N7WAH is in Cathalmet WA, USA, 98612
Our local training net is Monday at 1830 local time on the BeachNet system:
Grays River (KM Mtn): 147.020
Our secondary frequency is 145.55 simplex.
This also is our local check-in frequency in an emergency.
N7WAH maintains three repeaters:
Cathlamet – 444.300, +5MHz, 118.8Hz
Nicolai – 444.500, +5MHz, 118.8Hz (Beachnet)
Nicolai (Packet) – 145.630MHz 1200b
Clatsop AuxCom maintains a repeater on Nicolai Mtn:
146.760, minus offset, 118.8Hz
We meet Tuesday mornings 0900 to 1030 except for the second Tuesday of the month when we meet at 1800 in the evening. All meetings are held at the River Street meeting room in Cathlamet.
President: Richard KC4ONA
Vice President: Steve K7SH
Treasurer: Dale KC7IVJ
Secretary: Bill KJ7KMP
Committees and Chair
Field Day: Open
ARES/RACES EC: Gordon WA6TTR
AEC: Richard KC4ONA, Steve K7SH
Repeaters and Trustee: Gordon WA6TTR
New Members: Dave AE7RD
Website: Ron W7ERY
River Street Meeting Room
The phone number to reach the EOC is:
Dial 360-795-6100, then enter a 1 to then enter the extension number 559 for EOC Ham station or 299 for River Street Meeting Room.
Washington State Emergency Net. This is where traffic will be passed out of the area in a disaster. They practice on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings on or near 3985.
Our Emergency Coordinator for Wahkiakum County is Gordon WA6TTR.
Our Assistant EC’s are Steve K7SH and Richard KC4ONA.
Here is our Amateur Radio Region 4 Homeland Security Interoperability Plan.
This plan addresses Emergency Communication for Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties.
Appendix A Activation Procedures
Appendix B Regional Net Protocals
Appendix C Frequency and Mode Listing
Appendix D Acronym Definitions
Map of all Emergency Regions in the state:
Homeland Security Map for WA, with Region contact info
Cowlitz County Auxiliary Communications Services has a website with a tonne of useful information for us: Cowlitz ACS
What is the difference between ARES and RACES?
Click on this link to a FAQ provided by ARRL
Emergency workers should take the online FEMA IS-100, IS-700, and IS-800 classes.
These take several hours each. At the conclusion of the class a test is given.
If passed your certificate of completion is emailed to you.
Copies of certificates should be provided to Mr. Renfro.
Here are the links to the classes …
Registration Link to take tests
IS-100, IS-200, for incident supervisors only, IS-700, IS-800
BeachNet Repeater System info Website
Lower Columbia Amateur Radio Club
Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club (CPARN-W7BU repeater system and the lightship Columbia )
http://www.w7bu.club/ Map of CPARN Repeater Network, Gearhart to Long Beach and Cathalmet
Pacific County Amateur Radio Club
AB7F Repeater Network (I-5 corridor, Chehalis to Salem)
Wahkiakun School District Ham Club website with introductory Ham info
WARTS Net website with much Ham info
WaDiOp – Wahkiakum Digital Operations Net (proposed)
WaDiOp proposed digital net
Well written pdf explaining atmospherics and propagation
Australian Doc on propagation
Why are amateur radio operators called HAMs?
This link responds
Link to ARRL’s list of Third Party Operating Agreement countries
Current Members for 2021
AK9E Ron K
W7ERY Ron W
WB6AGE Bob C
SK: Bud W7CWY