About Us

The 7290 Traffic Net is an independent, public service traffic net operating on or about 7290 kHz, and has been in continuous operation since 1953, handling formal written traffic, informal messages and operating extended sessions during emergencies or special needs. All Amateur Radio Stations licensed to operate on this frequency are welcome to check in with or without traffic and are not required to take traffic in order to participate. 

 Net News 

  

Silent Keys

We have had several Silent Keys in the past week.  We have lost Frank K5LVU, Mike W5VXU, Howard WD5IDB and Ed N5AUK..  Their obits are on the Silent Key page. 

  

2017 Picnic

Pictures from the 2017 Picnic are now on the Website under Photos.  More pictures and a picnic summary will be added as they become available. 

  

2018 Picnic

The members present voted to have the 2018 Picnic on May 12 to avoid the Memorial Day traffic and school graduations.  The Picnic will be held at the same location in Taylor.

  

Newspaper Articles

Our Net Secretary, Alan N5MSE, was interviewed by the Bowie Newspaper  about his Ham Radio hobby.  Also Bill KCDFV was interviewed by the Hamilton Newspaper about his service in WW II.  The articles can be read by going to the QST page.

  

New

To help new Hams learn the jargon unique to Ham Radio, a list of links has been added to the Link page.

  

New to the Web Site

A Technical Section has been added to our   Link Page.  If you would like to contribute, follow the instructions on the page.

  

TX Country Reporter Program

The episode filmed in October at KA5AZK & W5BWC QTH is now available on You Tube at the following address :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJHjc_c29Y

Many thanks to Richard K5RN for making the filming possible. 

  

Lightning Protection Info.

An excellent PDF presentation on grounding and lightning protection by our Net Treasurer Jim W5IM  is on this link.   He clearly describes a very simple way to protect your equipment.

  

Logo Patches Available

The 7290 Traffic Net patches are now available. The cost and the selling price is $2.00 each. Details along with a picture of the actual patch can be seen here.  

  

On the air Traffic Training

Continues  

The response to the on the air training has been good so it will continue until further notice.  The training will be held on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday of each month at 9:30 and 12 noon.  The training material that will be followed is available on this site under training. 

  

New 

A new item to the Web Site is a list of first time check ins to the net and those that have been away for awhile.  See the QST page for the link.  Our thanks to our hard working Net Secretary, Alan N5MSE, for his work in putting this list together and the Net Controls for getting the calls to him.

      

CERT Training

CERT training information for the Dallas area is on the QST Page.    

 2017 - 2018 Net Officers

Manager    KA5AZK    Jo Ann Keith   

Asst. Mgr.   K5BMR    George Bobo      

Treasurer   W5IM        Jim Bomer           

Secretary    N5MSE    Alan Walraven      

Chaplain     N5QGD   Larry Altman  (Appointed)

Net Hours 

Monday - Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

 Monday - Friday

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM(Central Times) 
No Nets on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years day 

Welcome from the Manager

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the wonderful people on the 7290 Traffic Net to welcome you to the net and the web page. The 7290 Traffic Net has been in continuous operation for over fifty years and as the name implies we are here to handle traffic to any location it’s legal to send it to. We also operate extra sessions during emergencies when needed, to help any way we can. But we are really more than just a traffic net. Our members become friends and family. For all of you that are new hams or just new to the net please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with or questions we can answer. I hope you enjoy looking around on this web site at all the information and links . The Net also has a once a year get-together where we have good fellowship and good food. Consider this your own personal invitation to attend. I hope that you will check in with us and feel free to contact me anytime for any questions or comments. 

73, Jo Ann Keith KA5AZK Net Manager  

 7290 Net Controls

Mon
AM
PM
KE5LTA

  

Mary
Tue
AM
PM
N5MSE
Alan
Wed
AM
PM
W5IM
 W5FEA
Jim
 Jim
Thur
AM
PM
 K5BMR
W5DAD
George
Newt
Fri
AM
PM
KF5QEZ
  
George
  
Sat
AM  
KA5AZK    
   Jo Ann

 7290 Alternate Net Controls

KF5IOU
John
W5UFO
Tom
KC0M
Larry
W5CU
Sam
KE5LHF
Gary

WO5R

Cotton

WA5VAS

Gary

N5QGD

Larry  

K5TGS

Tim

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