The Check In And Chat Net

Our VHF net takes place every Friday at 8 pm Vancouver time on VE7RVF 145.450 MHz -600 t100 and is open to all amateur radio operators.  We often hang out on the VE7RVF repeater on other evenings, too.  We also have a Zello net Sundays at 8 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

Trello is where we schedule Net Control Operators and bandy about ideas.  It is open for the public to view. If you would like full access, please request it here.

If you have a Facebook account and you'd like to join us on that site, click the link or logo above and then click "Join Group".  We try to approve new members quickly.

It's easy. Install Zello on your phone, scan the QR code above, and you'll be taken to our Zello channel.  We have a Zello net every Sunday at 8 pm Vancouver time.

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Our Story

If you just stumbled upon us, you might be wondering who we are.  Our story isn't very impressive.  When the Covid19 pandemic started, a group of ham radio operators from a Vancouver radio club called Vector decided to start a daily health & welfare net to give people a chance to talk to others at least once a day as they endured the lockdowns.  Well, the lockdowns evolved and so did the net.  It became a check in and chat net.  A place to discuss topics of interest (and sometimes not of interest), and occasionally a place to disagree a bit.  Usually politely.  It stopped being a Vector net and just became a group of hams in the Vancouver area trying to solve the world's problems.  It went from daily to weekly as there just wasn't enough demand for a daily net. These days we're trying other platforms like Zello to expand our reach a bit.  Our net has a lot of travellers in it, and some of us don't plan to make Vancouver our forever-home.  We hope to keep in touch as the inevitable diaspora happens.  We are a bit of a clique, there is no question, but we are not a closed clique.  We would be happy if you would join us.  We enjoy encountering new people.  We don't have a lot of rules.  Try not to curse too much.  Try to be at least somewhat polite.  Try to respect the opinions of others, even if you disagree with them.  If you think you can work within those boundaries, please, use any of the methods outlined above and join one of our nets.  You will be welcomed.