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ARES NETS


This page summarizes the various nets that are in use throughout CT.   A radio net is an "on-the-air" gathering of amateur radio operators.  Most nets convene on a regular schedule and specific frequency, and are organized for a particular purpose, such as relaying messages, discussing a common topic of interest, in severe weather (for example, during a Skywarn activation), emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation.


All Connecticut Statewide ARES/SKYWARN

Net Manager: N/A
Time:  As required (emergencies and drills)
Frequency: 3.965/7.280 MHz, 146.580 MHz FM simplex


K1ARC American Red Cross HF Emergency Training Net

Time: 8:00 PM, First Wednesday of the month
Frequency: 3.915 MHz  (+/- for QRM)


Section Manager/Section Emergency Coordinator Net

Time: 8:00 PM, Every Sunday

Sunday Night SM/SEC Net Repeater List
Town Freq. (MHz) Offset PL (Hz) Sponsor
Barkhamsted 147.270 + 77.0 W1RWC
Harwinton 444.650 + 77.0 K1HSN
Meriden ** 224.800 - 77.0 K1HSN
Meriden 444.200 + 77.0 KB1AEV
New Milford ** 146.730 - 192.8 NA1RA
Somers 441.800 + 77.0 N1TUP
Torrington ## 145.370 - 77.0 W1RWC
Torrington 147.240 + 77.0 KB1AEV
Torrington 442.250 + 77.0 KB1AEV
Vernon 147.345 + 77.0 KB1AEV
Vernon 224.360 - 77.0 KB1AEV
Vernon 442.600 + 77.0 KB1AEV
Washington ** 441.850 + 77.0 NA1RA
Watertown 441.650 + 77.0 KB1AEV
Woodbridge 442.500 + DCS 73 (or PL 77.0) W1WPD

                              ** - (linked on demand)
                              ## - (standalone repeater)




CT ARES DMR Net

Time: 8:30 PM, Every Sunday following the SEC Net

Please utilize the CT Statewide Talk Group (Call ID 8901 on Time Slot 2).
That is carried by all of the CT-ARES DMR Network repeaters.

Sunday Night CT ARES DMR Repeater List
Location Frequency (MHz) DMR Code Call
Ansonia 444.3500+ CC2 K1EIR
Bloomfield VHF  (Test Frequency) 145.4300- CC1 KB1TTN
Bloomfield 446.4375- CC1 W1SP
Branford 449.3250- CC1 N1HUI
Bridgeport 440.7625+ CC1 N1TGE
Bristol  (Temporarily Off Air) 448.8750- CC1 W1IXU
Brooklyn 445.7375- CC3 KB1NTA
Colchester 445.9875- CC1 WH6SW
Cornwall 444.3500+ CC1 W1SP
Danbury 445.7375- CC1 KX1EOC
East Haven 449.8250- CC1 KA1MJ
Guilford 441.2625+ CC1 W1SP
Hartford 447.9750- CC1 W1SP
Killingly 444.8000+ CC1 K1MUJ
Ledyard 449.2750- CC1 W1SP
Middlebury 445.8375- CC2 WB1CQH
New Haven 441.4625+ CC1 KB1TTN
New Milford 440.9625+ CC1 NA1RA
Newington 442.1000+ CC1 W1AW
Somers 445.8875- CC1 W1SP
Stamford 447.1250- CC2 W1EE
Sterling 445.8375- CC1 N1CLV
Storrs 441.4625+ CC2 W1JLZ
Torrington 441.5500+ CC1 W1HDN
Union 443.8000+ CC1 KB1NTA
Vernon 443.9500+ CC1 W1HDN
Wallingford  (Portable Test) 442.0000+ CC3 W1SP
Waterford 448.9750- CC1 W1NLC
West Haven 449.9250- CC1 KB1TTN
Westbrook 445.7375- CC2 WB1EOC
Wilton 440.7500+ CC1 W1SP
Wolcott 440.8125+ CC1 KB1TTN

Additional documents:
       CT-ARES DMR Network Info (05May2016)

       CT-ARES DMR Talkgroup Info (05May2016)

       CT-ARES DMR Interoperability Approval

       Tips on using DMR repeaters


       CS700 Codeplug Information and data file for all CT DMR repeaters (Zip file)

       CS750 Codeplug for all CT DMR repeaters (Zip file)

       CS800 Codeplug for all CT DMR repeaters (Zip file)



Regional DMR Nets
Region Schedule Channel Notes
2 Mon., 8:15-8:25 PM TAC 2  
4 1st Weds., 8:30 PM TAC 4  



Regional ARES Nets

These nets meet regularly for training and traffic handling and can be called into
service for any events that effect local, statewide or nationwide communications.



Regional ARES Nets
Region Net Schedule Repeater Freq. PL (Hz) Notes
All HF Admin Net During Activation   3.964 MHz LSB   1
All State-wide VHF (FM) Sun., 8 PM and during Activation KB1AEV - N1FNE - NA1RA Systems
see below under Region 3
    1
1 Region 1 ARES/CERT Tues., 8 PM New Canaan - W1FSM 146.775- 100.0  
2 Region 2 ARES Net Mon., 7:45 PM Woodbridge - W1WPD
Killingworth - W1BCG
Durham/Middlefield - KB1MMR
442.500+
145.290- 446.925-
DCS 073 or PL 77.0
110.9
77.0
 
3 Region 3 ARES Net Mon., 8 PM Barkhamsted - W1RWC
Harwinton - W1RWC
Meriden - K1HSN
Meriden - KB1AEV
New Milford - NA1RA
Somers - N1TUP
Torrington - KB1AEV
Torrington - KB1AEV
Vernon - KB1AEV
Vernon - KB1AEV
Vernon - KB1AEV
Washington - NA1RA
Watertown - KB1AEV
147.270+
444.650+
224.800-
444.200+
146.730-
441.800+
147.240+
442.250+
147.345+
224.360-
442.600+
441.850+
441.650+
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
192.8
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
 
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
4 Region 4 ARES (North) Weds., 8 PM East Killingly - K1MUJ 147.225+ 156.7 3
4 Region 4 ARES (South) Mon., 8 PM Salem - W1DX 147.060+ 156.7
179.9 Gated PL Output
4
5 Region 5 ARES (North) Weds., 7:00 PM Barkhamsted - W1RWC
Meriden - K1HSN
Meriden - KB1AEV
New Milford - NA1RA
Somers - N1TUP
Torrington - KB1AEV
Torrington - KB1AEV
Vernon - KB1AEV
Vernon - KB1AEV
Vernon - KB1AEV
Washington - NA1RA
Watertown - KB1AEV
147.270+
224.800-
444.200+
146.730-
441.800+
147.240+
447.225-
147.345+
224.360-
442.600+
441.850+
441.650+
77.0
77.0
77.0
192.8
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
5 Region 5 ARES (South) 2nd Weds., 8 PM Danbury - W1QI 147.300+ 100.0  

Note 1:  The Nets will meet as needed during activation.
Note 2:  Linked on demand.
Note 3:  Exception:  First Wednesday of the month is simplex night, 146.400 MHz, No PL
Note 4:  Alternate 146.970- MHz, 156.7 (New London) when needed.



Litchfield County SkyWarn Net

Time: 8:00 PM Thursday, weekly
Frequency: 145.370 MHz (W1RWC/R) Repeater (-600 KHz shift, PL 77), Torrington, CT,
and the KB1AEV Repeater System.  The NA1RA Repeaters are linked in on demand.

Exception:  On the Second Thursday of the month, the
Backup (PVRA) Repeater (W1HDN) is used:
Frequency: 146.850 MHz (W1HDN/R) Repeater (-600 KHz shift, PL 141.3), Torrington, CT.

Note:  The SkyWarn Net on the Second Thursday of the month
will be abbreviated so as not to interfere with the scheduled NTS
traffic net at 8:30 PM on that Repeater.



New Haven/Middlesex Counties Weather Net

Time: 7:30 PM Thursday, weekly
Frequency: 442.500 MHz (W1WPD/R) Repeater (+5 MHz shift, DCS 073), Woodbridge, CT and
                   145.290 MHz (W1BCG/R) Repeater, (-600 Khz, PL 110.9), Killingworth, CT (Linked Repeaters)



New London County Weather Net

Time: 8:15 - 8:45 PM Monday, weekly
Frequency: 147.060 MHz (W1DX/R) Repeater (+600 KHz shift, PL 156.7), Salem, CT
Note:  The New London County weather net meets following the Region 4 South ARES Net at approximately 8:15 PM.



Windham County Weather Net

Time: 8:00 - 8:30 PM Wednesday, weekly
Frequency: 147.225 MHz (K1MUJ/R) Repeater (+600 KHz shift, PL 156.7), East Killingly, CT
Note:  SKYWARN net meets on this repeater upon activation.



Schedule of NTS Nets

NTS Nets Days Time (EST) Freq Offset PL NM Repeater QTH
CT Phone Net (CPN) M-Sat 1800 EDST
(1700 EST)
3.973 MHz None None WX1T None New Fairfield
CT Phone Net (CPN) Sun 1000 3.965 MHz None None WX1T None New Fairfield
CT Net (CN) Fri., Sat., Sun. 1900 3.533 MHZ None None WA1GGN None West Haven
Western CT Traffic Net (WESCONN) Daily 2030 147.180 +600 141.3 KB1NMO W1HDN Prospect
                              " Daily 2030 147.120 +600 141.3 KB1NMO W1HDN Danbury
                              " Daily 2030 145.410 -600 141.3 KB1NMO W1HDN Vernon
Eastern CT Traffic Net (ECTN) Daily 2100 146.730 -600 156.7 W1MCT N1NW Norwich
Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net (NVTN) M, Tu, Thurs-Sun 2130 146.685 -600 141.3 KB1ZBH W1DHT Bristol
                             " Weds. 2130 147.090 +600 110.9 KB1RGQ W1EDH Glastonbury

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