National GMRS Net – Session 15

The national GMRS net saw a new record total of 125 check-ins this evening. Net control for the evening started with Mike, WRDR672 – due to a severed internet connection net control was later assumed by David, WQVS960 at 17:06 MST.

The topic of the evening was suggested by Doug, WRFL449: Have you thought about if and how you might use GMRS in an emergency, and what hardware do you think would be good to have for emergency communication? Responses are logged below.

The recording from the session is available on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/GFvMXALlep4

Attendees:

CallNameLocationTraffic
WQVS960DavidAZ
WRCU527DarrenAZ
WRDK713DaveAZGMRS has been hobby for me; find a way to get handheld on base station antenna if you dont have a full battery operated station
WRFE219MikeAZ
WRFL884DarroAZ
WRFR554MikeAZ
WRFS422PatrickAZ
WRFT518MikeAZ
WRFU415KellyAZNo traffic
WRFU591RussellAZ
WQND300ConnorCALocal repeater has propane backup; have a good vehicle charger for your handhelds
WRFL821DarrellFL
WQTD542BrentGAGood to talk to others including family and community
WQYS400/AndrewAndrewGA
WQYS400/ColtonColtonGA
WRAV504DavidGA
WQUY536PatrickILWhat’s your budget? Portables and mobiles are helpful, portable repeaters are good too
WQYU376KurtIL
WQZB946EddieIL
WQZW575DavidIL
WRAF278MikeIL
WRAL939VincentIL
WRBP334RockfordIL
WRCM330BobILIntegrated GMRS into family comm plan. GMRS is a legal and good radio service with lots of commercial grade equipment for relatively cheap. Get both base mobile and portable. Need to get involved with mutual assistance group, radio is a great way to do that. Look at www.amrron.com like minded people doing this for a long time.
WRCV497JeffIL
WRCZ886BillIL
WRDK264JoeIL
WRDL342MoeIL
WRDU235RobIL
WREM501DonIL
WREY611JerryIL
WRFJ980JeremyIL
WRFL209ToddIL
WRFL246JohnIL
WRFL449DougILStart with communications with friends and family; simplex may not reach far. Make sure your people know how to use use repeaters and PL tones
WRFM332ChrisILLooking to stay in touch with close friends and family. Standing up entry level repeaters for local use
WRFP921DaveIL
WRFQ535FerdiIL
WRFQ969MattIL
WRFR244BrentIL
WRFR502ArtieIL
WRFR539EricIL
WRFR912JustinILGreat subject! Others have already chimed in; will also be setting up friends and family to stay in touch with a cheap handheld pre-programmed that are easy to use as a gift along with some instructions.
WQVG601MikeIN
WQYW692KevinIN
WQYZ296DaveIN
WRAN345WallyIN
WRAX542BuddyIN
WRCQ487JayIN
WRCQ487/3TylerINNo traffic
WRCW750ThomasIN
WRDE566TimIN
WRDE566/2AndreaIN
WREY478JBIN
WRFC721SteveIN
WRFK894TimINGet a hold of family and emergency services and weather and other information. Need radio and power supply
WRFL246DonIN
WRFS907KarlIN
WRFS992CodyIN
WRFS992/2JohnIN
WREN806JohnMN
WQEN357ScottNC
WQTG303BradNC
WRDA414JasonNCNo traffic
WRFP283CameronNC
WRFU630RoyNC
WQEJ577RichNJ
WRAI650MikeNJ
WRAK968/101MikeNJ
WRAK968/201Mike Sr.NJ
WREM430NickNJHave a couple base units to relay to handhelds in emergency; worked for 2 weeks power outage during hurricane.
WRFQ897???NJTough copy? WRSQ?
WQJI810RussellNM
WRAN487MikeNM
WRBM681RobNM
WRBM780JoseNM
WRBV308KadenNM
WRCC714BruceNM
WRCU852LeviNM
WRCZ417PaulNM
WRDS831JamesNM
WRDY651/EllenEllenNM
WRDY651/WhitneyWhitneyNM
WREE380BrettNM
WREI364MarkNM
WRFG930AndyNM
WRFH557DwayneNM
WRFN434DominicNM
WRFQ513DukeNM
WRFQ626JohnNM
WRFR533JessieNM
WQCR739JoellNY
WQRL347JuanNY
WRCV353PatNYNo traffic
WREN359MikeNY
WRFQ418MarcNY
WQUZ499EdwinPANo traffic
WQLS991RandallTX
WRAI914SteveTX
WRCN926CedricTX
WRCN933GregTXNo traffic
WRDF640LarryTX
WREP291MikeTX
WRES244GeorgeTX
WREZ914MarkTX
WRFI782SteveTX
WRFQ344DavidTX
WRFC637DaveVANo traffic
WQGT456/JeffJeffWI
WQGT456/JuanitaJeffWI
WQJV506PaulWIUse GMRS to keep in contact with friends and family using standalone repeaters
WQNM292ScottWI
WQVA593CoreyWI
WQYE931TawanWI
WRAB672SteveWI
WRAR309MatthewWI
WRAX620EdWI
WRBR919TomWI
WRCN930StevenWI
WREN713RodWIRun repeater set up on travel & emergency frequency (675) have deep cell batteries to run things along with solar panel to recharge if necessary
WRFK796DaveWI
WRFK885GeorgeWI
WRFQ737TomWI
WRFR376SteveWI
WRFT779MikeWI