Stafford Area Radio Association
Amateur Radio - Emergency Communications - SKYWARN

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General Voice Net
Thursday 8:00 PM
145.375 MHz(-)/
444.450 MHz(+) linked
CTCSS 79.7 Hz
Specialty Net
D-STAR
Thursday 7:30 PM
2 Meter D-STAR Net
145.320 MHz(-)
Linked to the NCR D-STAR repeaters

SKYWARN Net
During Severe Weather
145.270 MHz(-) (CTCSS Off)

EmComm

Many SARA members and other hams in the Stafford area volunteer to participate in emergency communications (EmComm) support to the Stafford County government and those jurisdictions within the immediate SARA repeater coverage area, including the Red Cross regional office in Spotsylvania. SARA provides the use of our repeaters, and owns equipment given to us by Stafford County, to support emergency communications.  Such equipment includes VHF/UHF hand-held, VHF/UHF mobile, and HF radios. For a list of EmComm county/city coordinators in Virginia, please go here.  Please also visit the Stafford County-approved Stafford EmComm Team website for more information.

SKYWARN

SARA participates in SKYWARN, a field spotter network trained and sponsored by the National Weather Service. The local NWS designated SKYWARN repeater is our 145.270 machine. SKYWARN net control operators can activate the SKYWARN mode on the repeater [SKYWARN mode puts the CW id in the courtesy beep, activates the SKYWARN announcement every 16.7 minutes, and disables numerous admin announcements], and then take weather reports to be relayed to the NWS in Sterling, Virginia. For more information on SKYWARN, and to see a map of the area repeaters supporting SKYWARN, go here.

For the latest Newletter from NOAA in Sterling, VA...go here.