Gwinnett ARES holds weekly training and information nets on the Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society 2 meter repeater every Monday night beginning at 8:30pm local time. The net operates on 147.075 MHz(+) with a PL tone of 82.5. The Net Control Station (NCS) and Alternate NCS and Digital NCS stations and HF NCS volunteer their time to practice.
The HF voice net begins at 2000 local time. The VHF voice net begins with voice check-ins followed by a digital net following the voice net at 2100. The digital net will utilize one digital mode for 2 weeks rotating among FLdigi, Winlink and D-RATS. Check the googlesheet below for digital mode.
Emergency nets, either SKYWARN or for other emergency situations, can be activated at any time when the need arises. Severe weather nets are always activated when a severe warning, such as a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning, is issued by the National Weather Service. Emergency nets should only be activated by the Emergency Coordinator, the Net Manager or one of the Assistant ECs. However, if none are available and an emergency situation exists, any member may activate a net.
The current Training Net script (updated 2017) can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF for use on the Monday evening Training Net.
The Georgia Section ARES HF Net operates each Sunday evening at 2200 hours Zulu (6:00 pm Summer, 5:00 pm Winter) on 3975 KHz. All ARES members are encouraged to check in to the Net to exercise HF operation. The Metro Atlanta ARES District Net operates a VHF net on the first Sunday evening of the month at 1600 or 4:00 pm local time. The net operates on the WB4NWS repeater, 145.430- MHz (PL 107.2). All Metro Atlanta ARES members are encouraged to check in to this net.
After conducting a net, please immediately e-mail a text copy of your net log, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reporting format is: Text (TXT) file, one station call sign to each line. Net participation is usually transcribed into the data base within 18 hours of the end of the net.
Questions, please e-mail W4KDA@arrl.net
Net Control Assignments are on the Google sheet.
Click for the current Training Net script (updated 2017)