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).


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

(tactical ALTA-2) at 146.535

Email K8NBD@ARRL.net 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).

 223.500 (National FM voice Simplex calling frequency)

ALERT’s Monthly Team Meetings on ZOOM

 FIRST TUESDAY of each month, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Until further notice ALERT monthly meetings are held on ZOOM. Email  K8NBD@ARRL.net  for meeting sign-in details. Thank you to Timothy-KM6ZSE for hosting our meetings in Net Control format.
AFTER COVID-19…Where: Altadena Town and Country Club in the downstairs card room at 2290 Country Club Drive Altadena CA 91001 (map)
Description: We appreciate everyone’s contribution to ALERT including participation in the monthly meetings. Team members discuss growth opportunities for the radio team, practice scenarios, supporting local events, collaboration with other radio teams, sharing radio-talk and new discoveries.

ARES (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 now given online. Contact Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group (GLAARG) for online testing information. NTS (National Traffic System) meetings are held on zoom every second Saturday until further notice. Contact K6HTN@arrl.net for zoom information.

CONTACT: Oliver @  K6OLI@arrl.net about ZOOM meeting details for ARESLAX-NE monthly meetings and information about ZOOM ARESLAX-NE Activity Day. This is a great opportunity for all CERT members, friends, family or anyone to learn more about radio communication technology. Learn about your radio, learn about your part in emergency communication for your family and your neighborhood, meet your radio team. 

After COVID-19:  AESLAX-NE (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) (Los Angeles Section, NE District) of every month from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena in conference rooms 5 & 6 near the Hospital cafeteria.


3 Responses to Home

  1. Judy Ann Blake says:

    Nancy. Please put me on email list. Judy Ann Blake. W6JAB. jblake@jblake.com. I thought I was already on but hear nothing.

  2. tj says:

    Is forwarding working

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