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  1. VE3FAL

    VE3FAL Ham Member QRZ Page


    I just wanted to make an announcement for the Salvation Army Team Emergency
    Radio Network (SATERN) NBEMS digital HF nets. All are welcome and encouraged to
    check in.

    The primary nets are on Wednesday evenings and training nets are on Monday
    evenings. Here's the details:

    Wednesday evening SATERN NBEMS nets:
    8pm ET, 14.065 USB, 1500 Hz Waterfall Center, Olivia 16/500
    9pm ET, 7065 USB, 1500 Hz Waterfall Center, Olivia 16/500
    10pm ET, 3.5835 USB, 1000 Hz Waterfall Center, Olivia 16/500

    Same times and frequencies for the Monday evening training sessions, which are
    less formal and geared for first time check ins and folks with questions or who
    need training help.

    All check ins are welcome, regardless of software used. However, we pass
    bulletins and formal messages with the NBEMS FLDIGI and FLMSG software using
    several standard forms with embedded checksum calculations allowing users of
    NBEMS/FLMSG to display authentic views of ICS, NTS/Radiogram, HICS and other
    forms. FLMSG also allows an unlimited number of receiving stations to
    independently verify 100% accurate receipt.

    If you don't have the NBEMS FLDIGI/FLMSG software, you can still see the plain
    text in the message body, but you will see the extra coding for the form fields
    and the message checksum calculation.

    The free NBEMS software and more info is available at:

    Please spread the word and check in! If you have an active local SATERN group in
    your area, please let them know about the schedules and/or offer to act as a
    liaison station to move information to and from their local nets and the SATERN
    NBEMS HF nets.

    Fred VE3FAL
    SATERN Great Lakes Division
  2. W0DLR

    W0DLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    And the purpose of these nets?

    Just to check in to be checking in? That's the way with most nets, hardly considered as training nets when they are just hello and goodbye. Got you down for the count!
  3. N2NOV

    N2NOV Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's also tough to get participation from stations who insist on checking "in & out" and don't contribute. A message handling net needs more than just one or two stations to provide the practice messages. Instead of criticizing, how about participating?
    WE2LEW likes this.
  4. N4UED

    N4UED Ham Member QRZ Page

    I enjoy the digital modes as well as the others .
    The main problem is a critic that thinks the world is falling .
    If we all worked together we would have an even bigger following .
    Im happy the net is their .
    I hope to check into it sometimes , chuck , n4ued
  5. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Cool! I'll be looking for you guys, though the 10 p.m. time will usually conflict with something else, and the 80 meter net is probably my best shot from here. But, we'll see how it goes...
  6. W0DLR

    W0DLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    My point is, there are no messages. Most nets have turned into "No traffic nets". Listen on the air, surely you understand my point. Another net just to have a net never last very long.

    I am not against your net, but I see no purpose in another net to clutter the air when there is nothing but a check in and gone.

    The days of ham radio being necessary in times of emergency are over. If a cell system is down, it won't be for long you can bet on that.
  7. VE3FAL

    VE3FAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually we do pass messages and bulletins using various modes all dependant on band coditions etc....many of monitor the frequencies during the day and come home to many FLDIGI messages, these messages can also be relayed as received to make sure they do get around.
    Join us sometime, I monitor 14.065 daylight hours and 7.065 in the evenings..

    SATERN Great Lakes Division
    SATERN Liaison Officer
    DEC Amethyst ARES
  8. AG5AB

    AG5AB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll take that bet!
  9. KD5LMX

    KD5LMX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am a member of SATERN. They, as the Salvation Army also do great things. I passed info to a worried father that his son was safe during Katrina. There sure is a bunch of grumpy old men around.
  10. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Do you folks have a liason to NTS?
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