Bay-Net

Amateur Radio Club & Repeater Network

Bay-Net

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WW6BAY

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Welcome

Bay-Net is an open amateur radio repeater system providing wide-area coverage for public service events and emergency communications. All radio amateurs are welcome to use the system. The system includes 2m, UHF and 900 MHz linked analog repeaters, a D-Star digital repeater, Echolink, and IRLP VOIP services.


Bay-Net provides communications for the American Red Cross and other organizations. If you are interested in using the system for a special event, contact us through the About Us page.


For more in depth information on the system and other topics look at the articles section of the web site.


Southbay Repeaters

145.390     PL 100.0   Linked

443.225     PL 100.0   Linked

444.425     FM & C4FM   Stand alone

927.8625   DPL 023    Linked

444.075     D-Star     Stand alone

IRLP node 3802

IRLP reflector 9096

EchoLink node 314933

EchoLink conference server WW6BAY-R


Eastbay Repeater

443.975     PL 100.0   Linked

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, 6 PM - Weekly American Red Cross communicators net

This net is to facilitate the planning and maintenance of the American Red Cross disaster communication plans and practices. It is intended as a forum for coordination between ARC, ARES, RACES, FEMA, and Homeland Security.


Sunday, 5 Minutes after the ARC net

Disaster Communicators Forum Net

Starts 5 minutes after the ARC net.  This forum is for those who recognize the need to share information: lessons learned, preparedness planning and disaster relief coordination.


These nets are hosted on the IRLP Western Reflector (channel 9257) and the Echolink DCF-ARC #336037. The system will auto-connect to the reflectors at 6 PM and auto-disconnect at 8 PM.


Sunday, 7 PM  -  Bay-Net weekly System Fusion C4FM net

Hosted on the Bay-Net 6 repeater 444.425 in digital voice mode.


Monday, 9 PM  -  Amateur Radio News Line


Tuesday, 9 PM  -  A.R.R.L. Audio News


Wednesday, 8 PM  -  American Red Cross Bay Area weekly net

The ARCBA forum is online at ARCBA Forum

This net will automatically connect to the IRLP Western Reflector (channel 9257) and the Echolink DCF-ARC #336037. The system will auto-connect to the reflectors at 8 PM and auto-disconnect at 10 PM.


Wednesday, 8 PM  -  American Red Cross Bay Area weekly net

The ARCBA forum is online at ARCBA Forum


Wednesday, 8:30 PM  -  Bay-Net 2m SSB weekly net

144.230 USB, vertical polarization


First Thursday of the month, 8 PM

Valley Christian School Amateur Radio Net
     Middle and senior high school net.   


Alternate Thursdays, 8 PM  -  California Task Force 3 weekly net

Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 3 or CA-TF3 is a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force based in Menlo Park, California. CA-TF3 is sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire Department.


Served agencies

Articles

News & Events

Events

We installed a new D-Star UHF repeater and controller at the South Bay site. Our previous system was a home-grown D-Star repeater that worked great for several years.  We decided to go with an official Icom stack to ensure compatibility with the D-Star network now and in the future.  Connect to the D-Star network on Bay-Net at 444.075 MHz.


We installed a new Sierra Radio Systems TeleSense site monitoring system. This system will monitor our repeater systems “vital signs” including backup battery voltage, temperature, AC power and RF power.  If there is an equipment failure, we will be automatically notified by text messaging.

More Information >>


New Yaesu System Fusion repeater installed at the South Bay repeater site. This repeater is operating on 444.425 and is in auto mode with a PL of 127.3.

The repeater will automatically switch its output to FM or C4FM digital mode depending on which mode is being received.  Make sure you program your radio for PL (CTCSS) decode of 127.3 so you won’t be bothered by the modem tones if a digital signal is present.

More Information >>

New D-Star Repeater, New Yaesu System Fusion Repeater & TeleSense Site Monitoring System Installed

Favorite Podcasts and YouTube Channels


Over the years, the Bay-Net system  has grown to include 6 repeaters covering the San Francisco bay area.  It is an expensive undertaking.  To ensure continued service to the amateur community and organizations such as the American Red Cross, FEMA, and other groups, we have incorporated Bay-Net as a legal nonprofit organization.  We are now taking donations through PayPal and credit cards.  Just  click on the donate button.  Everything helps.  Thank you for your support !

Bay-Net is now a 501(C)3 Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Organization

Bay-Net Supports Urban-Shield

Always wanted to get on 2m SSB?  Join us every Wednesday evening at 8:30 PM for the weekly Bay-Net 2m SSB net.

The net starts at 8 PM.  We take station check-ins and have a round table discussion.  Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.  We meet at 144.230 upper sideband.  Please zero-beat (tune into) the net control station to make sure we are all on the same frequency.  Most people run vertical polarization so your normal 2m FM vertical antenna will work great.  Your weekly net control station is David, W6DTW.  See you on the air.


New Weekly 2m SSB Net - Wednesday 8:30 PM

With increased interest in our new System Fusion repeater we are not hosting a weekly net Sunday Evening at 7:00 PM.  Please join us on the Bay-Net 6 repeater on 444.425 MHz in C4FM digital mode.  Your weekly net control station is Jason K6DGN.  See yo on the air!

New Weekly System Fusion C4FM Digital Voice Net - Sunday 7:00 PM

This year’s Bay-Net annual meeting was better than ever !

We had a great turn out and we will be posting the presentations to the web site soon.  They included…

- Installing your first HF antenna at home - Jason K6DGN

- Understanding propagation - David W6DTW

- Antenna shootout methodology - method and results    Beric K6BEZ

- PackTenna build your own portable wire antenna system - George KJ6VU

- Intro to the CobWebb HF wire antenna - John KJ6K

- C4FM digital repeater and mode demo - David KI6ZHD

- Radio Mala update (Ham radio repeater system in Nepal) - Suresh W6KTM


Bay-Net Annual Meeting Recap

Click to see the presentations

Field Day 2015 - June 26, 27, 28

This year the Bay-Net Field Day event will be at Henry Coe State Park just east of Morgan Hill, CA.

Everyone is invited !  We setup on Friday afternoon, do some casual operating into the evening and operate the contest all day Saturday then break camp Sunday morning.  

You are welcome to join us for any or all of the event.

We will operate multiple HF, VHF and UHF stations in SSB, CW and data modes.  Field Day is a great opportunity to meet people, get some operating time, learn about new radios, antennas and other portable operating techniques.        More Info >>