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This page updated 2008-04-03

 

RAC National Traffic System Nets

and

ARRL Cross Border Nets

 

Unfortunately, the National Traffic System has been allowed to decline in most Sections. It is the responsibility of the individual Section Manager and Section Traffic Manager to promote and oversee the NTS in each Section. Not all of the nets listed on this page are part of the NTS although they may pass formal traffic from time to time.

 

National Traffic System Coordinator (Advisory Position) 

VA7HU Hew Lines

9494 Maryland Drive

Sidney BC  V8L 2R6

Tel:

E-mail: hewlines @ shaw.ca

 

Net Managers

Ontario Section Level Nets

Ontario Phone Net (OPN)

Operating frequency: 3.742 MHz
Time: 7:00 pm local 23:00Z (DST) 00:00Z (ST) Daily
Mode: SSB traffic net
Liaises with: ECN OQN OLN KTN

Ontario Section Net (OSNE)

Operating frequency: 3.667 MHz
Time: 7:00 pm local 23:00Z (DST) 00:00Z (ST) Daily
Mode: CW traffic net
Liaises with: ECN OQN OLN KTN OPN

Local Level Nets

Toronto Open Line Net (OLN)
Operating frequency: 147.66/147.06 MHz
Time: 6:30 pm local 22:30Z (DST) 23:30Z (ST) Daily
Mode: FM Traffic Net
Liaises with: OPN OQN

The following net is not an official NTS net but carries RAC ARES traffic.
Northwest Ontario Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net (NWON)
Operating frequency: 3.750 MHz
Time: 8:15 pm local 00:15Z (DST) 01:15Z (ST)
Mode: Traffic Net
Liaises with: OPN

Alberta Section Level Nets   

Alberta Public Service Net (APSN)

Operating frequency: 3.700 MHz
Time: 0130Z Daily
Mode: SSB
Liaises with: RN7

Alberta Traffic Net (ATN)

Operating frequency: 3.685 MHz
Time: 0100Z Daily
Mode: CW
Liaises with: RN7

Net Managers

British Columbia Section Level Nets  

British Columbia Emergency Net - (BCEN)

Operating frequency: 3.652 MHz
Time: 19:00 local (Pacific) time year-round
Mode: CW
Liaises with: BCPSN, RN7, local 2m Nets

British Columbia Public Service Corps Net (BCPSN)  (Not NTS)

Operating frequency: 3.729 MHz
Time: 18:30 local time (Pacific) year round DY
Mode: SSB
Liaises with: Informally with BCEN

British Columbia-Yukon Traffic Net (BCYTC)

 

Operating frequency: 3.716 MHz

Time: 0330Z Winter, 0230Z Summer, year-round

Mode: SSB

Liaises with: RN7, BCEN.

Net Managers

ARRL NTS Regional (Cross-Border) Nets

The following nets are included with our list of RAC Sectional nets purely for information purposes. These nets are for the handling of back bone traffic and do not welcome casual check-ins which is the role of the RAC local nets.

Eleventh Region (RN11)

Eastern Canada Net (ECN)
ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI, NF into US, for transcontinental transmission
Mode: CW Traffic Net
Several times daily
Liaises with: Area Nets and Transcontinental Corps

Tenth Region (RN10)

Central Area Net (CAN)
SK, MB into US for trans-continental transmission
Mode: CW Traffic Net
Time: Several times daily
Liaises with: Area Nets and Transcontinental Corps

Seventh Region (RN7)

Pacific Area Net (PAN)
AB, BC into US for trans-continental transmission
Mode: CW Traffic Net
Time: Several times daily
Liaises with: Area Nets and Transcontinental Corps

Atlantic Region

International Assistance Traffic Net (IATN)
Canada, US, Caribbean, etc
Mode: SSB Traffic Net
Time: 11:00Z Summer (DST) 11:30Z Winter (ST) Daily
Liaises with: Regional and Sectional Nets and Transcontinental Corps

 

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