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Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Greg Hidley
 

I'll take South checkin tonight for Kathy.

thanks
rgeg


On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 4:33 PM Kathy Payne <kpaynekj6mvb@...> wrote:
Is anyone available to take my South check in? SORRY! Sudden onset migraine. Will trade any other date.

Kj6mvb, Kathy

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 2:00 PM main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Kathy Payne
 

Is anyone available to take my South check in? SORRY! Sudden onset migraine. Will trade any other date.

Kj6mvb, Kathy

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 2:00 PM main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


New file uploaded to main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Notification <main+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io group.

Uploaded By: Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>

Description:
Nov/Dec Net Roster with OpsCodes Updated. NCSs please use. Net members - let me know if OpsCodes changes are needed and they will be updated in the next roster revision.

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Mobile Antenna Gain or Lack Thereof

Kathy Payne
 

Something (or things!) to definitely aspire too....food for thought....

Thank you,
KJ6MVB, Kathy
Julian


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM Steve <stevew6sjk@...> wrote:
Forgive me... thought this was worth sharing. (Just look at the pic) http://radioclubdelaaraucania.cl/?p=4632


Mobile Antenna Gain or Lack Thereof

Steve
 

Forgive me... thought this was worth sharing. (Just look at the pic) http://radioclubdelaaraucania.cl/?p=4632


Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Thanks Mike - your entry has been updated.

73,

 Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/11/2019 1:19 PM, Mike Corum wrote:
Morning Jer

My Op's codes are;

A, B, D, E, M, W


Thanks -- Mike, KD6AEB



On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 6:33 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> 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 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 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 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






--
Mike Corum
_______________________
KD6AEB.com



Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Mike Corum
 

Morning Jer

My Op's codes are;

A, B, D, E, M, W


Thanks -- Mike, KD6AEB



On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 6:33 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> 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 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 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 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






--
Mike Corum
_______________________
KD6AEB.com



Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Thanks Joe. Will leave off the A as its amazing how being inside a structural steel frame can degrade your transmission. Updated in the master file.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/10/2019 2:43 PM, Joseph Seraki wrote:
Jer my Ops Codes are H, D, W, and A since I am on the 7th floor of my apt building.

Joe Serak . AI6ZE


Re: OpsCode Reminder

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Thanks Kathy.

Will put you down as D E A. While you have a great location for Palomar a beam antenna is a bit different.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/10/2019 2:21 PM, Kathy Payne wrote:
Jer -

I have a DMR radio, external power (gas generator), a Diamond X-30 external antenna Max Power rating: 150W-Max. Wind resistance (135 mph)  that I think could acts as a beam antenna since we are high with excellent visual to Palomar.

Kathy, KJ6MVB
Julian

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

Just thought I'd remind everyone to review you OpsCodes and forward to
yours truly any revisions.

I'll be sending out a revised roster Tuesday 11/12 with the changes
received so far.

In the future, let me know of any changes to your status and it will
(somewhat) magically appear in the next roster update.

73 and thanks,

Jer aka AK6QJ





Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Joe Seraki. AI6ZE
 

Jer my Ops Codes are H, D, W, and A since I am on the 7th floor of my apt building.

Joe Serak . AI6ZE


Re: OpsCode Reminder

Kathy Payne
 

Jer -

I have a DMR radio, external power (gas generator), a Diamond X-30 external antenna Max Power rating: 150W-Max. Wind resistance (135 mph)  that I think could acts as a beam antenna since we are high with excellent visual to Palomar.

Kathy, KJ6MVB
Julian


On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

Just thought I'd remind everyone to review you OpsCodes and forward to
yours truly any revisions.

I'll be sending out a revised roster Tuesday 11/12 with the changes
received so far.

In the future, let me know of any changes to your status and it will
(somewhat) magically appear in the next roster update.

73 and thanks,

Jer aka AK6QJ





OpsCode Reminder

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Hi, All -

Just thought I'd remind everyone to review you OpsCodes and forward to yours truly any revisions.

I'll be sending out a revised roster Tuesday 11/12 with the changes received so far.

In the future, let me know of any changes to your status and it will (somewhat) magically appear in the next roster update.

73 and thanks,

Jer aka AK6QJ


Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Remember, Nat - in an emergency.

 No samples. :-)

On 11/8/2019 11:07 AM, Nat Suwarnasarn wrote:
Jerry, in Emergency we can share the B positive blood type.
 Missing San Diego.

73' Nat S N6BRV 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
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.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/7/2019 6:54 PM, Roger McCollough wrote:
Jer,

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 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 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 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









Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Jerry, in Emergency we can share the B positive blood type.
 Missing San Diego.

73' Nat S N6BRV 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>
Date: 11/7/19 11:46 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
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.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/7/2019 6:54 PM, Roger McCollough wrote:
Jer,

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 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 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 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









Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

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.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/7/2019 6:54 PM, Roger McCollough wrote:
Jer,

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 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 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 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









Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Roger McCollough
 

Jer,

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 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 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 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




Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Thank you, sir. Your OpsCodes have been updated on the master.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

On 11/7/2019 6:13 PM, Bob Bernardi via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi
I have my HT, emergency power, external diamond NR770HNMO Antenna.

Bob
On Nov 5, 2019, at 6:33 PM, Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@gmail.com> 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 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 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 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




Re: Weekly Analog Net Roster - OpsCodes

Bob Bernardi
 

Hi
I have my HT, emergency power, external diamond NR770HNMO Antenna.

Bob

On Nov 5, 2019, at 6:33 PM, Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@gmail.com> 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 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 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 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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