Kitsap Nets

Net Control Monthly schedule

Anyone can be net control.  Being net control is easy.  Just follow the script.  Everyone must take a turn and practice operating as net control.  During an activation, one of the most important rolls is net control.

The weekly nets are a good place to practice.  Please volunteer.  This schedule indicates the team responsible for providing the net-control function.  Let your area operational manager know when you can help.

Date/Time Event
Sunday, October 4, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Meter Net (OPEN Net Control)
Sunday, October 11, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Meter Net (CERT Net Control)
Sunday, October 18, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Meter Net (Medical Net Control)
Sunday, October 25, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Meter Net (South Net Control)
Sunday, November 1, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Meter Net (Bremerton Net Control)

Primary Net

On our primary net, we make announcements about upcoming events and activities.  The best way to become involved is to listen and to check in on the nets, and to participate in events and activities.

Our primary voice net is Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM local time.

  • 145.43 MHz (-600 kHz, tone 88.5 Hz) – Our main repeater in Silverdale
  • 224.42 MHz (-1.6 MHz, tone 88.5 Hz) – Linked full-time on Bainbridge Island
  • 442.200 MHz (+5 MHz, tone 103.5 Hz) – Linked full time in Poulsbo
  • 440.450 MHz (+5 MHz, tone 103.5 Hz) – Linked full time in Indianola
  • 444.475 MHz (+5 MHz, tone 103.5 Hz) – Linked during nets and activations from Bainbridge Island

In the event of repeater-system failure, we operate on 145.43 MHz FM voice simplex.

“Cascadia Rising confirmed that it could take several weeks for assistance to reach communities that have become isolated because of the earthquake impacts”

Washington State’s After Action Report

Simplex Nets

On the first Sunday of every month we hold an initial net on the Primary Net frequencies, and then we move to simplex frequencies, by operational area:

  • 147.52 MHz – South Kitsap
  • 147.54 MHz – Bremerton
  • 147.56 MHz – Central Kitsap
  • 147.58 MHz – North Kitsap
  • 147.60 MHz – Bainbridge Island
  • 146.58 MHz – Medical Team
  • 146.56 MHz – CERT

Other Nets

HF net

Sunday at 18:45 local time

28.330 MHz USB, with an alternate of 28.335 MHz USB

Six-meter net

Sunday at 19:00 local time

52.43 MHz FM simplex

Digital net

Sunday at 19:00 local time

145.63 MHz and 223.58 MHz; connect to any or all chat server(s) at:

  • MANHUB(AC7MD)
  • LEEHUB(KI7LEE)
  • KCHUB(KD7WDG)

PSNS and IMF Net

Wednesday at 09:00 local time

Main voice repeater

145.43 MHz, -600 kHz, tone 88.5 Hz

Simplex on 446.000 MHz FM voice and 28.330 MHz USB voice

Healthcare Net

Second Monday of every month at 11:00 local time

Main

145.43 MHz, -600 kHz, tone 88.5 Hz

Net Script

Introduction

This is [YOUR CALL SIGN] for the Kitsap County Emergency Communications Net, establishing Net Control. This is a directed net. If you need net control’s attention, please transmit your call sign and wait to be acknowledged before proceeding. [On Sundays Only] This net meets every Sunday at 19:30 Pacific time to coordinate the activities of anyone interested in Emergency Communications, Disaster Preparedness, or Helping their Community in Kitsap County. We encourage participation from any amateur radio operator.

Emergency or Priority Traffic

Are there any stations with EMERGENCY or PRIORITY traffic for the net, please ID now?

[Handle EMERGENCY & PRIORITY traffic. Determine the type of traffic. If resources are not available to handle it, hold/table traffic until you can identify resources.]

Alternate Net Control

This is [YOUR CALL SIGN], Net Control. Are there any stations willing to be alternate Net Control?

[Document Alternate Net Control]

Announcements

Are there any stations with announcements for the net?

Rollcall

FIRST SUNDAY ROLLCALL

On the First Sunday of each month, Districts will move to their area simplex frequencies for simplex net check-ins.   If no net control is present, please establish the net control station, record operators checking in, and allow each operator the opportunity to share information and ask questions.  

Frequencies for each district are available on the current KARS ICS-217A or Division ICS-205. It is advised to program your radio for each frequency labeled by ICS-217A channel reference. These frequencies are:

South Kitsap147.52 MHz
Bremerton147.54 MHz
Central Kitsap147.56 MHz
North Kitsap147.58 MHz
Bainbridge Island147.60 MHz
Health / Hospitals146.58 MHz
CERT 146.56 Mhz
DART 146.54 Mhz
Simplex Frequencies from ICS-217A

Does anyone need a district frequency repeated?

Net control operators report back to KARS Net Control with number of check-ins. Email a list of check-ins to n7gsradio@gmail.com and leem2984@gmail.com.  Format the list, one operator per line by Name [comma] location [comma] call sign.

REGULAR SUNDAY ROLLCALL

This is [YOUR CALL SIGN], Net Control. All net participants standby for rollcall. Rollcall will be completed by division.

  • All Stations in the Medical Group ID now.
  • All Stations on Bainbridge Island please ID now.
  • All Stations in Bremerton please ID now.
  • All Stations in North Kitsap please ID now.
  • All Stations in Central Kitsap please ID now.
  • All Stations in South Kitsap please ID now.
  • All KARS Members not in Kitsap please state your location and ID now.
  • All Visiting Stations please state your location and ID now.

[Document Rollcall]

[Validate Rollcall with ANC (Example: ANC to NCS, I have 5 for medical, 3 BI, etc…]

Any late or missed stations wishing to check in please do so now. State your location and ID now.

[Handle Missed Stations]

[Handle tabled EMERENCY & PRIORITY traffic if any]

This is [YOUR CALL SIGN], Net Control.

Are there any stations with traffic for the net? Please ID now.

[Handle net TRAFFIC]

Net Close

This is Net Control closing the Kitsap County Emergency Communications Net at [TIME] [YOUR CALL SIGN]

Actual Event Status Check

[Only during actual events]

Divisions and Groups will check-in on the hour and half hour until the net is closed or otherwise directed.

[NET Control Announces – Standing by for traffic! every 5 to 10 minutes for the first 30 to 60 minutes to ensure new comers are captured.]

[NET Control Announces – Divisional Updates]

[Late or Missed Station & Division Rollcall]

Net Traffic

Is there any TRAFFIC for the net?

[Handle TRAFFIC]

Net Close

This is Net Control closing the Kitsap County Emergency Communications Net at [TIME] [YOUR CALL SIGN]

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