For over 35 years the American Foreign Service Net has met every Sunday on the following frequencies:
@ 1500 UTC - 14.316.00 Mhz
@ 1530 UTC - 21.416.00 Mhz
@1600 UTC - 28.416.00 Mhz
Mode: Upper Sideband
*Note: if 14.316 is occupied QSY to 14.319 MHz
Meets on TG 3111 (Washington D.C.) on the BrandMeister DMR Network. W3DOS members usually begin monitoring TG on Sundays at 1430 UTC before the start of the AFSN HF Net.
Located at the Harry S. Truman building (State Department HQ) the repeater can be accessed on 145.190 MHz, negative offset, CTCSS tone 151.4. If you find the repeater off the air please send a report to W3DOS' trustee (listed below).
The Club maintains an active e-mail reflector group where members exchange news and ideas. If you are interested in obtaining more information about W3DOS and its activities you are welcome to subscribe by sending a message to [email protected]
If you're interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator there are many resources easily accessible online. You might want to start by visiting the American Radio Relay League's Getting Licensed page. Or try your hand at a few practice test questions or review a study guide at Hamstudy.org.
If you already have a license and find yourself overseas, you'll need a reciprocal permit to operate legally. Check out the ARRL's Reciprocal Permit page for more information.