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Next SKECT meeting Unknown time and Date in Sublette EMS building  (South door)

SKECT History

In August 2006, Southwest Hospital Emergency Response Team (SHERT) contacted area hams to investigate the feasibility of installing a voice VHF/UHF radio system for redundant, backup communications for the hospitals in the Southwest region of Kansas

Southwest Kansas area Hams were contacted to attend a meeting to see if there was enough interest in the ham community to take on such a large and complex project. A series of meetings were held among the members of the group and some Area Emergency Managers to discuss the best design and select the best equipment for a VHF/UHF linked voice repeater system. 4 existing tower locations were chosen to install the UHF repeaters.

Facilities in SKECT Network

Hodgeman County Health CenterJetmoreHodgeman
Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County HospitalUlyssesGrant
Stanton County HospitalJohnsonStanton
Ashland Health CenterAshlandClark
Hamilton County HospitalSyracuseHamilton
Satanta District HospitalSatantaHaskell
Western Plains Medical ComplexDodge CityFord
Southwest Medical CenterLiberalSeward
Greeley County Health ServicesTruibuneGreeley
St. Catherine Hospital Garden CityFinney