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
(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
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.