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 lost three Net members in the past few months.  The obituaries  for WRA5, K5IIY and KC5ALJ are now on the Silent Key page.

  

2016 Picnic 

Pictures for the 2016 Picnic are now on the Photo page.  The Picnic summary and a copy of the picnic program are also now on the Photo page.

  

2017 Picnic

The date for the 2017 Picnic has been set for May 27 at the SPJST Lodge near Taylor TX.  The menu for the 4 PM catered meal will again be brisket and sausage.

  

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 to the Web Site

A list of hurricane and emergency frequencies is now on the web site on the QST page.

  

New CW Nets

Two new CW nets have been formed in OK and they would appreciate your support.  For info contact Howard WD5IDB or click here.

  

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.

  

Skywarn Training

The schedule for the 2016 tornado season is available at the NOAA site This link will contain class schedules to help prepare you for the upcoming season.   East Texas/LA training schedule is here.

      

CERT Training

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

  

 2015 - 2016 Net Officers

Manager    KA5AZK    Jo Ann Keith   

Asst. Mgr.   K5BMR    George Bobo      

Treasurer   W5IM        Jim Bomer           

Secretary    N5MSE    Alan Walraven      

Chaplain     N5NAV    Ray Taylor  (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
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K5TGS

KE5LTA

Tim
Mary
Tue
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N5MSE
Alan
Wed
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W5IM
 W5FEA
Jim
 Jim
Thur
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 K5BMR
W5DAD
George
Newt
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KF5QEZ
  
George
  
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KA5AZK    
   Jo Ann

 7290 Alternate Net Controls

KF5IOU
John
W5UFO
Tom
KC0M
Larry
W5CU
Sam
KE5LHF
Gary

WO5R

Cotton

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