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

This year’s Field Day was better than ever.  We had a record turnout with several new hams getting on-the-air experience operating HF, 6m, 2m, 432 SSB, CW and PSK.

Check out more pictures here>>


We have also posted a new page here called the Bay-Net Gear Guide to show some of the equipment we used at Field Day that would be of general interest.  Check it out here…

Gear Guide>>

Events

Bay-Net Supports Urban-Shield

Aerial Video of Field Day


Jason, K6DGN, shot this great aerial video of our Field Day event from his quad-copter using a GoPro camera.



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Mike, KI6OID build a great portable 20 meter delta loop antenna.

Mike used this low noise antenna at our antenna shoot out and Field Day with great results.  Learn how to build one yourself by downloading the PDF of this presentation.

 Download the PDF >>


We have also posted a new page here called the Bay-Net Gear Guide to show some of the equipment we used at Field Day that would be of general interest.  Check it out here…

Gear Guide>>

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 >>


We also 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 & TeleSense site monitoring system installed at the south bay site

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.

Listen to the pod cast

“The other ham radio pod cast”

Favorite Potcasts 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 !