Operator Task Book
THIS DOCUMENT HAS DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING PARTS OF A MESSAGE:
- Operator Notes
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Example Training Messages
View examples of properly formatted messages
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Raw Messages for Formatting
Practice creating messages from these unformatted (and humorous) seed messages (injects).
ICS-213 Message Training
Using the NTS (National Traffic System) to pass ICS-213-formatted messages.
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This is the ICS-213 Form blank
ARRL Message Form
Use this form to format messages (It is very similar to the ARRL form)
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Tactical messages are created by operators who are in a situation where they cannot create a formal, formatted message before relaying it over the radio.
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Outpost Packet Message Manager Procedures
Outpost is a Windows-based program that automates sending and receiving packet messages on most amateur-radio bulletin-board systems (BBS) and TNC personal mailboxes. Kitsap County ACS/ARES/RACES/ACS uses Outpost to facilitate relaying messages between emergency-response agencies.
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Outpost Send / Receive Time Slots
Our digital packet-radio network operates at the best efficiency when stations take turns accessing the two bulletin-board systems on our AX.25 network. To this end we have created time slots for sending and receiving traffic on the busy channels.
Outpost Packet Message Manager automates the Send/Receive operation. This provides a method of spreading network activity to maximize bandwidth efficiency. We created predefined time slots so stations are assigned to a specific channel-use time.
The Time Slot Name consists of two values separated by an underscore; example: 03_02. The first value identifies how often, in minutes, Outpost commands a Send/Receive operation. In the 03_02 example, Outpost Sends/Receives every three minutes.
The second value identifies which minute after the hour the first Send/Receive occurs. Outpost repeats the Send/Receive operation by the interval denoted by the number of minutes in the first value.
In the 03_02 example, the Send/Receive is performed two minutes after the hour, and every three minutes.
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Packet Setup Scripts
Packet setup scripts are being modified to incorporate lessons learned during the recent stress-test exercise. New versions will be posted when available.