Last update:  18 NOV 2016


The Moose and Squirrel
Clandestine and
Long-Range-Reconnaissance-Patrol Net

(A place to actually use your military radio.)

12:00 Eastern - Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
60-meters Channel 3 - 5357.0 KHz USB (Effective 8 SEP 2012)
Alternates:  CH4 = 5371.5,
CH5 = 5403.5, CH1 = 5330.5, CH2 = 5346.5. 


KA3EKH On Patrol for Able Archer 83 - 12 NOV 2016

Take the High Ground!

Ray, KA3EKH took up a position on The Blue Mountain (front ridge of the Appalachians)  1000 feet up out of the riveer valley near Port Clinton, Pa.)

The path to W3A near Pottstown didn't look too promising, but low VHF and a gain antenna got the job done.

M151 all ready to go up the mountain. No better way to celebrate the anniversary of the Moose & Squirrel C-LRRP Net then field operation from the State Game Lands, Port Clinton PA. At the same time would also be taking part in the Able Archer 83 (W3A) event on the same day.
Push up mast in place awaiting the Net.

AN/GRC-106 along with other radios that were in use, the little gray radio is a AN/PRC-108 portable transceiver  for HF SSB being used as a guard receiver for 60 meters, The VRC-43 has its back to the camera and there is a URC-110 on the floor for VHF/UHF opps.


Happy Birthday Moose & Squirrel!  Fourth Anniversary
The Moose and Squirrel Cold-War Clandestine and Long-Range-Reconnaissance -Patrol Net will be observing its fourth anniversary on Veteran's Day, 11 November, 2014.   The initial activation of the net was 14 October 2010, and one of the early landmarks was the Verteran's Day operation on 11 November 2010.  So we're counting Veteran's Day as the nets official birthday.

The on-the-air party was a lot of fun.  Here's some VIDEO form 2011 by Yuki, KD2AGJ (now KW2K).

KB3WBE on the Western Perimeter

Boris and Natasha are still out there plotting against Rocket J. Squrrel and Bullwinkle T. Moose. Their plan is doomed because one spavined Cold Warrior is still on his post and has planted himself firmly in their way, dutifully reporting his findings to Moose and Squirrel net.

It should also be duly noted that the uniform he is clad in was issued to him four decades ago and still fits

10 MAR 2012
Solar Flare Right in the middle of Moose and Squirrel Net about 17:20 Z.

The sudden loss of communications was pretty startling.  You had to be there to appreciate this.
A couple of related links: / SOLARCYCLE / Solar Cycle 24 / Spaceweather / Amateur Radio VHF Aurora Website / Sunspots / Solar Flares

IPS - Global HF - Ionospheric Map

Moose and Squirrel Net Birthday Party
Noon EST, Saturday, 12 November 2011 - 5371.5 KHz USB

K4CHE's PRC-70 0n the Net 18 OCT 2011

  CLICK HERE, and Scroll Down to "Videos."

M&S QSY - 30 AUG 2011

Tuesday, 30 AUG 2011, the primary frequency for The Moose and Squirrel Cold-War Clandestine and Long-Range-Reconnaissance-Patrol Net will change to 5371.5 KHz (Channel 4).  We're making this change in order to vacate 5403.5 KHz (Channel 5) which is the designated 60-meter
calling frequency.  This change is feasible because the long standing QRM problem on Channel 4 has been resolved.

First Saturday C/LRRP - 4 DEC 2010.
We're declaring this a success, and we'll continue Saturday operations.  We managed to blow the cobwebs off a bunch of interesting radios.  

Net Control: Al - N3FRQ - Transworld TW-100 "Flyaway"TW-100F
N3FRQ Photo
N2BOX - Pat - AN/PRC-104APRC-104A
Stock Photo
W1NZR - Brown - URC-35AN/URC-35
KW1I - Dale - Harris RF-230 via 2 -wire remoteRF-230 KW1I
KW1I Photo
KA1GON - Charlie - Racal PRM-4031 and Motorola MicomPRM-4031
Stock Photo
WB2JWU - Pete - AN/PRC-47PRC-47
WB2JWU at Gilbert
W2ILA - Tom

  • The net has been meeting regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Eastern time on 5.4035 since 14 Oct.

  • The initial activation of the C-LRRP Net took place on 14 Oct 2010 on 5403.5 KHz.  We had eight checkins covering the region from Dover, DE to Bow, NH.  Conditions were good, with virtually all stations were able to work each other.  Based on this initial success, we have resolved to continue net operations every Tuesday and Thursday.  It was also suggest that all available stations check this frequency for casual contacts on any day at noon.  

Motivation:  To get our military and paramilitary radios on the air within the NE US region on a regular basis.

Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 Eastern Time

Frequencies:  3996, 5403.5(alt 5371.5), 7296 as needed.

Mode:  USB

Direct email:  We can use for the moment, and set up a dedicated reflector if needed.

This Website: (MRCA)

Yahoo:  I'm sure we'd be welcome on the HF Now Group
CENTRAL CONTROL would post FOD to this group shortly before net time.
Brownie Points

Extra credit for "deployed" operation.  Take your radio to the the woods, the park, or the picnic table.
The identy of Mr. Big shall remain secret.

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