Local Emergency Nets
ARES, which stands for Amateur Radio Emergency Services, handles health and welfare traffic for hospitals and the Red Cross. During the fire we were in contact with Fallbrook Hospital and the Red Cross evacuation center at the Fallbrook High School. We were also in communications with the Red Cross in San Diego.
- Fallbrook Area Net, Tuesday 7:00 PM local, FARC Red Mtn.146.175 MHz (+) PL 107.2 and 445.600 MHz (-) PL 107.2
- San Diego Section Northern District ARES HF Net, Sunday 8:15 AM local on 3.924 KHz
- San Diego Section Northern District ARES VHF Net, Sunday 8:30 AM local PARC 146.730 MHz (-) PL 107.2
This is why our Tuesday night nets are so important. During these nets we give out information as to where and when the training sessions are to be held and also upcoming events in which Fallbrook operators will be utilized. The nets also give us a sense of whom we can call on in case of an emergency. The last and most important reason is that we are all testing our equipment each and every week to make sure that our equipment is reliable.