Welcome to NEAR-900!
The New England Amateur Radio 900 MHz Network
NEAR-900 was founded in 2008 by GEMOTO
and several repeater owners. It is a growing network of linked
repeaters providing 900 MHz coverage throughout New England.
The IRLP New England Reflector 912
Channel 5 (9125) is the central linking hub of the network. You
can see which repeaters are currently connected by checking the 9125
channel on the IRLP Status Page.
Non-900 MHz IRLP nodes are welcome to connect breifly as guests, while
900 MHz nodes are encouraged to remain connected for extended
periods. For more information, see our full Policy on the reflector's web site.
help promote the use of 900 MHz in New England, Thursdays are
designated as "900 MHz Thursdays". Get on your local 900 MHz
repeater and make at least one contact to be added to the official 900 Day List! You can also find your closest 900 MHz repeater by checking the New England Repeater Directory's 33-centimeter band database.
All are welcome to attend "South Shore 900 MHz Night" at the Blue Bird Cafe
in Plymouth, MA on the fourth Thursday of each month (except Nov and
Dec when it's the 3rd Thursday) at 5:30 PM. Arrive as early as
5:00 or 5:30 PM, with talk-in on the Marshfield
NEAR-900 repeater. Shuttle service can be arranged from the Plymouth
airport 5 minutes away. Discussion is not limited to 900 MHz and
includes HF/VHF/UHF, GMRS, repeaters, digital modes, commerical
equipment or any other ham topic. Make an appearance to be added
to the official 900 Night List!
We also have a mailing list via Google Groups
for active hams of the NEAR-900 community. Topics include the
latest surplus radios for sale, local repeater changes, radio
programming and codeplugs, 900 day and 900 night discussion and
more. Need a radio programmed in person at 900 night? Toss
it out to the group about a week before so we can arrange the proper
computer, cables and programs!