Priorities: ARES and Skywarn

Comparing and contrasting:
(1) Skywarn Net on the 145.49 Trenton, SC repeater
and the
(2) The CSRA ARES® Net on the 146.64 Waynesboro, GA repeater (-600 KHz, 71.9 tone) with Echolink node 73883 for those who may have trouble getting into the 146.64 repeater.

  • When the loss of communications becomes a concern, The CSRA ARES® NET takes priority over Skywarn, especially for “Active” ARES® members.
  • If severe weather is forecast that does not seem to threaten communications, Skywarn will be our “go to” net on the 145.49 (+600 KHz, 71.9 tone), but the The CSRA ARES® NET will stand-by in case there is loss of county-wide, district-wide or even state-wide communications that may require a GEMA response.
  • If you/we are not sure of the potential dangers for severe weather,
    • active ARES members should get on the 145.49 Skywarn repeater and then . . .
    • check the 146.64 (-600 KHz, 71.9 tone, Echolink node 73883) Waynesboro repeater occasionally especially if you think the weather could be severe enough to threaten commercial communications such as phone, cell phone & Internet.  Those who cannot hit the 14.64 repeater should log on using Echolink node 73883.
    • If  The CSRA ARES® NET starts up in emergency session, then someone from The CSRA ARES® Net will periodically announce on the 145.49 repeater that The CSRA ARES® NET is running in emergency session.  Active ARES members should then shift their attention to the 146.64 repeater.