AmRRON has added a Blank Message Form to the Custom Forms Page. The AmRRON Blank Form is a general purpose form, and may be used to send messages and text when other custom forms do not fit the situation.
Examples: Press releases; public service announcements; directions or grid coordinates; instructions; command lines; short person-to-person letters; net schedules; etc.
If the operator is unable to access or use the AmRRON Blank Message form, the following format may be used to give the report via voice, text, Winmor, etc.
AmRRON Blank Message Form PDF (Be sure to print for COMMS BINDER!)
- MSG #:
- MSG #: XYZ-001
Normally last three characters of the call sign of originating station, followed by a sequential number in order of the number of messages that station has sent out over the course of the incident, exercise, or time period.
- PRECEDENCE: Routine Priority Immediate Flash
Routine: Unless the content is extremely time sensistive, most all messages should be sent Routine so as not to interfere with highly important and time sensitive traffic.
Priority: Use when very time sensitive, or when related to logistical and other support or activitites related to emergency response, where life and property may be adversely impacted if the message is not received.
Immediate: (same as ‘Emergency’ traffic as used in Amateur Radio). This is extremely time sensitive and/or loss of life/limb/property is imminent if the message is not delivered and acted upon immediately.
Flash: Should normally only be used for traffic being sent to, from, or between command and control (or leadership) elements, when a grave national security threat exists, or a security situation will result in the imminent, catastrophic loss of life or property if not acted upon immediately. All other traffic is halted until Flash traffic is passed and further traffic cleared to continue by Net Control and handling operators.
- DTG: DDHHMMZ MONYY
Example for 4th of July, 2017, at 10pm/2200hrs Zulu: 042200Z JUL17)
- FROM: May be station operator or person (Sheriff Jones, Smith County)
- TO: “ “ “ “
- SUBJ: self-explanatory
- Message: Brevity! Keep as short as possible. Eliminate any unneeded text.
The longer is it, the longer it takes to transmit over the radio, and
other traffic is held up until the transmit is complete.