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ARMS SECTIONS AND NETS

Section Reports

 

Southwest Net Gang Pic's 14 Mar 2014

 

The ARMS membership of the United States and Canada is divided into a number of sections. A map of the sections and list of sections directors are below. The degree of activity of the sections varies, depending on local interest, leadership and other factors. Sections directors are as follows.

Eastern Director - Larry Hodge, W2PT
Central Director - is Doug Schipull, KC9OMS
Southeast Director - Denis Parker, WD4ACH
Midwest Director - Tom Hauskins AA0LF
South Central Director - Boyce Guffey, K5VSP
Rocky Mountain Director - Geno McGahay, AL7GQ
Northwest Director - George Wood, KA7HGE
Southwest Director - Vacant
Canada Director - Vacant

The ARMS Net Manager is Boyce Guffey, K5VSP.

Many ARMS sections operate weekly or daily fellowship nets on 75 or 40 meters. Their current day, time and frequency follow:

Eastern:
Southeast:
South Central:
Midwest:
Rocky Mountain:
Southwest:
Northwest:
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. (ET) and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. (ET) - 3.907 MHz
Saturday, 9:00 AM. EDT/EST 7.193 MHz + or - QRM
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. (CT) - 7.2265 MHz
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. (CT) - 3.903.5 MHz
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. (MT) - 3.962 MHz
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. (PT) - 7.233 MHz
Thursday, 7:15 a.m. (PT) - 3.965 MHz

The 20-meter Transcontinental Net. The 20-meter ARMS Net meets every morning except Sunday at 14.3075 MHz from 1500 to 1700Z (1400 to 1600Z, during DST). That is 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central Time, and 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern Time. As each station checks in, it is assigned a number. Members from all over North America, as well as occasional overseas members, check in.

After a half hour of taking early-bird checkins, the net control station opens the net. The net control station calls on stations in the order in which they checked in. Stations may continue to check into the net at any time throughout the two hours of the net operation.

Checkins share prayer concerns, give updates about ongoing activities and often give short scripture verses. Members may have information or traffic for other members.

Checkins who are unable to stick around for their turn may request "short time," that is to take their turn right away. Overseas stations, missionaries, and mobile stations have priority and may take their turns at any time.

The net control stations for each day of the week are:

Monday - Jay Allenbrand, KCØORJ, Bolivar, Missouri
Tuesday - Wayne Bowers, WB7EIF, Grandview, Washington
Wednesday - Ken Wilder, AL7AX, Congress, Arizona
Thursday - Denis Parker, WD4ACH, Knoxville, Tennessee
Friday - Boyce Guffey, K5VSP, Cash, Arkansas
Saturday - Gerry Brunk, K4RBZ, Harrisonburg, Virginia

ARMS on CQ100. There is an ARMS virtual net on CQ100. This virtual computer net meets on Mondays at 2300Z on 14.307MHz on the virtual dial. A round-table format is used and may include overseas Christian ham check-ins as well as those stateside. You are invited to participate.