Echolink and Skywarn nets...
As most of you know the Plano Amateur Radio Club has incorporated Echolink onto their 147.18 repeater.
It is our intent to take advantage of this feature during our Skywarn nets but only to a limited extent. During Skywarn nets Echolink will be available to the NWS so that if there are times that they can not reach us over RF, they have the option of using Echolink to not only monitor our nets but when needed, be able to pass important timely weather related information to the net.
We ask that members not use this feature during CCARES nets to check-in or make reports.
It is our intent to keep all check-ins and reports as they have been in the past.? Members can use Echolink to monitor the net but...please no comments via Echolink. There are delay characterics within Echolink that would make using it rather difficult as a general rule.? Folks trying to get in from Echolink can unknowingly? "double" with those getting in using RF.
At any time we can disable Echolink during our nets if it becomes an issue.? We may at a later time decide to expand the use of this mode but for now please observe our present posture.?