Watches, Warnings & Advisories for Sunflower Co.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Doomsday" Net, Thursday 12/20/12

With tongue firmly implanted in cheek....

There will be a special session of the Delta Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Net on Thursday, December 20, 2012, starting at the end of the regular Delta Amateur Radio Association Net, which begins at 7:00pm local time.  The Delta ARES "Doomsday" Net will be held on 147.285 and 444.975 MHz, two linked repeaters located here in the Mississippi Delta.  Both repeaters require a 107.2hz tone for access.

While we don't believe in the validity of doomsday claims surrounding the Mayan calendar, this session of the Delta ARES "Doomsday" Net will provide information on disaster preparedness and other related topics.  Any amateur radio station is welcome and invited to participate. 

We'll be operating concurrently with the N0D (Now Zero Days) Special Event Station, which we posted about earlier.  K5JAW, an "Official Doomsday Station" will be net control for the Delta ARES "Doomsday" Net.

If you're an amateur operator in the area, please feel free to join in.  If you're not a licensed amateur operator, you're welcome to listen in via scanner.  We encourage you to consider becoming licensed.  You can find more information at

What: Delta ARES "Doomsday" Net

When: Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 7:15pm or immediately following the Delta Amateur Radio Association Net (7:15pm local time will actually be 1:15am December 21, 2012 UTC/GMT)

Where: 147.285+ and 444.975+ repeaters, both require 107.2hz tone

Why: Tongue-in-cheek play on Mayan calendar apocalypse myth.  We'll have quite a bit of practical family disaster preparedness information to share and discuss.

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