NTS Phone / CW Nets
To get involved with these analog nets, you’ll need to set up an efficient NVIS antenna to hear the stations in the state and to be heard you should plan on running at least an 800-watt station. Take some time to listen to these nets and feel free to check in as you are able. These nets are a great way to meet some hams in the state and you can learn how transferring messages works. A dozen or so Oklahoma hams work to move traffic in and out of the state.
In Oklahoma, there are two NTS traffic nets and a training net.
- The Oklahoma Phone Emergency Net (OPEN) meets at 8 AM (CT) Sundays, with Mary Peelman KE5LTA as net control on 3.903 MHz. Usually, Sam Sitton W5CU or Jack Skinner KB5KKT are the ones that pass the traffic to the next hop on another traffic net.
- The OK ARES Net meets on 3.900 MHz at 4:30 PM (CT) on Sunday. This net rotates the net control duties among several stations. In the Tulsa area, Joe Gorkos N5TEX is very active on the ARES net.
Daily @ 5:20 PM (CT) on 7.1206 MHz
Mon-Sat 10 AM (CT) to Noon (CT)
Mon-Fri 1 PM (CT) to 2 PM (CT)
Mon-Sat 8:30 AM (CT) to 9:30 AM (CT) on 7.285 MHz
6:30 (PM) to 7:30 PM (CT) on 3.873 MHz (Alt frequency 3.877 MHz)
This is a practice CW net and it also handles NTS traffic.
Tu, Th and Fri at 7:45 PM (CT) on 3.570 MHz