There are several nets held on TFMCS repeaters throughout the week.

Some perform official tasks, while others are informal meeting places to exchange personal interests (otherwise known as ragchews).

While TFMCS welcomes these nets on our repeaters, we only ask for them to follow these rules:

  • Do not hold organized nets during the weekday rush hour (7:00 - 8:30am, 5:00 - 6:30pm)
  • New nets ask permission to operate in a particular time slot so that they can be co-ordinated.
Name: OLN (Open Line Net)
Day/Time: 18:30 (daily)
Repeater: VE3RPT 147.060+
Purpose: OLN is the local division of the NTS (National Traffic System). NTS is the principal facility for medium to long range traffic. It is organized on the basis of daily operation, in consonance with the operating habits of the average radio amateur. In emergencies, NTS is geared to go into continuous operation in accordance with the needs and the extent of the particular emergency.
How to join: Everyone is welcome to check in.
Listen to the opening preamble for instructions.
More info: Ted Grocott, VE3SHM (Net Manager)
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Name: Scarborough Amateur Radio Club
Day/Time: Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. local
Repeater: VE3RPT 147.060
Purpose: General discussion - all amateurs welcome; you do not have to be a SARC member to participate.
How to join: Open net; insert your call when net control offers an opportunity.
More info: Gordon Hogarth, VE3CNA
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Name: The Senators
Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. local time
Repeater: VE3RPT 147.060
Purpose: 1.  "The Senators" meet to see if there will be a quorum of 4 to ensure that the meeting of Senators the next morning, Wednesday, will take place.
2.   All check-ins are welcome once net control asks for them. Usually Senators first, then others.
Please come in and say hello.
How to join: All are welcome. This is a net of short duration and is usually over before 7:30 p.m, to make way for the Scarborough ARC net at 7:30.
More info: Gordon Hogarth, VE3CNA
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Name: GTA Regional Clubs & ARES/EmComm Net
Day/Time: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. local time
Repeater: VE3TWR 444.400
Purpose: Interoperability between all Ham radio operators, Clubs and ARES groups in and around the Greater Toronto Area
How to join: Open to everyone just check in
More info: Website:
Name: Toronto Red Cross DM Net
Day/Time: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. local time
Repeater: VE3TWR 444.400
Purpose: The Red Cross DM ARES Group: Using the Club call sign of VE3RCT

It will be a roll call net and will call in the different Red Cross Districts in GTA.
The net will ask for Red Cross upcoming events for the districts and other pertinent information from the districts.

How to join: Red Cross Ham Radio operators Roll Call then open net
More info: Malcolm Kendall, VE3BGD
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