EmComm

R5AN Region V Auxcomm Net

Date: 
Sun 07-03 4:00pm
County: 
IN outside D5
County: 
Outside Indiana
Description: 

FEMA Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) conducts an Auxcomm radio communications net on the second and forth Sunday of every month beginning at 2100Z (4:00pm EST) (during standard time*) with rotating Net Control operators from participating states.

This net begins on 60 Meters channel 4. If channel 4 is busy we change to channel 5, then 1, 2, and 3, in that order, until an open channel is found.

The net changes to 40 Meters at 2110Z (4:10pm EST) on 7180 KHz and up until an open frequency is found.

The net changes again to D-Star reflector 024A at 2120Z (4:20pm EST)

And at 2130Z (4:30pm EST) to DMR talk group 31673 (also labeled as R5AUXCOMM).
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In addition to VOICE NETS, R5 Auxcomm is soliciting check-ins via WinLink.

First off, a hearty thank you to all the stations who checked in on the 9 January FEMA 5 AUXCOM Winlink Net. Although this net is conducted on the second and fourth Sunday of each month by FEMA Region 5 AUXCOM group, it is open to all amateur radio operators and SHARES operators. The purpose of the net is to familiarize Winlink users with the Winlink system and use of the available message templates. A list of the stations checking in on the 9th follows this message.

This Sunday, 13 February, is the second Sunday of the month and we will hold the next FEMA Region 5 AUXCOMM Winlink Net. While this net is sponsored by the FEMA Region 5 AUXCOMM group, all ham radio operators and those with SHARES callsigns are welcome and encouraged to check in. The purpose of this net to help Winlink skills current by providing practice with the Winlink Express program and its features.

For this week's net, please use Winlink to send a Winlink Check In form to my email address. I hope as many stations as possible will check in and invite others to check in also.

If you have a Winlink account:
1. Start Winlink
2. Start a new Winlink message
3. In the 'To' field, enter W9REL.radio@gmail.com.
4. On the ribbon menu, click 'Select Template', then click the '+' sign next to General Forms, then double click 'Winlink Check In'. Watch as a Check in form miraculously appears before your eyes.
5. Complete the form. In the comments field, insert 'Exercise #2022-03' followed by your grid square, first name, your call-sign, your city, your state abbreviation, and the method you used to send the message (telnet, packet VHF, Vara HF, pactor, carrier pigeon, whatever).
6. On Sunday (13 February), send your message.

If you DO NOT have a Winlink account, what the heck? This is, after all, a Winlink net. Starting a Winlink account is free, as in no charge, zero denaro, butkus. Plus Winlink is easy to use, especially so if you regularly check in to this net. Go ahead, you know you want to.
To check in via email:
1. Open your email client.
2. In the 'To' field, enter w9rel.radio@gmail.com.
2a. Start the Subject line with '//WL2K /R Feb 13th Check In'
3. Enter the following information (This would be much easier if you had the report form available on Winlink Express):
3a In the text field of your email, enter 'Exercise #2022-03 Check In' followed by your grid square, your first name, your callsign, and your state. If you wish, you can also include your blood type, your right thumbprint, and a DNA sample. It's up to you.
4. On Sunday the 13th, send your message.

Did You Know: When sending a Winlink message via email, you must start the subject line with //WL2K otherwise Winlink will not accept the message.

Keep healthy, warm, and safe and keep good situational awareness
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Skip Sharpe W9REL

Stations checked in of 9 January:
KE8BSM W8WTD WV8WVF N0CFT N0BYH AA8RK KB8BKE KK6KTX NNA9AM
KL7RF W8ISH N3FMO KE8WIP WB8HRO KL7RI KB9TMB KD9CKW KC9NVV
W9NMM N8FVM K9HAH K8NET KM6CRL W0ODE K8JMH KG6DI WN9Q
WN9Q KB8QAS KA3MTT WD8SAB W9GRB WB8CXN KB0D KE8DON KC9TYA
KB0D AA8BN K0GCP W8LRJ AC8JW WB9YIG N8NIF WD8SDH KM9S NNA5SA
W9PFD KD8JQE K8RJH WX8OH KA5NHU KC8NZJ KJ7GVY KA8OAD KD9AQM
WB9ADB W8DAY WD8USA AB9VM K5EYC K9STN KD8IOQ K4WTH NM1S
W8AYN NNA5KA N8HEE WD8DBY AA9WP W9DSR N9BA KA0AZS KE0U
WX8BOB KE8RXQ KB8GYB N0SJS N8MXX KD9NJR KB9MMC N2LC

I look forward to getting check-ins from all of you on Sunday.

Keep warm, safe, and healthy
Skip W9REL
Always keep good situational awareness
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Skip Sharpe W9REL

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