-           The repeater timer is off from 2359 till 0100, so you shouldn’t be able to time out the repeater.

-           Be sure to I.D. the Net/Station (Nightcrawlers Net/WM9W Club repeater), every 10 minutes. 



It's midnight. Time for the 220 MHz Guys Amateur Radio Club Nightcrawlers Net. This is ___________ and my call sign is _________. This net meets every night about midnight. 

This net is dedicated to the silent keys of the 220 MHz Guys, and they are in order: WB9WIP - George,  KA9KBU - Joe,  WV9MJS - Mitch,  KD9CCG - David,  N9JYX - Bob,  KD9ERC - Tyrone, N9HSH – Jim,  KB9THM – Jim,  KB9KRT – Patrick, and Cheryl – KC9MJL.   

There’ll be no pause for emergency traffic, but the net will give the air to any breaking emergency. 

-- Call for check-ins.  [REMIND the net to leave room for Echolink check-ins. You may have to do this more than once during the net.]

-- Look out for Steve, KB9DSQ, and be ready to announce him and his Korny Kornball Korner on Wednesdays and Saturdays ONLY.

-- Announce the repeaters: WM9W 224.520 negative offset of 1600 KHz PL of 110.9 Hz, and KB9NTX repeater as an affiliate, 224.300 MHz same offset, and PL tone.


-- The Good Guys Saturday Morning Meet & Greet Breakfast (come out and join us – you don’t have to be a member, just have an interest), as well as our VE Test sessions are held at P. J. Klem's Restaurant, located at 8000 W. Ogden Ave. in Lyons, IL.  Breakfast is held every Saturday, starting roughly at 8:30 AM (and can go into lunchtime and beyond). VE sessions are held on the first, third, and when it happens, fifth Saturday of the month. If you are testing with us all you need are $15, the correct number of answers, and a photo ID. If you are upgrading your license, you need to submit a copy of your current amateur radio license to the VE team.

Check our club website for maps, directions and other details.

-- The nets; Original Preservation Net - 9 pm Saturdays, featuring our own Hap Holly, and the current RAIN report; The On 220 at 220 at 2:20 pm Sundays, and the Nightcrawlers Net every night, starting sometime around midnight – The First Net of the Day. [Mention that we run a RAIN report from the archives every Wednesday on the Nightcrawlers Net.]

-- The Club Website is We’ve got a great website, check it out. There are some great pictures there, and a lot of other information. The Club e-Mail is: We have Facebook and Twitter Pages, and The Good Guys Hotline is 708-257-4438 - you’ll be speaking directly with our Vice President, Steve (KB9DSQ).  Our snail mail is: The 220 MHz Guys, P.O. Box 388148, Chicago, Illinois 60638.

-- Make mention of our General Club Meeting, on the 3rd Saturday, at PJ Klems, after our Saturday Meet & Greet breakfast, and after VE testing is complete (or to be sure, please refer to our website for the correct date, time and location).

--Announce any upcoming local amateur radio activities or hamfests (also found on our website).

            -09/14/2018 |  W9DXCC CONVENTION (September 14-15; Hyatt Regency) Location:  Schaumburg, IL

            -09/15/2018 |  PEORIA SUPERFEST (September 15-16; Exposition Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Rd.; Saturday 6am-4pm, Sunday 6am-1pm – tickets $10/gate) Location:  Peoria, IL

            -09/22/2018 |  CFMC RADIO EXPO  (September 22; Boone County Fairgrounds; open 6am - 3pm, tickets $10/gate) Location:  Belvidere, IL

-- Swap and Shop. - Anyone looking to buy, sell, trade, or give anything away, or perhaps if you are looking for that rare specialty item, after all, Christmas is just around the corner. (Note: Controllers must read this disclaimer on the air! -> “The 220 MHz Guys Amateur Radio Club, or the Net Controller, are not responsible for any transactions that take place; Period! There is to be no discussion or haggling of prices over the Repeater!”)

-- Pause frequently for check-ins, and leave time for Echolink.    

-- If we forgot anything, please add it. [We’re only human.]

-- Close the net with something like "The 220 MHz Guys would like to thank everyone who checked in.” (It’s nice to read off the names of everyone who checked in, after thanking them.)

Always end with... “I will now return the repeater back to normal amateur radio standby use.”

For WM9W AND AFFILIATED STATIONS, this is  [name and call sign]  wishing you all 73...etc.”   


- Please feel free to make the net your own, within the scope of Part 97 of course. Hi Hi.

-- That's it, and have fun. Remember - everyone is a future new contact out there.