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CONTENTS

The Amateur's Code

Foreword

Revision Notes

1.  Introduction

1.1  Background
1.1.1  Federal Communications Commission
1.1.2  Amateur Radio Relay League
1.1.3  SKYWARN
1.1.4  Federal Response Plan
1.2  Purpose
1.3  Northern SE Alaska ARES

2.  Definitions

2.1  Emergency Coordinator
2.2  Assistant emergency Coordinator
2.3  Official Emergency Station
2.4  Official Relay Station
2.5  Emergency Communications
2.5.1  Tactical
2.5.2  Health and Welfare
2.6  Nets
2.6.1  Open Net
2.6.2  Directed Net
2.7  Public Service Communications

3.  Basic Communications Guidelines

3.1  Basic Communications Theory
3.1.1  Concept
3.1.2  Documentation
3.1.3  Transmission
3.1.4  Reception
3.1.5  Interpretation
3.1.6  Feedback
3.2  General Points
3.3  Principles of Disaster Communications
3.3.1  Keep the noise down
3.3.2  Monitor established disaster frequencies
3.3.3  Avoid spreading rumors
3.3.4  Authenticate all messages
3.3.5  3.3.5 Strive for efficiency
3.3.6  Select the mode and band to suit the purpose
3.3.7  Use all communications channels intelligently
3.3.8  Don't "broadcast"
3.3.9  National Traffic System
3.4  Nets
3.4.1  Tactical Net
3.4.2  Resource Net
3.4.3  Traffic Net
3.4.4  Command Net
3.4.5  Other Nets
3.5  ITU Phonetics

4.  Procedures

4.1  ARES Activation
4.1.1  Authority to Activate ARES
4.1.2  Notification Procedure
4.1.3  Deployment of Personnel
4.2  Net Control Station
4.2.1  Role of the Net Control Station
4.2.2  Characteristics of a good Net Control Station
4.3  Shelter Operations
4.3.1  Staffing
4.3.2  Duties
4.3.3  Types of Communications
4.4  Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations
4.4.1  Lead Agency
4.4.2  Types of Communications
4.4.3  Written Traffic and Log
4.4.4  Missing Persons
4.4.5  Deployment of Personnel
4.5  Net Frequencies
4.5.1  Repeaters
4.5.2  Simplex
4.5.3  HF
4.5.4  Packet
4.6  Passing Traffic
4.6.1  ARRL Radiogram Message Form
4.6.2  ARES Official Message Form
4.6.3  PROWORDS
4.6.4  Instructions for completing message form
4.7  Drills, Exercises and Simulated Emergency Test (SET)
4.7.1  Orientation Exercise
4.7.2  Drill
4.7.3  Table-top Exercise
4.7.4  Functional Exercise
4.7.5  Full-scale Exercise
4.7.6  Simulated Emergency Test
4.7.7  After Action Report

5.  Emergency Equipment

5.1  Radio Equipment
5.2  Tools
5.3  Miscellaneous
5.4  Paperwork
5.5  Personal Supplies

Appendix A: The Incident Command System

Appendix B: Emergency J-Pole

Appendix C: ARES Station Locations and Call Signs

Appendix D: Juneau Repeater System

Appendix E: NTS and Alaska Nets

Appendix F: Juneau Emergency Contact Numbers

Appendix G: SE Alaska Emergency Contact Numbers


Forms

Appendix H: ARRL Radiogram

Appendix I: ARES Emergency Message Form

Appendix J: Communications Log (ICS-309)

Appendix K: Missing Person questionnaire (ICS-302-D)

Appendix L: Red Cross Intake Form (ARC Form 2079H)


Appendix M: Time Conversion Chart

Appendix N: Net Assignment Worksheet

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Nick Meacher, N3WWE
Emergency Coordinator
Northern SE AK ARES
907-796-3322
Email: n3wwe@arrl.net

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Last modified: Sat Feb 23 20:54:28 AKST 2002