Flotilla 4-08  District 8 Coastal Region - Slidell, Louisiana





Safety Check


Safe Boating

Boating Links

Weather, Tides, and Navigation

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New!! Aux Forms page

 Standing Rules posted on the officer's page ..




Operations Ribbon granted to those who qualify in auxiliary operations programs. Click on the link to go to the National Operations site (now the Response dept.)



This is one of the ways that flotilla 04-08 tries to be different. We have an IT help desk & FSO-CS page! Fully implementing the idea of the e-Auxiliary, go to the Web Officer's Page at the FSO-CS link below for Internet and computer assistance.



Local Marinas List


 This ain't no "Paper Flotilla" dept: See the flotilla on duty & on the water at the Krewe of Bilge Parade here at furstphotos.com  further efforts to distance ourselves from a paper flotilla are HELO OPSsupport, and the extensive training described on the Surface Ops and Boat Crewpages.




Helo Ops(Helicopter Support / co-ordination Training)


 The NEW Marine Safety Ribbon for those completing the  Marine Safety Program and training towards the Trident device. A page on the  Coast Guard Auxiliary obsolete ribbons is here.  (and while we're at it, a link to current ribbons, devices, uniforms, and insignia of the US Coast Guard auxiliary is here...)







Flotilla 4-08 Slidell, 8th District (CR)
Slidell, Louisiana

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

This is a Member's Only section where "not exactly open to the public" documents are to be posted. 

Such documents include member's only versions of the Officer's page, Existing (new) Member's page, and the Operations page. There are also a few communications documents (below) for members only. 

TheoreticalCvgANO_CNORptrs.pdf   TheoreticalCvgNOrepeater.jpg 

Last years callsigns list has been removed, and is currently being reworked by the comms officer. I will post it here when it is finalized.

see also this document on RadioChannelDescriptions.doc that tells you how each channel is programmed, what it does, and what it's for.

Additionally, the Ham radio "club call sign" for Flotilla 48 is  NN5CG

The custodian for the NN5CG organization license is George SantaCruz, George SantaCruz is WA4CG

Jim Liverett is KE5USZ ; Frank Skiles (an officer of the W5SLA organization) is WA5VCS 

Mel Moll's is KE5QXK, and I believe we have a least two more that should be listed.


This is a reminder that there is a weekly Auxiliary Radio Net
held on the Auxiliary New Orleans repeater. If you have one of the Vertex
radios it is the ANO channel. The nets are held at 2030 local time every
Tuesday. This is a controlled net so please wait for the net control
operator to open the net and ask for check-ins. The procedure for this net is as

- Net Control Opens Net
- Call for any Emergency, Medical or Priority Traffic
- Call for any Active Duty Coast Guard members/Station New Orleans
- Call for any Auxiliary Members who are AUXCOM Qualified

When you first check in you should only give your call sign and
wait to give any comments until recognized by the net control operator. When
you are recognized by net control please remember to give your Callsign,
Name and Location. You are also welcome to make any announcements of
interest to the group such as your upcoming Flotilla meeting or any special
activities your Flotilla has planned.

There are many radios out there capable of checking into the weekly radio net and we welcome more participation. This is a good chance 
to check your equipment and also check the coverage of our Auxiliary New Orleans Repeater.

Also, at 2100 Local Time there is also an Amateur Radio Net on the 146.860 Repeater located on the WVUE Tower in Chalmette for those who would like to participate or listen in. 




VHF Aurora :


144 MHz Es in EU :


144 MHz Es in NA :


Today's MUF & Es
by MMM on VHF :




Solar X-rays :


Geomagnetic Field :


Estimated Kp :

(courtesy of the DX robot server here.)



Convenient Solar Data



Current Solar Data


NOAA GOES Archive (unofficial)




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