Emergency Radio Communication Team (ERCT)

"Expanding ERC and NET coverage from around the World!"

Training

ARES Becoming a Better NCS
NTS Radiogram Fundamentals

Excellent training by George Miller W3GWM

Watch his presentation on Becoming a Better NCS and view his Power Point slide. I will announce it on a net when he has completed editing the NTS Radiogram Fundamentals You can email George W3GWM if you have any questions or visit his Website. You can download this Step by Step Guide using Zoom to help setup a free Zoom account. This will allow you to join other Training/Meetings in the future using a mic or video camera.

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training
Get a Spotter Number by taking this Course

You need to watch the video presentation for the Skywarn Weather Spotter Training. Once your done, email either Chevy or Gavin to let them know you had completed the training. You should also include your Full Name, Home Address, HAM call sign (if applicable), Phone number(s), Hours you can be available for a weather report (i.e. 8am-8pm), and Date you trained. If you are a new spotter or if this is a refresher or renewal (give your old spotter number). Here is the Skywarn Newsletter for more information.

Volunteer Net Reporters Needed
Looking for Net Reporters to log certain Nets

Net Reporters are needed to help keep track of certain nets by logging it directly in to Kona Bob AH6GT 40meter.net database, here are the instructions. If you're not able to log a net there. You can use the following options by emailing a NCS Log Report or use Winlink. Data is collected by ARES Team and sent to ARRL. It's a great way to practice and sharpen your skills in case you happen to be first responder during an emergency.

Hawaii/Mainland AllStar Net
SUN 4:00 pm (HST) find nearest Repeater by Tito WH6CTX

All OPR are welcomed to check-in or volunteer to be NCS using this Net Script. You can contact admins Dave AH6OD, Jesse WH6AV, Jim NH6HI and Wayne KH6IN to schedule you in. They will walk you step by step on what is required to set you up as NCS using the internet. You can check out the Net Roster (started May 10, 2020) to see who has checked in each Sunday. Awesome job Jesse WH6AV and mahalo for creating this!

Laupahoehoe CERT Net
First 3 weeks SUN of the Month 7:00 pm (HST) Simplex 146.490 by CERT Team

Meet on Pepeeko Repeater 15 minutes prior to 7 pm to check-in than move over to simplex. The purpose of this net is to test your equipment, help relay messages and give signal reports from your location down to Hilo, Puna or other areas to connect with other CERT teams. All amateur radio operator are welcomed to check in.

East Hawaii Radio Training Net
4th SUN of the Month 7:00 pm (HST) Pepeekeo Repeater 146.880- pl 100.0

All HAMS are welcome to check-in to test your equipment, relay any information or messages and to see how far operators out there can reach out using Pepeekeo Repeater.

BIARC Morning Net
MON WED FRI 8:00 am (HST) Kulani Repeater 146.760- pl 100.0

All Amateur Radio Operators are welcome to check-in and participate with this Social Net. If you would like to practice as Net Control Station during one of their nets. You can contact Paul WH7BR or Peggy KE6TIS to schedule you in. You can use the following BIARC Net Script or Instruction Sheet to guide you through .

KHRC VHF Simplex Emergency Net
MON 10:30 am (HST) Simplex 146.400

All OPR are welcome to check-in and give your signal reports. Main goal is to eventually relay a message circling the island. Please send Ceri AH6CS your signal report before 12pm that day so she can add it to her weekly spreadsheet report for all of us to see!

Kaloli CERT Net
TUE 9:00 am (HST) TBA by CERT Team

Test your equipment, help relay messages and give signal reports from your location, Puna, Hilo or other areas to connect with CERT teams,

DMR Tech Net
TUE 8:00 pm (HST) TG 310745, C4FM 31150 or P25 TG 3115

Be sure to join Blake KH7MS and Larry WH6DYI as they take the time to help others wanting to learn more about DMR or topics that you may be interested in. You can join the Chat Room Larry had setup to send messages. I was able to check in & hit the Live Stream bar above. Great way to experience DMR Nets if you dont have a DMR radio yet! You can also email Blake KH7LM if you would like to act as NCS, here is the DMR Net Script.

PERC Simplex Relay Net
WED 7:00 pm (HST) PERC Repeater 145.450- pl 100.0

Report your current (location, radio, watts, and antenna) your using. Then move to 146.520 National Simplex Calling Frequency or 147.555 simplex and wait for role call. If you can't hear net control, wait till you hear the 1st person who relays a call to check-in. Do not pass any messages unless asked by net control or by relay to avoid stepping on others. Be prepared to put out a relay call when asked to see if any other OPR in your area wanting to check in. Move back over to the PERC Repeater for signal reports, questions, comments, etc. This is one of the best ways to start building an Emergency Simplex Contact List!

BIARC Tech Net
WED 8:00 pm (HST) Kulani Repeater 146.760- pl 100.0

Tune in to learn a new skill or information by participating and practicing on how to use the many different Digital modes like APRS, BBS Packet, FLDigi, SSTV, Vara FM, Winlink, etc. They will discuss antennas, proper grounding, proteting your equipment anything related to Ham Radio. Feel free to ask tech questions with any of these experts or just stop by to listen in. If you want to learn something new, BIARC Tech Net is for you!

Orchidland CERT Net
THU 7:00 pm (HST) Simplex 147.480 by Orchidland CERT Team

Test your equipment, help relay messages and give signal reports from your location, Puna, Hilo or other areas to connect with CERT Teams.

PERC 10m SSB CW Class
THU 8:00 pm (HST) 10m SSB CW Class 28.380 by KB6EGA

Bob will explain prior to the start of each class what he will be sending and how long the session will be. It may start off with alphabets, then numbers and last with quotation marks. He will also talk about the do's and dont's of CW. As his students start to get proficient, it will progress to words, sentences and callsigns.

ARES Message Handling and Relay Net
SAT 7:00 pm (HST) Kulani Repeater 146.760- pl 100.0

Message Handling & Relay, done periodically using ICS 213, ARRL Radiogram, ACS & Skywarn, net by Irene NH7PE. She also recommends practicing Reverse Operation with your radio..

FLDigi Net
4th THU of the Month 8:00 pm (HST) 146.840- pl 100.0

Join us on the 4th Thursday on each month for fldigi/flmsg practice on the IRLP Linked Repeaters. Any IRLP Node can connect to this net on REF9254. You can reach out and ask the owner Kent K1ENT if it is okay to connect in using his IRLP Repeater. If you are not ready/able to transmit reliably, you are welcome to participate in listen only mode. Participate regularly to ensure that your setup is ready to go..

HSVOAD Activate Mauna Kea Repeater Net
1st SAT of the Month 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (HST) 146.720- pl 100.0

All operators are welcome to check-in by giving your Callsign, Name and Location.. Listen in prior to contacting NCS to know what information he needs or requesting to avoid constant repeats which tends to slow the net down (only 1 hour). It can be difficult for Kevin AH6QO to copy at times so be prepared to help relay when he asks for assistance.