SATERN 30th ANNIVERSARY NET Rally!

Participation and Net Registration Information

SATERN To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With SATERN Net Rally

National HQ – Alexandria, VA (05/01/2018) - On Sunday, 26 June 1988, Major Patrick E. McPherson (WW9E-SK) conducted the very first SATERN Net with four check-ins including Art Evans (N9KQ) and two Canadian Salvationists. In the ensuing 30 years, SATERN grew from those four operators to over 4,200 worldwide and served in such major disasters as Hurricane Gilbert (1988 – just two months after their first Net), the Mississippi River Flood (1993), the Red River Valley / Grand Forks Flood (1997), The Izmit, Turkey, earthquake (1999), and Hurricanes Mitch (1998), Fabian (2003), Charlie, Francis, Ivan and Jeanne (2004), Katrina, Rita and Wilma (2005), Gustav and Ike (2008) and Isaac (2012). SATERN also became active in many local disasters such as the Plainfield (IL) tornado (1990), the southern Minnesota tornadoes (1998), and numerous others.

To celebrate thirty (30) years of operation, SATERN will be conducting a SATERN Net Rally from Monday, 25 June through Sunday 08 July 2018. The objective of the SATERN Net Rally is to inform the Amateur Radio community about SATERN including what SATERN is and what SATERN does, its recent activities and what frequencies SATERN can be found on and to encourage SATERN net participation, increase SATERN volunteerism and, as always, to have fun with our shared hobby. All licensed Amateur Radio operators are welcome to participate. They do NOT have to be SATERN volunteer or a member of The Salvation Army. All licensed Amateur Radio operators who check-in to any of the registered participating SATERN Nets will receive a SATERN QSL Card. Cards will be sent to the addresses found on www.QRZ.com. Only one (1) card per Call-Sign will be sent.

SATERN Net Rally will be asked to provide their call sign, their name, and their location. They may also be given an opportunity to make a brief comment. Net times and frequencies can be found at the bottom of this announcement. WinLINK can be used for check-ins only to the International SATERN SSB Net (M-Sat., 14.265 MHz) and the International SATERN Digital Net (Sat. 14.065 MHz). Check-ins must be transmitted via HF only on the Net day no more than one hour prior to the Net’s operating time. The WinLink email should be sent to WB5ALM@Outlook.com. The Subject line should be: SATERN 30th Anniversary CheckIn. In the email’s Text the operator should include operator’s call sign and mailing address for the QSL card to be sent to.
Net Awards:
The QSL cards will be from WW9E, the official Salvation Army USA National Headquarters station. WW9E was the long-time call sign for Major Patrick E. McPherson, the Founder of SATERN who became a Silent Key in May 2016. His family has graciously allowed Maj. Pat’s call sign to be assigned by the FCC to The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters. Operators checking into eight (8) or more nets will receive a SATERN certificate via e-mail. The top 5 check-ins with the most confirmed log-ins will get an honorable mention on www.SATERN.org , in SATERN's weekly Newsletter and will be announced on the International SATERN SSB Net on Monday 23, July and on Saturday, 28 July.

SATERN Net Registration
Any HF, VHF or UHF SATERN Net may register to be a part of the 30 th Anniversary SATERN Net Rally. To register, the Net Manager should contact the National SATERN Committee at WB5ALM@Outlook.net. Nets must be registered by no later than Friday, 15 June 2018.

Registration implies that the Net Manager agrees to (1) regularly promote the 30 th Anniversary SATERN Net Rally on their Nets and (2) e-mail their logs to the National SATERN Committee at WB5ALM@Outlook.net, by no later than Saturday, 14 July. Net Logs from SATERN Nets that have not previously registered will NOT be accepted.

Logs MUST be in electronic form (Excel Spreadsheet, CSV file, or plain text with delimiter). Logs must include Net date, Net start time, and Net frequency as well as a list of all check-ins by call-signs. Operator check-in time, operator name, signal reports, or their state are acceptable BUT NOT REQUIRED.

Handwritten Logs Will Not be accepted!

Logs MUST be in electronic form (Excel Spreadsheet, CSV file, or plain text with delimiter). Logs must include Net date, Net start time, and Net frequency as well as a list of all check-ins by call-signs. Operator check-in time, operator name, signal reports, or their state are acceptable BUT NOT REQUIRED.

 

Registered

Participating

SATERN Nets


NameFreq.ModeDate(s)Time(s)
SATERN HF Nets:
Eastern Territory Net3.918 LSBSSBThursday0930 (ET)
International SSB Net14.265 USBSSBMon-Sat1100 (ET)
International Digital Net14.065 USBOLIVIASat1300 (ET)
KWM Divisional Net3.820 LSBSSBTuesday2030 (ET)
KWM PSK-31 Net3.579.5 USBPSK-31Tuesday2130 (ET)
Southern Territory Net7.262 LSBSSBSaturday1100 (ET)
Western Territory Net3.977.7 LSBSSBSunday0400 (UTC)

 

SATERN VHF/UHF Nets:
Detroit Metro Net147.180VoiceMonday0930 (ET)
Detroit Metro Net145.33-VoiceMonday1100 (ET)
Kansas City Metro Net145.13- / 151.4 PLVoiceTuesday1300 (ET)
Sedgwick Co. (KS) Net145.270- No ToneVoiceSunday2030 (ET)