Welcome to THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET
On this page we have the schedule for the WRN and WFN nets and a bio of each controller.
Also info on becoming a net controller
The World Radio Network
9 AM PST/12 NOON EST
*WORLD* Conference on Echolink
World Friendship Net
5 PM PST/8 PM EST
*WORLD* Conference on Echolink
I have been a ham operator since 1991 when they opened the new entry level no code technician class, since then I have upgraded my license to General. Some of my hobbies other than Ham radio are: Water skiing,snow skiing,Archery,Photography and boating to name a few.
I got interested in ham radio as early as the mid 1960's. But there was
that terrible foe called Mr. Morse who gave me such a bad time and I
found it impossible to get a license back then.. Now that I have my
license I have helped others get theirs so they can enjoy the hobby
as well. I enjoy the field day event with a local group here in email N7RHV0@gmail.com
Tacoma and we keep striving to do better each year... I hang out on the W7TED 442.450 Repeater and enjoy the field day event with the group from that repeater..... Hope to hear everyone sometime on the air until then this is N7RHV signing see you all later on down the log 73......
Lee is our Asst. Net Manager. He fills in when needed on the
Lee Likes to smoke various meat ( wild Game) He works as a repair man and enjoys time with friends and family.
Hi everyone on WRN/WFN. I'm Dale, KC7YFE, and I'm here to share how I got into Ham Radio.
First of all, a little bit about myself.
I AM a low vision/blind Ham Radio Station Owner and I lost my sight shortly after birth, due to Oxygen overdose, or I was in the Incubator for too long. About a month.
Moving on to the main topic of this bio, my start in Amateur Radio.
I started attending Summer Camp at Oral Hull Park/Camp for the Blind, located in Sandy Oregon in the early 90's, and that's how my adventure into Ham Radio began. The first third-party contact on 2 meters occurred. I was at the 1996 camp and happened t encounter some fellow campers who were Hams. One of these people, who was responsible in helping others before let me get in on a QSO he was having with another station to work this particular QSO as third-party participant on his hand held. That was when I wanted to study for my ticket. I got connected up with some audio reading material from Courage Handihams and got started. I continued to hit the books throughout that year, and in June 1997, I took, and passed my No-Code Technician Element Exam. Back then, there were six License Classes. I skipped the Novice Class License because Morse Code/CW was required at 5 wpm. I simply wanted to get a feel for the hobby. It was in that same year I began studying for my General License at 13-20 wpm. I went back in and tested two more times and got my Advanced and Extra Class Licenses. Just after receiving my No-Code Technician License, I purchased a Radio Shack HTX- 202 that had only 12 programmable channels and only had the 2-meter frequencies. BORING!! A little while later, I found a nice little Kenwood mobile station and a power supply. It was a really good good little radio because I could receive commercial frequencies like Police, Medical, and the like.. I also purchased a Kenwood H.F. station for 10-80 meters and had a lot of fun with that one. In April of 2000, I bought a Kenwood Dual-band HT. Back then, I was living in a duplex where there wasn't enough space for antennas. That same time Ham Radio was slowly taking a back seat because of limited space. I was off air for a few years. In 2009, I renewed my License, but still had no radios. About a year so ago, I reconnected with a long-time member of my area's local Amateur Radio Club who helped get me reconnected with a Baofeng Dual-band Hand held that I've still got in my Shack.
Within the last 4 to 5 months, I've been working with Echolink, which is a type of V.O.I.P. software designed for Ham Radio Licensees to use, and am an active participant, as well as an Alternate Net Controller. I have to say, Ham Radio has, and will continue to be a treasured possession. I hope to pass this treasured hobby/possession along to friends and family alike. My Call sign hasn't changed. I have to admit, I accomplished something, and that is to test my Ham Radio knowledge. To me, it's an achievement. I'm also hoping I can pass this fine hobby along to family and friends alike.
My other hobbies I enjoy are music and some photo/video work, and attending church worship services, where I participate in our church's worship band/singers on drums, and bass.
My contact email can be found on QRZ. Feel free to email me any time.
Best 73's to all
Todd operates from his high location in Hawaii.
He says "Overlooking the shifting sands of WiKiki."
Cathy (AA7HV) and Art (AB7FB) enjoy ham radio wherever they go. Cathy is the Wednesday net control hosting “Wacky Wednesday” for WRN. Cathy and Art moved in 2013 from NC to NV where they got their amateur radio licenses in 2014.Both Cathy and Art Hold an Amateur Extra. She got her current vanity after passing the General exam. Read her call sign like you would a license plate. Figure it out? AA7HV In Seven Heaven
Cathy recently won a radio (6th grand prize) at the Arizona State Convention in Yuma, AZ, in February 2020. She traded that radio in for an ICOM 7300 and is learning all its neat features. In addition, Cathy thinks she has more radios than Art! She has a nano node (Node 7335) that goes with them for land travel, and her HT’s (ICom and Yaesu), and finally, a Yaesu FTM-100 DR which is installed in their car (which she won at a hamfest in Torrance, CA).
Cathy is a member of the Clark County ARES/RACES team. With the new radio mentioned above, she converted her ARES go box by installing her all-bander, an ICOM 7100, running on a lithium iron phosphate battery or via a car battery with a mag mount). Previously she used a Yaesu FT-8800R.
Cathy is also a member ARRL, the Sisterhood of Amateur Radio (SOAR), the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association (VVARA), and the Tahoe Amateur Radio Association (TARA). Cathy also serves as the Nevada Section, Public Information Coordinator (previously as a Public Information Officer), appointed by N7UR, John Bigley, NV Section Manager.
With COVID-19, her dream of seeing more parts of the world through cruising has been put on hold. She has sailed on 49 cruises to date and another 7 planned through 2022. Staying at home to avoid exposure to the virus has meant that she can take more walks around the community (keeping her social distance), assist Art as he works on parts in the garage to enhance their respective shacks, and actually do some cooking! Keeping in touch with friends and family in this serious time, comes with a true benefit…that of being to be able to get on the radio more and talk to operators around the world!
She looks forward to speaking to her WRN family on Wednesdays and wishes everyone 73, 33 and 88 all around.
Originally from Hammond IN (near Chicago IL)
Residence Southeast Michigan ; Detroit Metropolitan Area for past 40+ years.
Interest in Amateur Radio began in 1960 via interest in Shortwave Listening (SWL)
No license attempt for 50+ years.
Passed Technician & General 5/4/2013 ; Passed Extra 5/3/2014
Received License & Callsign 5/16/2013 ; Upgrade 5/14/2014
W8MRW vanity call sign issued 3/12/2016 ; formerly W3RWM and KD8UXU
Net Controller for following Nets & hope you can join us there !
Worldwide Friendship Net on every day 1000-1100 ET
Roy Net Control Mondays ; Different NC each day.
Echolink MICHIGAN Conference Server ; IRLP 9617 Great Lakes Reflector
WORLD Friendship Net M-Sat 2000 to 2130 +/- ET
Roy Net Control Fridays ; Different NC each day
Facebook Group Page: WORLD Friendship Net
Echolink WORLD Conference Server ; IRLP 9251 Western Reflector (channel 1)
General Motors Amateur Radio Club (GMARC) Net Mondays 2000 to 2130 +/- ET
Roy Net Control each 4th Friday
Michigan RF 443.075 Mhz PL 123.0 ; Echolink THEGUILD Conference Server (679320) ; Echolink WW8GM-R (99846)
Participate in following Nets:
General Motors HF Net M-Sa 1300 to 1400 ET
40 Meters 7277.500
World Radio Network on every day 1200 to 1330 ET
Different NC each day
Echolink WORLD Conference Server ; IRLP 9251 Western Reflect or
Member of the GUILD Radio Group run by Jason W4JMF
Member of the General Motors Amateur Radio Club (gmarc.org)
There are different type of nets but all have a common element. They are operated by a control operator. The nets here on WRN and WFN are a special type of net. As they indicate in the preamble, the purpose of these nets is to promote friendship and advance the use of amateur radio around the world. The WRN/WFN nets are not operated by any special interest group like ARES but can be used in emergency situations just as with any ham net. Therefore the principles in the following documents apply even for informal nets like WRN/WFN.
Performing net control is not as simple as it looks. In order to be an effective net controller you need to understand the principles and procedures in these documents as they apply to an informal net like the WRN/WFN nets. These are PDFs to download.
NET CONTROL STATION Training Manual
NET CONTROL TRAINING MANUAL
PRINCIPLES OF AMATEUR RADIO NET CONTROL
Listen to the various nets and how they are handled. Note the net controller and the net manager's call signs. Look them up on QRZ to get their email addresses if you wish to contact them.
Also check out the video on "Running an Amateur Radio Net" on the "How To" section of the More tab.
When you have reviewed the procedures in the above documents and feel you are ready to try your hand at net control, contact the net manager and provide your bio, email address and phone number and request being considered as a controller. You may be asked to try out as a guest controller. There may be an introductory period (typically 4 consecutive weeks) before being assigned a permanent position.
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