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. We have created the following document on setting up NetLogger for use with CRHRC. 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
June 30thJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJThomas Learn – KI5OMW
July 7thRick Gangluff – WB8FVBJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJ
July 14thScott Brown – KC5RXWBill Rakowitz – W5ITZ
July 21stMike Pivarnik- W7QAGBrian Williams – N5TZV
July 28thChris Faas – W5CUYBill Rakowitz – W5ITZ
Aug 4thBill Rakowitz – W5ITZPhil Rossi – KI5QKL
Aug 11thBrian Williams – N5TZVThomas Learn – KI5OMW
Aug 18thThomas Learn – KI5OMWJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJ
Aug 25thJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJBill Rakowitz – W5ITZ
Sept 1stRick Gangluff – WB8FVBBrian Williams – N5TZV
Sept 8thScott Brown – KC5RXWChris Faas – W5CUY
Sept 15thMike Pivarnik – W7QAGPhil Rossi – KI5QKL
Sept 22ndChris Faas – W5CUYMike Pivarnik – W7QAG
Sept 29thBill Rakowitz – W5ITZThomas Learn – KI5OMW
Oct 6thBrian Williams – N5TZVJosh Bumgarden – KI5SIJ
Oct 13thThomas Learn – KI5OMWBill Rakowitz – W5ITZ
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 (+)
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
Fridays9:00 PM – 11:00 PMN5OAK Friday Night Trivia Net
444.500 (+)
443.375 (+)
444.925 (+)