Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In the USA, for someone to say they did not get a warning is essentially to say "I did not want a warning."
Emergency Managers, for years, have encouraged the Citizen to be more active in getting their warning information. The days of the siren to wake us up in the middle of the night is over. As one emergency manager pointed out:
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
In a recent Amateur Radio Emergency Services Newsletter, this announcement appeared.
Vermont Section Manager Paul Gayet, AA1SU, has announced a to be used as a central gathering point for potential emergency/disaster response situations -- 146.490 MHz.
The has been using this frequency to meet on after their Sunday evening net on the local repeater. They have had great success with it.
The value of having a standard simplex frequency is to have a place to go to in the event that local repeaters are off the air during an emergency or disaster response. Vermont radio amateurs are being asked to program the frequency into all 2-meter radios and use it/test it regularly with another operator within range.
Operators are also asked to program the frequency into their radio's priority watch function if available. -
While traveling, monitoring 146.52 has produced some nice contacts. Of course, sideband operators on 144.2 have been doing this for a long time. “Voice Alert works perfectly for simplex calling.”
Joel, N5LXI, has produced this table of two-meter frequencies:
The National Calling frequency on 440 is 446.000.
Do you monitor a simplex frequency in addition to your local repeater?
Posted by Lloyd Colston at 1:51 PM
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