Controllers and Schedules

 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

Net Schedules

World Radio Network Schedule

World Friendship Net Schedule

World Friendship Net Schedule

The World Radio Network

9 AM PST/12 NOON EST

*WORLD* Conference on Echolink


  1. MON - N7RHV -DICK
  2. TUES - KC7YFE - DALE -  GENERAL CHECKINS 
  3. WED - N7HVN CATHY - WHACKY WEDNESDAY
  4. THURS - WH6DWF - TODD - FROM THE ERODING SANDS OF HONOLULU, HAWAII
  5. FRI - N5XCX - WOODY - GENERAL CHECK INS (Handiham Conference)
  6. SATURDAY - AA7WB - PERI - STUMP THE NET CONTROLLER

World Friendship Net Schedule

World Friendship Net Schedule

World Friendship Net Schedule

World Friendship Net

5 PM PST/8 PM EST

*WORLD* Conference on Echolink


  1. MON - KM4OOC - MIKE -  QUESTION OF THE EVENING
  2. TUES - KA7DCX - Deanna YL Net Started Jan 7, 2020
  3. WED - KC0USM - Brandon 
  4. THURS - KD8TBC - LEE - TECH NET/GENERAL CLASS QUESTION
  5. FRI - W8MRW - ROY -  GENERAL CHECK INS  
  6. SAT - KI7YRC - JOHN -  QUESTION OF THE EVENING

Cross Linking Schedule

These nets are cross connected via Allstar. In the event the link does not work, 

a WRN/WFN NCO may conduct a regular net.

Monday - Saturday WRN

Alaska Morning Net

9 AM AST, 10 AM PST, 12 PM EST - Lasts 2 hours or more

Allstar on IRLP 9109, Echolink WL7LP-R, Allstar 27133 & 29332

Event Details

Monday - Saturday WRN

Alaska Morning Net

 

Directly following The WRN net The World Conference server system on NARRI Western Reflector channel 1 is connected to the Alaska Morning N...

Event Details

9 AM AST, 10 AM PST, 12 PM EST - Lasts 2 hours or more

Allstar on IRLP 9109, Echolink WL7LP-R, Allstar 27133 & 29332

Friday

Handiham Net

9 AM PST - 10 AM

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Event Details

Friday

Handiham Net

 

The World Conference server is connected to the *HANDIHAM* Conference/ Echolink 494492 for N5XCX - Woody's net.

Be sure to stop by and show ...

Event Details

9 AM PST - 10 AM

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Meet the Controllers

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Dick N7RHV Assistant Manager

 

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......

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KC0USM Brandon

 I am totally blind, have been since birth.  Age 33, I have been a ham
since I was 18 years old, In June of 2005.  I was slated to turn 19 that year.
I've always loved the idea of making contacts all over the world,
talking on the air meeting new people and discovering new
opportunities.  I've had previous net control experience.
I bring with me several mid Nebraska ARES 2 meter nets, Handihams
nets, A local net on Monday nights at 7:30 and calling nets on other
servers such as the Michigan conference server in the mornings every
other Thursday.
If you ever wanna reach me I'm either KC0USM on Echolink or KC0USM-l
if my audio link setup is working right.
IRLP nodes, 3548 for the AB0VX repeater and 3328 for the K0BVC reeater
if you wish to talk to me via IRLP

 The way I operate radios is not a whole lot different, only the sounds
are important, as is if it can go to a last known state.
So let's take the kKnwood for example, If I was to not have the voice
chip, i might have a hard time using it were it not for blind users
who figured it out in the past.
I use Echolink with the non-visual desktop access screen reader.
Funny story.  Ok, I dk if this is classified as a funny story but we'll
go with it.  The most hilarious thing that ever happened to me had to
be one day I was doing net control for a local net.  I had my radio I
thought on the right frequency and almost started the net on the wrong
repeater.  Thankfully it was a local club repeater that was the exact
repeater that was linked to the one I was supposed to be on, but they
couldn't understand nor could I why my signal was weak.  Whoops, I
thought, realizing this, an old Yeasu FT 23R was my fix all.  It was
not a very accessible radio, but it did the job being a two meter only
radio.  I had all of the repeaters programmed in, and I only had to
press a button and it worked.
Lesson learned, don't forget to check the frequency before transmitting.

Thanks, Brandon.

Pic to come later

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KA7DCX - Welcome Deanna

I've been around Ham Radio all my life. My Grandmother on my Mom's side was an Amateur Extra, and my Father was a ham, too. They're both silent keys, and I miss them dearly!

I let my license expire, and recently passed my Element 2 Exam on October 8, 2019. My plan is to pass my Amateur Extra by June, so I can volunteer in the "GOTA" tent. I have fond memories of going to field day with my Dad, and having a lot of fun! I hope to pass that on to future generations!

Some other hobbies that I enjoy are reading, crocheting, gardening, and watching TV. I enjoy reading the classics, and books that have been or are going to be turned into movies. Right now, I’m reading Life of Pi, and have the DVD on hold at the library.

This year for Christmas, I’m crocheting the presents. I’m making stuffed animals for my nieces and nephew, my sister wants a hat, and my Mom wants another pair of socks. I also crochet afghans. I’ve made several for family and friends.

Since I live in an apartment building, there isn’t room for gardening, so I have two plots at the local community garden down the street in the park. I like to grow vegetables, strawberries, and lettuce. My neighbor gifted me with a flat of Marigolds to line the front of the plots. They really stand out in the garden!

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KD8TBC Lee

Lee is our Net Manager.

Lee Likes to smoke various meat ( wild Game)  He  works as a repair man and enjoys time with friends and family.

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KC7YFE Dale

 

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

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WH6DWF Todd

Todd operates from his high location in Hawaii.

He says "Overlooking the shifting sands of WiKiki."


Todd's dog

 On March 7, 2018, he sent this photo with this note:
"This is a picture from several years back (you can see we still had sand on our beach in Waikiki back then) with my best friend, Karl, a retired NYPD officer who had to go through the six month academy for the Honolulu Police Department because HPD doesn’t accept “Laterals” and is working on a second retirement. In this photo is me and canine Rocky, when he was still young and enjoying better days. He was the best bomb detection canine officer on the island ?? and this had to be around the time we were working APEC, with 29 world leaders here for a global conference. I’ll miss Rocky so much and I sure hate to put him down..."
The second pic is a copy from the QRZ page. All us animal lovers out their feel his pain. 

More about Todd

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  This is my mobile ham shack with two battery banks, two wind turbines,  two solar panels on the roof of my jeep and two DC to AC inverters to  power all the computers and radio charging stations at this remote site.  

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  I did the local Emergency Amateur Radio Club net with all the latest  information on road closures, what frequencies we will be operating on,  what to bring and all the safety information for this event.
    Plus I reconfigure the repeater network to accommodate the 26 mile  race event, which covers to of the main shores of Oahu, south shore and  the eastern shore.   

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Close ties with the community

  I am a head of radio communications for the Honolulu Marathon every year  and these are from today’s 2018 Honolulu Marathon along with pics of my  friends from the Honolulu Police Department SWAT Team here at the  University of Hawaii.   

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N5XCX Woody

 

Woody operates the Handiham net on Fridays and is cross connected to the World Conference.

 I am a visually impaired Armature operator that works from home. I am a member of, "Handihams," ARRL, and use remote bases."  I exclusively use the remote bases from remote HAMS.  I am in Mount Dora,Fl which is about 60 miles or so NW of Orlando. if you want to make extra money for equipment and retirement for free,  check out my free web site at:goo.gl/v6juai.  

I am trying to write a book.   I also handle message traffic when I can but there's not much of that now.  I have been in central Florida,   near Orlando for about 14 years.  I finally changed my address on my license when my renewal came up.   I've moved again.  Address change on my ticket is now correct.  Why do I use remote bases exclusively now for HF I am too visually impaired to put up antennas any more.  For some reason Wife wont let me on roof any more to put up antennas.  Go figure!!   Come check out my Echolink net on Tuesdays at 11 AM. Central time on the Hand-ham conference  {about 1600 gmt}.  Try to get your local repeater to carry it.  Look up,Handiham.com,"  on the internet.   If You want extra income or just to help others,  look up my free web page shortcut at:goo.gl/v6juai    My email is n5xcx@centurylink.net.

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AA7WB Peri

 

Net controller 

World Radio Net, Saturday morning Stump the Net Controller. 

World Friendship Net, Monday and Friday evenings, Solar Weather Report and Propagation 

Report. Contest Calendar on Fridays. 

Background 

Peri is a retired Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer. He moved to Las Vegas in 2010 from the San Fransisco Bay area.

Lives with his wife of 50 years, Carolyn and his dachshund, Logan. 

Interests 6 meter phone, 2 meter SSB

satellite coms, HF DX

N7HVN Cathy

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Cathy is returning after a long absence.

   Cathy (N7HVN) 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. Cathy holds a General license while Art is 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? See below*.

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.

* N7HVN -- In Seven Heaven

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KM4OOC Mike

Bla De Bla Bla well You Know me I'm just a southern guy who happens to like ham radio and talk about squirrels.

If you want to know more about me - check in to my net and ask.

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W8MRW Roy

 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.


 http://www.worldwidefriendship.net/ 



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
http://www.gmarc.org/wp/


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)

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KI7YRC John

 

Just passed my tech exam. Been around ham radio since my dad got licensed 1991. I tried many times over the years to pass but did not. Recently I pushed myself to the limit and studied like crazy and passed finely. Now studying to get my general then work my way to extra. I use an icom ic-2000 2 meter mobile. 

I'm a big user of echolink as well as peanut apps. I am very involved in using 70 cm and 2 meter frequency. I do my best to make as many contacts as I can. I have been very helpful with some that are new to the hobby. I'm still learning many different modes; digital is what I'm working a lot of and still learning and I keep expanding my knowledge of it. But can never stop learning. Looking forward to seeing who I can meet on the air next. 73's for now...

I also have echolink node setup on the W7TED repeater. The echolink node is KI7YRC-L. We have nets on Tuesday night net is at 8p.m Pacific standard time and we do the Western rag chew net on Sunday at 5pm Pacific standard time. I also have an irlp setup at node 7697 

So you would like to try your hand at Net Control...

 

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.