Originally Posted by RMiller
Great idea, I don't have the experience or expertise to pull that off, but I would sure participate.
They really are not so complicated. Basically, you have a control station that runs everything and each station (individual person, usually) checks in. Then, the control operator will bring up any scheduled topics, before finally asking if anyone else has any traffic. That's about it!
I've been a part of marine nets where cruisers will check in with each other once or twice a day to provide position information and maybe weather. For them, its a safety thing, but I could see some uses for RV/Skoolie use also.
In order to participate, you would need an HF ham radio and the General class license from the FCC to use it. I don't think we could get decent enough range on the Technician portion of the bands.