Volunteer Radio Emergency Communications Team
serving Stafford County, Virginia
Frequencies, Repeaters, & Nets
The following frequencies and repeaters are used by the Stafford EmComm Team, courtesy of the Stafford Area Radio Association (SARA). All Stafford EmComm members are highly encouraged to support SARA. Please visit their site for more information.
All EmComm members are highly encouraged to set up a mobile Packet Radio station. Packet Radio is used to transmit patient lists and other sensitive information for the Red Cross and County officials.
145.550 MHz is the SARA packet node. The mailbox is SARAMB and the node name is SARA. The BBS is open to all Amateur Radio Operators.
Instructions to connect to the Virginia Digital Emergency Network (VDEN) packet system and a statewide system map will be posted on the SARA web site.
During an EmComm event, the primary repeater to monitor is the analog repeater on 145.270 MHz. An Administrative and Logistics net is established on the analog repeater at 444.450 MHz.
Please visit the SARA web site for the most current repeater information. The Trustee for all SARA repeater systems is Emmett Price, K3EP.
Other area repeater information is available at the RVARC web site at http://www.qsl.net/rvarc/rvarcotherrpt.html.
Weekly EmComm Radio Net
The short (10 minute) weekly EmComm radio net is combined with the weekly SARA Thursday Night Net. It is convened on the air every Thursday at 2010 hours local time (or close to that time) on the 145.270 MHz repeater. One or two EmComm Tips are offered during the net. The Net Control Station will normally be the County EC/RO (N3GQ) or an AEC/ARO. Anyone who wishes to present EmComm material is welcome to send us a script or voice it over the air. Join us!
Other Frequencies Used in Our Area
Additional information, such as the team's Standing Operating Procedures (SOP), is available from the Stafford EmComm Team leadership. This document contains sensistive information and is only issued to registered team members.
The chart below was copied from the RVARC Club page at www.qsl.net/rvarc -- some data are VERY outdated or incorrect. Please send us corrections if you know them! This list does not include all D-Star frequencies (see table above).
Please send mail to the Stafford EmComm Team at SEmComm(at)qsl.net
with questions or comments about this web site.