Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes
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Jerry, in Emergency we can share the B positive blood type.
Missing San Diego.
73' Nat S N6BRV
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From: Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>
Date: 11/7/19 11:46 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes
Я сам уверен в себе. Никогда не мог получить повышение до "А".
Oops - those pesky Russians - type fixed:
I'm B positive myself. Never could get promoted to "A".
Corrections noted and made. Thanks for the response.
Jer aka AK6QJ
On 11/7/2019 6:54 PM, Roger McCollough
Two small corrections to our Ops codes:
1. The last character of my listing is printed upside down.
The W should be an M (No WINLINK Yes very Mobile.)
2. The last character of June's listing is printed upside
down. The W should be an M (No WINLINK Yes very Mobile.)
Please fix your type. (What type are we?)
Roger / KF6HBU & June / KG6JJM
On 11/5/2019 6:32 PM, Jer Kostro - Red Cross wrote:
Hi, All -
You may have noticed on the Tuesday night net roster a column
labeled "OpsCodes". This is a tool by which the Communications
Duty Officer (CDO) or, if we have been activated, the event's
Communications Unit Leader (Com-L) can get a quick idea of some
of our team members basic capabilities in order to make initial
assignments. We haven't updated this in awhile - in light of the
ongoing possibility of Public Safety Power Outages this seems
be a good time to do so.
There are currently seven OpsCodes:
D => DMR. You have a DMR radio programmed with our two talk
E => Emergency power. You can operate 'off the grid' for a
period of time - you might be asked to estimate for how long
if/when the CDO/Com-L contacts you . My personal criteria is to
have enough alternative power (generation and storage) for a
8-12 hour daily shift for a minimum of three days, assuming one
mobile radio operated at 10w with a duty cycle of 20% (20%
talk/80% listen). YMMV - having access to a mobile radio in you
car counts towards this.
A => External antenna. Having a gain antenna on your roof,
tower, or temporary support will give you signal a better reach.
B => Beam antenna (ideally external). This gives your signal
a better reach through directionality, especially in simplex
mode. Examples include a VHF and UHF yagis or a dual band log
periodic antenna (i.e. Elk). Team members with the appropriate
equipment can operate VHF or UHF SSB mode, increasing effective
signal strength hence range. Although I haven't played with the
concept yet UHF DMR and a beam antenna looks promising for
H => HT only. More of a limitation than an asset. You can
produce a signal, but it's limited by a small antenna and low
power. This can be partially compensated for by using a external
and/or beam antenna.
W => Winlink-capable. A team member who can send/receive VHF
and/or HF Winlink messages.
M => Mobile. Ideally, a 50w single or dual band radio in you
vehicle with a gain antenna mounted externally. This counts as
being emergency powered.
We purposely tried to keep this simple (few people bother to
fill out long forms). If you are a net participant please review
your codes and update as necessary. Next week I'll upload a
"special edition" with the revisions.
73 and thanks for you consideration,
Jer aka AK6QJ
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