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Flotilla 1-9 Radio Communications

Auxiliary Radio Communications offers an opportunity for members to participate in Auxiliary activities at home and in the field in support of the US Coast Guard mission. 

Flotilla 1-9 has Auxiliary communicators involved in the following programs:

The weekly District and Division level Auxiliary VHF voice radio nets at 1930 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday on the Santiago and Otay repeaters respectively.  On the radio nets Auxiliary activity and program announcements are made and traffic is passed to build operator proficiency in handling messages over the radio.  Participation in the weekly nets is an excellent way to keep up to date on Auxiliary activities and to ensure the readiness of your radio system and operator skills. 

The weekly Auxiliary HF net meets each Tuesday before the VHF net and operates in a mixed mode scheme where voice and various data transmission methods are used to send and receive radio text messages in tactical or ICS-213 format. 

Not just limited to weekly nets, the Auxiliary Radio Communications program includes a variety of drills and supports the annual Baker to Vegas run providing field communications for health and safety of the participants over this grueling foot race course. 

Flotilla 1-9 is a key participant in the national level AUXMON (Auxiliary Monitoring) program where qualified operators quality control outgoing USCG MF/HF transmissions to ships at sea.  When problems are detected, the USCG is immediately contacted to initiate troubleshooting and resolve the problem.  This program helps ensure the USCG is meeting its mandated Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and National Weather Service weather FAX transmission missions.  In times of severe weather and system outage AUXMON operators may be called upon to monitor HF GMDSS DSC frequencies to augment the USCG to detect and report vessel distress calls. 

Please contact William L. Calderwood, Flotilla Staff Officer Communications (FSO-CM) via email for details on radio nets.

For additional information on the AUXMON program please visit CGAUX AUXMON.