JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET

REV. D 03/24/2003 KG4QQO

“PREAMBLE”


CALLING ALL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS





THIS IS _____________________, NOW ACTIVATING THE JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEEDURES. I HEREBY, AT THIS TIME, REQUEST THAT ALL RECREATIONAL USE OF THE REPEATER, BE SUSPENDED FOR THE DURATION OF THIS WEATHER EMERGENCY.

THIS EMERGENCY NET HAS BEEN ACTIVATED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

(Read the bulletin or bulletins that state the reason for activation.)

OUR LIAISON STATION, LOCATED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA IS ___________________, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE NORTH ALABAMA WEATHER ALERT RESPONSE NETWORK (NALWARN), WHOSE MEMBERS WILL BE PROVIDING COORDINATION WITH THIS NET TO THE NATIONL WEATER SERVICE, IN THE SPOTTING AND TRACKING OF DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS OR TORNADOES, IN THE NORTH ALABAMA AREA.

ALL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS WHO ARE AFFILIATED WITH THIS LOCAL NET ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK INTO THIS LOCAL NET. THIS LIAISON STATION WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COORDINATING THE SOPTTING AND TRACKING OF DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES, AND TO PROVIDE A COMMUNICATIONS LINK FOR THE NORTH ALABAMA COUNTIES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE. THIS LINK WILL HELP PROVIDE THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE FOREWARNING OF WEATHER EMERGENCIES TO THE CITZENS OF NORTH ALABAMA. THOSE STATIONS NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH THIS LOCAL NET ARE STILL ENCOURAGED TO CHECK INTO THIS LOCAL NET. ALL STATIONS WILL PASS EMERGENCY WEATHER TRAFFIC TO THIS NET.

WHEN AND IF THAT OCCURS, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, THAT YOU GIVE YOUR CALLSIGN, NAME, SPECIFIC LOCATION AND CURRENT SEVERE WEATHER OBSERVATION.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING SPOTTERS CAN PROVIDE IS THE TIME OF THE SEVERE WEATHER OCURRENCE, THE LOCATION OF SUCH OCCURRENCE AND THE MOVEMENT AND TYPE OF SRVERE WEATHER SPOTTED.

THIS NET WILL RECOGNIZE SPECIFIC WEATHER RELATED TRAFFIC AND ANY OTHER EMERGENCY OR PRIORITY TRAFFIC. ALL OTHER STATIONS NOT INVOLVED WITH THIS NET ARE REQUESTED TO MAINTAIN RADIO SILENCE. THIS IS A DIRECTED NET AND STATIONS MAY NOT CALL OTHER STATIONS WITHOUT THE CONSENT AND APPROVAL OF THE NET CONTROL.

THIS IS _____________________ NET CONTROL FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, I WILL NOW TAKE CHECKINS FROM ALL STATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THIS EMERGENCY WEATHER EVENT. ANY STATIONS, PLEASE CHECKIN NOW.

(List all checkins and locations)

THIS IS ________________________, NET CONTROL FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, STANDING BY FOR STATIONS WITH SEVERE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS OR EMERGENCY TRAFFIC!

(Any severe weather report should be passed on through the net, directly to the North Alabama Skywarn Emergency Net Liaison Station located on the 147.360 Repeater).

UPDATE:

Net Control should Identify the Net at least every 10 minutes by stating the following:

THIS IS______________________, NET CONTROL FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, WHICH HAS BEEN ACTIVATED FOR (STATE REASONS FOR ACTIVATION).

(If you don’t have access to the NWS Bulletins, then have some member of the net who does to read those aloud to the Net, or if you have access, ensure that the bulletins are read to the net in a timely manner).

(MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE NET).



CLOSING:

THIS IS_____________________, NET CONTROL FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET. IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE SEVERE WEATHER SITUATION AFFECTING NORTH ALABAMA HAS PASSED. (Read Bulletins Canceling Watch, Warnings, etc.) I APPRECIATE ALL STATIONS CHECKING INTO THIS NET, AND FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS MOST IMPORTANT AMATEUR RADIO FUNCTION.

WE ALSO APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANT WORK OF THE NALWARN TEAM IN THE HUNTSVILLE AREA.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT THIS NET OR I CAN DO FOR ANYONE BEFORE WE CLOSE?

THIS IS ___________________, NOW CLOSING THIS EMERGENCY SESSION OF THE JACKSON COUNTY SKYWARN NET AT _________________HOURS, ________________DATE).

NOTES: