First Sunday of every month

Here’s one of the best ways to demonstrate that you are an active member of ARES®First Sunday of every month.

All licensed amateurs are welcome to join in.  The purpose of the net is to determine the operational capability of each of the hospitals.

————————————————–

Here is the line-up of First Sunday afternoons starting at 2 PM:

  1. 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM:  The Winlink Hospitals’ & EOCs’ Net
    1. ALL ICS-213 messages must be in by 6:00 PM in order to be counted.
    2. Include in the ICS-213, the hospital, EOC or facility name, Operator Name(s), Call(s), and if you are “on-site” using the hospitals equipment or are “remote”.
    3. Please check to make sure all calls are entered correctly.
  2. 2:30 PM until finished:  D-STAR net of reflector 030B
    1. hosted by Steve Jonas, K4SDJ of Savannah. 
    2. Check-ins are by hospital regions
    3. We are Region “G”
      1. For around $120 for a USB D-STAR dongle and almost any kind of Windows computer . . .
        1. everyone should be able to check into the 2:30 PM D-STAR net on D-STAR reflector 030B
        2. You will also be able to work the world 24/7/365
        3. You will also be able to talk to people on our Waynesboro 444.1 D-STAR repeater because it should be on REF 030B 98% of the time.
        4. Google “ThumbDV D-STAR DV USB” for purchase info.
  3. Starts at around 3:15 PM:  The HF Net
    1. When the HF net starts at approximately 1515 we will begin with the Secondary 40 meter frequency (7.188 MHz LSB)
    2. If conditions are poor, at 1525 we will shift to the Primary 80 meter frequency (3.982.5 MHz LSB).
    3. If that doesn’t work, at 1535 we will shift to 80 meter secondary frequency (3.987.5 MHz LSB).
    4. If conditions are still not usable, at 1545 we will shift back to the 40 meter frequency (7.188.0 LSB) etc.
    5. Please note there is a 10 minute time to establish contact on each frequency before we shift to the next.
    6. If you haven’t heard the net, try the next frequency listed at the 10 minute interval.
    7. We will use WebEOC to coordinate frequencies as they shift. Log into WebEOC and then into the “Special Event” for the ARES Hospital Net
    8. We welcome all relays during this net
  4. The CSRA ARES® Net is called into session the first Sunday of every month at 4:00 PM Local Time on the Wrens 147.12 repeater (+600 KHz, 71.9 Hz)

————————————————–

Everyone, including Technician class operators, should already be a “member” of WebEOC and should be capable of logging in to at least WebEOC.

————————————————–

We are asking all operators to log into WebEOC and make an entry in the event log. If you can’t do it from the hospital, please do it from your home QTH and let us know why you couldn’t do it from the hospital. If you have ANY PROBLEMS DURING THE NET, GHA911 IS THE WAY TO LET US KNOW.

————————————————–

We will begin with a DSTAR net at 1430 on reflector 030B, hosted by Steve Jonas, K4SDJ in Savannah. At this time, Region RCH’s will be asked for any relays they have from hospitals within their regions.

————————————————–

Please send an IC-213 via Winmor or Packet to Bret Smith, W4HBS. NOTE: Include in the ICS-213, the Hospital/Facility, Operator Name(s), Call(s), and if you are “on-site” using the hospitals equipment or are “remote”.

————————————————–

The Winlink Hospital Net will run before and throughout the DSTAR and HF Nets (2:00 – 4:00pm). ALL 213’s MUST BE IN BY 6:00pm TO COUNT. Please check to make sure all calls are entered correctly.

————————————————–

When the HF net starts at approximately 1515 we will begin with the Secondary 40 meter frequency (7.188 MHz LSB).

If conditions are poor, at 1525 we will shift to the Primary 80 meter frequency (3.982.5 MHz LSB).

If that doesn’t work, at 1535 we will shift to 80 meter secondary frequency (3.987.5 MHz LSB).

If conditions are still not usable, at 1545 we will shift back to the 40 meter frequency (7.188.0 LSB) etc.

————————————————–

Please note there is a 10 minute time to establish contact on each frequency before we shift to the next.

If you haven’t heard the net, try the next frequency listed at the 10 minute interval.

We will use WebEOC to coordinate frequencies as they shift. Log into WebEOC and then into the “Special Event” for the ARES Hospital Net

We welcome all relays as well.