As you may have heard, we have a few nets on our two meter repeater and below is information about each of them. Each net is interactive and welcomes visitors. For those that are new to ham radio, this is a good place to get started talking on the radio.

CBARC’S  TWO METER REPEATER: 146.850 (-) 146.2 PL.


Each Weekday 7:00 to 8:00 am (+/-)

The Tech Net is designed to talk about ham radio in general by bringing up a different subject each day. From common questions to technical issues all avenues of ham radio are covered. Visitors are welcome to join in and ask questions and provide answers too.  From radios to antennas for all modes are covered and explored. This is a great way to increase your ham radio knowledge and explore new areas of the hobby.

Contact: Chet Olson, AE6CO at for more information


Accompanying the daily 7:00 am Tech Net, is a blog, It captures the day’s discussions in an easy-to-read web page. The blog contains questions asked, answers given and hotlinks to any websites that are included in those discussions.
The blog contains daily announcements regarding testing sessions, upcoming breakfast meetings, contests, club meetings and general local and regional events. In addition, it is easily searchable via the search box displayed. The daily solar report is also included. There is downloadable information and tips-and-tricks for both newbie and seasoned hams. Questions, comments and new materials are always welcome. We continue to look for new ‘authors’ willing to contribute to the blog.
Contact: Josh Richardson, W6JRI CBARC Webmaster


This net is no longer on the air



Each Tuesday Night 7:45 to 8:30 pm.

MAARC was formed back in August 2013 by Eddie Lair (KK6EKF) as a community of Ham Radio operators that want to be able to communicate with each other. When they originally formed their Net conducted initial check-in’s primarily via a simplex frequency enhanced by local repeaters. Now the MAARC Community uses our 2 meter repeater each Tuesday with check-in’s starting at 1945 hours. From time-to-time they practice switching over to simplex (145.555) to check line-of-sight communications between mountain people and those in the valley.
Everyone is welcome to join us, Eddie always adds “… we are not a club just a radio community … !” We are social in nature but feel a need for the ability to be able to connect in the event of an emergency or disaster without the formality of a structured club or organization.  ” … We in no way wish to conflict with any of those groups, only enhance the ham community.”
The MAARC Net Control rotates within the Community Operators and topics of discussion are varied according to that nights Net Control interests and/or topics of interest that operators checking-in offer for discussions. There is a bi-weekly breakfast at the The Bear House Family Restaurant located in Top Town Crestline and often Mountain folks as well people from the Valley join them.

Contact: Rick Dinon, KK6TJW
Chet Olsen, AE6CO

updated 05/27/2023