Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lakeside Fire to Launch "Lakeside Emergency Net"

After months of development the Lakeside Fire District will debut the "Lakeside Emergency Net" in January 2014. This net is driven towards developing a relationship between the amateur radio community (HAMS) and the Lakeside Fire Protection District. From this relationship it is hoped that this resource can be used to help mitigate future local, and regional, emergencies

The net will be conducted by members of the Communications Volunteer Group from the River Park Fire Station Complex. The first net will be held on January 19th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The net will be conducted on the East County Repeater Association's Rattlesnake Mountain repeater. The repeater can be found on a frequency of 147.765 with a negative offset frequency. The P/L tone to access the repeater is 79.7

One of the major roadblocks to this net was finding a repeater site that would give good access to radio operators throughout the area. The East County Repeater Association   granted use of their Rattlesnake 2 Meter Repeater for the weekly net. This site is  ideal for the area as it has the ability to hear signals from stations tucked away in many of our remote canyon areas. The Lakeside Fire District would like to thank the members of ECRA for their generosity in allowing us to use the repeater.

Repeater Site
ECRA Rattlesnake Mountain Repeater

So please mark your calendars for the first net on January 19th, and we look forward to amateur radio operators from throughout the area to participate on this new net. If you have any questions (or suggestions) please send them to: 

Submitted: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Communications Volunteer Coordinator

1 comment:

  1. What a great start! Congratulations on a successful inaugural net. Great turn-out and good enthusiasm. Looking forward to more in the future. If you missed it, I'd suggest tuning in and checking in next Sunday!

    73 De N6SIX
    Joe Acevedo
    VicePresident, San Diego Six Shooters ARC
    Chairman, San Diego Amateur Radio Council, Inc