October 8, 2020

The following is from the Delta Division of the ARRL. Related files concerning this request are posted on the STX site with the permission of the Louisiana SEC, Mr. James Coleman AI5B. A couple of the documents were edited to keep personal information of some volunteers private.


 As you are no doubt aware Hurricane Delta increased rapidly today from a category 2 to a category 4 storm. The storm is currently projected to cross the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday. Coastal impact is currently projected along the Louisiana coast between Lake Charles and Lafayette sometime Friday afternoon to evening. This area is still in the midst of recovery from Hurricane Laura (Aug 2020). As a result, many of the regular Louisiana Net Control Operators and Stations are still not operational or may be placed in mandatory evacuations.

The Delta Division and Arkansas Section is again being asked to assist and provide Net Control Operators to Support the Louisiana ARES HF Net.

Plans are to bring the net up beginning at noon Friday 9 Oct 2020 (17:00 Hrs. GMT 9 Oct 2020).

Planned net control intervals will be 2 hours per shift and will continue until the net is secured.

All stations should follow the Louisiana Net Protocol, using defined net frequencies.

  • Day Time Frequency: 7255 ± 10 Khz
  • Night Time Frequency: 3878 ± 3 Khz

The Arkansas Section Net Control Stations (NCO’s), District Emergency Coordinators (DEC’s), are being asked to assist with backing up the Louisiana ARES Net if activated. Should the net be activated earlier a follow up email will be sent.

Please reply back to the email addresses below and provide your preferred time slots as soon as possible, so we can build and schedule net operators.

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Thank you for your support and volunteerism.

73 J Ferguson N5LKE

Arkansas ARRL Section Manager

The following attachments are provided for assistance and general reference: