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The National Weather Service is predicting a major rain event on March 20-21. Presently and as the storm approaches, the 146.79 repeater will remain in normal operation, however we ask that you keep your communications brief and leave plenty of breaks so that other stations are able to pass along important traffic.
Should this storm event reach a level that presents a danger to the larger community, a member of the SBARC Board of Directors or the K6TZ Trustee may appoint Special Tactical net controllers to handle priority and emergency traffic. Special Tactical operations will be signaled by the presence of a “double-beep” courtesy tone, during which time transmissions from all stations with information are welcome. However, all transmissions during Special Tactical operations should be kept brief and relevant to the situation. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. If Special Tactical operations are initiated on the 146.790 repeater, the “double-beep” courtesy tone will be activated. Radio amateurs with pertinent information are encouraged to check in. SBARC may also be providing information via Twitter @K6TZ.
SBARC Repeater Operations
Under normal operations, the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club repeaters are open to use by all licensed radio amateurs. One need not be a member of the Club in order to use the repeaters, however, membership is encouraged. Under all circumstances, on-air discussions should be congenial and operators should treat others as they wish to be treated and always with respect and patience.
Special Events Operations
During special events supported by the Club (e.g. parades, Fiesta, road races, etc.) a “double-beep” courtesy tone on the main club 146.79 MHz repeater indicates that its use is restricted to stations participating in event support.
During Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) activities, ARES leaders may activate a “triple-beep” courtsey tone on the 146.79 repeater. This indicates that ARES has exclusive use of the repeater.
Special Tactical Operations
Under certain circumstances during severe weather, disasters or other urgent situations, a member of the SBARC Board of Directors or the K6TZ Trustee may appoint Special Tactical net controllers to handle priority and emergency traffic on the 146.790 repeater. Special Tactical operations will be signaled by the presence of a “double-beep” courtesy tone, during which time transmissions from all stations with pertinent information are welcome. However, all transmissions during Special Tactical operations should be kept brief and relevant to the situation. Personal discussions and comments that could in any way compromise the efforts of government & public safety agencies shall be avoided.