This is not a complete list. This is just the ones I know of. If you know of any others reachable from Raleigh, and which are reasonable for us to use, please send me an email.
|Sunday night 9pm||3.574 CW||CW net called by WQ4RP (Knightlites QRP Assoc club callsign) Link|
|Every day 8am to 1pm||7.251 SSB||SouthCARS South Coast Amateur Radio Service|
|Every day 7:30am to 1pm or later||7.255 SSB||ECARS East Coast Amateur Radio Service|
|Every day 8:30am to 2pm||7.258 SSB||MidCARS MidWest Amateur Radio Service|
|7am to noon||14.300 SSB||Intercontinental Amateur Radio Traffic Net|
|noon to 10pm||14.300 SSB||Maritime Mobile Service Network|
|Monday night 8pm||28.450 SSB||Every week except the 2nd Monday of the month. Net control is in Chapel Hill|
|No Schedule, often?||28.370 SSB||South Wake ARC|
|Saturday 8am||50.2 SSB||Down East 6m SSB Net - Net control is in Wake Forest or Zebulon. Covers Wake County to Rocky Mount to Fayetteville|
|Monday night 7pm||50.4 AM||Net control is in Apex.|
|Wedmesday night 8:30pm||53.45 FM||107.2hz PL OCRA repeater southwest of Chapel Hill.|
|M-F 6:05am||147.255 FM||DFMA Hillsborough repeater. POSSOM TROT|
|every day 8pm||146.64 FM||RARS Raleigh repeater. RARS net|
|Sunday 9pm||146.64 FM||RARS Raleigh repeater. Apex ERC net|
|every day 8:30pm||147.27 FM||JARS Auburn repeater. JARS nightly ragchew|
|Tues night 9pm||147.27 FM||JARS Auburn repeater. JARS Preparedness|
|Weds night 9pm||147.27 FM||JARS Auburn repeater. JARS Traders Net|
|4th Thurs Night @ 7pm||147.27 FM||JARS Auburn repeater. Johnston County ARES Training Net|
|maybe Tue 9:15pm?||146.88 FM||SYWARN Auburn repeater. SKYWARN net|
|Saturday 9:30AM||442.15||131.8hz PL OCRA SW of Chapel Hill repeater. Orange County ARES net|
|Send info to KA2DEW||Carolina 440||Carolina 440 net.|
Some nets are just for fun so everybody can find out what everybody else is up to.
Some nets are for handling traffic in an old fashioned but low-technology way.
Some nets are for handling emergency traffic when it is very important that communications be maintained.
In any net, if you have priority traffic, say your call when check-ins are welcomed. If it is life and death, say your callsign suffix as soon as the current speaker unkeys followed by "Emergency Traffic". Don't be too persistant because the whole point of the net organization is organization. If interrupting a running net IS the best way to handle a truly life and death situation, then go ahead. You'll be forgiven afterwords.
If you are around for check-in, but don't think you can stay for the callback later, say "in and out" after your callsign.
If you have some issue that makes it important for net control to talk to you right away, and it isn't your turn, the word is "recheck".
Some nets have special rules. Most have some rules.
Pay attention. Don't be in a hurry. Practice taking notes, even if it isn't your net to call. See if you can write down every callsign as fast as they come. That's how to get used to net operations because one day you may be the only person who can call the net. One day there may be lives depending you being able to serve as net-control.