Great Lakes Marine/Maritime Mobile Net.
Frequencies/Times: 08:00 EST and 21:00 EST: 3.930 Mhz first, and then 7.263 Mhz LSB.
We also monitor
WA9ORC 2M Chicagoland repeater on 146.760 (PL 107.2). One of the antennas is on top of the AON Building.
We also have Skype for worldwide HF phone
patches and Echolink for full coverage 2M comms. In addition we are fully conversant with WINMOR HF email
, and can enter position reports into the Winlink 2000 system.
The Great Lakes Marine
Mobile Net was established to provide mariners on the Great Lakes
with yet another means of casual communications
During recent offshore
and cross lake sailing races, we found that not even VHF
or boosted 3G could span the communications
distance to land from the middle of these lakes. Some remote
coves are also out of VHF
and cell phone
Our free and voluntary HF service
will close the gap for those mariners with a Ham Radio license
. These services include weather
information, marina information, position reporting, phone
services and emergency
Remember: In an EMERGENCY
, no license
is required to transmit on the Ham Radio
See our website/blog here: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/glmmnet/