Important Army MARS Messages


DE AAA9O R 092015Z DECEMBER 2008 FM HAYS/AAA9O AZ TO ALL ARMY MARS MEMBERS AND STATIONS INFO: AAA9A AZ AAA9B AZ AAA9F AZ AAA9M AZ AAA9O AZ AAA9P AZ CHIEF, NAVY-MARINE CORPS MARS CHIEF, AIR FORCE MARS BT SUBJECT: CAMO 56-08 Any Injured Soldier Messages. 1. Following information provided by Dan Wolff (AEA1RD) regarding Injured Soldier program: LANDSTUHL AMERICAN RED CROSS Attn: ANY INJURED SERVICE MEMBER CMR 402 BOX 2234 APO, AE 09180 USA Or, they can also be addressed as: TO ANY INJURED SOLDIER C/O LANDSTUHL AMERICAN RED CROSS CMR 402, BOX 2234 APO, AE 09180 USA Email: lrmc.redcross@lnd.amedd.army.mil 2. Follows message on Injured Soldier program from 2007 which still applies. DE AEM1WF NR 1106 R 201635Z NOV 2007 FM DANIEL WOLFF/AEA1RD GE TO ALL REGIONAL DIRECTORS INFO ALL REGION 11 MEMBERS AAA90 AZ AAA9F AZ ZEN AMERICAN RED CROSS LANDSTUHL GE BT UNCLAS SUBJ: MARSGRAM FOR "ANY SERVICE MEMBER". 1. GOOD NEWS, EVERYBODY. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO OBTAIN THE SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS LOCATED AT LANDSTUHL, GERMANY, AS ONE OUTLET FOR GENERAL MESSAGES GOING TO ANY SERVICE MEMBER. MESSAGES ADDRESSED TO THIS AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE GIVEN TO INJURED SERVICE MEMBERS WHO ARE PATIENTS AT THE LANDSTUHL MEDICAL CENTER, GERMANY, ONLY. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS ADDRESS MARS MEMBERSHIP-WIDE. TO ANY INJURED SOLDIER C/O LANDSTUHL AMERICAN RED CROSS CMR 402, BOX 2234 APO, AE 09180 2. MESSAGES TO INJURED SOLDIERS SHOULD BE BRIEF AND CONTAIN NO PERSONAL DATA OR VIOLATE OPSEC RESTRICTIONS. SUPPORT BY THE LANDSTUHL AMERICAN RED CROSS MAY BE DISCONTINUED AT ANYTIME IF THEY BEGIN TO FEEL "ABUSED". WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THEIR SUPPORT. 3. IF I IDENTIFY ANY OTHER OUTLETS FOR MESSAGES TO "ANY SERVICE MEMBERS" IN OUR REGION, I'LL LET YOU KNOW. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING MESSAGES FROM YOUR REGIONS, ESPECIALLY HOLIDAY TRAFFIC. PLEASE GIVE THIS INFORMATION WIDEST DISSEMINATION. RESPECTFULLY, DANIEL WOLFF, REGION 11 DIRECTOR, AEM1WF/AEA1RD/AEA1AM. AEA1RD@WINLINK.ORG OR AEM1WF@WINLINK.ORG. BT NNNN Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE
DE AAM9ECA NR 036 R 132230Z NOV 2008 FM AAM9ECA TO ALL STATIONS CALIFORNIA INFORMATION REGION 9 MEMBERS ZXX INFORMATION AAA9CA CA AAA9RD CA AAA9O AZ AAA9AZ AZ AAA9NV NV BT I AM AT THE ORANGE COUNTY FIRE COMMAND STAND-BY FOR ANY HF TRAFEC EVACATIONS ARE NOW TAKING PLACE SUPORT THE FIRE EEI REPORTS AS ANY NET HF MAY BE NEEDED THIS IS NOT A DRILL SGD AAM9EC JOHN SEITZ/AAV9VF GO ARMY BT
035416Z JUL 2008 FM NNN0ASE TWO OR   PACIFIC AREA (FEMA REGIONS 8,9,10) NMC MARS WILL BE HOLDING ITS ANNUAL "MARS DAY OUT" THIS COMING SATURDAY, 19 JUL 1899Z TO 2400Z. USING NMC MARS FREQUENCIES: NNA,  NFK,  NFN,  NCC,  NFO,  NBI USB   ARMY AND AIR FORCE MARS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUN EVENT.  IT IS OUR MARS VERSION OF AMATEUR FIELD DAY WHEN WE GET OUT OF THE SHACK, SET UP AND OPERATE MAKING AS MANY MARS CONTACTS AS WE CAN.  TO ADD TO THE FUN WE ENCOURAGE THE USE OF DIGITAL MODES, INCLUDING RTTY, AMTOR, MT63 AND THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME WE CAN USE CW.    FOLLOWING THE EVENT ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT A REPORT OF THEIR ACTIVITY INCLUDING FREQUENCY AND MODE USED ALONG WITH A PICTURE OF THEIR STATION FOR WHICH THEY ARE PRESENTED WITH AN ATTRACTIVE CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.   ATTACHED IS A PDF FILE WITH ALL THE DETAILS FOR YOUR MEMBERS USE TO PARTICIPATE.   PSE ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS AND/OR REPORTS TO NNN0EHG@WINLINK.ORG OR CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE 503-319-4044.   LOOKING FORWARD TO AN EXCITING DAY MIKE/EHG MARS Day Out (19 July 2008)
All: Information about the station WAR on the ARMED FORCES DAY COMM test is not correct. The correct information is below in this email. Request widest dissemination of this message to all MARS members. Thanks Smitty ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST (10 MAY 2008) STATION: WAR (10 May 1200Z - 2400Z) Frequency                     Emission           Amateur Band 4020.9 kHz                    LSB                  80M 7504.0 kHz                    LSB                  40M 13512.5 kHz                   USB                  20M 20518.5 kHz                   USB                  15M Location: Pentagon, Arlington VA Address: Pentagon ARC PO Box 2322 Arlington VA 22202 POC CAPT Rick Low, USN PART II. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TEST VIA DIGITAL MODES. The Secretary of Defense message will be transmitted via digital modes including RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK-31, MFSK and MT63 from the stations listed below, including frequencies, mode, and date/time in Zulu (UTC). All frequencies are listed for center of intelligence. Offset as appropriate for your TNC. (Note: Not all stations may necessarily operate on all the frequencies listed, depending on propagation and available equipment.) Army Stations STATION: AAZ (HQ Army MARS and Western Area Gateway, Fort Huachuca, AZ) Frequency                     Mode                Broadcast Date/Time 6988.0 kHz                    RTTY                11 May/0110Z                               PACTOR FEC   11 May/0130Z                               MT63                11 May/0220Z                               PSK-31              11 May/0250Z 14402.0 kHz                   RTTY                11 May/0110Z                               PACTOR FEC   11 May/0130Z                               MT63                11 May/0220Z                               PSK-31              11 May0250Z STATION: WAR (Pentagon ARC/ MARS Station, Arlington, VA ) Frequency                     Mode                Broadcast Date/Time 6988.0 kHz                    RTTY                10 May/1700Z and 2300Z                               MT63                10 May/1715Z and 2315Z 14440.0 kHz                   PACTOR FEC  10 MAY/1730Z and 2330Z                               Olivia              10 MAY/1745Z and 2345Z SUBMISSION OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TEST MESSAGE ENTRIES. Transcripts of the RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK-31, MFSK and MT63 receiving test should be submitted "as received". No attempt should be made to correct possible transmission errors.  Provide time, frequency and call sign of the military station copied, including name, call sign, and address (including ZIP code) of individual submitting the entry. Ensure this information is placed on the paper containing the test message. Each year a large number of acceptable entries are received with insufficient information, or necessary information was not attached to the transcriptions and was separated, thereby precluding issuance of a certificate.  Entries must be sent to the appropriate military address as follows: a. Stations copying Secretary of Defense message transmitted from AAZ/WAR send entries to: Armed Forces Day Celebration Commander NETCOM/9th ASC Armed Forces Day Celebration Attn: NETC-OPE-MA (MARS) (31) Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-5000 Dewayne(smitty)Smith AAA9F MARS Frequency Coordinator NETCOM/9th Signal Command     Current Operations (G3) "Army MARS ; Voice of the Army" Akima Facilities Management 821-7324  DSN (520) 533-7324 Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE
DE AAA9F NR 034 P 212225Z Apr 2008 FM: AAA9F AZ TO: All Army MARS Members and Stations INFO: AAA9A AZ AAA9O AZ AAA9M AZ Chief, Navy/Marine Corps MARS Chief, Air Force MARS BT SUBJECT: Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test (10 May 2008) 1. The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will sponsor the Annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Celebration on Saturday, 10 May 2008. The annual celebration features traditional military to amateur cross band communications SSB voice tests and copying the Secretary of Defense message via digital modes. This also allows an opportunity for Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) to demonstrate their technical skills, and to receive recognition from the Secretary of Defense and or the appropriate military radio station for their proven expertise. Individuals participating will receive a QSL card later after the event acknowledging their contact, and a certificate will be given to individuals who copy the Secretary of Defense message. 2. As most of you have witness and participated in the past years know, this celebration is held the weekend prior to the actual Armed Forces Day which Saturday, 17 May 2008. However, to avoid conflict with the upcoming Dayton Hamvention, 16-18 May 2008, MARS services conducts the Armed Forces Crossband Celebration the weekend prior. This year we will celebrate this event On Saturday, 10 May 2008. 3. There will be seventeen (17) military stations located throughout the US participating including Alaska and Hawaii representing Army MARS. Call signs, hours of operation, locations and frequencies of these stations are published in many amateur radio magazines. You should log on the Army MARS website: http://www.netcom.army.mil/mars/, and clicking the Armed Forces Day link for further detail information. 4. Please note that the event will only take place on Saturday, 10 May 2008. Do not get confused with the times as they are in ZULU which some reflects the following day. Once the conversion of the time has been made, you will see that the actual event will take place on 10 May 08. 5. You should start tuning your station into the station that will be transmitting the Secretary of Defense message early if you plan to copy the message. Announcements will be transmitted several times prior to the actual message allowing you time to tune to the stations and be ready to copy the actual message. 6. Good luck to all of you during this great event and let's have lots of fun. This headquarter will be participating the entire event, and we hope to make contact with all of you. Request widest dissemination of this message to all Army MARS members. Signed, Dewayne Smith AAA9F BT NNNN /EX Dewayne(smitty)Smith AAA9F MARS Frequency Coordinator NETCOM/9th Signal Command Current Operations (G3) "Army MARS ; Voice of the Army" Akima Facilities Management 821-7324 DSN (520) 533-7324 Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test (10 May 2008) Update
DE AAA9F NR 031 P 081605Z Apr 2008 FM: AAA9F AZ TO: All Army MARS Members and Stations INFO: AAA9A AZ AAA9O AZ AAA9M AZ Chief, Navy/Marine Corps MARS Chief, Air Force MARS BT SUBJECT: Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test (10 May 2008) 1. The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will sponsor the Annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Celebration on Saturday, 10 May 2008. The annual celebration features traditional military to amateur cross band communications SSB voice tests and copying the Secretary of Defense message via digital modes. This also allows an opportunity for Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) to demonstrate their technical skills, and to receive recognition from the Secretary of Defense and or the appropriate military radio station for their proven expertise. Individuals participating will receive a QSL card later after the event acknowledging their contact, and a certificate will be given to individuals who copy the Secretary of Defense message. 2. As most of you have witness and participated in the past years know, this celebration is held the weekend prior to the actual Armed Forces Day which Saturday, 17 May 2008. However, to avoid conflict with the upcoming Dayton Hamvention, 16-18 May 2008, MARS services conducts the Armed Forces Crossband Celebration the weekend prior. This year we will celebrate this event On Saturday, 10 May 2008. 3. There will be six (14) military stations located throughout the US participating including Alaska and Hawaii representing Army MARS. Call signs, hours of operation, locations and frequencies of these stations are published in many amateur radio magazines. You should log on the Army MARS website: http://www.netcom.army.mil/mars/, and clicking the Armed Forces Day link for further detail information. 4. Please note that the event will only take place on Saturday, 10 May 2008. Do not get confused with the times as they are in ZULU which some reflects the following day. Once the conversion of the time has been made, you will see that the actual event will take place on 10 May 08. 5. You should start tuning your station into the station that will be transmitting the Secretary of Defense message early if you plan to copy the message. Announcements will be transmitted several times prior to the actual message allowing you time to tune to the stations and be ready to copy the actual message. 6. Good luck to all of you during this great event and let's have lots of fun. This headquarter will be participating the entire event, and we hope to make contact with all of you. Request widest dissemination of this message to all Army MARS members. Signed, Dewayne Smith AAA9F BT NNNN /EX Dewayne(smitty)Smith AAA9F MARS Frequency Coordinator NETCOM/9th Signal Command Current Operations (G3) "Army MARS ; Voice of the Army" Akima Facilities Management 821-7324 DSN (520) 533-7324 Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test (10 May 2008)
DE AAM9RT NR 57 R 060110Z MAR 2008 FM JIM WOODDELL/AAM9RT AZ TO ALL REGION 9 MEMBERS INFO AAA9O AAA9F AAA9T AAA9RD BT MARS EXERCISE TELCO DOWN SUBJECT: ALERT NOTIFICATION 2 - CORRECTION / TELCO DOWN / REGION 9 REF A: MARS NATIONAL OPLAN 4-02 REF B: MARS VOICE SOP REF C: EXERCISE OPLAN/PLAYERS HANDBOOK REF D: IS-139 EXERCISE DESIGN CHANGES: A. SITUATION / DATE SET B. MISSION / PLAYER HANDBOOK ADDED C. REFERENCE / ADDED IS-139 DESIGN TEAM: AAA9F AAA9RD AAM9RT AAM9AZ VZ EP/NS PLANNING TEAM: AAA9O AAA9F AAA9RD AAM9RT AAM9ECA AAM9EAZ VZ EP/NS 1. SITUATION: CYBERTERRORIST INFILTRATED THE ALTAS TELEPHONE COMPANIES MAIN NETWORK SWITCHES AND ALL TELEPHONE SERVICE IS DOWN IN AZ, CA, NV DUE TO A SOFTWARE VIRUS. THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE IS EXPECTED TO REQUEST ARMY MARS ASSISTANCE WITH COMMAND AND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS WITHIN REGION 9. THIS IS EXPECTED APRIL 5TH, 2008 BEGINNING 1500Z. IT IS ESTIMATED THE EXERCISE WILL LAST UP TO 4 HOURS. 2. MISSION: A. PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS CONDUIT FOR ATLAS TELEPHONE COMMAND AND CONTROL. B. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON ALERT NOTICES PRECISELY AND PLAYER HANDBOOK DO NOT DEVIATE. C. ALL STATIONS TO CREATE 5 ROUTINE EXERCISE MESSAGES AND ONE AFTER ACTION REPORT. CUSTOMER DOES NOT USE EEI REPORTS. USE STANDARD ICS-213 FORMAT. D. ALL STATIONS TO ATTEND 1 OF 2 EXERCISE OR MORE BRIEFING NETS TO BE ANNOUNCED. E. STAND BY TO SEND TRAFFIC VIA LOCAL NETS. DO NOT USE TELNET TO SEND ANY TRAFFIC. F. ACTIVATE TRAFFIC NETS ON ALL APPROPRIATE REGION 9 FREQUENCIES. G. ALL TRAFFIC MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS EXERCISE. NO NEW TRAFFIC AFTER THE THIRD HOUR. 3. EXECUTION: A. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE VOICE SOP PROCEDURES AS TRAINED B. UPON DTG OPEN NETS PER THE EXERCISE PLAYER HANDBOOK C. EXERCISE PLAYER HANDBOOK TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER PLANS AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED PRIOR TO EXERCISE D. DO NOT SEND ANY EXERCISE MESSAGES PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE EXERCISE 4. SERVICE SUPPORT: N/A 5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL: A. OVERALL CONTROL - AAA9O AAA9RD AAA9RT AAA9AZ AAA9CA AAA9NV MARS EXERCISE TELCO DOWN BT NNNN
DE AAM9RT NR 301 R 211800Z FEB 2007 FM JIM WOODDELL/AAM9RT AZ TO ALL REGION 9 MEMBERS INFO AAA9O AAA9F AAA9T AAA9RD BT MARS EXERCISE TELCO DOWN SUBJECT: ALERT NOTIFICATION 1 / TELCO DOWN / REGION 9 REF A: MARS NATIONAL OPLAN 4-02 REF B: MARS VOICE SOP REF C: EXERCISE OPLAN DESIGN TEAM: AAA9F AAA9RD AAM9RT AAM9AZ VZ EP/NS PLANNING TEAM: AAA9O AAA9F AAA9RD AAM9RT AAM9ECA AAM9EAZ VZ EP/NS 1. SITUATION: CYBERTERRORIST INFILTRATED THE ALTAS TELEPHONE COMPANIES MAIN NETWORK SWITCHES AND ALL TELEPHONE SERVICE IS DOWN IN AZ, CA, NV DUE TO A SOFTWARE VIRUS.THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE IS EXPECTED TO REQUEST ARMY MARS ASSISTANCE WITH COMMAND AND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS WITHIN REGION 9. THIS IS EXPECTED NEAR THE END OF FEBRUARY AND THE CALL COULD COME AT ANY TIME DAY OR NIGHT. IT IS ESTIMATED THE EXERCISE WILL LAST UP TO 4 HOURS. 2. MISSION: A. PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS CONDUIT FOR ATLAS TELEPHONE COMMAND AND CONTROL. B. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON ALERT NOTICES PRECISELY AND DO NOT DEVIATE. C. ALL STATIONS TO CREATE 5 ROUTINE EXERCISE MESSAGES AND ONE AFTER ACTION REPORT. CUSTOMER DOES NOT USE EEI REPORTS. USE STANDARD ICS-213 FORMAT. D. ALL STATIONS TO ATTEND 1 OF 2 EXERCISE BRIEFING NETS. E. STAND BY TO SEND TRAFFIC VIA LOCAL NETS. DO NOT USE TELNET TO SEND ANY TRAFFIC. F. ACTIVATE TRAFFIC NETS ON ALL APPROPRIATE REGION 9 FREQUENCIES. G. ALL TRAFFIC MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS EXERCISE. NO NEW TRAFFIC AFTER THE THIRD HOUR. 3. EXECUTION: A. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE VOICE SOP PROCEDURES AS TRAINED. B. UPON DTG OPEN NETS PER THE EXERCISE OPLAN. C. EXERCISE OPLAN TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER PLANS. D. DO NOT SEND ANY EXERCISE MESSAGES PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE EXERCISE E. EXERCISE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE VIA AN ALERT NOTICE. 4. SERVICE SUPPORT: N/A 5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL: A. OVERALL CONTROL - AAA9O AAA9RD AAA9RT AAA9AZ AAA9CA AAA9NV MARS EXERCISE TELCO DOWN BT NNNN
Friday, February 08, 2008 9:25 PM Subject: Camp Bouse AZ This weekend, the Bouse, AZ Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a special celebration for the WWII Vets that passed through Camp Bouse, one of Patton's Desert Training Camps. The Chamber will be giving a guided tour of the camp itself on Sunday. I will be set up as an Army MARS station at Camp Bouse on Sunday and will be operational very near 1600Z. I will be collecting MARSGRAMS from the visitors as they arrive and will be sending them out via Airmail. I will also attempt at starting a net to take check-ins for this event on KCC. I will start taking check ins directly after the /B net. This will give stations an opportunity to check there stations with a portable station out in the middle of nowhere! Would love to have the support of all Region 9 Army MARS members! Jim, AAM9RT
DE AAM9RT NR 55 P 042241Z FEB 2008 FM WOODDELL/AAM9RT AZ TO ALL REGION 9 ARMY MARS MEMBERS INFO AAA9O AAA9RD AAA9AZ AAA9CA AAA9NV BT ACTUAL INCIDENT SUBJ: ALERT NOTIFICATION SITUATION AND MISSION UPDATE / OPERATION SUPERBOWL / REGION 9 REF A: MARS NATIONAL OPLAN 4-02 REF B: MARS VOICE SOP REF C: CAMO 010-08 1. SITUATION: TSA HAS COMPLETED DEPLOYMENT FOR THE SUPER BOWL EVENT IN GLENDALE, ARIZONA. CSU HAS SHUT DOWN. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 2. MISSION: MISSION COMPLETED. ALL STATIONS STAND DOWN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. COMPLETE AAR AND ROUTE THROUGH NORMAL CHANNELS. 3. EXECUTION: NA 4. SERVICE SUPPORT: N/A 5. COMMAND: AA9O AAA9RD AAA9AZ AAA9CA AAA9NV DESIGNATED REGIONAL STAFF, STATE STAFF ACTUAL INCIDENT BT NNNN
DE AAM9RT NR 48 P 012249Z FEB 2008 FM WOODDELL/AAM9RT AZ TO ALL REGION 9 ARMY MARS MEMBERS INFO AAA9O AAA9RD AAA9AZ AAA9CA AAA9NV BT ACTUAL INCIDENT SUBJ: ALERT NOTIFICATION SITUATION AND MISSION UPDATE / OPERATION SUPERBOWL / REGION 9 REF A: MARS NATIONAL OPLAN 4-02 REF B: MARS VOICE SOP REF C: CAMO 010-08 1. SITUATION: TSA HAS DEPLOYED A COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT UNIT (CSU) IN SUPPORT OF THE SUPER BOWL EVENT IN GLENDALE, ARIZONA. CSU IS OPERATIONAL 24 HOURS PER DAY. 2. MISSION: ALL MEMBERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SUPPORT TSA AS NECESSARY AS WELL AS ALL FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND RESPONSE AGENCIES AND SHOULD BE PREPARED TO RECEIVE/RELAY ROUTINE OR PRIORITY TRAFFIC IN AND OUT OF ARIZONA. ALL STATIONS SHOULD MONITOR FREQUENCY KCC. REQUEST ALL MEMBERS TO CHECK IN WITH AAA9USA ON KEE AND REPORT YOUR STATION STATUS 3. EXECUTION: UPON RECEIVED ORDER FROM REGIONAL DIRECTOR ACTIVATE NECESSARY EMERGENCY TRAFFIC NETS ON ALL REGION 9 FREQUENCIES. 4. SERVICE SUPPORT: N/A 5. COMMAND: AAA9O AAA9RD AAA9AZ AAA9CA AAA9NV DESIGNATED REGIONAL STAFF, STATE STAFF ACTUAL INCIDENT BT NNNN
DE AAA9AT NR 12 R 291825Z JAN 2008 FM MEIROWITZ/AAA9AT NY TO ALL MARS MEMBERS BT 1. The eigth session of the antenna seminar will be conducted on Friday evening immediately following the Chief's net. The Chief's net will start at 020101Z FEB 2008. Both nets will be simulcast on the following frequencies by several member stations located around the country. RGN STATE FREQUENCY ----------------------------------------- 9 CA KAH 7 KS KBA 2 NY KBD 3 VA KBG 9 AZ KCC 8 CO KCD 4 FL KCF 10 WA KCF 4 TN KEE 9 AZ KEE 9 AZ KMC 4 TN KMC 2. Participating stations should tune to the frequency that is most readable at their QTH. In an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of simulcast techniques for MARS it is necessary that all participants file a signal report at the end of each session. The report should include your state, the frequency or frequencies used, readability for each frequency, QRM, as well as any other comments, questions, or observations that you wish to share with us. Please send your report to ANTENNASEMINAR@AOL.COM 3. This week we are privileged to have David, AAT7WE as our first guest speaker. He will discuss his very well engineered mobile antenna system. The pdf attachment to this message contains the photos and figures that he will use to discuss his equipment. Members who receive this message by Winlink will not receive the attachment. Those members may request the file by email from their RD. 4. As a reminder to those members who missed one or more sessions, or wish to listen at their own convenience, the following information is supplied: A recording of each live broadcast of the Antenna Seminar is available on the web for download. Simply go to www.w2ynk.com and click on a seminar date to download and save the "zipped" file to your computer. After unzipping the file you will have an MP3 audio file that can be played on your computer using any MP3 compatible media player, or loaded into your portable MP3 player. 5. A few members have sent us technical questions that remain unanswered. Please be patient. All correspondents will be answered when time permits. BT NNNN
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE DE AAA9O NR 002 R 091620Z JANUARY 2008 FM HAYS/AAA9O AZ TO ALL ARMY MARS MEMBERS AND STATIONS INFO: AAA9A AZ AAA9B AZ AAA9F AZ AAA9M AZ AAA9P AZ SUBJECT: CAMO 02-08 Joint Radiotelephone Net Procedure REF: CAMO 57-07 Joint MARS Voice SOP 202145Z Nov 07 CAMO 67-07 Joint MARS Voice SOP 062115Z Dec 07 BT 1. Headquarters Army MARS has received several queries regarding the Radiotelephone Net procedures and additional recommendations for additions and clarifications. 2. In consequence Headquarters Army MARS has done the following: a. Queried Air Force and Navy Marine Corps MARS to see if there have been similar communications with those headquarters. There have been none and acceptance is proceeding rapidly b. Reviewed the procedure in detail once again and decided not to recommend changing the joint procedure at this time. 3. One of the general concerns expressed by members has to do with clarifications covering situations not specifically called out in the procedures. a. As an example, a question has arisen regarding the "50 second clear period "for tuning on frequency. The joint procedure currently makes no provision for this situation as there is a presumption that stations will be pre-tuned for scheduled nets. However, it is understood that there may be situations where the net or portions of it are moved to other frequencies rapidly. In such a case the NCS may decide to create an opportunity for tuning on frequency in this circumstance. The NCS is authorized to do this. The NCS in general may supplement the Joint Radiotelephone Net Procedure to achieve a successful net. b. As matters stand at this point, such Army MARS supplements have not been approved by all three services; however it is clear that the NCS has the authority necessary to control the net. c. The comments of paragraph 3.b. may be uncomfortable for some members because the procedure is not exhaustive. However, as discussed in paragraph 4 below, consideration for these and other concerns is forthcoming in the 2008 planning cycle. 4. Shortly, both the overall Army MARS Plan for 2008 and the Rank and Recognition supplemental Plan for 2008 (Training) will be released. a. The plans lay out document development for Army MARS including joint documents and procedures. As part of these plans, Headquarters Army MARS will be looking at making recommendations for additional joint radio procedures, and, where this may not possible, creating supplementary Army MARS procedures as appropriate. b. Part of the reason for this measured approach is that a growing number of federal agencies have asked for a formal arrangement with Army MARS. An aspect of these relationships is frequency reciprocity whereby members of the agency undergo Army MARS (and joint MARS) training to operate on MARS frequencies while Army MARS operators are authorized to operate on the agency's frequencies. c. This is a key aspect of the forthcoming Concept of Operations whereby Army MARS will be operating a core system based increasingly on Joint MARS procedures supplemented as appropriate by Army MARS procedures; and a liaison operation operating on client/subscriber frequencies. In the latter case, it remains to be seen what additional procedures and training Army MARS operators may have to undergo to operate successfully with clients and subscribers on their frequencies. d. The net result is that finally Army MARS is starting to fulfill its current mission in a practical and effective way; but at the same time it is no longer an all Army MARS show. This decision was made by Congress in 1986 in terms of Federal Law, so we are somewhat lagging behind at the moment. 5. To review: a. The Joint Voice Procedure is effective per CAMOs 57-07 and 67-07. b. The NCS has the authority to conduct a successful net. c. Common sense and experience are key elements in conducting successful nets. d. The 2008 National Army MARS Training Plan and Rank and Recognition Supplemental Plan will soon be released and will specifically outline the future operational and training direction of Army MARS. BT AAA9O L. Grant Hays AAA9O Chief, MARS Operations NETCOM/9th Signal Command (ARMY) Current Operations, G3 "Army MARS: Voice of the Army" Project Manager Akima Facilities Management CML 520-538-7933 DSN 879-7933 lawrence.hays@us.army.mil NNNN Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE
DE AAA9RD NR 250 R 280400Z DEC 2007 FM MIKE ITNYRE / AAA9RD CA TO ALL CA ARMY MARS BT A terrible petition now at FCC USA seeks to eliminate all advanced digital data modes such as PACTOR III, ALE, Olivia, MT63, ALE, OFDM, fast PSK, MFSK and others. We only have a few days, by January 1, to respond and kill it. Only you can save PACTOR III, by your comments to FCC. It only takes a few minutes on the web. Click here, enter proceeding, RM-11392 and your commments: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/upload_v2.cgi Fill in the appropriate parts of the form, then write your comments in the lower part "Send a Brief Comment to FCC (typed-in)" Here are suggested examples of comments, below. Don't let FCC kill digital data on ham radio. Feel free to copy and paste any (or all) of these into your comments. 1. I oppose the RM-11392 petition! 2. The RM-11392 petition is very bad for the Amateur Radio Service. 3. The RM-11392 petition seeks to destroy digital data technology advancement in the Amateur Radio Service. 4. The RM-11392 petition's proposed 1.5kHz bandwidth limit on data emission is too narrow for established international standard transmissions and equipment bandwidths used by the Amateur Radio Service. 5. The RM-11392 petition is an attempt to kill innovation, technology advancement, and emergency data communications in the Amateur Radio Service. Please do not let this happen. 6. The FCC Amateur Radio Service's automatically controlled data sub-bands are already too narrow for the huge volume of traffic that runs on them. If a limit of 1.5kHz bandwidth is applied, it will severely hamper the ability of amateur radio operators to share these small band segments efficiently through rapid data methods. 7. There is a huge installed base of Amateur Radio Equipment, and millions of dollars of monetary investment by thousands of Amateur Radio Operators that use HF digital data systems with more than 1.5kHz bandwidths. This investment by FCC-licensed operators would be taken away or rendered useless if the objectives of the RM-11392 petition were to be adopted. 8. Several of the primary established HF emergency communications networks currently in service and utilized by thousands of Amateur Radio Operators in USA would be totally eliminated or hobbled if the objectives of the RM-11392 peteition were to be adopted. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT ME AT mikeitnyre@aol.com BT NNNN