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All amateur radio operators in Clark County, whether or not you are a member of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club or the Clark County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group, are encouraged to become familiar with the existence of the Clark County EYEWARN information gathering net capability and it’s protocols to be used in the time of need.

 

The following information is provided to help you become familiar with the EYEWARN net procedures before you check in.

 


 

When activated, the net operates in one of two modes.  The two modes are “actual event” and “exercise”.  The Wednesday nets are normally operated in the exercise mode and the red text in brackets below is used.

 

The net opens with the following statement:

 

QST....QST....QST:   This is [___call sign & name___] net control for the Clark County Amateur Radio Club EYEWARN Disaster Information Gathering Net.  This  net is an actual event [exercise] net.

 

The purpose of this net is to collect information from [simulated] visual situation reports [and provide a training opportunity] for the Clark County EYEWARN information gathering Net.  This net operates on the 147.240 repeater and [is/is not] linked to the [frequency] repeater(s).


If there is an actual emergency, call 9-1-1.

 

The Clark County EYEWARN net is now open for an actual event [Exercise Activity].


Once the net is opened there is a call for previously identified and trained EYEWARN net control stations (NCS) that are available.  Following the call for EYEWARN NCS stations and the assignment of an alternate, or backup, NCS then calls Clark County zip codes for any amateur with visual situation reports they can give.  There is usually specific information that is requested and check-ins should use the following procedure to check into the net when their zip code is called.  Report from the zip code you are in which may be different than your QTH.


When you check in...  give your Zip Code, your call sign phonetically, then the answers to the questions. Simply answer the questions in the order they are asked.  For example... yes, yes, or yes, no.


The NCS may call the zip codes again. The zip code list may be shortened if CRESA wants a more focused picture of an event to a specific area. After all the desired information is gathered, the net will be closed.

 

With no further business listed, I will be closing the Clark County EYEWARN information gathering net. We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the net.

 


 

 

Thank you for your interest in learning about the Clark County EYEWARN net and hope to hear you check in with a report on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 or, more importantly, during an actual event.

 

 

 

Updated: 2015-07-24 gjt