Weekly Nets

2 Meter SSB Net
Monday 7:30pm
Vertical Polarization

Every Monday evening at 7:30pm (except on the first Monday of every month when we have the Skywarn Net) on 144.225 MHZ USB Vertical Polarization. Net control operator is usually Marc K8MH.

6 meter SSB Net
Tuesday 7:30pm

Every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm (except on BARA club meeting night which is the 3rd Tuesday of every month) on 50.140 MHZ using USB. Net control operator is usually Jay (Floyd) KD8LNO.

Fusion C4FM Net
Wednesday 7:30pm
K8BMI 442.725mhz +5mhz

Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm on the  K8BMI UHF Yaesu Fusion Repeater 442.725mhz +5mhz   offset (no tone needed for digital mode). Please use only digital mode for this net. The Second round will switch to the  K8BMI VHF Yaesu Fusion Repeater 146.62mhz, -600khz   offset (no tone needed for digital mode). Net control operator is usually Jim AC8AZ.

YL Net
Thursday 7:00pm
Simplex 146.56mhz

The ladies get together on the club simplex 30 minutes  before the club-wide net -7:00PM -to talk about knitting, sewing or what ever comes up from a ladies point of view. It’s the Ham Radio version of a “girls night out”.  Net control operator is usually Jean KC8UJA.

BARA Multi-Band ANALOG Net
Thursday 7:30pm
Simplex 146.56mhz
K8BMI 146.620mhz -600khz
K8BMI 442.725mhz +5mhz

Join us on the club frequency 146.560 mhz simplex for the first round at 7:30 PM  each Thursday for the weekly BARA net. After the first round of comments, we QSY (change frequency) to the BARA K8BMI VHF repeater on 146.620 mhz, 600 khz negative offset, 94.8 PL tone IN/OUT, for the second round. After the BARA K8BMI VHF repeater round, we go  to the BARA  K8BMI Yaesu 442.725 mhz,  5 mhz positive offset, 94.8  PL tone, for the wrap up. (please use analog mode) Net control operator is usually Ron KC8SFQ.

Monthly Nets

Skywarn Net

Monthly Skywarn Net where we, as Spotters, practice reporting conditions during extreme weather conditions.

K8BMI VHF Repeater 146.620mhz -600khz offset PL94.8 Both Ways
K8BMI UHF Repeater 442.725mhz +5mhz offset PL 94.8
Backup Simplex
Simplex 146.560mhz
Secondary Backup Simplex
Simplex 146.460mhz

Barry County Siren Testing Net

Siren Test Reporting Instructions April through September. 

Sirens in Barry County are tested on the first Saturday of each month at 1 pm. Sirens being tested are located in Freeport, Hastings, Hickory Corners, Middleville, Nashville, Orangeville, Woodland and Gun Lake State Park. 

We are looking for the following information:  Where is the siren located? – city/village/township  What was your location during the test? – (address or street name and nearest cross street) Did you hear the siren?  If applicable, were you able to see the siren rotate?

Report any siren activation or lack of activation, during any of our monthly test, 
by a call or text to 269-205-8866 or filling out the Barry County Warning Siren Report online at  Thank you for your assistance, Barry County Emergency Management Department

Report Siren test in one of the following ways.

Barry County Siren Test Net
Net held by KC8SFQ or K8JRY
K8BMI 146.620mhz -600khz offset PL94.8 IN/OUT

Phone or Text

Form for reporting Siren test.


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