The "who" and "when" the FARM Net began.
The FARM Net was started by W7DTB and W7FST in the summer of 1945. There were three other original members, but the records
of those members have since been lost and forgotten. If anyone knows who they were, let us know so we can update
As the story goes, according to founding member W7DTB, he was living in Lewiston Utah on a farm at the time.
W7FST lived in Sandy Utah at the time. They originally launched the FARM Net as the "IMN", which stood for Intermountain
Net. Apparently, none of the founding members were very pleased with the name.
One evening, W7DTB was discussing his displeasure
of the name with his wife when "right out the blue" she told him "why don't you call if the Farm Net?" Chet, WTDTB liked
the idea and soon came up with the "Friendly Amateur Radio Mission Net".
The FARM Net has been going strong for over
70 years now. Some of our members have been checking into the FARM Net regularly for over fifty years. Now that is dedication!
We all owe a great deal of gratitude to our "top of the page" members for doing such a fine job and their dedication to the FARM
Net and keeping it going for all of us.
If anyone out there has anymore history behind the FARM Net, please contact the Net Manager
with the information so we can update our records and the site.
Special thanks to Joe, K7CBA who had the foresight to contact Chet, W7DTB in 1995 inquiring about the history of the net.
W7DTB responded to K7CBA with a very nice hand written letter Find the original letter here.