Emergency Power Test for K1ARC Red Cross Net
K1ARC American Red Cross Emergency Training Net
On Wednesday, December 3, is the next American Red
Cross K1ARC Emergency Training Net. This net is open
to any amateur radio operator who is interested in HF
All stations are requested to use EMERGENCY POWER when
checking into the December 3rd Net as we will be
conducting a test in preparation for the winter’s
upcoming Nor-Easters snow storms. This request is
The net meets at 8:00 P.M. (local) on 3.915 MHz, plus
or minus 5 kHz, Voice/LSB on the FIRST Wednesday of
Are you ready to operate an Emergency HF Radio Station
during the next blizzard or ice storm to hit the
Now is a great time to test your emergency power
supply for your station.
But, please remember… SAFETY FIRST!!!
Portable generators can kill by electrocution, fire,
and carbon monoxide poisoning. Acid storage batteries
can maim and burn. For example, a 12-volt/300-amp
lead-acid storage battery can mutilate a finger in a
fraction of a second by shorting it through a wedding
ring and handheld screwdriver. Ouch!
Use extreme caution, and again, SAFETY FIRST!!!
Please note that using emergency power is requested,
but is it NOT required. So, please check-in even if
you are unable to use emergency power.
TNX ES 73,
K1ARC Net Control