You may experience interference on the Metro 600 repeater during the current cold spell. This is an ongoing issue unrelated to our equipment, and created by something unknown nearby that spins up when temperatures drop.
Nets on GMRS are just like Amateur Radio nets, that wikipedia describes as: an "on-the-air" gathering of amateur radio operators. Most nets convene on a regular schedule and specific frequency, and are organized for a particular purpose, such as relaying messages, discussing a common topic of interest, in severe weather (for example, during a Skywarn activation), emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation
It's worth reading that wikipedia page before joining a net, but the rule of thumb is, there will be someone in charge of the net who will control traffic, faciliate checkins, control who speaks when, and deal with any chaos or confusion that comes along.
Tuesday 7:25 on 725
Tuesday Nights at 7:25pm on Mesta 725 (Extreme wide-area coverage)
Moving things around a little. We've been running the net at 6:00 on 600 and have a regular 15-20 people but going to change it up and switch to 725. On Tuesday 5th there will be BOTH nets, but after that, the 600 net will likely be cancelled.