Currently we do not have an active NBEMS net in the Caribbean.

The below info is courtesy of ARRL

Introduction to NBEMS:

Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software (NBEMS) is an Open Source software suite that allows amateur radio operators to reliably send and receive data using nearly any computer (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and any analog radio without requiring a dedicated digital infrastructure or specialized modem hardware. NBEMS works on both VHF/UHF FM and on HF. In this presentation you will learn the basics of sending and receiving data using Fldigi. You will see how to easily send and receive verified files and forms using Flmsg. You will learn one way to integrate NBEMS with a high-speed Broadband Hamnet mesh network. NBEMS is the standard digital emcomm package for Western PA ARES.

Download the Introduction to NBEMS presentation by Harry Bloomberg W3YJ.


Advanced NBEMS

In this follow up to Introduction to NBEMS you will learn how to send and receive ICS-205, ICS-206, ICS-213, ICS-214, and ICS-216 forms in addition to ARRL Radiograms with Flmsg; you will learn about new high-speed modes in NBEMS; you will see how to deal with large data files using both Flarq and Flamp; you will look at real-world throughput benchmarks and we will provide recommendations for how best to send your data; and you will learn how to make a monitoring station automatically handle changes in NBEMS modes.

Download the Advanced NBEMS presentation by Harry Bloomberg W3YJ.

FlDigi Download page: FlDigi

FlDigi homepage: FlDigi home

Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from To follow the net once installed, open Select Net and choose the Caribbean Emergency and Weather net. For our net controls a full write up is found under the Net Control listing.
Users: 1 Bot
Current Visitors
  • Coordinated Universal Time
  • Caribbean Time
Net Control Roster

Trinidad & Tobago

1030z: 9Y4HW Harry
2230z: 9Z4DT John
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

1030z: Open
2230z: Open

1030z: Open
2230z: 8P6BE Henderson
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony

Saint Lucia

2230z: J69X Stephen
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: Open

CEWN is always looking for net control stations. please use the contact form under the Net Control menu item to apply. In times of emergency this is a very important position. It might just be the only way to communicate right after a disaster.