Welcome to THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET
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 Pharump 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
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 19-21. Full details here
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
We promote the ham radio arts and friendship all over the world thru daily communications using ham radio.
There is a lot of exciting things happening thru out the year on the Echolink *WORLD* Conference server/IRLP 9251.
UPDATE: Congrats to JOHN/KC8CMQ for his recent appointment to Asst Net Mgr. effective Nov 20th 2018, it'll be a pleasure to have John be part of our team.
UPDATE: We are currently looking for net controllers for 3 time slots. 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
Give our Net Manager/Lee - KD8TBC a shout via a email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will give you further details.
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Allstar Node 47620 - W2JLD
My allstar node which I got in March of 2018
Baofeng UV-5R Radio
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? . .
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.
This is a presentation given to the Atlantic Coast United Radio Association by Doug Crompton, WA3DSP on Dec. 11, 2016.
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