Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday May 4, 2013 at 10 AM

Net Control for May’s Eastern MA Hospital Net will be South Shore Hospital. The net will commence at the usual time of 10am using the following repeaters in the order listed.

Sharon 146.865 Tone 103.5
Norwood 147.210 tone 100    
W.Bridgewater 146.775. DPL 244
Fall River 146.805 Tone 67.0      
Simplex 147.42
The Net will then return to Sharon for comments and net closing.

If you’re unable to reach a specific repeater please monitor the next system in the rotation and wait for the net to arrive. If you lose contact with the rotation and are not sure where the net is currently located, South Shore Hospital will continue to monitor the Sharon Repeater during the Net. You can check with us (W1SSH) on Sharon and ask where the Net is currently located.

NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard net check in procedure which is:   Here is.., un-key, wait 3 seconds to check for doubling, then give your facility’s call sign, your first name, and your facility’s name. Alternatively, If your facility does not have it’s own call sign, Your call sign, Your Name, and the facility you are located at or represented.
We would like to extend an invitation to the EOC of any city or town that is served by one of our participating hospitals to join the Net. During an event it is quite likely that these locations will be activated, and the need to communicate with health care facilities via amateur radio may become a real possibility. We also extend an invitation to any RACES or ARES member to check in during the NET.

If any group or organization would like to run the Net please let us know. We would like to rotate Net Control among as many groups as possible.

Any hospital wishing to join the net but unable to do so due to a lack of equipment or personal please contact us at ssharc@gmail.com or Carl Aveni at caave@peoplepc.com for assistance in getting your location on the air.

Thanks to the generosity of their trustees, the following list of repeaters are available for us to conduct our nets and for emergency use. Only a few systems are used each month with the selection of those used made by Net Control for that month.  More systems are being added to the list on a regular basis through the generosity of their trustees.

Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3
Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0 
Fairhaven 145.490 tone 67.0   
Fall River 146.805. tone 67.0
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9 
Norwell 145.390 tone 67.0     
Norwood 147.210 tone 100.00
Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
Salem 146.88 tone 118.8       
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5   
W. Bridgewater 146.775 dpl 244
Wrentham 147.09 tone 146.2

We look forward to hearing you all on the Net.

John O’Neill – K1JRO

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