Emergency Radio Communication Team (ERCT)

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


ARES - ARC SET 2020 Exercise
SAT OCT 3rd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (HST)

Be sure to Sign Up if you are interested in participating in the upcoming Hurricane Makani Pahili 2020 SET Exercise. We are no longer required to deploy to a Shelter due to Covid-19. Here is the ARRL SET 2020 Instructions. Be sure to select a Shelter name from the East & North Hawaii Shelter List. The HUB & SPOKE ROSTER will be constantly updated to help keep everyone on the same page.

East & North Hawaii Monthly Siren Test Report
Volunteer HAMS and NCS are Needed to Relay Report to HCCDA

Tom Olsen from Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency is requesting assistance in reporting monthly siren test status for certain areas. We are looking for volunteer HAMS and Net Control Station(s) to help report the Monthly Siren Test to take the radio messages & pass them on to Civil Defense, please Sign Up if you're interested.

Hawaii Mainland AllStar Net (HMASN)
SUN 4:00 pm (HST) find nearest Repeaters & Nodes 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!

East Hawaii Radio Training Net (EHRTN)
SUN every 2nd and 4th week of the Month by EHRTN

2nd week EHRTN 6:45 pm (HST) 146.880- pl 100.0 and 146.490 simplex 7:00 pm
4th week EHRTN 7:00 pm (HST) 146.880- pl 100.0 Pepeekeo Repeater
For the simplex net, John WH6FSI listens on the Pepeekeo repeater at 6:45 pm to see if anyone would like to add their names to the check-in list before the net starts. At 7:00 pm he goes to 146.490 and relays his list to the NCS there. Mel KH6EKD or EHRTN Team is the Net Control Station for the 4th week of the Month EHRTN at 7:00 pm on the Pepeekeo repeater. He welcomes all licensed amateur radio operators to check-in to test their equipment and give signal reports. It's a great way to get to know your fellow HAMS from North and East Hawaii Districts!

Big Island Amateur Radio Club Morning Net (BIARC)
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 .

Kohala Hamakua Radio Club VHF Simplex Emergency Net (KHRC)
MON 10:30 am (HST) 146.400 Mhz Simplex

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!

DMR Tech Net
TUE 7:00 pm (HST) "Hawaii TAC 1" TG 310745

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 that 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

Kaloli Point CERT Team
WED 8:30 am (HST) on 147.450 Mhz Simplex

The Kaloli Point CERT team serves the community along Beach Road and north to Kaloli Point in cooperation with the PAKA Neighborhood Watch and the Kaloli Point Radio Team. We're a group of volunteer Emergency responders (CERTs, hams, NW patrol) and conduct a Wednesday morning local simplex net on 147.450 Mhz. Our CERT team has kindly been offered Tuesday morning access to the Kulani Repeater through Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC). Community, Emergency Preparedness, and Education are our driving motivations.

Puna Emergency Radio Club Simplex Relay Net (PERC)
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 147.555 simplex and wait for roll 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!

Big Island Amatuer Radio Club Tech Net (BIARC)
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 Team
THU 7:00 pm (HST) 146.760- pl 100.0 than move to 147.480 Simplex by CERT

Orchidland CERT Team will check-in at 7:00 pm on 146.760- pl 100.0 Kulani Repeater for a round of comments.. All other CERT Teams and amatuer radio operators are welcomed to participate when called to check-in. Than QSY to 146.480 simplex for roll call and additional check-ins,to test your equipment, practice message handling and relay messages, or give signal reports,.. .

Puna Emergency Radio Club 10m SSB CW Class (PERC)
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.

Amateur Radio Emergency Service Message Handling Net (ARES)
SAT 7:00 pm (HST) Kulani Repeater 146.760- pl 100.0

Message Handling & Relay, done periodically using ACS, ARC, ICS 213, Radiogram, & Skywarn forms, by Irene NH7PE. This ICS-213 Message Handling Training PDF is very helpful. She also recommends practicing Reverse Operation with your radio. You can download the ARES 2m Net Script mahalo to Irene for sharing it with us.

DMR Hawaii Net
SAT 7:00 pm (HST) TUE 7:00 pm (HST) "Hawaii TAC 1" TG 311551

All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to check in. I encourage all stations to check in, and to participate with comments on the "topic of interest." The net provides a great opportunity to share questions regarding DMR, and other amateur radio related topics. If anyone has any suggestions for a topic of interest or is interested in being net control please send me an email, here is the DMR Net Script.. If you want to check in via the website go to kh7ms.com and you can join us on the live chat and also monitor the net using the live stream.

Volcano CERT Team
1st SAT of the Month 9:00 am (HST) 146.260+ pl 103.5 than 442.150+ pl 100.0

Volcano CERT Team will check-in at 9:00 am on 146.260+ pl 100.0 for radio signal checks and open discussion for two rounds than QSY to 442.150+ pl 100.0 for radio checks and closing of the net.

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.

ARES Becoming a Better NCS
Excellent training by George Miller W3GWM

Watch his presentation on Becoming a Better NCS and view his Power Point slide. 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

Watch the video presentation for the Skywarn Weather Spotter Training. Once your done, email Gavin to let him 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.