The Alaska Pacific
Emergency Predaredness Net
one of the oldest emergency traffic handling nets on
amateur radio. The net originated in 1964 during the
aftermath of the great Alaska earthquake known as
the Good Friday Earthquake.
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The net meets on 14.292 MHz in the 20 meter ham
band, Monday-Friday at
0830 Alaska Time (1730
This changes to 1630 UTC
during daylight savings time. The "AP Net" originated as a result of the
Good Friday Earthquake that struck Alaska in
1964 when all normal means of communication were
wiped out, and ham operators provided a vital link
to the rest of the world during that time. Why the
frequency of 14.292 was chosen is not exactly known;
however, after the quake the frequency became a
gathering place for Alaskan hams to meet with other
operators in the Lower 48. This frequency became
the place to get traffic passed to Alaska. The
group of hams meeting on the frequency in the
mornings grew so large it was decided a roll call
Alaska Department of Emergency Services
recognized the importance of the service provided
by Alaskan hams during an emergency! They have supported
net by printing and mailing the monthly
rosters to the net controls.
Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management still provides support to the net
with this important service. Over the years the net
has grown tremendously and now boasts over 100
members, with an average of 60 check-ins each
morning. It is still the first choice for Lower 48
stations to get traffic passed into Alaska.
Fortunately, there have been no major disasters in
Alaska in recent years, but when the need arises
again, the Alaska‑Pacific Emergency Preparedness Net
will be there.
There is no cost to become a permanent net member!
To get started,
check in as a visitor four times then contact us on
the air or via email with your request to become a
full time member of the Alaska Pacific Emergency
You must check into the net four times a month to remain on the
roll call. Simply contact a net
control with your request.
The net manager can be emailed using this link:
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