EchoLink Net

SDFARC meets on ECHOLINK CONFERENCE *TECHLINK* (NODE 9229) EVERY MONDAY at 0000 UTC. When able, the net is also carried on DMR Brandmeister TG 31650 and Allstar Node 50110. Can't make it every Monday at 0000 UTC? Try to attend the 4th Monday of the Month PILE UP.

This is a directed social NET where a minimal checkin requires your call sign, userid and location. Points and a ranking are awarded at end of each NET and are published here on

  • Stations with 10 consecutive weekly check ins are called in order of their ranking
  • Stations using ECHOLINK are awarded 1 pt per check in
  • Stations using ECHOLINK+RF are awarded 3 pts
  • Stations that do not check in for 6 consecutive weeks get dropped from the call roster and lose accumulated points.

    You can listen to the NETs in real time on (SDF's Streaming Audio Service) Archives of these NETs are also available on

    How to IceCast the net (net control's responsibility)

    Net Op Schedule

    DateNet Controller*TECHLINK* Controller
    Monday, 04-Jan-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)Matthew (NB0X)
    Monday, 11-Jan-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)Matthew (NB0X)
    Monday, 18-Jan-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)Wayne (AB9FJ)
    Monday, 25-Jan-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)Wayne (AB9FJ)
    Monday, 01-Feb-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)Matthew (NB0X)
    Monday, 08-Feb-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)Matthew (NB0X)
    Monday, 15-Feb-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)Wayne (AB9FJ)
    Monday, 22-Feb-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)Wayne (AB9FJ)
    Monday, 01-Mar-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)Matthew (NB0X)
    Monday, 08-Mar-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)Matthew (NB0X)
    Monday, 15-Mar-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)Wayne (AB9FJ)
    Monday, 22-Mar-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)Wayne (AB9FJ)

    Audio Archives

    DateNet ControllerAudio
    Monday, 15-Feb-2021, 00:00 UTCMatthew (NB0X)202102150000_sdfarc.mp3
    Monday, 08-Feb-2021, 00:00 UTCWayne (AB9FJ)202102080000_sdfarc.mp3


    Hello and Welcome!
    This is the SDF Amateur Radio Club weekly net.  That's Sierra Delta
    Foxtrot, the Super Dimension Fortress.  If you are not familiar with
    SDF, it's a Public Access Unix System.  You can learn more by
    directing your web browser to s-d-f dot o-r-g or s-d-f-a-r-c dot
    o-r-g. I will pause now to allow for any emergency or priority
    [pause ~10 seconds]
    I am [CALL], the Net Control Operator today; my name is [NAME], and I
    am in [QTH].  My SDF username is [USER].
    This net meets every Monday at Zero hour Zulu via Echolink Node 9229,
    the *TECHLINK* Conference.  I would like to thank Michael, VE7KI, for
    allowing us to use this conference.
    This is a directed net.  That means that if you have something to say,
    give your call, and wait for the NC to acknowledge you and give you
    the floor.  Our net is open to all radio amateurs and is not
    restricted to members of the SDF Amateur Radio Club.
    We like to have a question of the week to kickstart our discussions.
    This week's question is: [question]
    I will take several rounds of checkins.  I will then go down the list
    and everyone will have a chance to greet and make a comment or ask a
    Check-ins will occur in 3 phases:
     1. Stations connected to the *TECHLINK* conference are acknowledged.
     2. Allstar and Echolink stations are called for check-ins.
     3. Digital Bridge (DMR) stations are called for check-ins.
    Net-control acknowledges the following stations.
    [N/C acknowledges stations connected to *TECHLINK* conference]
    If you are on Echolink or Allstar, and would like to check-in, please
    come with your callsign, name, location, and your SDF username 
    (if you have one).
    [call for checkins]
    If you are on the Digital Bridge (DMR), and would like to check-in, 
    please come with your callsign, name, location, and your SDF username 
    (if you have one).
    [call for checkins]
    OK, let's go back now and hear from everybody.
    [call roll and take comments]
    Do we have any new checkins or additional comments?
    [repeat as necessary, until no more...]
    [make a call for Digital Bridge only to allow extra time for these stations]
    This concludes this week's SDF Amateur Radio Club NET at NNNN hours
    Zulu.  If you would like to continue the conversation, please join our
    afternet in the SDF DMR talkgroup (number 31650) or join us in com on
    the SDF.
    This is net control station [CALL], out.