FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
1. Listen much more than
2. Check-in on the above listed disaster
if you suspect something's afoot. Assume automatic net activation if you can't get a dial tone.
Non-ham frequencies to monitor are:
Sussex County Fire Dispatch:
Delaware Electric Cooperative
153.725, 158.190, 158.235 MHz.
Emergency Alert System (EAS) Radio: WZBH 93.5 FM, WSSR 900 AM
3. Avoid spreading rumors. Just
because someone else said it doesn't make it true, so don't repeat it unless
4. Authenticate all messages. Keep
an event log. Formal messages should be written and signed by a disaster
5. Strive for efficiency. Know
the standard ITU phonetic alphabet and practice sending and receiving formal
6. Use all communications channels intelligently. Amateur
radio is a secondary emergency communications service. If primary
communications such as telephones, the State Radio System, etc. are functioning
and adequate, we may not be needed.
7. Don't "broadcast."
Remember that what we say might be heard by the public, but don't transmit to
to the Net Control Station and direct
all communication through him/her.
OF WHAT TO BRING
2 Meter HT, batteries & charger
2 Meter Mag Mount Antenna Radio Programming Instructions
Adequate Clothing & Footwear
Jacket, Hat & Rain Gear
Clipboard, Pad, Pencil, Flashlight
County & State Roadmaps
Cash & Phone Card
ID Card & FCC License
VOM, & Tools
& Power Strip
2 Meter Radio & Power Supply
Antenna, Cables & Connectors
Food, Drinks &