Emergency Radio Communication Team (ERCT)

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

Training or Special Events

AllStar Nets using the HMASN Network
Big Island Monthly Siren Net 11:30 am (HST) 1st work day of Month

A great way to alert Civil Defense and Communities by giving a Siren Status Report, whether it's working, nothing heard or malfunction (concise description). It is also good NCS practice & training passing message traffic while participating or listening in. If you would like to take a turn as NCS, please feel free to let us know!

SUN 3:30 pm (HST) Amateur Radio Newsline on HMASN Network

Amateur Radio Newsline is a free service to the amateur radio community. They produce a weekly audio news bulletin called a QST or bulletin of interest to radio amateurs that is delivered by a downloadable MP3 audio file from their website or through a podcast subscription.

SUN 4:00 pm (HST) Hawaii/Mainland AllStar Network

A Net made for our locals who have moved abroad or anyone wanting to check-in to the HMASN. If you would like to take a turn as an NCS or practice as a live Net Logger. Feel free to contact Dave AH6OD, Jesse WH6AV, Jim NH6HI or Wayne KH6IN that you are in. Here is the Net Script and let Jesse know you need credentials for logging. Great training and excellent skills to develop incase you happen to be first responder during an emergency.

MON 8:30 pm (HST) Hilo Stake Net

Anyone is welcome to check in to test your equipment, give signal reports or have something to share with the group.

East Hawaii Radio Training Net & Laupahoehoe CERT Team
SUN 6:45 pm 146.880- pl 100.0 & 7:00 pm 146.460 Simplex

Laupahoehoe CERT Net 2nd SUN 6:45 pm 146.880- pl 100.0 & 146.460 Mhz 7:00 pm on simplex CERT Team. 4th SUN 7:00 pm 146.880- pl 100.0 Malury KI6HBZ. 5th SUN Mel KH6EKD 6:45 pm 146.880- pl 100.0 & 146.460 Mhz 7:00 pm. All licensed amateur radio operators are welcome to check-in.

HI ARES bi-weekly Winlink Exercise
MON bi-weekly practice using Winlink

All OPR are welcome to participate via Winlink Telnet (internet) Vara FM or Vara HF by contacting Van NH7IT via Winlink to join this group. Practice sending out forms, gain skills, knowledge and get comfortable using Winlink.

Kohala Hamakua Radio Club VHF Simplex Emergency Net
MON 10:30 am 146.400 Mhz Simplex

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

Kaloli Point CERT Team
WED 8:30 am 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. Community, Emergency Preparedness and Education are our driving motivations.

Puna Radio Relay Club Simplex Net (PRRC)
WED 7:00 pm 146.760- pl 100.0 & 146.520 Mhz

Check-in on 146.760- pl 100.0 then QSY to 146.520 Mhz for roll call. Put out the call when asked by NCS or via relay to see if other OPR want to check in. Contact Bob KB6EGA if you would like to take a turn as NCS. Net Script & Sign-In Sheet by (Leigh WH6LC) and here is the Roster.

Big Island Amatuer Radio Club Tech Net (BIARC)
WED 8:00 pm Kulani 146.760- pl 100.0

Gain knowledge, new skills by participating or practicing different Digital modes. Discuss antennas, proper grounding, protecting your equipment, basically anything related to Ham Radio. Feel free to ask questions or just stop by and listen in.

Winlink Thursdays by EmComm-Training.org
THU 11:59 pm Winlink weekly drill are due

We conduct weekly or monthly practice drills, sending various ICS and Winlink form messages. We conduct semi-annual larger-scale drills, based on the skills learned during practice. Our operators are members of an array of Ham Radio emergency communications groups, but members with no affiliation to any group are also welcome. View the ETO Winlink Map to see who has been participating.

Orchidland CERT Team
THU 7:00 pm 147.480 Mhz, 146.760- pl 100.0, 442.500+ pl 100.0

Orchidland CERT Team 7:00 pm check-in on 147.490 Mhz then 146.760- pl 100.0 and 442.500+ pl 100.0 for a round of comments. All CERT Teams and amatuer radio operators are welcome to check-in.

Puna Radio Relay Club 10m SSB CW Class (PRRC)
THU 8:00 pm (HST) 10m SSB CW Class 28.380

Bob KB6EGA starts each class by explaining 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
SAT 7:00 pm Kulani Repeater 146.760- pl 100.0

Message Handling & Relay done perodically by Irene NH7PE using ARC, ICS 213, Radiogram, & Skywarn forms. This ICS-213 Message Handling Training PDF is very helpful. She also recommends practicing Reverse Operation with your radio. If you would like to take a turn as NCS, let her know at the start of the Net, here is the Net Script.

Volcano CERT Team
1st SAT of Month 9:00 am 147.260+ pl 103.5, 442.150+ pl 100.0, 146.490

Volcano CERT Team will check-in at 9:00 am on 147.260+ pl 103.5 for radio signal checks and open discussion for two rounds. Then move to 442.150+ pl 100.0 and 146.490 Mhz simplex for radio checks and closing of the net. All amateur radio operators are welcome to check-in.

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

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

Net Reporters
Log nets on 40meter.net

Net Reporters are used to keep track of nets for certain NCS by logging it directly into Kona Bob AH6GT 40meter.net database. Here are the instructions by Joe KH6FHI. You can email a NCS Log Report or use Winlink if you prefer to Darrell KH6RDO dasuka001@gmail.com.

NWS Honolulu SKYWARN Spotter Training 2021
Renew, refresher or get a Spotter # by Matthew Foster

Once you have completed watching the SKYWARN Spotter Training Video you need to email Matt the following information:
Full Name
HAM Number:
Contact Number:
Hours you can be available for a weather report:
Date you trained (today)
New Spotter or Refresher Training