The Southbound Evening Net is a nightly amateur radio network that takes place every evening at precisely the same time on SSB channel 6B (6.516 mHz) at 0100 Z. Southbound is a volunteer operation dedicated to improving the safety of mariners especially those traveling south of San Diego, CA and north of Panama.
Southbound Evening Net is undergoing a make-over and we’d like to hear from you.
With news from the National Hurricane Center at NOAA that the East Pacific Offshore Forecast (EPOFF) is getting more development effort, it now becomes more a focus for the evening transmission. We’re reading the forecast nightly on 8122 kHz at 0200 UTC and asking cruisers to compare what kind of weather they are experiencing against what the EPOFF forecast predicted.
Due to popular demand (Robert on SV Harmony and Jaime of SV Tardis) we are going to explore getting SB Net going again.
First, we’ll look for a new time and frequency. Starting on Dec 14, 2015, we’ll be haunting some old nostalgic frequencies to find a nice, new home for the net, starting at 8.122 mHz at OOOO Z (UTC). Depending where you are in Mexico, this could be either 5pm or 6pm local times.
Have you ever fooled around the AirMail program and found this “module” under, surprise surprise, the MODULES tab? I have been getting a lot of inspiration from it, which in turn has got me thinking about ways to change around the Southbound Evening Net.
Or maybe it was the other way around: I was looking for inspiration on how to change how we do things and then found, or rather, rediscovered the YOTREPS thingy.
NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center has just announced changes to the forecast zones that stretch along the US Pacific coastline from British Columbia – Washington border south to part of the outside of Baja California. Essentially the forecasters have split up zones into smaller, presumably more accurate areas. Prior to the changes, there were five zones along the “lower 48” west coast; now there are 19 zones.