The 3916 Nets

"The Friendliest Nets in All of Ham RAdio"

the 3.916 nets   ----  the friendliest nets in all of ham radio!  

The 3.916 Nets are committed to:  

  • Being an 'open frequency' where all appropriately licensed amateur radio operators are welcome.  
  • Promoting the positive aspects of ham radio including friendship, service to the community and 'best practices' operating standards.  
  • Avoiding controversial topics such as religion, politics and offensive language.  
  • Adherence to all applicable FCC rules and regulations.  

We ask all participants in the 3.916 Nets to show their support of the Nets by adhering to these standards.  


Upcoming 3916 net events:

the friendliest nets in all of ham radio

It all started on a cold November evening in 1998.  Ken Odom, W4FCW, had just been 'run off' an 80 meter frequency and was looking for a friendly voice to talk to.  He threw out a 'CQ' on 3.916 MHz and John, AA9KC, answered him. On that evening, The Freewheelers Net was born and with it the tradition of a frequency that welcomes everyone to the hobby of amateur radio. 

In 2007, The Tailgaters Net started as a pre-net to The Freewheelers, from 8:30 to 10PM.  In 2011, The 3916 Rag Chew Crew started operating from 7-8:30 PM, Sunday thru Friday nights.  And in 2015, The Weather Bunch Net was added, 6-7 PM on net nights. 

the 3916 Nets

Code of on-air conduct


Play Trivia on 3916 every night at 9 PM Central!  Everyone's welcome! 



The 2022 Hamboree will be held at beautiful Lake Branson.  More details are coming soon!