SSCA's Trans-Atlantic Cruisers' Net which began last spring resumed operation on Wednesday, October 24th and is continuing through the traditional crossing seasons for winter and spring.
Like last year, the primary participants are:
Glenn Tuttle, Coastal Station KPK, Punta Gorda, FL
Chris Parker, Coastal Station WCY, Lakeland, FL
Jim West, Coastal Station KJM, Ellijay, GA
Dick Giddings, Coastal Station, KNC, Dover,NC
To remain consistently 1/2 hour before Chris Parker’s Weather Net, the SSCA Trans-Atlantic Net will start at 2130 hours UTC year round on SSB frequency 12.350. Please adjust your local time accordingly. Chris Parker’s Weather Net begins at 2200 hrs UTC year around on SSB frequency 8.137 and simulcast on 12.350.
The morning SSCA HF Radio Service Net will remain with a start time of 1215 hrs UTC year round. Please adjust your local time accordingly.
We invite all cruisers to check into the Trans-Atlantic Cruisers' Net. Cruisers do not have to be SSCA members to utilize the service. This service will take position reports, do phone patches to family/friends, medical or mechanical professionals, or conduct Internet searches. Cruisers can also file float plans with the Cruisers' Net by using one of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary forms
found on their website. SSCA will keep your float plan but your primary emergency contact should be a close friend or family member who is familiar with your boat and cruising plans. They should also have a copy of your float plan. SSCA can not be your primary emergency contact.
In addition, we invite other stations to assist with relays. The more ears we have on the frequency, the more efficient the net will be.