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Registration: If you want to register officially, please go to the web page listed below & fill out the online application. You do not have to register to check into any SATERN net or to participate in any activation. You do need to be registered if you want to be deployed to any disaster location.
SATERN Nets: Below is a brief summary of some of the SATERN Nets.
SATERN 20 meter International Net
Days: Monday through Saturday
Time: 8 am Pacific Time, Early check-ins start at 45 minutes before net
Frequency: 14,265 kHz
Alternate frequency: 14,312 kHz if the normal frequency occupied
Current SATERN 20 Meter Net Control Lineup
Monday: Bob (WA5EEZ), Tuttle, Oklahoma
Tuesday: Harry (W0HMS), Saint Louis, Missouri
Wednesday: Warren (WX8OH), West Lafayette, Ohio
Thursday: Lee (WA5LEE), Tomball, Texas - Net Manager
Friday: Major Tom, (K2QMU), Albany, New York
1st Saturday: Gene (WA9TZL), Freeburg, Illinois
2nd Saturday: John (KA4RXP), Germantown, Tennessee
3rd Saturday: Dave (KF7YWR), Athol, Idaho
4th Saturday: Danny (W4MI), Valrico, Florida
5th Saturday: Michael, (K7HIL), Tucson, Arizona
Central Territory Net
Time: 6:30 am Pacific Time (early check-ins 15 minutes before net)
Frequency: 7.265 MHz
Net Control: Warren WX8OH, in Ohio
Eastern Territory Net
Time: 8:30 am Pacific Time (early check-ins 15 minutes before net)
Frequency: 3.918 MHz
Net Control: Major Tom K2QMU, New York
Southern Territory Net
Time: 8 am Pacific Time (early check-ins somewhat before that)
Frequency: 7.265 MHz
Net Control: Ken AD5XJ in Louisiana or he might use WB5ALM call-sign
Western Territory Net
Day: Sunday Evening
Time: 0400 Zulu (9 pm in Arizona). Early check-ins about an hour before
Frequency: 3,977.7 kHz (yes 3,977.7)
Time: 1700 Central Time
Frequency: VHF 146.920MHz PL tone 110.9Hz
Time: 1800 Central Time
Frequency: 3,873 kHz Dallas
SATERN Digital Net: If you are into digital nets, SATERN operates one as follows:
Time: 10 am Pacific Time, with early check-ins about 1 hour before
Frequency: 14.065 MHz
Waterfall location: 1,500 Hz
Software: FLdigi, FLmsg, & FLamp (all free)
Net Control Call-Sign: WB5ALM run by Ken (AD5XJ)
Net Control Opportunities
We are always looking for alternate (Substitute) net controls. If you are interested, we can supply the script, instructions on how the SATERN net is run, how to change to the alternate frequency, & a tutorial on how to use NetLogger for check-ins and reporting. This program makes running the net much easier, because it has a list of previous check-ins. All you need to do is enter a call-sign then the program will list the person's name, location, & gridsquare. NO Internet access is required for previous check-ins, but an active QRZ .XML subscription IS required for NEW lookups.
There are always several relays to help run the net, which greatly helps when propagation is poor.
Questions? This is more than you asked for but if you have any questions, please let us know & we'll do our best to answer them.
Thank you & 73!
WA5LEE - Lee Glassman, Tomball Texas
SATERN 20m Net Manager