||City of Shoreline
Auxiliary Communications Service
Amateur Radio Team - Affiliated with the City
and the Shoreline
Primary Repeater 442.825+ (103.5 PL)
Secondary Repeater 440.300+ (103.5 PL)
Simplex 145.770 (103.5PL)
The Shoreline Auxiliary Communications Service team was formed in 1995 to
support Fire District 4 and the Shoreline Fire Department. We now support the
City of Shoreline, Shoreline Police Department and the Shoreline Fire Department.
We maintain liaison with the Shoreline Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
and the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA). We are available to
staff the the Emergency Operations Center, the Alternate Emergency Operations Center,
the Communications Van and the radio rooms at each of the Shoreline Fire Stations when
requested. Our team, consisting of about 35 volunteer amateur radio operators,
trains to provide emergency
communications in the event of disasters, since normal communication
methods can quickly become overloaded during such an event, if they
survive at all. Our purpose is to augment or replace those avenues, as
needed, until normal communications can be restored. ACS team members are
able to work independently to provide damage assessment, health and
welfare reports or support relief agencies both within and outside of the
disaster area. The team also provides communications support for public
service events such as road races, parades and local fairs.
Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meeting, which takes place from 1000 - 1200 on the
second Saturday of each month at the Shoreline Fire Department Headquarters Station, 17525 Aurora
Ave N. (To avoid conflict with the Mike & Key Puyallup swap meet, our March meeting is usually on
the third Saturday.)
Want to join the Shoreline Auxiliary Communications
Service? Here are the requirements. If you still have questions, send us a message.
Click here to read a story about the Shoreline ACS
Notes about our weekly net
We have an on-the-air meeting - a net - each Monday evening
on the Primary Shoreline repeater on 442.825 (+5 MHz, PL 103.5) at 1930 local time for the purpose of training,
conducting team business and testing personal equipment. This net is
typically an information type net and conducted in a formal manner. That
means all check-ins, traffic and information is coordinated through the
Net Control Station. There are times when you may have the opportunity to
be Net Control. Although, as with most nets, we have a standard format and
preamble to follow, these are not needed in order to conduct a successful
session. Being Net Control is just that - you are in control of the net.
Run the net in whatever way makes you comfortable. As long as you get all
the stations checked in and handle any required announcements or requests
for information, it is a successful net. It is important that all members
have an opportunity to be Net Control for the Monday night net; it is good
training for controlling a net during an emergency.
Following the Monday evening net, we have a packet radio net on 145.050 MHz (no tone).
The packet net is a great chance to test personal packet equipment, or get help with your digital
problems. It is also a great opportunity for training!