Mission Statement for ALERT
The goal of ALERT Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team is to facilitate radio communications throughout Altadena and surrounding communities before, during and after a community-wide crisis. ALERT members volunteer their radio experience and training with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Neighborhood Watch programs, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), Red Cross, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Disaster Communications Service (DCS), and National Traffic System (NTS).
MONDAY NIGHT NET
ALERT radio operators and any licensed amateur radio operator meet on the air every Monday evening at 8:00pm Pacific Time. This two-meter net is conducted on the local Telephone Company (TELCO) repeater W6MPH at 145.180 MHz (-600 kHz offset) PL 156.7
When the TELCO repeater is not available ALERT will often use Simplex 2-meter band (tactical ALTA-1) at 147.480 MHz (no offset or PL code)
Email NanceeDarling@mac.com for other simplex frequencies used during our emergency radio communication practice sessions. You will then be added to our active radio team list. Give your first name, call sign and city (usual check-in location).
ALERT also practices on a 1.25 meter band as a backup for when the Telco repeater is not available or for tactical purposes.
WA6DVG-Altadena-Mt. Harvard-Mt Wilson 220 repeater: Receive: 224.940, Offset: 1.6 MHz Minus, Tone: 94.8 Hz
Simplex Frequencies: 223.420, 223.440, 223.460, 223.480, 223.500 (National FM voice Simplex calling frequency), 223.520
ALERT’s Monthly Team Meeting
ARES/NTS (Amateur Radio Emergency Service and National Traffic Service (Los Angeles Section, NE district) meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month. ARES meeting begins at 9:00 AM, amateur license exams are given at 11:00 AM at the same location, Wingate Building of Huntington Memorial Hospital. NTS (National Traffic System) meetings are generally held near the same location, 11:00-12:00.
ARESLAX (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) (Los Angeles Section, NE District) Activity Day is on the fourth Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena in conference rooms 5 & 6 near the Hospital cafeteria. (Most of the time) This is a great opportunity for all CERT members, friends, and family or anyone to learn more about radio communication technology.