STATUS – Delta I –

SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) provides emrgency communications support to the Salvation Army wherever needed on site, at the local level, via VHF/UHF Nets. During wide-spread emergencies
(hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, etc.), the 14265 kHz Net becomes emergency traffic and H&W Net providing tactical assistance to those on site and handling outgoing H&W messages.

The 14265 kHz Net is generally on the air from 1200Z to approximately 0100Z during times of wide-spread emergency.

   SATERN DELTA Alert/Activation Status Sequence

  • DELTA I SATERN Net in Training Mode – Regular Daily Net
  • DELTA II SATERN Net – Regular Daily Net, but also Monitoring Mode
    after the Net, for specific geographic   area and time – SATERN Frequency
  • DELTA III SATERN Net – Initial Net for Monitoring Mode then for duration of propagation – National Net   Director or his appointee and Net relays, announce at the top of each hour DELTA III Status and definition –   SATERN Frequency and Other Emergency Nets -Alert Status Heightened
  • DELTA IV SATERN Net – Emergency Mode – No Daily Net, only Emergency Net – Disaster Strategy Review –   Preparation for Event or Stand down/ follow up mode or Debriefing from Event
  • DELTA V SATERN Net – Catastrophic response – All available hands,
    all resources on 14.265  MHZ in support of the emergency network.

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