S.A.T.E.R.N. News

SATERN is a group of amateur radio operators willing to provide emergency communications support for Salvation Army operations in local, regional, and international disaster and emergency situations.

SATERN has local organizations in all 50 states and Canada, as well as many other parts of the world. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network has demonstrated its effectiveness by providing essential radio communication services in countless disaster situations, including:

Hurricane Andrew Plainfield, Illinois tornado
Mississippi River floods Northridge earthquake
Oklahoma City bombing Hurricane Marilyn
Alaska wildfires North Dakota floods

The Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Section of SATERN is working to establish reliable emergency radio communication capability at and among each of the Corps and their satellite locations, including Ontario, Hemet, Perris, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, Cathedral City, and other locations activated in 1998.

SATERN is installing 2 meter J-pole and other antennas at each location allowing a ham radio operator to hook up his HT or mobile unit and function as a base of operations in an emergency. We also hope to recruit and train a cadre of radio operators at each Corps location as communications coordinators.

We provide periodic training, through both local and regional seminars both in disaster preparedness and emergency communication procedures, including message handling. We conduct periodic desktop and field drills to test our systems, equipment, and operators. Find out about upcoming SATERN activities by checking in on our net Sunday evenings at 2000 on 147.300 + offset, and a pl (CTCSS) of 123.0   Visitors welcome.