During this period of 'Lockdown' and general travel restrictions, Amateur Radio is playing an even greater part in keeping members in touch. The RAFARS daily 80m net is growing day by day, but not everybody is able to operate a traditional HF station.
Network Radio has gained significant popularity over the last couple of years, with amateurs being able to communicate worldwide by using the Zello application on their smartphone, tablet device, computer or dedicated Network Radio device.
The RAFARS Council highlighted that during this difficult period, some members are becoming increasingly isolated and those who are not able to operate a conventional station are loosing touch with other radio amateurs.
To offer members an additional way of joining the RAFARS net, it has been decided to run a RAFARS Network Radio Net on the 'RAFARS' channel on a daily basis from 1700 to 1800hrs UK Local time.
If you would like to talk to other RAFARS members, search for RAFARS on Zello and make a call. You will only be heard by the moderators until approved. If you don't get a reply, either email the RAFARS Webmaster at email@example.com or just leave your device connected to the RAFARS channel and a moderator will approve you when you are seen.