Welcome to THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET

About Us

Our Beginnings

These nets started more than 5 years ago and we are growing strong and continue to grow each and every day.




We have a great administration team that keeps everything running smoothly.

  Without you we would never be able to put these nets on.

 This website is for  THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK & WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET.


  

WH6DWF - TODD - CHIEF ADMIN FOR THE WESTERN REFLECTOR.,

 KD8TBC - LEE - NET MGR.

N7RHV - DICK - ASST. NET MGR.

 W2JLD - JOHN - SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR.


Our Future

 

As  we get closer to 2019 and celebrate 6 years on the air. We want to  provide a fellowship for ham radio operators, whether you are newly  licensed or you are a veteran or you have been off the air for some  time.

Our  nets are informational and educational and in the spirit of ham radio  we want to invoke the high standards that we all should live by and  treat each other with respect and dignity.

While we all know this is just a hobby.

We try to have fun and encourage a brotherhood. And most of all HAVE FUN!!


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 SEPTEMBER 5TH 2019


Join us as we celebrate our 6th years on the air

We are running a Birthday celebration so when you check into THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET.

You will be eligible for a wonderful mobile radio and a shark fin antenna and to help you program it we are including a programming cable.

EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE!!!!





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The World Radio Network and World Friendship Net Mission Statement.

 The purpose of these Nets is to promote Friendships around the world through daily communication using Amateur Radio.   To foster the ham radio arts and most of all have fun while doing it 

 We want to thank Kent Johnson/W7AOR, of the Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters Incorporated(NARRI), for the use of their systems for these nets.

 

The World Radio Network and World Friendship Nets are hosted by NARRI on the World Conference Server on Echolink.

NARRI provides and maintains the various repeaters that run the WRN/WFN System.
This starts with the Western Reflector which is one of many reflectors on the Echolink system. NARRI Western Reflector Channels 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are  channels that integrated with Echo link Conference Servers; this means  those IRLP Reflector channels are digitally linked to a unique Echo Link Conference thus allowing nodes on Echo Conferences to talk to nodes on specific IRLP reflector channels.  
The Western Reflector has 10 channels (as do all the various reflectors).              
The WRN/WFN systems are hosted on channel 1.
The NARRI web site (narri.org) has a list of the various repeaters (7 in Vegas)
The NARRI site also has a list of the channel assignments on the reflector.
Channel 0 is the Hi-Gate conference.
The Las Vegas repeaters are on channel 0 most of the time. (447.000on Blue Diamond is primary)
They switch to channel 1 twice a day for the WRN/WFN nets. This includes the UHF repeater in Pahrump. (449.750)
There is a VHF repeater in Pahrump that stays on channel 1 full time. (146.910) 

There is considerable cost to provide all these activities. Consider donating to NARRI. See the NARRI website.

 

A Message From The Manager:
Greetings from Michigan.
Most of us have opinions that we feel passionately about when it comes to politics or religion.
There are many forums where those topics are appropriate and even encouraged.
However, the World Radio Network and the World Friendship Net are not included  in those forums.
It is our desire to keep the *WORLD* Conference a fun place for ham radio operators along with family and friends who may be listening.              
Ham radio should be a place where we can avoid controversy and drama        
and it is important that we all work together to make sure the *WORLD* Conference is free of political and religious confrontation.
While I respect the right of everyone to have their own views on these subjects,
as Net Manager I must insist that those views be kept off the air the *WORLD* Conference.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 73 for now.

Lee DeRosa Net Manager/ *WORLD* Echolink Conference/IRLP 9251.

Part of the western reflector



Announce coming events

 

W8HP-R/ Hazelpark Amatuer Radio Club


World Amateur Radio Day is on APRIL 18TH every year. 


Hedy Lamarr Day is on NOV 9th every year. 


JOTA-JOTI
Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet 

Jamboree on the Air is a special event held annually.. Now includes Jamboree on the Internet
In 2018 it will be held October 18-20. Full details here



Real testimonials

I think the Hedy Lamarr Day event is wonderful!!  Thank you for creating the event and setting it up every year!  - Cyndi M. Gillies - K9NAX  -  BARS - Vice President

Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society - Bolingbrook, IL


Thanks! I had a lot of fun for Hedy Lamar day, I hope you will let me do it again in the future! Aloha.   Heather Flewelling  - WH6FTQ 

Special Promotion in JULY

We promoting a special giveaway for the month of JULY - for the next 5 weeks in JULY when you check into the WEDNESDAY edition of The World Friendship Net hosted by W2JLD/John.

Every time you check in your call sign will be entered to win a 2019 model of the BAOFENG UV-S9 radio, this radio does 8 watts, it is a tri-band radio with a 2800mah battery.


UPDATE - JULY 31,2019, Congratulations to WN4V/JON DICKINSON FROM BRADENTON, FLORIDA as he has won the BAOFENG UV-S9 - 8 WATT RADIO

Find out more

Share the big news

There is a lot of exciting things happening thru out the year on the Echolink *WORLD* Conference server/IRLP 9251.



UPDATE: Congrats to DICK/N7RHV for his recent appointment to Asst Net Mgr. effective JULY 1ST 2019 it'll be a pleasure to have Dick be part of our team.

 

UPDATE: We are currently looking for net controllers for 3 time slots. We are currently in need a  MONDAY Morning net controller and we need a TUESDAY evening net controller. Being a net controller is a great opportunity to get to know the ham radio community here on the world conference server, so give it a try.

We have the following time slots available


MONDAY  - The World radio network

TUESDAY -  The World Friendship Net



Give our Net Manager/Lee - KD8TBC a shout via a email (kd8tbc@gmail.com) and he will give you further details.

FAQs

If you have questions, feel free to email us via this website or subscribe to our mailing list for any updates, important information regarding THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET.

Net Schedule

Monday - Saturday

The World Radio Network

9AM PST/12NOON EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

Monday - Saturday

The World Radio Network


MON - TBD

TUES - KC7YFE - DALE -  GENERAL CHECKINS 

WED - N7RHV - DICK - GENERAL CHECKINS

THURS - WH6DWF - TODD - FROM THE ERODING SANDS OF HONOLULU, HAWAII

FRI - N5XCX - WOODY - GENERAL CHECKINS (Handiham Conference)

SATURDAY - AA7WB - PERRI - STUMP THE NET CONTROLLER

9AM PST/12NOON EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Monday - Saturday

World Friendship Net

5PM PST/8PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

Monday - Saturday

World Friendship Net

MON - KM4OOC - MIKE -  QUESTION OF THE EVENING

TUES - N7RHV - DICK - PASS THE MIC NIGHT

WED - W2JLD - JOHN - HAM RADIO TRIVIA NIGHT

THURS - KD8TBC - LEE - TECH NET/GENERAL CLASS QUESTION

FRI - W8MRW - ROY -  GENERAL CHECKINS  

SAT - KI7YR - JOHN -  QUESTION OF THE EVENING

5PM PST/8PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Crosslinking Schedule

Monday - Saturday

Alaska Morning Net

11AM PST/1PM EST

W7LP-R, Allstar 27133

+ Event Details

Monday - Saturday

Alaska Morning Net

Directly following THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK we connect to the Alaska Morning Net 

Listen  to broadcastify for live transmissions.

Alaska Morning Net IRLP 9109 Allstar 46450 Echolink *ALASKA*. Monitors Alaska Network and friends 24hrs. Morning Net at 9am AST, 1pm EST, 1800 UTC. We take check-ins from around the world! Come join in 


11AM PST/1PM EST

W7LP-R, Allstar 27133

Friday

Handiham Net

9AM PST/12 NOON EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

Friday

Handiham Net

We connect to the *HANDIHAM* Conference/ Echolink 494492 for N5XCX - Woody's net.

Be sure to stop by and show your support

 


9AM PST/12 NOON EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Sunday

W8HP-R/ Hazelpark, Michigan Amateur Radio Club

6PM PST/9PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

Sunday

W8HP-R/ Hazelpark, Michigan Amateur Radio Club

Our Assistant Net Manager Lee/KD8TBC is part of that amateur radio club . The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club have a great group of net controllers.


6PM PST/9PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Upcoming Special Events

  • In this section you will find upcoming special events that we either are organizing or promoting.
  • Often these nets will have a qsl card available upon request
  • Be sure to stop by and show your support

April 18, 2019

World Amateur Radio Day

9AM PST/12 NOON EST (12 Hour Net) 1600UTC - 0400UTC

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251/Allstar Node #47620

+ Event Details

April 18, 2019

World Amateur Radio Day

 

World Radio Network/World Friendship Net Announces "World Amateur Radio Day 2019"

For the 5th straight year.

Rochester, NY., March 11, 2019: THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET today announced that for the 5th straight year, we will be participating in WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 on VOIP/ECHOLINK on the "WORLD" CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251 and for the first time on Allstar Node #47620 - World Conference Hub on APRIL 18TH, 2019. We are part of NARRI/Nevada amateur radio repeaters, inc..IRLP 9251 on the Western Reflector, Kent Johnson/W7AOR is the primary trustee of this organization.


 

The 2019 event, We recorded over 356 check ins, 21 International stations, 8 countries, 121 new check ins. The net lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes, with 12 net controllers doing 1 hour shifts.

John DeRycke,W2JLD We had over 200 QSL card request. We also had a special event QSL card that was available upon request. We were happy to announce that this year's net was the LARGEST event on VOIP/ECHOLINK.


                             **********UPDATE**********

 

If you checked into WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 and you checked in with on of the 12 net controllers and asked for a special event QSL Card and you have not sent me a S.A.S.E., Then I suggest that you do so NOW before they run out. Limited quantities have been printed and will not be printed again. To obtain a special event QSL Card for WARD 2019, send a S.A.S.E. - self addressed stamped envelope to:
W2JLD, 85 AMHERST STREET, APT2, ROCHESTER,N.Y. 14607

If you are requesting more than one QSL Card please insure you enclose the proper postage!!


9AM PST/12 NOON EST (12 Hour Net) 1600UTC - 0400UTC

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251/Allstar Node #47620

February 19th

Tribute Net to VE4OO - Walter Gibbons

9AM PST/12PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

February 19th

Tribute Net to VE4OO - Walter Gibbons

We invite you to listen to KM4OOC as he does a tribute net to VE4OO, Walter Gibbons who became a SK on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Rev. Walter LeRoy Gibbons, passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg.
He was born November 14, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
 

In 1967, Walter came to Canada to study Theology at Wilfred Laurier  University. He was Lutheran Ordained, but aligned with the United Church  of Canada.
Since 1985, Walter has called Brandon, Manitoba home. A pillar in the  community, Walter was involved with numerous organizations such as CNIB,  The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, he was a board member of Welcome  Inn and a member of numerous clubs in the community. 

 http://www.memorieschapel.com/book-of-memories/3432805/Gibbons-Walter/obituary.php 

9AM PST/12PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

December 23

Santa is coming to town via the ALASKA Morning Net

1:00PM - 3:00PM Alaska Time. 5PM - 7PM EST 2200 - 2400 UTC

IRLP 9109, AllStar 27133 & 29332, & EchoLink 9191 WL7LP-R.

+ Event Details

December 23

Santa is coming to town via the ALASKA Morning Net

HO HO HO HO HO, By special arrangement from the North Pole we are proud to announce that Santa will be coming to town.

He will be transmitting not far from his toy shop in the North Pole.

The *WORLD* Conference server will be cross linked into the WL7LP-R for this great net.

Third party checkins are always welcome....So bring the little ones and sit back and have them talk to Santa.


1:00PM - 3:00PM Alaska Time. 5PM - 7PM EST 2200 - 2400 UTC

IRLP 9109, AllStar 27133 & 29332, & EchoLink 9191 WL7LP-R.

December 9

W8HP-R/ Hazelpark Amateur Radio Club

5PM PST/8PM EST

W8HP-R/Echolink node#980938 and on the *WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

December 9

W8HP-R/ Hazelpark Amateur Radio Club

We are proud to be carry the 50th anniversary special event for the HAZEL PARK AMATEUR RADIO CLUB IN Hazel park,Michigan. Lee KD8TBC will be your net control 

So stop by and show your support. A special event QSL card will be available for those who checkin. 

NO S.A.S.E. NEEDED!!!!!!!

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME.


UPDATE: Dec 11, 2018...The HPARC is proud to say that this was a huge success, we recorded over 80 checkins, the nets lasted 2.5 hours. This was a great net to recognize the history of the Hazelpark Amateur Radio Club, from its humble beginnings to where we are 50 years later. For those of you who checked in , thank very much and your special event 50th anniversary QSL Card will be to you shortly.

To see a pic of the QSL CARD go to the QSL Card section of this website

5PM PST/8PM EST

W8HP-R/Echolink node#980938 and on the *WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Dec 3, 7, 17, 24

WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

5PM PST/8PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

Dec 3, 7, 17, 24

WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

 

We are excited to share some great news with the  holiday season quickly approaching us, we at the WORLD RADIO NETWORK  and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET, have decided that for the month of DECEMBER we  will be giving away a BAOFENG UV-5R radio. To have an opportunity to  win this Baofeng UV-5R radio. All you need to do is check in each Monday  night on the WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET.

Every Monday night throughout the month of December, starting on December 3 you can register to win this radio.

The rules are simple, there are 4 Mondays in the month of December , check in each Monday night and you have 4 chances to win!!

On Monday, December 24th directly following the net we will have the drawing.

The winner will be announced that evening...GOOD LUCK


UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER OF THE BAOFENG UV-5R Radio and 300 Custom made qsl cards...and the winner is KE0YW - Jerry Rossin, Congratulations to Jerry

5PM PST/8PM EST

*WORLD* CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

More Events

Past Special Events

            

April 18, 2018

World Amateur Radio Day

9AM PST/12 NOON EST

WORLD CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

April 18, 2018

World Amateur Radio Day

The WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY was a HUGE success. 

We managed to get 504 CHECK INS IN 12HRS AND 15MINS.

225 QSL CARD REQUESTS, 37 FOREIGN STATIONS.

20 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, 139 NEW CHECK INS.

Again for the 4th straight year it was the largest net ever on ECHOLINK for a special event. 


9AM PST/12 NOON EST

WORLD CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Nov 9, 2018

Hedy Lamarr Day

9AM PST/12 NOON EST

WORLD CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

+ Event Details

Nov 9, 2018

Hedy Lamarr Day

 

The Hedy Lamarr Day was a HUGE success. 

We managed to get 94 CHECK INS IN 4HRS.

39 QSL CARD REQUESTS, 5 FOREIGN STATIONS, 6 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. 

Thank you every who checked in and most of all thank you to the 2 yl's that were net controllers, N7HVN/Cathy - WH6FTQ/Heather.

9AM PST/12 NOON EST

WORLD CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251

Pi-Star Presentation

Allstar Node

 Allstar Node 47620 - W2JLD 


My allstar node which I got in March of 2018

Baofeng UV-5R Radio

  Baofeng UV-5R Radio 

The Real Story - Ham Radio Q&A

 The Baofeng UV-5R Radio, just about every ham active on VHF/UHF has one.  With a purchase price of around $30, you get a lot for your money. But  on August 1, 2018 the FCC isued a Citation and Order for the 'Illegal  Marketing of Unauthorized Radio Frequency Devices" against Amcrest  Industries, the company that imports Baofeng radios in to the US. So  what does that mean? Are these radio now illegal to use? Are they  contraband? . . 

FCC DA 18-980

 

FCC DA 18-980 Chinese BaoFeng Radio Ban Will Regulate Amateur Operators

Echolink / VOIP - Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD

 HRU 2014 - Echolink / VOIP - Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD

  An evening with the inventor of EchoLink, Jonathan Taylor K1RFD. In 2002  he developed EchoLink, a system for integrating VoIP (Voice over  Internet Protocol) with Amateur Radio, and authored an ARRL book on the  topic which is now in its second edition. In the past 15 years, more  than 500,000 hams worldwide have registered a copy of EchoLink, and  today it supports remote access to thousands of repeaters and simplex  stations.

Jonathan Taylor K1RFD EchoLink

 

Jonathan Taylor K1RFD EchoLink Arc 1 - An evening with the inventor of EchoLink

Asterisk Allstar Explained

  

Asterisk Allstar Explained

 This is a presentation given to the Atlantic Coast United Radio Association by Doug Crompton, WA3DSP on Dec. 11, 2016. 

How To Setup Echolink on your AllStar Node

 

How To Setup Echolink on your AllStar Node

How to install Allmon - 2018

 

How to install Allmon - 2018

LIVE STREAM OF WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019

 

            

World Amateur Radio Day IRLP 9251 Reflector

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