Wednesday, June 5, 2024

For the Month of June 2024

FIRST 

I want to send out a Congratulations to Steven Fiala N7XRD for reaching the Idaho Winlink Wednesday Net Century Club by checking in 100 times. We now have eight who have reached this level. We have others who will soon be able to join this club. Keep checking in and you too can reach 100.

For June we are going to take it easy. Lets use the standard method of checking in with a weather report. 

Remember if you put your daily email on the Cc line you will receive a copy of your Check in status faster.

Also take a look at the Idaho Winlink Wednesday web site for up to the date information     

https://winlinkofidaho.blogspot.com

Thanks for being a part of the Idaho Winlink Wednesday Net

Remember to invite other Ham's. All Ham's from around the world are invited to join in. 

Don 

Net control 



May 2024 Check-ins Grouped by County

 


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 For the month of May 2024  


EXERCISE EXERCISE

MAY DAY - MAY DAY 

For the month of May, we are going to simulate a disaster event.  We will be simulating a Flood. Now remember what we are practicing can be use in ANY type of event. 

This exercise is being compressed so that every Idaho Winlink Wednesday is just the next day of this exercise. Please be creative but real. 

Scenario

A large storm has entered your county. It has high winds and 2 inches of rain every hour for 2 hours. 

Use your local area and fill out the Winlink forms listed below


May 1

Fill out a Severe Weather Report. Found in the templates under Weather Forms

May 8

Fill out a Field Situation Report. Found in the templates under General Forms.

May 15

Fill out a Damage Assessment survey. Found in the templates under General Forms.

May 22

Fill out an Incident Status Form. Found in the templates under General Forms.

May 29

Fill out a Winlink Check-out form. Found in the templates under General Forms.


End of MAY DAY Exercise


Remember if you put your daily email on the Cc line you will receive a copy of your Check-in status faster.


Thanks for being a part of the Idaho Winlink Wednesday Net and Remember to invite other Ham's. All Ham's from around the world are invited to join in. 


Don 

Net control 

April 2024 Check-ins Grouped by County




 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

For the month of April 2024  

We are going to work on building an Amateur Radio Field Operations Guide (FOG) for Idaho and everyone around the world is welcome to join in. 

I know we have collected some of this information in the past But now we are focused on accuracy and solid information. The more Hams that participates the more we can confirm the data. A FOG has more than frequencies so be prepared to do some research. 

Forms to be used will be under the Standard Templates dropdown

April 3    

Fill out the ICS 217A form. Found in the ICS USA forms. NOTE in the Channel Configuration line put down if it is a Simplex or a Repeater channel. If a repeater under the Remarks line put down the GPS Latitude and Longitude in Decimal degrees of the repeater site. 

April 10    

Use an ICS 213 form. Found in the ICS USA forms. With this form list the nearest medical Clinic and or Hospital address and 24 hour phone line if available. 

April 17

 Use an ICS 213 form. Found in the ICS USA forms. With this form list your county and or city Emergency Operation Center EOC with the address, phone number and who is the Emergency Manager. 

April 24  

Use the Customizable Form -  Information Form -found under General forms. List all Nets in your area. Under the first column put the NET Date and TIMES and include the time zone it is in.  In the second column put the FREQUENCY and TONE of the net and in the third column put ADITIONAL INFORMATION like the location of the net and beneficial information.  This can include any GMRS nets in your area too. 

Remember if you put your daily email on the Cc line you will receive a copy of your Checkin status faster.

Thanks for being a part of the Idaho Winlink Wednesday Net and Remember to invite other Ham's. All Ham's from around the world are invited to join in. 

Don 

Net control 


March 2024 Check-ins Grouped by County


 

Monday, March 4, 2024

For the Month of March 2024

 FIRST I want to send out a Congratulations to Richard Casper WB7ML & Ronald Morell KA7U & Dave Ferguson N7RGS   for reaching the Idaho Winlink Wednesday Net Century Club by checking in 100 times. We now have six who have reached this level. We have others who will soon be able to join this club. Keep checking in and you too can reach 100.


For the month of March 2024 we are going have a different form used each week. This helps us to learn what forms are available. All will be under the Standard Templates dropdown

March 6 …… ARC 213 Message. Found in the ARC forms

March 13 ….. Bulletin form. Found under the General forms

March 20 ….. Local Weather Report.  Found in the Weather forms- Note Net Control response will be late in the day or the next day due to my schedule.

March 27 ….. Customizable Form -  Information Form -found under General forms. Have fun with this one and create something you might use in your area.  

You don’t have to fill out the form completely if you don’t want to. This is an opportunity to develop your skills.


Thanks for being a part of the Idaho Winlink Wednesday Net and Remember to invite other Ham's. All Ham's from around the world are invited to join in. 

Don 

Net control