SC HEART Net and SC Statewide ARES Net Preambles

SCHEART Healthcare Emergency Net

Preamble MARCH 1, 2013

Good Morning/Evening, welcome to the SCHEART Healthcare Emergency Training Net. This is a directed Net. In an actual healthcare event, a net could be activated to provide redundant communications for hospitals and other ESF-8 health and medical agencies.

Acting as your net control operator today is Name. I am located in County, my call sign is phonetically.

The mission of the Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team is to provide trained volunteer Radio Response Team Members to support Healthcare Facilities in times of emergencies. This net is conducted in accordance with FCC Rule, Part 97, Section 113 (a) (3) (i).

If you are listening in by radio or streaming audio at www.scheart.us, you may participate in the net by sending an e-mail check-in to crockett@scetv.org (I Spell: Charlie Romeo Oscar Charlie Kilo Echo Tango Tango At Symbol Sierra Charlie Echo Tango Victor Dot Oscar Romeo Golf). Those check-ins will be acknowledged at the end of the net.

The purpose of this net is to train RRT members to use ham radio equipment to provide redundant communications for hospitals and other ESF-8 health and medical agencies. Local RRT members will use agency or facility ham radio equipment where possible to check into the net. We will take individual check-ins after going thru the DHEC regions.

This net will be conducted on Thursdays each week. The net time will alternate between 9:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M. We will rotate the starting area for check-ins each week. The net schedule can be found on the web at whiskey whiskey whiskey dot sierra charlie hotel echo alpha romeo tango dot uniform sierra. (www.scheart.us)

For those stations that will be checking into the net please observe the following guidelines:

· When transmitting, please key your mike and wait 3-4 seconds before speaking so that the repeaters can link up.

· Then give your call sign phonetically, followed by your name, county, and facility. (Example: This is Kilo Delta Four Juliet Delta Juliet, My name is Roger, I’m located in Richland County and I’m affiliated with ARES at South Carolina State EOC.) Then list any message traffic or announcements if you have them.

(For Week 1 of the month, start with Low Country. Week 2 start with the Midlands Region. For Week 3, start with the Pee Dee Region. For Week 4, start with the Upstate Region. If the month has 5 Thursdays, then Week 5 will start with Low Country and Week 1 of the following month will also start with Low Country.)

At this time we will be taking check-ins from the Low Country Region Group 1 to include the following Counties:

Low Country County Group 1

Allendale
Bamberg
Beaufort

Berkeley
Calhoun
Charleston

All stations in the Low County Region Group 1, please call net control, and speak slowly so that I can copy.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from this call group, we will go on to the Low Country Group 2 to include the following Counties:

Low Country County Group 2

Colleton
Dorchester
Hampton

Jasper
Orangeburg

All stations in the Low County Region Group 2, please call net control, and speak slowly so that I can copy.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from the Low County Region, we will go on to the Midlands Region Group 1 to include the following Counties:

Midlands Region County Group 1

Aiken
Barnwell
Chester

Edgefield
Fairfield
Kershaw

All stations in the Midlands Region Group 1, please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from this call group, we will go on to the Midlands Region Group 2 to include the following Counties:

Midlands Region County Group 2

Lancaster
Lexington
Newberry

Richland
Saluda
York

All stations in the Midlands Region Group 2, please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from the Midlands Region, we will go on to the Pee Dee Region Group 1 to include the following Counties:

Pee Dee Region County Group 1

Chesterfield
Clarendon
Darlington

Dillon
Florence
Georgetown

All stations in the Pee Dee Region Group 1, please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from this call group, we will go on to the Pee Dee Region Group 2 to include the following Counties:

Pee Dee Region Group 2

Horry
Lee
Marion

Marlboro
Sumter
Williamsburg

All stations in the Pee Dee Region Group 2, please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from the Pee Dee Region, we will go on to the Upstate Region Group 1 to include the following Counties:

Upstate Region

Abbeville
Anderson
Cherokee

Greenville
Greenwood
Laurens

All stations in the Upstate Region Group 1, please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from this call group, we will go on to the Upstate Region Group 2 to include the following Counties:

Upstate Region County Group 2

McCormick
Oconee
Pickens

Spartanburg
Union

All stations in the Upstate Region Group 2, please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

Hearing no further check-ins from the Upstate Region Group 2, we will go on to individual check-ins.

At this time we will take any individual check-ins, with the suffix Alpha through Mike (A through M). Please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

We will take any individual check-ins, with the suffix November through Zulu (N through Z). Please call net control, call sign.

(List calls and read them back)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………

At this time, are there any stations with announcements, reports and updates? Please call net control, call sign.

(Once all reports have been received)

(Call W3KH and ask if he has a training topic)

(Call W3KH and ask if there are any email check-ins)

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following e-mail check-ins for the following stations………

At this time I’ll take late check-ins, please call net control, call sign.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this net and we would like to invite each of you to join us on our next SCHEART Training net next Thursday at Time. In addition we have a scheduled Statewide ARES net every Sunday night using the SCHEART linked system at 8:00 PM, and we would like to invite each of you to join us there as well. Also if you are DSTAR capable, please take time to check into the Coastal DSTAR Health Care net every Thursday at 8:30 AM on Reflector 030B (Thirty Bravo), before the regular AM SCHEART net that meets at 9:00 AM. With that said, 73?s to everyone, the net is now secure and we’re returning the system back to normal amateur radio use. This is call sign phonetically, CLEAR

ARES NET OPERATING PROCEDURES 2012

Un key and allow the repeater to drop between paragraphs or during any long transmission to allow for break-in traffic.

When asking stations to call net control, do not also ask them to use your call sign.  Examples:  Stations please call Net Control.   DO NOT say Stations please call Net Control KX4ZZZ

Identify yourself at 10 minute maximum intervals during the next.  This can be accomplished by saying; This is KX4ZZZ or This is Net Control KX4ZZZ

Calling all ARES members. (Repeat three times)

This is (YOUR CALL, FIRST NAME, and POSITION) net control station, calling together the Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net for (DATE). This net is originating from (name area and city or /town)

This net meets on Sunday evenings at 20:00 local time using the linked repeater of the S. C. Hearts system, and in Charleston the CARS Club and HEART.

The purpose of this net is to assist ARES operators in the training for and handling of emergency communications.

While this net is directed to ARES members, we welcome and encourage all amateur radio operators to check in, even if you are not a member of ARES or RACES. All stations are asked to stay checked in until the end of the net.  Announcements will be at the beginning and conclusion of roll call.

This is a directed net. All communications must be directed to net control unless otherwise authorized. If you have an emergency during the net please state the word “EMERGENCY” followed by your call and the frequency will be turned over to you for the duration of the emergency.

Before we begin the net, are there any announcements or traffic for this evening’s net? If so please call now.

Take the call signs down and call on them for their announcement or traffic in the order they were received.

FORMAL NET CHECK-IN PROCEDURE

I will now stand by for the regular net check-ins. I will call stations by South Carolina Emergency Management areas. Area 1, 2, 3, 4, ( Area 5 is linked at 20:20) 5, 6, Georgia and North Carolina. Please give a count of two seconds after keying the mike and then give your call slowly, using standard, international phonetics, along with your name, location(comment: define location: are you looking for City, County, or physical location like Palmetto Richland?  Perhaps physical locations are only needed for locations you expect the use of Tactical call signs). Remember to listen before keying the mike, and then allow the repeaters to link up before speaking.

This is net control, your call in phonetics, now taking check in stations from Area 1 which includes Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee and Pickens.

Stop the net and ask the net to stand by whenever you need to in order to confirm check-ins and proceed to call for more check-ins.

We will now take check-ins from area 2, which includes Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York and NC

We will now take check-ins from area 3 which includes Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Saluda

We will now take check-ins from area 4 which includes Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Lee, Marion and Marlboro.

We will now take check-ins from area 5 and in order to minimize doubling, we will take Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester separately starting with Berkeley County.

All those in Berkeley County, please check in now.

All those in Charleston County, please check in now.

All those in Dorchester County, please check in now.

We will now take the check-ins from the remaining counties which are Clarendon, Georgetown, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg. Then go back and ask for all in Area 5.

We will now take check-ins from area 6 which includes Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper.

We will now take check-ins from Georgia – then any additional check-ins from North Carolina

This is net control, now taking check-ins from anyone, anywhere.

Go back and take the announcements and any traffic from those who checked in with those items.

Training

Do the training here or announce that there is no training tonight.

Are there any fills for the training topic, if so call now.

NET CONCLUSION PROCEDURE

Call for any final stations wishing to check into the net and check to see if there are any further comments or questions

If there is no further activity, proceed to close the net.

This is (YOUR CALL & FIRST NAME) net control station for this session of the Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net thanking all of the stations that checked in today and for participating and supporting the net. We would also like to thank the engineers and trustees who have linked up the many systems for this net.

All stations may now secure.

This net is now secured at (TIME) local time.

This is (YOUR CALL) returning these linked systems back to its normal amateur operation.

Other Net times:

Low Country Ares Net 08:00 to 08:15 connect to system at 08:20 PM

Grand Strand Net 08:00 to about 08:30 PM

Columbia ARC Net 08:30 PM

We just work around the other nets.

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