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Re: TEP Help for Tomorrow

Joe Seraki. AI6ZE
 

I can help tomorrow.

Joe


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Birch <rrbirch@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:18:08 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] TEP Help for Tomorrow
 

Is anyone available to come out to the TEP tomorrow morning with Royce to help with the comms.

 

Really need at least 1 more person to help Royce out. Not sure exactly what time Royce is planning to leave but we expect the comm’s trailer to be picked up tomorrow and the TEP Closed we just don’t know what time.

 

Bob


TEP Help for Tomorrow

Bob Birch
 

Is anyone available to come out to the TEP tomorrow morning with Royce to help with the comms.

 

Really need at least 1 more person to help Royce out. Not sure exactly what time Royce is planning to leave but we expect the comm’s trailer to be picked up tomorrow and the TEP Closed we just don’t know what time.

 

Bob


Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Bob Birch
 

Yes we took DMR radio’s, tried K6CLX earlier and it didn’t work maybe it will now, since it’s night.

 

Bob

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Curtis, KI6GRO
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:48 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

 

Don't know if you took any DMR radios with you but you might try the K6CLX DMR repeater:

 

TX:  449.700

RX:  444.700

CC 1

 

Fred Curtis

KI6GRO

 

 

 

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, 05:48:26 PM PDT, Steve <stevew6sjk@...> wrote:

 

 

I see that Toro Pk is about 40mi NNW.  Did you try the Elk yagi?

 

Steve

 

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 5:44 PM Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...> wrote:

Out at Aqua Caliente Springs Ranger RV Station. 

 Cannot reach PAPA 7. No cell phone service. 

 Connection through Rangers' WiFi 

 

73' Nat S N6BRV. 

 

Sent from my Galaxy

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Greg Hidley via groups.io" <ghidley=ucsd.edu@groups.io>

Date: 5/2/21 7:53 AM (GMT-08:00)

Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

 

Hi Bob,

I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

 

kj6hov

 

 

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:

Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


 

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Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Fred Curtis, KI6GRO
 

Don't know if you took any DMR radios with you but you might try the K6CLX DMR repeater:

TX:  449.700
RX:  444.700
CC 1

Fred Curtis
KI6GRO



On Sunday, May 2, 2021, 05:48:26 PM PDT, Steve <stevew6sjk@...> wrote:


I see that Toro Pk is about 40mi NNW.  Did you try the Elk yagi?

Steve

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 5:44 PM Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...> wrote:
Out at Aqua Caliente Springs Ranger RV Station. 
 Cannot reach PAPA 7. No cell phone service. 
 Connection through Rangers' WiFi 

73' Nat S N6BRV. 

Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Greg Hidley via groups.io" <ghidley=ucsd.edu@groups.io>
Date: 5/2/21 7:53 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob



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Re: Ops Codes

Georgia
 

Jer, please add "B, E, M" to my ops codes.

--Georgia, KI6LAV



-------- Original message --------
From: Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>
Date: 5/1/21 11:09 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Ops Codes

Hi, All -

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 groups.

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 towards this.

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 assignments update.

73 and thanks for you consideration,

Jer aka AK6QJ



Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Yes, there's a granite wall between Aqua Caliente Springs Station and PAPA 7. :(

We can hear the TX coming from Toro but the P7 could not hear our tx.

Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Steve <stevew6sjk@...>
Date: 5/2/21 5:48 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

I see that Toro Pk is about 40mi NNW.  Did you try the Elk yagi?

Steve

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 5:44 PM Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...> wrote:
Out at Aqua Caliente Springs Ranger RV Station. 
 Cannot reach PAPA 7. No cell phone service. 
 Connection through Rangers' WiFi 

73' Nat S N6BRV. 

Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Greg Hidley via groups.io" <ghidley=ucsd.edu@groups.io>
Date: 5/2/21 7:53 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob



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Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Steve
 

I see that Toro Pk is about 40mi NNW.  Did you try the Elk yagi?

Steve

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 5:44 PM Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...> wrote:
Out at Aqua Caliente Springs Ranger RV Station. 
 Cannot reach PAPA 7. No cell phone service. 
 Connection through Rangers' WiFi 

73' Nat S N6BRV. 

Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Greg Hidley via groups.io" <ghidley=ucsd.edu@groups.io>
Date: 5/2/21 7:53 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob




Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Out at Aqua Caliente Springs Ranger RV Station. 
 Cannot reach PAPA 7. No cell phone service. 
 Connection through Rangers' WiFi 

73' Nat S N6BRV. 

Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Greg Hidley via groups.io" <ghidley@...>
Date: 5/2/21 7:53 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Briggs, Danny
 

Bob, I cannot respond due to doctors appointments next week. Danny.briggs@...

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From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Greg Hidley via groups.io <ghidley@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:53:17 AM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability
 
Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


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Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Fred Curtis, KI6GRO
 

Bob,

Wish I could help out but I am having a biopsy procedure tomorrow morning.

Fred
KI6GRO


On Sunday, May 2, 2021, 06:39:00 AM PDT, Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:


We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Joe Seraki. AI6ZE
 

Bob,
   I am available for what is needed.

Joe.     AI6ZE
P.S. I am willing to work on shifts


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Greg Hidley via groups.io <ghidley@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:53:17 AM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability
 
Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

rwolfe
 

Bob, I'm available to go and tow. Would need an experienced HAM partner.  Give me a call. 619.251.9694.  Royce

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Birch <rrbirch@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:38:53 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability
 

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


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Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Greg Hidley
 

Hi Bob,
I can monitor from home immediately ... just let me know what frequencies. 

kj6hov


On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM jim brauer <jimsbft@...> wrote:
Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


Re: San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

jim brauer
 

Bob, I can monitor/relay traffic from home after 1pm if that helps. What frequenc, etc. Jim Brauer N6DAR 


On Sun, May 2, 2021, 6:39 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


San Diego/Imperial DST Call Out Availability

Bob Birch
 

We have been requested to support the Southern Fire East of Julian.  I need volunteers who are willing and able to go to TEP which is located at Agua Caliente County Park. I’m looking to deploy the Comm’s Trailer as there is no cell service and very limited other methods of communicating. They are also asking to a radio operator to be located at the ICP for communications back to the TEP.

 

Please send a text to 760 533 1957 with your name and if you are or are not available to support this incident. I will need operators at the TEP and someone from home to monitor communications. If we get enough responding we will add a operator to the ICP.

 

Thanks

Bob


Re: Ops Codes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Duly noted and entered. Thanks!

Jer

On 5/1/2021 12:18 PM, Steve wrote:
Jer,
Could probably add 'B' to mine since I have some Arrow and Elk portable beam VHF/UHF antennas if needed.

73 Steve

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 11:09 AM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

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 groups.

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 towards this.

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 assignments update.

73 and thanks for you consideration,

Jer aka AK6QJ




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Re: Ops Codes

Steve
 

Jer,
Could probably add 'B' to mine since I have some Arrow and Elk portable beam VHF/UHF antennas if needed.

73 Steve

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 11:09 AM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

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 groups.

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 towards this.

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 assignments update.

73 and thanks for you consideration,

Jer aka AK6QJ





Ops Codes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Hi, All -

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 groups.

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 towards this.

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 assignments update.

73 and thanks for you consideration,

Jer aka AK6QJ



Disaster Communications Team Meeting - Sat, 05/01/2021 9:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When: Saturday, 1 May 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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Description: All monthly DST meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams until further notice

If you fail to receive an invite to the Team's meeting before the scheduled meeting, please send an e-mail to bob.birch3@.... I will forward the meeting information to you.

Thanks for everyones understanding during these times. We will start meeting in person again, once we are allowed to do so.

Bob


878 FYI

Bob Bernardi
 

Hi

 

Just upgraded both my 878’s with ver 1.23. Went smoothly and seems to be working fine.

 

Bob, KN6DKN

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