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.


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.


Thursday, 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

Field Day 2014

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

Bay-Net’s very own Nick Garner, N3WG, is interviewed on the

“Fo Time” ham radio pod cast.  Nick talks about his company, Pignology, and the ham radio products he makes for portable operation.  This episode #5 of the pod cast is hosted by Jeremy, KF7IJZ, who has several great videos on YouTube covering batteries, solar power and more.

Click here to listen to the podcast

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 will host our annual Antenna Shootout event on Saturday October 25.  The location still to be determined but it will be somewhere in the southbay.  The event is open to the public and we encourage anyone that has an interest in portable, field radio ops to come join the fun.  We typically have a variety of portable HF antennas including wire verticals, delta loop, Buddi-pole, inverted vee, longwire, as well as portable HF station equipment from various manufacturers.  Exact location and time will be announced here and on our mailing list.  Stay tuned !

2014 Bay-Net Antenna Shootout - Saturday October 25 - Mark your calendar !

This year we had a great Field Day.  Check out lots of great pictures and aerial video of the FD site.

We also field tested lots of radio gear and antennas.  Look at the “Gear” link on the nav bar for details.

See you in 2015!

More Info >>

David W6DTW Pacificon Forums Chair Interviewed on Ham Nation

Bay-Net Board member, David, W6DTW, is this years Pacificon Forums Chair and was interviewed by Ray, N9JA, on TWIiT TV’s Ham Nation video program.  David discusses the wide range of topics at Pacificon including a new 4 hour “Ham Radio 101” seminar sponsored by Bay-Net.

Click here to view the video

George KJ6VU Interviewed on the Fo Time Podcast

Bay-Net Board member, George, KJ6VU was interviewed on the Fo Time podcast.  Episode 10 is all about repeaters.  Cale and George talk about repeater basics, equipment, coordination, digital modes and the Bay-Net repeater system and club.

Click here to listen to the podcast

“Ham Radio 101” New Tech & “Ham Radio 201” New General/Extra Seminar @ Pacificon

Once again, the folks at the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) put on a wonderful ham radio conference.  Pacificon draws about 2,500 people and this year the forums were a big hit.  Bay-Net members Jason K6DGN, Beric K6BEZ, Nick N3WG and George KJ6VU put on a 4 hour, two part seminar.

We also had a special guest presenter, Wayne Burdick, N6KR, designer of many popular QRP radios and co-founder of Elecraft.


Ham Radio 101  -  The first part, called “Ham Radio 101” for new Technician class licensees focuses on VHF and UHF equipment, operating, and best practices.

Download the PDF>>


Ham Radio 201  -  The second part, called “Ham Radio 201” for new General and Extra class licensees is focused on HF and portable equipment, operating, and best practices.

Download the PDF>>


Go Kit System (PDF)

Nick N3WG Interviewed on the Fo Time Podcast

This is our second annual portable HF Antenna Shootout.  The event will be held on Saturday October 25th at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park at the Mockingbird trail head parking lot.  Setup is at 8 AM and we will be doing a combination of serious HF antenna range testing and casual operating.  You are welcome to bring your own radio and antenna gear or just bring yourself.  You should bring your own food and drinks, hat, sun screen, chair etc.  If you want to operate your own station in comfort, bring your own tables, sun shade or whatever you need to be comfortable.  

The official shootout and casual operating will switch off between 8 AM and 12 noon.  After noon, many people will stick around and operate.  Everyone is welcome.  This will be a great opportunity to see lots of portable HF antennas, radio, power systems , etc.  We hope to see you there.


2014 Bay-Net Antenna Shootout - Sunday October 26 - Mark your calendar !

Bay-Net Supports Urban-Shield