This is a work in progress. Please send MPN Historical Data, NCS Bios/Email info, Pictures and Website Requests (what you would like to see here) to submissions@themainepotatonet.net

Thanks & 73 de WA5LEE

About the Great Maine Potato Net

The Maine Potato Net is a Rag Chew Net founded by potato farmers in Aroostook County Maine in November of 1976. 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 on a Nominal Frequency of 3961 KHZ

QRM may force the NCS to QSY up or down by up to 10 KHZ.

The nominal operating hours of the net and the Net Control Stations are summarized below.

Summer Operations During Daylight Saving Time

Net Start Time is 19:00 EDT (23:00 UTC).

On Mondays the Maine Potato Net will start at 18:00 EDT if the Windmill

Amateur Radio Club Net on 3964 KHZ is scheduled to start at 19:00 EDT.

 

Winter Operations During Standard Time

Net Start Time is 17:00 EST (22:00 UTC). The NCS (Net Control Station)

may choose to start early due to Winter Band Conditions.

 

Day of Week

NCS

Logger

Sunday

KF6FOK-Brad

K2OXD-Doug

Monday**

KF6FOK-Brad

K2OXD-Doug

Tuesday

N2FKW-Bob

N2FKW-Bob

Wednesday

N2FKW-Bob

N2FKW-Bob

Thursday

W1JZR-Gary

W1JZR-Gary

Friday

W1JZR-Gary

W1JZR-Gary

Saturday

W1JZR-Gary

W1JZR-Gary

** On Mondays during EDT the Maine Potato Net will start at 18:00 EDT if the

Windmill Amateur Radio Club Net on 3964 KHZ is scheduled for 19:00 EDT.


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 avalable for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Smart phone users (iOS or Android) can use the “On Air Netscraper” App to view what’s going on with Netlogger. In addition, please see the following URL for access to a DropBox folder containing several PowerPoint files which provide guidance on setting up and using NetLogger:

https://tinyurl.com/aeeykbyp

Several members of the Maine Potato Net have contributed to a cookbook containing many potato recipes and other favorite recipes. Thanks to Robert – K0PB for compiling this cookbook. The cookbook is available for download at:

https://tinyurl.com/y3zf3xd4