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Taken care of. Thanks for the info.
Jer aka AK6QJ
On 5/2/2021 6:52 PM, Georgia wrote:
Jer, please add "B, E, M" to my ops codes.
Hi, All -
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Date: 5/1/21 11:09 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Ops Codes
You may have noticed on the Tuesday night analog net roster a
column labeled "OpsCodes". This is a tool by which the Duty
Service Associate (DSA) 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, so it's probably a
good time to do so.
There are currently seven OpsCodes:
D => DMR. You have a DMR radio programmed with our three 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 DSA/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
A => External antenna. Having a gain antenna on your roof,
tower, or temporary support will give your 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 yagi 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. 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 short
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. If you get the changes to me by
Monday evening they'll be included in the next roster/net
73 and thanks for you consideration,
Jer aka AK6QJ