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12:37 PM (2 hours ago)
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To: CMS, HiCoARES, Big Island, KHRC, DECs, BIARC, BigIslandRADIO, 40meter.net, bigislandarrlnews, others
The Hawaii VOAD repeater will be shut down at 2000 HST today, Friday, December 10, 2021.
Thank you for your thoughtful use of the repeater.
We will continue discussion of this important usage of the repeater and what can be learned from this and applied to future operations.
Please be sure to submit documentation of its usage (ICS 309). Contact Tony, WH6DVI for particulars.
Please use the Hawaii State VOAD repeater, WH6FIU, 146.72– MHz (PL 100.0 Hz) Maunakea for disaster service, logistics for shelters and for testing of equipment.
There may be a net started. However please use best practices.
When checking in please give your callsign spelled phonetically. After the check ins are taken, we will take callsign, name, location and other information needed by the NCS.
Slow down and speak for the receiver to write down
NO FYI, CASUAL COMMENT, TALK STORY.
IF IT IS WORTH PASSING VERBALLY; IT IS WORTH WRITING DOWN.
This is an emcomm repeater, so please use best practices as given by the NCS when operating on the repeater.
Follow the directions of the NCS.
This is a directed net. All transmissions must be directed to the Net Control Station (NCS) unless given specific permission to go direct with another station.
No small talk. No sidetalk (unless following Directive #2 above.)
Stick to the EEI (Essential Elements of Information).
Reports should be structured with the most important part first and not necessarily in chronological order. (“If it were a joke, the punchline comes first.” )
End your transmission with your call sign (as much as possible.) This is not an FCC requirement, but a net request. Reason: You never know when the NCS is going to jump to another station and leave you hanging with a 10-minute FCC timer counting down.
If you are asked to report in a particular format, please comply to help speed up the process. If you arrive after the net starts, listen to the net and adhere to the net reporting format heard.
This repeater serves the member agencies and their emcomm operators (e.g., BigIslandCOAD, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, Team Rubicon, ARES, Hawaiian HumaneSociety and more) and their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)