FCHRE Amateur Radio Net

Amateur Radio, Net

Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts is pleased to announce the premier of the Five County Amateur Radio Net.  The Premier of the Net will be on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  It will be held weekly.

Five County is the home of the Five County VE Team. The VE team was the Premier free VE Team in North Carolina.  

The frequencies for the net include the frequencies in the Carolina 440 Net. The linked repeaters can be found here.

14 Repeaters are on the Raleigh Carolina 440 UHF Link System full time covering over 45,000 square miles of mobile coverage. In addition to the RF Linked repeaters *Expandable coverage using IRLP, AllStar and EchoLink are available. 

The UHF Link System also has EchoLink, Node 42704 and it is available to connect with other repeater systems in the US.

The subject of the net will be fluid but one suggestion is what other hobbies do you have. We hope this net will be used as a training tool by allowing anyone with an interest in learning how to call a net and with a signal suitable enough to use the repeater to be able to do so.


My Aux Comm Experience


By Richard Hall K7RLH

Mark Gibson, N4MQU,  challenged members of FCHRE to expand our horizons and consider becoming an Aux Comm member, so, I accepted the challenge.  Using my stay-at-home time wisely, I set out to complete the required courses listed on the FCHRE web site for Aux Comm.There is a daunting amount of material to learn and absorb, but, just like anything else, it will require putting things into practice to really make it stick!  I was able to complete the four mandatory courses over five days and print my certificates.  The next step was to register with NC Aux Comm Society and I must admit that I was puzzled at first.I reached out to Mark about the inability to register without a login password and he redirected my request to Scott Lewis, AB4SL.  I received an email from Scott asking you for copies of my completion certificates and he advised that I would receive an invitation to enter the NC Aux Comm database information within a few days.  I subsequently received the invitation with a login password and have filled out the database required info.  So, having said all that, it really wasn’t all that difficult and I’m now in the database.