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   

   

2021 Traffic Net Picnic   

The Coronavirus has forced us to cancel the 2020 picnic.  
 
A date of October 2, 2021 has been set  for this year's picnic to be held at the new location in Rockdale TX.  All other arrangements remain the same.
  
If you would like a refund on your BBQ reservation for 2020 please email Jim W5IM and he will refund your reservation.  Other wise he will carry it over to the 2021 date. 
  
Details for our 2021 Picnic are on the Picnic Page.

  

Welcome

Net elections were held on April 28.  Welcome to our new Asst.Mgr., George KF5QEZ. We appreciate George giving of his time to support the net.  Thanks to W5IM and N5MSE  for  agreeing to serve another year.   Thanks to WA5VAS for being our Election Chairman.  

  

 Silent Keys

Long time net member, Eric W9GVW, became a Silent Key on March 8.  His obit is on the Obituary page.

  

New Hams Help

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

       

Logo Patches & Window Decals  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.  NEW -  also available now are window decals for car in the same design as the patches.  The cost for the decals is 2 for $1.00.  Click the here above for more info.

  

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. 

  

Also on the Web Site

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.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF 
THE 7290 TRAFFIC NET
  
The 7290 Traffic Net collects no dues and all stations that can legally operate on 7290 are welcome to join us.  All we ask, if you would like to be added to the published roster on this site, is that you join us as often as you can, two or three times a week if possible.  This allows  our  Net Controls to get to know you and to what areas you can handle traffic.  We also ask that you abide by our procedures.  There are stations from all over joining us.  We have members that can take out of area traffic to CW and NTS nets if need be but try to get traffic as close as possible to the traffic's destination to give everyone the opportunity of handling traffic.  
  
We hope you will join us whenever you can, if you don't have traffic that's fine, we would like to hear you.

  

73,
Jo Ann Keith KA5AZK
7290 Traffic Net Manager

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 

 20 - 2019 Net Officers

Manager   KA5AZK  Jo Ann Keith          

Ast. Mgr.   KF5QEZ  George  Bradford    

Treas.       W5IM      Jim Bomer                

Sec.          N5MSE  Alan Walraven            

Chaplain   N5QGD  Larry Altman         (Appointed)

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 sixty 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

W5UFO

Mary
Tom
Tue
AM
PM
N5MSE
KC5SM
Alan
Susie
Wed
AM
PM
W5IM
 WO5R
Jim
Cotton
Thur
AM
PM
K5TGS
W5DAD
Tim
Newt
Fri
AM
PM
KA5AZK
 W5IM
Jo Ann
Jim
Sat
AM 
PM
KF5QEZ
No Net
   George 

 7290 Alternate Net Controls

KC0M
Larry
W5CU
Sam
NV5Y
Gary

WA5VAS

Gary

N5QGD
Larry  
AF5OS
Victor

N5RV

Jerry

WA5FLV

Gary

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