Anyone within radio range
can be Network Control on the
CAVERN directed network!
ADVISORY: 2019.09.14 To operate as Network Control (aka “NetCon”) on the CAVERN network, your physical location MUST be able to reach CAVERN Repeater #1 via radio (on the Hill above Hobergs). If you cannot reach the repeater, you can still be a Relay for nearby CAVERN operators in your area and relay the check-in traffic for your group’s members.
1. Network Control: What You Need
Network Control Checklist:
√ GMRS Radio (higher watts, longer range, more features)
√ GMRS License + Callsign from the FCC ***
√ TUNE your GMRS Radio to Ch 15
√ BE ABLE to edit your GMRS radio’s “tones” to transmit:
DCS Tone: D071N (CAVERN Standard Repeater Tone)
CTCSS Tone: 103.5 Hertz (CAVERN Emergency Alert Tone)
Note: CAVERN can get you an FRS radio (no license required), and it will come pre-programmed with the CAVERN frequencies you need. We can also get you a GMRS radio (license required) pre-programmed with dozens of local Emergency Responder frequencies so you can listen in on radio traffic between Lake County Police, Ambulance, CalFire crews, Air Tankers, etc.
2. Network Control: An Example
Get the latest sample version of our Network Control script and read about how we have implemented our directed net. You can serve as “NetCon” for your neighbors in the event of a serious emergency.
Get the downloadable PDF at the Intro to Network Control page.
The purposes of this Volunteer Emergency Radio Network include:
ORGANIZING the community’s readiness.
PRACTICING radio communications.
MAINTAINING a state of readiness
…so that we are prepared to talk to each other
in the event of an emergency.