Arizona Emergency Net - Maricopa

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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County



Last week, we learned the radiogram format and how to copy a message over the air.  We talked the talk.  Now, let's walk the walk.  This week, we focus on originating a radiogram and transmitting it.  Come prepared to originate and receive 1 or 2 messages.

    I'm currently reading a history of the World War II radio activities at England's Bletchley Park and Whaddon Hall.  Units in the field encoded their messages and passed them in a format not too different from today's radiograms.  Imagine spies and agents around the world tuning up their portable HF stations to pass important information back and forth with headquarters back home.  We're not handling codes, but sending and receiving high-accuracy messages lets us touch the history and lore of those fabled operators.

(1)  Draft 1 or 2 exercise messages of your own.  They can either be "dummy" messages, not intended for delivery or "live" messages, intended for delivery.
(2)  Go to "Files" and download the radiogram form.  Print a half-dozen or so copies.  Be ready to receive exercise messages.
(3)  East Valley stations, program the Mesa Bank of America UHF repeater into your radio -- 449.625(-), 100 Hz tone.  You'll be told when to use that repeater.
(4)  North and West Valley stations, program the White Tanks 146.94(-), 162.2 Hz tone, repeater into your radio.
(5)  City of Phoenix stations, program the Chase 146.64(-), 162.2 Hz tone, repeater into your radio.
Dennis, KE7EJF, will be our Net Control.  No one volunteered to help with sub-nets or for Alternate Net Control.  Be ready to volunteer quickly Monday night.
-- Mike



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