***IN THE IMPACT ZONE? WHAT TO REPORT**
If you are in the affected impact zones of Hurricane Florence, you are the eyes and ears, and often the only source of information. Help us understand what is going on around you so we can direct rescue and relief resources to where it is needed most. Your reports will help us determine the size, scope, and degree of the most affected communities. Help us save lives!
NOTE TO NCSs: Many citizens may not have this guidance. As NCS you should be actively guiding them and soliciting the following information from them.
*PIR (PRIORITY INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS)
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO TELL US and IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE
This is the most important thing that we, as a network, need to know. In order importance, listed 1 through 5. If you have no urgent or emergency needs, then AT LEAST send in a STATREP (Status Report).
1. Emergency/Life Threatening
2. Non-life Threatening Rescue/Support See the
4. SHELTER INFO
5. General checks (let friends and loved ones know you’re okay)
STATREP (Status Report) Format:
This is a simplified way to give us a snapshot of what the situation is on the ground at your location. Emergency situations can add more detailed information.
We need these from you RIGHT AWAY during the emergency, and
updated when your situation changes.
1. Conditions: A = All Stable B = DISRUPTIONS C = SEVER DISRUPTIONS
2. Location: State (and county). If you have an emergency situation, then be as specific as possible (street address, grid coordinates, etc.)
3. Position Status H = Home M = Mobile P = Portable
4. Commercial Power Y = Yes I = Intermittent N = No
5. Water Y = Yes C = Contaminated N = No
6. Sanitation Y = Yes N = No
7. Medical Y = Yes N = No
8. Grid Communications Y = Yes N = No (cell, landline, internet, etc.)
9. Transportation Y = Yes N = No (this refers to mobility. Are your roads passable? If not, try to explain why — Flooding, mudslide, trees down, etc.)
* if there is an emergent or urgent need for the commercial services listed,
add an E – emergent or U – urgent after the field needed.
These fields would be stored in the QTC message slot on the FT8 call setup pane for unattended operation. Stations left unattended could set their beacon at a fixed interval and any AmRRON station could ID their beacon and query the station message (qtc) and get a quick status report.
A WV H (normal conditions)
A WV H Y Y Y Y Y Y 7.110 CT4250 2000 (normal conditions / training / exercises)
B WV P N Y Y NU NU Y 7.110 CT4250 Q4H 2000 (disrupted conditions where urgent medical and communications services are needed and the op will be listening at the top of the hour every 4 hours beginning at 2000z)
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