SC HEART Net and SC Statewide ARES Net Preambles

SCHEART Healthcare Emergency Net

Preamble

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Good Morning/Evening, welcome to the SCHEART Healthcare Emergency Training Net. This is a directed Net. In an actual healthcare event, a net could be activated to provide redundant communications for hospitals and other ESF-8 health and medical agencies.

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Acting as your net control operator today is Name . I’m located in County , my call sign is phonetically .

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The mission of the Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team is to provide trained volunteer Radio Response Team Members to support Healthcare Facilities in times of emergencies. This net is conducted in accordance with FCC Rule, Part 97, Section 113 (a) (3) (i). 

 

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  • 97.113 Prohibited transmissions.

 (a) * * *

 (3) Communications in which the station licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an employer, with the following exceptions:

(i) A station licensee or control station operator may participate on behalf of an employer in an emergency preparedness or disaster readiness test or drill, limited to the duration and scope of such test or drill, and operational testing immediately prior to such test or drill. Tests or drills that are not government-sponsored are limited to a total time of one hour per week; except that no more than twice in any calendar year, they may be conducted for a period not to exceed 72 hours.

 

If you are listening in by radio or streaming audio at www.scheart.us , you may participate in the net by sending an e-mail check-in to dease@sc.edu. Those check-ins will be acknowledged at the end of the net.

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The purpose of this net is to train RRT members to use ham radio equipment to provide redundant communications for hospitals and other ESF-8 health and medical agencies. Local RRT members will use agency or facility ham radio equipment where possible to check into the net. We will take individual check-ins after going thru the DHEC regions.

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This net will be conducted on Thursdays each week.  The net time will alternate between 9:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M.  The net schedule can be found on the web at www.scheart.us .  

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For those stations that will be checking into the net please observe the following guidelines:

  • When transmitting, please key your mike and wait 1-2 seconds before speaking so that the repeaters can link up.
  • Then give your call sign phonetically, followed by your name, county, and facility. (example:  This is Kilo Delta Four Juliet Delta Juliet, My name is Roger, I’m located in Richland County and I’m affiliated with ARES at South Carolina State EOC.)  Then list any message traffic or announcements if you have them.

 

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 1 to include the following Counties:

Region 1 (including)

 

Abbeville Edgefield Laurens
Anderson Greenwood McCormick

Oconee  Saluda

 

All stations in Region 1, please call net control, and speak slowly so that I can copy.

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations……… Hearing no check-ins we will go to Region 2……. 

 

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 2 to include the following Counties:

Region 2 (including)

Cherokee Pickens Union
Greenville Spartanburg  

 

All stations in Region 2, please call net control.

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………
Hearing no check-ins we will go to Region 3…….

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 3 to include the following Counties:
Region 3 (including)

Chester Lancaster Newberry   York
Fairfield Lexington Richland

 

All stations in Region 3, please call net control

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations……… Hearing no check-ins  we will go to Region 4……. 

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 4 to include the following Counties:

Region 4 (including)

Chesterfield      Dillon           Lee             Sumter
Clarendon         Florence      Marlboro

Darlington         Kershaw      Marion

       

All stations in Region 4, please call net control

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………
Hearing no check-ins we will go to Region 5…….

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 5 to include the following Counties:

Region 5 (including)

Aiken            Bamberg         Calhoun

Allendale      Barnwell         Orangeburg

All stations in Region 5, please call net control

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………
Hearing no check-ins we will go to Region 6…….

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 6 to include the following Counties:

Region 6 (including)

Georgetown   Horry    Williamsburg    
     

All stations in Region 6, please call net control

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………
Hearing no check-ins we will go to Region 7…….

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 7 to include the following Counties:

Region 7 (including)

Berkeley   Charleston   Dorchester  
   

All stations in Region 7, please call net control

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………
Hearing no check-ins we will go to Region 8…….

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At this time we will be checking-in from DHEC Region 8 to include the following Counties:

Region 8 (including)

Beaufort Hampton  
Colleton Jasper  

 

All stations in Region 8, please call net control

(List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations……… Hearing no check-ins,

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At this time I’ll take any individual check-ins, A-M and N-Z please call net control. (List calls and read them back) Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following stations………
Hearing no check-ins,

Net Control will acknowledge stations for announcements, reports and updates.

Once all reports have been received………

Net Control wishes to acknowledge the following e-mail check-ins for the following stations………

At this time I’ll take late check-ins, please call net control.

We would like to invite each of you to join us on our next SCHEART Training net on next Thursday at Time.  In addition we have a scheduled Statewide ARES net every Sunday night using the SCHEART linked system at 2000hrs, and we would like to invite each of you to join us there as well.  With that said, 73′s to everyone, the net is now secure and we’re returning the system back to normal amateur radio use.    This is call sign phonetically, CLEAR

 

 

 

ARES NET OPERATING PROCEDURES 2010

 

(UN key and allow the repeater to drop between paragraphs or during any long transmission to allow for break-in traffic.)

 

Calling all ARES members. (Repeat three times)

 

This is (YOUR CALL, FIRST NAME, and POSITION) net control station, calling together the Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net for (DATE). This net is originating from (name area and city or /town)

This net meets on Sunday evenings at 20:00 local time using the linked repeater of the S. C. Hearts system, NC HEARS and in Charleston the CARS and TARC Clubs.

The purpose of this net is to assist ARES operators in the training for and handling of emergency communications.

While this net is directed to ARES members, we welcome and encourage all amateur radio operators to check in, even if you are not a member of ARES or RACES. If possible, all stations are asked to stay checked in until the end of the net .  Announcements will be made at the begining and conclusion of roll call.

This is a directed net. All communications must be directed to net control unless otherwise authorized. If you have an emergency during the net please state the word “EMERGENCY” followed by your call and the frequency will be turned over to you for the duration of the emergency.

Before we begin the net, are there any announcements for this evening’s net? If so please call now.

(Take the call signs down and call on them for their announcement or traffic in the order they were received.)

 

FORMAL NET CHECK-IN PROCEDURE

I will now stand by for the regular net check-ins. I will call stations by areas. Area 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Georgia and NCHEARS. Please give a count of two seconds after keying the mike and then give your call slowly, using standard, international phonetics, along with your name, location, and any position(s) you hold within the emergency communications structure and if you have any announcements or traffic. Remember to listen before keying the mike, and then allow the repeaters to link up before speaking.

This is net control, your call in phonetics, now taking check in stations from Area 1 which includes Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee and Pickens.

(Stop the net and ask the net to stand by whenever you need to in order to confirm check-ins and proceed to call for more check-ins.

We will now take check-ins from area 2, which includes Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union and York

We will now take check-ins from area 3 which includes Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Saluda

We will now take check-ins from area 4 which includes Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Lee, Marion and Marlboro.

We will now take check-ins from area 5 and in order to minimize doubling, we will take Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester separately starting with Berkeley County.

All those in Berkeley County, please check in now.

Taking check-ins from Charleston County now.

Taking checkins from Dorchester County now.

We will now take the checkins from the remaining counties which are

, Clarendon, Georgetown, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg.

We will now take check-ins from area 6 which includes Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper.

We will now take check-ins from Georgia

We will now take check-ins from North Carolina HEARS Linked UHF System

This is net control, now taking check-ins from anyone, anywhere.

Go back and take the announcements and any traffic from those who checked in with those items.

Training

Do the training here or announce that there is no training tonight.

Are there any fills for the training topic, if so call now.

NET CONCLUSION PROCEDURE

(Call for any final stations wishing to check into the net and check to see if there are any further comments or questions.)

(If there is no further activity, proceed to close the net.)

 

This is (YOUR CALL & FIRST NAME) net control station for this session of the Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net thanking all of the stations that checked in today and for participating and supporting the net. We would also like to thank the engineers and trustees who have linked up the many systems for this net.

All stations may now secure.

This net is now secured at (TIME) local time.

This is (YOUR CALL) returning these linked systems back to its normal amateur operation.

Other Net times:

Low Country Ares Net 08:00 to 08:15 connect to system at 08:20 PM

Grand Strand Net 08:00 to about 08:30 PM

Columbia ARC Net 08:30 PM

We just work around the other nets.