11 September 2017
(111159Z SEP 2017)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please distribute to all EMCOMM organizations
Radio Relay International – Update 3 regarding Hurricane Irma
Please see earlier initial guidance bulletin and updates for full background. They are available at: www.radio-relay.org and www.facebook.com/radiorelayinternational
IATN Watch Frequencies:
RRI IATN operators are encouraged to continue monitoring 7115 and 14115 on a voluntary basis throughout Monday, September 11, 2017 when available to do so. We will not have a formal duty roster for today, but standing watch is encouraged.
There will be no liaison to the Hurricane Watch Net. However, RRI operators are encouraged to monitor the SATERN nets when available to do so. If checking-in, please identify yourself as “Radio Relay International.” Two SATERN frequencies of interest are:
• International SATERN SSB Net: 14265 khz (1500Z to 2300Z)
• Southern Territory SATERN Net: 7262 kHz (1200Z to 1500Z and 2300Z to 0300Z)
Digital Traffic Network (DTN):
Digital Traffic Stations are reminded to increase the frequency of traffic download. Please expedite any hurricane related traffic using the best means possible.
Official Requests for Support or Activation:
Radio Relay International networks are available to support local and statewide operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma. In keeping with our standard policy, any net manager or emergency communications program manager (EC, RO, etc.) may request activation of Radio Relay International networks to support statewide, regional or national communications functions. During this operation, the primary and secondary points of contact for activation are, respectively:
Jeff Miller (WB8WKQ)
Eastern Area Coordinator
5763 Lake George Rd.
Dryden, MI. 48428
James Wades (WB8SIW)
National Emergency Communications Coordinator
810 Skyline Dr.
Marion, IL. 62959
All that is necessary is to get a message to either the primary and secondary contact to arrange support operations. The Radio Relay International Digital Traffic Network (DTN) remains available 24 hours a day for emergency communications support. Likewise, watch frequencies can be assigned for voice or CW operation based on our National Emergency Communications Response Plan.