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Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network

Welcome To The West Michigan - Northern Indiana SATERN Discussion Group!

We welcome those interested or involved in emergency
communications. Please limit your posts to emergency communications, ham radio, or SATERN related topics.

SATERN provides emergency communications support to the Salvation Army wherever needed, including tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, fires, aircraft accidents, bombings, and earthquakes.

SATERN volunteers have also helped quell urban violence, reduce the chaos of a Christmas party for thousands of inner city kids, feed street people during winter freezes, and direct parking-lot traffic at major events.

SATERN volunteers establish health-and-welfare nets, pass messages between field workers and their respective command posts, string up dipoles and operate from emergency generators. They also have been known to unload trucks of ice, deliver a canteen to a devastated area, check on the welfare of vulnerable elderly in a mega heat wave, and prepare sandwiches and hot coffee for firefighters battling an multi-alarm blaze in sub-zero weather.

In short, SATERN is a response unit offering participating amateur radio operators many diverse opportunities to use their talents in support of The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services.

Join Us On the S.A.T.E.R.N. Net Every Wed Night at 7:00 PM

Held On The Link Repeater System--check www.w8ira.org for your local link

Also on Echolink at WX8BOB-L

Our back up repeater is courtesy of MARA--145.23 PL 94.8

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