It is strongly encouraged to check into nets not only your club’s net but surrounding nets as well. This is a great way to check your equipment, and to hone your skills in operating. Also volunteer to be a net control operator, as this also helps you to be prepared to help in an emergency or at an event.

Sauk co ARES/RACES 147.315 (123) 19:00
Hidden Valley ARC 146.895 (114.8) 19:30
Marquette co ARES/RACES 146.745(123) {alt 146.565 sim} 19:30
Yellow thunder arc 147.315 (123) 20:00
Riverland ARC 146.970 (131.8) 20:00
Richland co ARES/RACES 146.910 (131.8) 18:30 (Spring & Summer) 19:30 (Fall & Winter)

Dodge co skywarn 146.640 (123) 19:30


Southwest district ARES/RACES net
first Wednesday of each month at 19:30 on Wisconsin Interstate Network
WI9WIN Winnetwork link repeaters

Juneau co a/r 146.850 (123) 19:00
Dane co a/r 147.150 (123) 20:00
Mara (Madison Area Repeater Association) 147.150 (123) 21:00

Columbia co a/r 147.015 (123) {alt 147.555 sim} 19:30
Vernon co a/r 145.170 (131.8) 21:00



Wisconsin HF Nets
All times listed are local time:

Wisconsin Weather Net (WWN) 3982.5 khz 6:00 am to 7:15 am
Badger Emergency Net (BWN) 3985 khz 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Wisconsin Sideband Net (WSBN) 3985 khz 5:15 pm to 5:45pm
Wisconsin ARES Net (ARES) 3977.5 khz 6:00 pm Sun.
Wisconsin Novice Net (WNN) 3555 khz 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Wisconsin Slow Speed Net (WSSN) 3555 khz 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Wisconsin Interstate Net (Early) WIN/E 3555 khz 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Wisconsin Interstate Net (Late) WIN/L 3555 khz 10:00 pm to 10:15 pm

A Good Repeater Locator Site
a good up to date site to locate repeater

Online QSL Maker
This is a good site where you can make your own QSL cards.

How & Where to Install Your Antenna
Many PVR members are interested in constructing their own antennas. Here is a site for HINTS AND TIPS on where and how to install your antenna after it is constructed.

HF Propagation
International Beacon Project Transmission Schedule From NCDFX/IARU
Reverse Beacon Network— From
Band Conditions

Make your own 2-meter antenna.
2M/440 MHz Dual Band Copper J-Pole From N7QVC
2 Meter Antennas A Bunch — From
2M Fan Antenna (Yes From an Electrical fan)
2 M 1/2-Wave J-Pole — VHF-FM (Stealth) Antenna — From KB1GTR & KB1DIG
2M Self Supporting J-Pole for Emergency Use — From Bob Hejl W2IK
2M Log-Periodic Dipole Array — From The ARRL
2m 8db collinear for portable use.From M3FVB
2m Quagi By W5UN
2M Yagis a Bunch — From The Antenna Elmer
2M Quadix — from Ross W1HBQ
2m 8db collinear for portable use.M3FVB
3 element 2-meter Yagi — From The ARRL
5 element 2-meter Yagi — From The ARRL
2M 9 Element Yagi
6dB COLINEAR VHF ANTENNA  — From Harry Lythall – SM0VPO
BiQuad For 2m/440 – FROM KE4UYP
Building A 2-meter J-Pole Antenna By Jaden
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF — From Kent WA5VJB
The Simplest Collinear — From Ross W1HBQ
Cycloid Collinear, a CP Omni for 2M from Ross  W1HBQ
Desk Buddy 2M Antenna – From Bob W2IK
DDRR – for 2M — Directional Discontinuity Ring Radiator Antenna
Grid Yagi  — From Ross W1HBQ
Halo Antenna 2M– From N2KBK
Halo Antenna 2M Square — From N4UJW
HO Collinear, a Horizontal Omni for 2M from Ross  W1HBQ
PacketRadio Operator’s Antenna Handbook — Antenna Basics, 2M & 6M Antennas
SlimJim 2M Antenna
Sperrtof 2M Antenna — aka Sleeve Dipole or Sleeve J-Pole. By ON4CFC Via Antennex
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) – By KB0YKI
VHF/UHF Antennas — By KB0YKI  — J-Poles, Super J-Pole, Omnidirectional, Quads, Yagis

Homebrew 440 antennas.
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF — From Kent WA5VJB
Coaxial Collinear Antenna — 432 MHz — From Via N9ZIA
Small 70cm Yagi — From The ARRL
9 dB, 70cm, Collinear Antenna From Coax — Version I — From N1HFX
2M/440 MHz Dual Band Copper J-Pole From N7QVC
432 8 Element Quagi Antenna By N2KBK
440 MHz — 2 Element & 4 Element Yagi’s – From The Antenna Elmer
430 MHz Antennas A Bunch— From
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) – By KB0YKI
UHF EggBeater Antenna – From ON6WG / F5VIF
432MHz 8 Element Quagi Antenna — By IK1HGE

Sites to purchase Amateur Radio Equipment

Ham Radio Outlet
Ham City
DX Engineering
The Antenna Farm
Cheap Ham