A few HF nets that often are heard on receivers at the S-Meter site

HF Amateur Radio Nets

This is a very small sampling of a very large number of ham radio nets that often can be heard on S-Meter site receivers.

14300 KHz Nets The following three nets operate daily on 14300 KHz:

The Intercontinental Amateur Traffic Net, more commonly called the The Intercon Net, starts at 0700 and runs until 1200 Eastern Time daily. It passes routine traffic and emergency communications between Radio Amateurs located in any country where passing third-party traffic is permitted. It also provides a forum for "rag-chewing" when there is no traffic to pass.

The Maritime Mobile Service Network or MMSN begins at 1200 Eastern Time when The Intercon Net ends and runs until 2100 EST or 2200 EDT. Its primary function is to pass traffic from maritime mobiles and service personnel deployed overseas, but it also assists by passing traffic for missionaries and persons working abroad.

The Pacific Seafarers Net or Pacsea begins daily at 2100 EST or 2200 EDT when MMSN ends and usually runs two hours or less, depending on traffic. Member stations in North America, New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands take position reports, weather observations, and other traffic from Pacific Ocean vessels.

More information about these three 14300 KHz nets is available at

International Pacific RV Service Nets

The International RV Service Nets provide meeting places for RV hams to contact each other on the road and exchange travel conditions, weather, and other information. All appropriately licensed Radio Amateurs are welcome to check in. The nets are currently managed by Richard Paschall, AJ4UX.

Times & Frequencies
Area Time Days Frequency Mode
Eastern & Central USA and Canada 0700-0900 EST Daily 7191 KHz LSB
Rocky Mountain 0630–0800 MST Daily 7184 KHz LSB
Pacific Coast 0900-1000 PST M-F 7268.5 KHz LSB
US, Canada & Mexico 1200-1300 EST M-F 14307.5 KHz USB

Hurricane Watch Net

Frequencies: Primary 14325 kHz USB, Secondary 3950 kHz LSB

Schedule: The Hurricane Watch Net formed during Hurricane Betsy in 1965. It has continued to operate during every hurricane threatening land in the Atlantic, Caribbean Basin, and Gulf of Mexico since that time. It is directly associated with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. It operates on 14325 kHz whenever a hurricane is within 300 miles of projected landfall or becomes a serious threat to a populated area. 3950 kHz also is sometimes used when propagation conditions are better at that frequency. Amateur Radio operators and others interested in participating can find more information and membership requirements at the Hurricane Watch Net website.

Noontime Net

Frequencies: 3970 kHz LSB and 7268.5 kHz LSB. However, net stations on 3970 kHz usually cannot be received here due to propagation conditions during net hours of operation.

Days: Daily

Times: 3970 kHz starts on or before 11:40 AM Pacific Time, 7268.5 KHz starts informally at 9:30 AM Pacific Time. The formal 7268.5 KHz start time is noon, Pacific Time. Ending times vary

The Noontime Net is unusual in several ways compared to most Amateur Radio nets. It started on 75-Meters in 1967. A 40-Meter frequency was added in 1987 and both are used simultaneously. It has unusually long hours of operation. There are no membership requirements, except, of course, an Amateur Radio license. It is exceptionally popular. The station check-in count exceeded 100,000 in 1999.

"Over-the-Hill" Net
The "over-the-Hill" Net meets nightly at 2000 EST on 3781.6 KHz. SSB, CW and AM modesare all welcome. Subjects of discussion range from technical to food, "boat-anchors," and other things.

RV Radio Network
The RV Radio Network has more than 200 members located throughout the United States who are licensed ham radio operators and who enjoy the RV lifestyle. They have nightly nets on the 40-Meter band and two rallies each year. Visit their website for more information.

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