Local Frequencies

Net Chart

These are the nets currently hosted in Barbados with the inclusion of the “Caribbean Emergency Weather Net” (CEWN) and it’s alternate frequency which is a vital net shared between the islands of the Caribbean.

Nets generally run for one hour.

FrequencyDayTime (UTC-4)Time (Zulu)ModeName
(main)
3.815 MHz
(alternate)
7.156 MHz
Every day0630 and 18301030 and 2230LSBCaribbean Emergency Weather Net
7.185 MHzSunday09001300LSBBarbados Voice Net
14.267.5 MhzEvery day10001400SSBBarbados Voice Net
145.100 MHzWednesday20002400FMARSB 2m repeater net
146.520 MHzWednesday20300030FMARSB 2m simplex net
145.100 MHzSunday09001300FMARSB 2m repeater net
145.100 MHzMon-Sat0500 (Mon-Fri)
0600 (Sat)
0900 (Mon-Fri)
1000 (Sat)
FMARSB Early Bird 2m Net

Repeater Chart

These are the repeaters currently active in Barbados.

FrequencyShiftToneHostLocation
145.100 MHz-600 kHzARSB
145.310 MHz-600 kHzARSB
146.910 MHz-600 kHzARSB

Callsign explanation

As of 2019 in Barbados there are three callsign prefixes:

  • 8P4 – Foundation Licence
  • 8P5 – Intermediate Licence
  • 8P6 – Advanced Licence

Before 2019 there was only 8P6. The two new levels 8P4 and 8P5 do not require CW and the knowledge needed is more suitable to beginner and intermediate operators. We worked with the government over several years to create these new license levels to make the hobby more accessible to people starting out and to facilitate operators that only want to work voice and digital.

Frequency Allocations

8p4 Foundation Licence

POWERFREQ/ KHZMETERSEMISSION TYPES
1003500 - 400080All modes except Morse unless an optional Morse test is passed
1007000 - 730040as above
100144000 - 1480002as above

8p5 Intermediate Licence

POWERFREQ/ KHZMETERSEMISSION TYPES
1001800 - 2000160All Modes except Morse unless a Morse test is passed.
1003500 - 400080As Above
505250 - 545060A3A (USB)
1007000 - 730040All Modes except Morse unless a Morse test is passed.
10010100 - 1015030Digital Only; Morse if Morse test passed.
10014000 - 1435020All Modes except Morse unless a Morse test is passed.
10018068 - 1816817As above
10021000 - 2145015As above
10024890 - 2499012As above
10028000 - 2970010As above
10050000 - 540006As above
100144000 - 1480002As above
100220000 - 2250001.25As above
100430000 - 440000.7As above

8p6 Advanced Licence

POWERFREQ/ KHZMETERSEMISSION TYPES
5001800 - 2000160All Modes
5003500 - 400080As Above
505250 - 545060A3A (USB)
5007000 - 730040All Modes
20010100 - 1015030Morse and Digital; no voice
50014000 - 1435020All Modes
50018068 - 1816817As above
50021000 - 2145015As above
50024890 - 2499012As above
50028000 - 2970010As above
50050000 - 540006As above
500144000 - 1480002As above
500220000 - 2250001.25As above
500430000 - 440000.7As above