When hams gather around the radio for an organized on-air meeting, we call it a “net”. Our repeater participates in various nets, weekly and as needed.
National Weather Service Sullivan Backbone Net
We are honored to host the National Weather Service’s WX9MKX station during severe weather nets. These can happen any time that severe weather threatens our area. Local county Net Relay Stations will use our repeater for sending severe criteria weather reports to the forecast office in Sullivan, Wisconsin. The forecast office amateur radio operators and those Net Relay Stations have priority. Do refrain from the use of the repeater at this time but you are always welcome to listen in. The Sullivan Committee is always looking for operators with an interest in weather, start with your local amateur radio weather group, Net Control stations, and Net Relay Stations are always needed.
Visit the SULCOM webpage to see operations and weather spotting details.
Amateur Radio Newsline
The Amateur Radio Newsline is heard on Wednesday nights at 8 pm when available.
At the suggestion of club members, we have made arrangements to re-transmit the Amateur Radio Newsline.
Wednesday night Swapnet
MAARS has a long history of running swapnets in the Milwaukee area.
The Swapnet returned to service on October 5, 2005.
Starting mid-2004, MAARS began the IRLP Swapnet on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 9pm Central Time. We had been linked up with FM-38 (another popular large-area machine/system in the SE and SC Wisconsin. We have had check-ins from all over the United States, including Florida and Nevada.
Our net is more than just a swapnet… people exchange local amateur radio news, information about upcoming swapfests, information about upcoming events, and other announcements as well as an extensive propagation report.
Anyone is welcome to offer ham radio or computer equipment during our nets for sale, or to request to purchase. No commercial sales are allowed. Hams are welcome to list materials belonging to other hams. Prices may be listed on the air, but we request that extended questions/answers be conducted after the main net completes.
Come join us on Wednesday evenings at 9pm!