RADIO NETS IN THE RICHMOND AREA
By Edie Alderette-Sellers
Nets are a radio-enthusiast term for on-air networking.
At a specific time and day, participants all turn on their radios and the organizer puts out a call for anyone listening to "check in" with their ID and location.
This is how users find out how far their signals travel and nearby radio friends they might call on in an emergency.
This list is by no means comprehensive. There's hundreds of nets going on all around the Bay Area at any time, using many different radio bands.
If you know of a net in the Richmond area that's not on this list, contact us and let us know.
Want to learn more about ham, GMRS, and FRS radios? Check out our article on how pick the right emergency radio for your family.
Richmond Area Net Schedule
4Cs — Contra Costa Communications Club
Mondays through Fridays
West Contra Costa County ACS/RACES
Oakland Radio Communication Association (ORCA)
First Wednesday of the month
(NOTE: This is a "beginners" repeater and is a great net for new hams.)
Richmond Annex Net Control
Channel: GMRS Ch. 15
BeCERTAINN (Berkeley CERT teams)
Channel: GMRS Ch 22R