Statewide Voice Modes

HF Band Frequency
80/75 meters HF 3.975 MHz LSB (PRIMARY)
40 meters HF 7.287.5 MHz LSB (Secondary)
60 meters HF 5.330.5 MHz USB
160 meters HF 1.975 MHz LSB

Statewide Digital Modes

Communications Mode  
D-RATS net:gaares.ratflector.com:9000
net:nwga.ratflector.com:9000
net:rat.gaampr.net:9000
PSK63, PSK125 3.583 MHz USB
RMS Express/Winlink WX4GMA@Winlink.org

* Georgia Section HF Net Operations Plan - Click Here

* ARES State Voice Nets::

  • ARES Section Voice Net
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 5pm Winter / 6pm Summer Eastern - 2200 UTC
    • Frequency: 3975 kHz LSB
    • Note: It is suggested to use your backup power system on the first Sunday of the month, to test it is in working order.

* GA ARES State Digital Traffic Nets 2017::

  • January 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, and each Sunday in April : July : October
    • Protocol: PSK-125 , 3.583 kHz USB
      - center on 1000 , Check in to the net
      - center on 1500 , Traffic net , send ICS-213 ( FLDigi/FLMsg )
    • When: Sunday , Local Time: 4:00pm Winter/5:00pm Summer (2100 UTC)
  • February 5, 12, 19, & 26, and each Sunday in May : August : November
    • Program: RMS Express/Winlink
      - send ICS-213 to WX4GMA (WX4GMA@Winlink.org)
    • When: Sunday , Local Time: 4:00pm Winter/5:00pm Summer (2100 UTC)
  • March 5, 12, 19, & 26, and each Sunday in June : September : December
    • Program: D-RATS
      - send ICS-213 to port: gaares.ratflector.com:9000
    • When: Sunday , Local Time: 4:00pm Winter/5:00pm Summer (2100 UTC)

Summary

  • January - PSK nets
  • February - Winlink nets
  • March - D-RATS nets
  • April - PSK nets
  • May - Winlink nets
  • June - D-RATS nets
  • July - PSK net
  • August - Winlink nets
  • September - D-RATS nets
  • October - PSK nets
  • November - Winlink nets
  • December - D-RATS nets
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  • ARES State Digital Net (NCS: Central District)
    • Day: Monday
    • Time: 8:30pm Eastern
    • Frequency: 3583 kHz USB, offset 1000
    • Protocol: PSK63
  • ARES State Digital Net (NCS: West Central District)
    • Day: Monday
    • Time: 9:15pm Eastern
    • Frequency: 3583 kHz USB, offset 1500
    • Protocol: PSK63
  • ARES State Digital Net (NCS: Northwest District)
    • Day: Tuesday
    • Time : 7:30pm Eastern
    • Frequency: 3583 kHz USB, offset 1500
    • Protocol: PSK125

* D-STAR Nets::

  • D-STAR Training Net
    • Day: First Monday in the month
    • Time: Approximately 8:45pm (follows the Gwinnett County Net - you do not need to be a member of Gwinnett to participate)
    • Frequency: Reflector 30B

Georgia ARES holds a weekly training and information net on 3.975 MHz LSB, every Sunday afternoon at 22:00 UTC (5:00 PM local time during Eastern Standard Time (winter) and 6:00 PM local time during Eastern Daylight Time (summer)). 

The net control station rotates among stations around the Section and is coordinated by the ARES Net Manager(see below).

Emergency nets, either SKYWARN or other emergency situations, can be activated at any time when the need arises.  These Emergency nets can only be activated by the Section Emergency Coordinator(SEC), one of the District Emergency Coordinators(DEC's), or as directed by an Emergency Coordinator(EC) depending on the need.

Net operation procedures and preambles can be found in the document NET 1-3 Net Control Stations .

If you are scheduled to conduct a net as the Net Control Station (NCS), but are unable to take your turn, please arrange for an alternate to act as NCS in your place .  If no alternate can be found, contact the ARES Net Manager Charles Pennington, K4GK (k4gk at arrl dot net).

Following the net, please send an email to the ARES Net Manager Charles Pennington(k4gk at arrl dot net), ARRL SM Gene Clark (w4ayk at arrl dot net ) or ARES SEC David Benoist(ag4zr at arrl dot net) indicating the number of stations checking directly into the net, the number of stations relayed from local nets, the duration of the net, and the number and types of traffic handled.   Mail reports to (k4gk at arrl dot net, w4ayk at arrl dot net). If there are additions or corrections to net scripts they should also be forwarded to the ARES Net Manager (k4gk at arrl dot net).

* Georgia Section HF Net Operations Plan - Click Here

last updated: 03/2017