Emergency

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North Alabama/Southern Middle Tennessee SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET PREAMBLE

REV F 5-26-15 KS4B

CALLING ALL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS:

THIS IS_______________ IN _____________COUNTY, MY NAME IS ______________, I AM NOW ACTIVATING THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND I HEREBY, AT THIS TIME, REQUEST THAT ALL RECREATIONAL USE OF THE LINKED REPEATERS BE SUSPENDED FOR THE DURATION OF THIS WEATHER EMERGENCY. (BREAK)

THIS EMERGENCY NET HAS BEEN ACTIVATED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

(Read the bulletin or bulletin(s), that state the reason for activation, or defer to the Liaison Station at the NWS Office)

OUR LIAISON STATION, LOCATED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HUNTSVllLE, ALABAMA IS WX4HUN, WHO WILL BE PROVIDING COORDINATION WITH THIS EMERGENCY NET TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, IN SPOTTING AND TRACKING OF DANGEROUS THUNOERSTORMS, IN THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE AREA. (BREAK)

ALL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS THAT ARE AFFILIATED WITH A LOCAL COUNTY NET ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK INTO A LOCAL COUNTY NET. A LIAISON WILL BE ESTABLISHED WITH EACH LOCAL NET, FOR THE PURPOSE OF COORDINATION IN THE TRACKING AND SPOTTING OF DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS, AND TO PROVIDE A COMMUNICATIONS LINK FOR THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE COlNTlES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA. THIS LINK WILL HELP PROVIDE THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE FOREWARNING OF WEATHER EMERGENCIES TO THE CITIZENS OF THE HUNTSVlLLE  NWS OFFICE COVERAGE AREA. (BREAK)

THIS NET DIFFERS FROM THAT OF THE SKYWARN TRAINING NET, IN THAT, THE NET DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKINS DURING ITS CONDUCT.

THOSE STATIONS NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH A LOCAL NET ARE STILL ENCOURAGED TO CHECK INTO YOUR LOCAL COUNTY NET. I HAVE THOSE FREQUENCIES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM.

AGAIN THIS NET DIFFERS FROM THE TRAINING NET, IN THAT THE NET DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKINS DURING ITS CONDUCT, IT DOES HOWEVER, ALLOW STATIONS TO PASS EMERGENCY WEATHER TRAFFIC DIRECTLY TO THE NET, WHEN AND IF THAT OCCURS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, THAT YOU GIVEYOUR CALL SIGN,  SPECIFIC LOCATION AND CURRENT SEVERE WEATHER OBSERVATION. TIE MOST lMPORTANT THNG SPOTTERS CAN PROVIDE IS THE TIME OF THE SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRENCE, THE LOCATION OF SUCH OCCURANCE AND THE  MOVEMENT AND TYPE OF SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTED.

(BREAK)

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 COMPLETE RADIO SILENCE. PLEASE USE DISCRETION WITH YOUR MICROPHONES. THIS IS A DIRECTED NET AND STATIONS MAY NOT CALL OTHER STATIONS WITHOUT THE CONSENT AND APPROVAL OF NET CONTROL (BREAK)

THS IS ___________NET CONTROL FOR THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, STANDING BY FOR STATIONS WITH

SEVERE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS OR EMERGENCY TRAFFIC!

(Any severe weather report should be passed through this net directly to the NWS LIASION STATION) 

10 MINUTE & UPDATE:

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

THS IS ________________NET CONTROL FOR THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET. WHICH HAS BEEN ACTIVATED FOR (STATE THE REASONS FOR ACTIVATION AND UPDATED INFORMATION).

(If you don’t have access to the NWS BulIetins, then have the Liasion Station 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 NET!

CLOSING

THIS IS________________NET  CONTROL FOR THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE SKYWARN EMERGENCY NET, IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE SEVERE WEATHER SITUATION AFFECTING THE COVERAGE AREA HAS PASSED. (Read Bulletins cancelling the watch, etc.)

I APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE LOCAL NETS AND THIS NET IN THIS MOST IMPORTANT AMATEUR FUNCTION.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I OR THE NET CAN DO FOR ANYONE BEFORE WE ClOSE? (BREAK)

THIS IS ________________NOW CLOSING THIS EMERGENCY SESSION OF THE NORTH ALABAMA/SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE SKYWARN NET, AT ___________HOURS, (DATE)_______________.

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