARC Morning 2 Meter Net Sample Preamble or adapt to your own “style”–there are many, many examples out there on the internet!  Ed K5KBV is the primary net control for this net and recommends (but does not require) NetLogger.

  • Emergency Radio Services Net

*On hiatus until 444.20 repeater finds a new “home”

The Emergency Radio Services Net is called every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. local time on the Caprock Intertie frequencies (444.200, +5 MHz, 88.5 PL Tone in the Amarillo area).  This net is formal and will serve as a traffic net and training exercise for those amateur radio operators interested in assisting local entities during emergencies.

Local Area Nets 

  • Golden Spread Amateur Information Net — GAIN

The weekly GAIN net is held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. on the Hutchinson County 444.300 WiresX repeater. Check in and enjoy fellowship with our friends in the Fritch/Dumas/Borger area. This net is a great opportunity to exercise the WiresX capability of your Yaesu HT’s or Mobile radios so equipped. Remember to leave a 3-5 second delay after keying up and also before releasing mic key at end of transmission.

Thanks to Charlie, W5CEH, et. al., any amateur radio operator with an analog radio can also participate in this net — tune to 146.58 Simplex and you will be linked through Charlie’s WiresX node to this digital net.  If you do have WiresX capability, tune to 444.300 (digital).   

Golden Spread Amateur Information Net Script 1-3-18

Page Contributors:  

Page Contributors:

Brad N5LUL     Daniel  KG5KIF      Gene WA5ETK     Anastasia KD5ROK     Jaime AB7II   Mike KE5CJ      David KG5JLD        Ed K5KBV      

 Ed’s Close Call … Ow!

The unseen perils of net control! Yes, Ed was at net control when the chair decided to close the station!


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