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.