As we begin this new year, we wanted to mention that that those of you who are interested in emergency radio communications are welcome to listen in or participate!
You may have heard us mention that we participate in twice-yearly citywide communication drills, but did you know that we also have radio check-in sessions each Monday evening, year ’round?
The ham operators check in at 7 PM and the GMRS radio check-in starts at 8 PM. You can find more details about both the ham and GMRS frequencies on this Puget Sound Repeater Group map.
You can find the schedule and additional info about the ham group on the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Services website. The GMRS schedule is not online (but we will add it to our event calendar on westseattlebeprepared.org), but it’s easy to remember: we check in on channels 4 and 2 on the 4th and 2nd Mondays of each month; we check in on channels 1 and 6 on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays.
Note that this coming Friday, January 10th at 8 PM, there will be a special simplex check-in for the NW sector of Seattle using the Magnolia repeater noted on the map (frequency 443.475 141.3). You will find that same map linked from the “ACS Repeaters” page on the Puget Sound Repeater Group home page.