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.


This is a fun, largely unstructured, moderated “Un-Net” where the moderator writes the rules. Check-in with your call sign and share your happy thought. This group meets daily on the 442 and 147 repeaters linked together at 5:00pm sharp. Moderated regularly by K9WBT, N9BUN, and KD1Z. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays feature our guest moderators. Join us! A beautiful certificate courtesy of Dave, NP2I, is awarded for 100 check-ins. Over 35 certificates have been awarded to date.

In mid-2004, MAARS began the IRLP Swapnet on Wednesday evenings at 9pm Central Time. 

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 not use the repeater now; you are always welcome to listen in. The Sullivan Committee is always looking for operators interested 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.

Visit the SULCOM webpage to see operations and weather spotting details.

Wednesday night Swapnet

MAARS has a long history of running swap nets in the Milwaukee area.

The Swapnet returned to service on October 5, 2005.

Our net is more than just a swapnet… people exchange local amateur radio news, information about upcoming swapfests, 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.

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 9pm!

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