- Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes
Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes
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Remember, Nat - in an emergency.
No samples. :-)
On 11/8/2019 11:07 AM, Nat Suwarnasarn
Jerry, in Emergency we can share the B positive
Missing San Diego.
73' Nat S N6BRV
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Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/7/19 11:46 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Weekly Analog Net Roster -
Я сам уверен в себе. Никогда не мог получить повышение до
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
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
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 simplex operations.
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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