Most nets take place on the WA2MJM 146.805 repeater (-600, PL103.5). All times are local Eastern Time (New York). Backup repeater is the 147.255; see below for configuration details.
835 on the 805 Net. Daily at 8:35am
At 8:35am each morning we gather together on the Overlook Mountain Amateur Radio Club repeater (the ‘805’) to ‘keep together while staying apart’.
Amateur radio is the original social media, with no internet required.
OMARC Daily Check-in Net. Daily at 6:30pm
An informal discussion net. Every day at 1830.
UNDR Net. Mondays at 8:00pm
The UNDR Group promotes community readiness via amateur radio. Every Monday at 8:00 PM on the 146.805 MHz repeater.
UNDR sponsors short-duration gatherings at local state parks in Northern Dutchess and Ulster counties, based on their training and education curriculum. A calendar of past and upcoming UNDR Events can be found on their website — https://undr-group.com and their Facebook page.
Second Tuesdays Presentation, monthly
A guest presenter will be sharing something exciting with OMARC friends and members the second Tuesday of each month.
This is still zoom-only. An update with meeting link will be shared prior to the meeting, so please keep an eye on groups.io for details.
Hudson Valley 80 Meter Net. Wednesdays at 5:00pm
This is the only net that is not conducted on the OMARC repeater. We meet on SSB 3.835. While this net includes many OMARC members, it includes many others from the wider area as well. Check out their web site and their map of contacts.
Tech Net. Thursdays at 8:00pm
This net is run by Dave, K2JLV OMARC President, and is a technical discussion net for everyone. Sometimes Dave brings topics to the net, sometimes participants bring topics to the net but it is always an excellent discussion and learning opportunity. If you have something you want to ask about or talk about, The Thursday net is a great place to ask questions, open a discussion, or just generally have a nice chat with people from all walks of life. We hope you will join us in the fun.
Science and Technology Net. Sundays at 8:00pm
This new incarnation of the Sunday night net is hosted by Neil W2NDG and Jim K2BHM. Not limited to radio, you might find them talking about lots of wild topics.
OMARC operates communication infrastructure to support our club members, public service and amateur radio operators within our local area.
At the present time, here is what OMARC is directly responsible for. Callsigns for these repeaters are all WA2MJM:
|Location||Output||Input offset 600 KHz||CTCSS PL||Note|
|Woodstock NY||146.805 MHz||–||103.5|
|Kingston NY||147.255 MHz||+||103.5|
|Kingston NY||144.390 MHz||0||APRS Digipeater, |
Other Area Repeaters
While in the Hudson valley, visit our friends’ nearby repeaters
|Output||Input offset 600 KHz||CTCSS PL||Location||Call|
|Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society||147.090||+||n/a||Cairo, NY||N2SQW|
|Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club||146.910||–||162.2||Mt Greylock, MA||K1FFK|
|Putnam Emergency and Amateur Repeater League (PEARL)||145.130||–||136.5||Carmel, NY||K2PUT|
|Mt Beacon Amateur Radio Club||146.970||–||100.0||Beacon, NY||AE2AN|
|Southern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club||147.285||+||77.0||Sharon, CT||W1BAA|
There are a number of additional repeaters in the area. Joe KD2PSU has created a map of local repeaters (and local hams) or you can download his even more comprehensive dataset of area repeaters below: