CRHRC Amateur Radio Net – Thursday @ 8:00 PM

An amateur radio net or simply ham net, is an “on the air” gathering of amateur radio operators. Most nets convene on a regular schedule and specific repeater or frequency, and are organized for a particular purpose, such as relaying messages, discussing a common topic of interest, in severe weather, emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation. Regularly scheduled nets are an opportunity for amateur radio operators to practice radio skills and test equipment for optimum performance.

Net Control Operator – Can you help?

The person that runs the Net is called the Net Control Operator. KB9VBR has made a video on How to be a Net Control Operator. Check it out and let us know if you can help out. We’d love to add you to our rotation!

Here is a sample of the CRHRC Net Script we commonly use.

NetLogger Operator – Can you help?

We are currently experimenting with using Netlogger to track check-ins. You can download and learn more about using Netlogger at Our friends from VARC recorded and posted a training video on how to use NetLogger. (Thanks for the share VARC!) We can always use more NetLogger Ops as well. Let us know if you can help out. We’d love to add you to the rotation.

Net Control and NetLogger Operator Schedule:

DateNet Control OperatorNetLogger Operator
April 28thBill Rakowitz – W5ITZChris Faas – W5CUY
May 5thChris Faas – W5CUYBrian Williams – N5TZV
May 12thThomas Learn – KI5OMWPhil Rossi – KI5QKL
May 19th Brian Williams – N5TZVThomas Learn – KI5OMW
May 26thRick Gangluff – WB8FVBJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJ
June 2ndScott Brown – KC5RXWBill Rakowitz – W5ITZ
June 9thBill Rakowitz – W5ITZChris Faas – W5CUY
June 16thChris Faas – W5CUYBrian Williams – N5TZV
June 23rdThomas Learn – KI5OMWPhil Rossi – KI5QKL
June 30thBrian Williams – N5TZVThomas Learn – KI5OMW
July 7thRick Gangluff – WB8FVBJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJ
July 14thScott Brown – KC5RXWBill Rakowitz – W5ITZ
July 21stBill Rakowitz – W5ITZChris Faas – W5CUY
July 28thChris Faas – W5CUYBrian Williams – N5TZV
Aug 4thThomas Learn – KI5OMWPhil Rossi – KI5QKL
NetLogger Set-Up Guide for Operators

Below is a collection of area amateur radio nets we are aware of. All of these nets are open to any and all licensed amateur radio operators for “check-in”. If you are aware of updates to this list, please contact

WeekdayTimeAreaClub / GroupFrequency
M-F6 AM – 8 AMMorning Brew Net444.500 (+)
M-Fnoon – 2 PMAlaska Morning Net444.500 (+)
Mondays7:00 PMWharton County146.720 (-)
Mondays8:00 PMVictoria CountyVictoria Amateur Radio Club and
Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club
145.190 (-)
145.130 (-) back-up
Tuesdays7:00 PMMatagorda CountyMatagorda County
Amateur Radio Club
146.720 (-)
Wednesdays7:30 PMStatewideDMR TexasDMR TG 3148

8:00 PM

Jackson County
Jackson County

(Wharton County)
(SW Houston)
(Port Arthur)
(Sweet Home)
Cross Roads Ham Radio Club
Cross Roads Ham Radio Club
(CRHRC Member owned)
(CRHRC Member owned)
(CRHRC Member owned)
(CRHRC Member owned)
(CRHRC Member owned)
Through AllStar
145.330 (-)
444.500 (+) back-up
147.290 (+) back-up
147.240 (+)
443.375 (+)
444.925 (+)
442.050 (+)
Node # 28528
Fridays6:30 PM – 8:30 PMWIN System Tech Net444.500 (+)