Monthly Archives: September 2005

Emergeny Net Operations

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), that is currently coordinating emergency communications in the regions hit by hurricane Katrina, has put a guide online how to handle emergency operations on the radio. It is quite interesting because there are major differnces between ordinary (amateur) radio traffic and the emergency traffic. Especially when the load of health and welfare traffic increases a frequency can quickly become too crowded. In this case the guide proposes to open next to the main Command and Control net an additional “tactical” net that can handle some of the additional stations.