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About the Great Maine Potato Net

The Maine Potato Net is a Rag Chew Net founded by potato farmers in Aroostook County Maine during the 1970s. During that period of high long distance telephone charges, the Maine Potato Net served as a convenient and low cost alternative for potato farmers who were also Ham Radio operators to communicate among themselves over the large area of Aroostook County. The Maine Potato Net has grown over the years to encompass several Northeastern states and has had numerous Net Control operators.

The net operates at a nominal frequency of 3958 KHZ during the late afternoon and early evening. The current (2019) operating hours of the net during Daylight Savings Time and the Net Control Stations are summarized below:

Day Host

Monday………………………………………………………………………………………John – KD2OAM

Tuesday………………………………………………………………………………………Bob – N2FKW

Wednesday……………………………………………………………………………………Bob – N2FKW

Thursday……………………………………………………………………………………..John – KD2OAM

Friday…………………………………………………………………………………………Bob – K0PB

Saturday………………………………………………………………………………………Peter KD2JKV

Sunday……………………………………………………………………………………….Frank – KE2MA

Barring unforeseen events (QRM, Zombie Apocalypse, etc.) on 11/17/2019 we will return to: 4:30 PM (16:30) EST (21:30 UTC). Occasionally QRM and/or someone else using 3958 KHZ may force us to move up or down several KHZ to find a sweet spot; so, if you don’t hear us on 3958 KHZ, try tuning around to find us. On Saturday Evenings we may begin slightly later.

Most of our Net Control Stations make use of the NetLogger application software to log and keep track of checkins during the net. This application software is available for download at http://www.netlogger.org/. Versions are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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