CRHRC Amateur Radio Net – Thursday @ 7:00 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.

CRHRC Tech Net – Monthly – First Monday @ 8:00 PM

Our Tech Net will be held monthly on the first Monday at 8:00 PM. It will include one main topic presented for approximately 15 minutes. The presentation topics will be prioritized by the Tech Net committee with input from CRHRC members. The presentations will be available to net participants for referral before, during and after the net via the Tech Net email reflector and on the CRHRC TechNet website Following the presentation the Net Control Operator will provide an opportunity for Q&A.

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

We have created the following document on setting up NetLogger for use with CRHRC.

We’ve also created a step-by-step YouTube video that will walk you through the download and set-up of Netlogger.

NetLogger tips (provided by the authors of the program) will provide you with some useful ideas on getting the most out of the software.

Let us know if you can help out. We’d love to add you to the rotation.

Thursday Night Net Control and NetLogger Operator Schedule:

DateNet Control OperatorNetLogger Operator
May 23rdThomas Learn – KI5OMWBrian Williams – N5TZV
May 30thScott Brown – KC5RXWBill Rakowitz – W5iTZ
June 6thBill Rakowitz – W5iTZDarrin Koym – KI5HVF
June 13thRick Gangluff – WB8FVBBill Kemp – K5LK
June 20thPhil Rossi – W5CPONathan Timm – KI5YOL
June 27thBill Kemp – K5LKBrenda Jasper – KJ5ADO
July 4thBrian Williams – N5TZVThomas Learn – KI5OMW
July 11thScott Page – N7FGPPhil Rossi – W5CPO
July 18thBill Rakowitz – W5iTZJonathan Peachy – KI5BPH
July 25thScott Brown – KC5RXWBrian Williams – N5TZV

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
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

7:00 PM


Bay City
(SW Houston)
(Sweet Home)
(Port Arthur)
Port O’Connor
CRHRC THursday Night Net

(CRHRC Member owned)
Cross Roads Ham Radio Club
Cross Roads Ham Radio Club
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)
Cross Roads Ham Radio Club
Cross Roads Ham Radio Club

444.700 (+)
145.330 (-)
444.500 (+)
147.290 (+)
444.925 (+)
147.240 (+)
442.050 (+)
443.375 (+)
146.720 (-)
444.650 (+)
147.060 (+)
145.430 (-)
Node # 28528

HF Nets (under construction)

WeekdayTime (CST)Net NameFrequency
Daily (exc. Sunday)08:30 – 09:30Texas Traffic Net7.285 mHz LSB
Daily (exc. Sunday)18:30 – 19:30Texas Traffic Net3.873 mHz LSB
Daily19:00 – 20:30The Rag Chew Crew3.916 mHz LSB
Daily21:00The 3916 Trivia Challenge3.916 mHz LSB
Daily (exc. Saturday)20:00 – 01:00The Freewheelers Net3.916 mHz LSB
Sunday10:00Texas Traders Net7.245 mHz LSB
Monday19:00Coastal Bend 10m Net28.482 mHz USB
Tuesday19:30Coastal Bend 6m Net52.525 mHz FM simplex
50.130 mHz USB last Tuesday of month
Wednesday19:00Boat Anchors Unlimited Net3.870 mHz LSB
Wednesday19:00BVARC Rag Chew3.910 mHz LSB