Comparing and contrasting:
(1) Skywarn Net on the 145.49 Trenton, SC repeater
(2) The CSRA ARES® Net on the 147.12 Wrens, GA repeater
- If the loss of communications is a concern, The CSRA ARES® NET takes priority over Skywarn, especially for “Active” ARES® members.
- If severe weather is forecast that does not seem to threaten lives, Skywarn will be our “go to” net on the 145.49 (+600 KHz, 71.9 tone), but the The CSRA ARES® NET will stand-by in case there is wide-spread damage that may require a GEMA response.
- If you/we are not sure of the potential dangers for severe weather,
- active ARES members should get on the 145.49 Skywarn repeater and then . . .
- check the 147.12 Wrens repeater occasionally especially if you think the weather could be severe enough to threaten commercial communications such as phone, cell phone & Internet.
- If The CSRA ARES® NET starts up in emergency session, then someone from The CSRA ARES® Net will periodically announce on the 145.49 repeater that The CSRA ARES® NET is running in emergency session. Active ARES members should then “report to” the 147.12 repeater.