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Instructions for Winlink Thursday on January 27, 2022 #WinlinkThursdays

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Instructions for Winlink Thursday on January 27, 2022

Instead of attaching the instructions to this email we are going to try just putting the link in the email.
This should reduce the number and size of emails you get from us since we can change the file on the website and not have to resend it via email if there is a change.

The link will stay the same each week, so you won't have to wait for the email to download the instructions.

Here is the link to instructions for the January 27 Winlink ThursdayWinlink Thursday Instructions (Click Here)

If you have questions or can't download the file from our website please send email to:  ETO.Technical.Team+owner@EmComm-Training.groups.io

Regards,
The ETO team


Results Map for Winlink Thursday January 20.2022 #WinlinkThursdays

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Summary
There was a total of 533  check In messages received.

Results Map (Click Here)

Thank you for your participation and interest.

73's
The ETO Team



Instructions for Winlink Thursday on January 20, 2022 #WinlinkThursdays #SpringDrill2021

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Winlink Thursday is back from its holiday vacation !!!!!!

Instead of attaching the instructions to this email we are going to try just putting the link in the email.
This should reduce the number and size of emails you get from us since we can change the file on the website and not have to resend it via email if there is a change.

The link will stay the same each week, so you won't have to wait for the email to download the instructions.

Here is the link to instructions for the January 20 Winlink ThursdayWinlink Thursday Instructions (Click Here)

If you have questions or can't download the file from our website please send email to:  ETO.Technical.Team+owner@EmComm-Training.groups.io

Regards,
The ETO team






Happy New Year !!!!!! Winlink Thursdays will resume on January 20 2022. #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

First of all, Happy New Year from the ETO team.

We are excited to announce that Winlink Thursdays will resume on January 20.
Please mark down the date in your calendar and join us in practicing your emergency communications skills.

Over the holidays, the ETO team was hard at work coming up with new exercises for 2022.
For some of the exercises in 2022, we will offer options for both beginning and experienced operators.

If you have ideas about an exercise you would like to see us do, please send email to:   feedback@EmComm-Training.groups.io
 
Kind Regards,
The ETO team.


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Clara Barton Birthday Special Event Station #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Dec 4, 1500Z to 1900Z, KG4ARC, Atlanta, GA. 
Clara Barton Birthday Special Event Station sponsored by Atlanta Radio Club and Atlanta Chapter of American Red Cross.  December 2021 is the 200th birthday of Clara Barton, Founder of American Red Cross.  The multi-op team will be transmitting on 3925, 7250, 14250 and 21280, plus or minus, as well as local repeaters W4DOC & KC4AQS, and D-Star 30B.  A very nice bi-fold qsl card will be available.  See
Red Cross Special Event - Atlanta Radio Club for information and updates. 


Nov 13th Drill results in spreadsheet format #Fall2021 #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

I have attached a pdf file, listing the participants that had a message received by the clearinghouse stations. This list is sorted by ETO region.
There were a total of 485 unique stations that sent messages to the clearing house stations.

This spreadsheet doesn't include the P2P participants.  The P2P results can be found at this link: Cyber Wind P2P Results

Regards,
The ETO Team


Nov13th Drill results are temporarily inaccessible

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

The Nov13th Drill results are temporarily inaccessible.
We are working on the issues and hope to have a new map posted in the next couple of days.

Our plan is to first post a spreadsheet, that lists all of the stations that participated in the Nov 13th drill.
After, that we are working on a new map that has all of the stations that participated.

We are sorry about the inconvenience and frustration this has caused. 

Regards,
The ETO Team


P2P Station results for Nov 13th Drill #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

In exercise “Cyber Wind”, there were 293 Field Station messages to the P2P Target Stations.  That’s an increase of 33% over our last P2P exercise (10/07/21).

 

Each Target Station handled an average of 18.3 successful contacts, compared to 13.7 last time (also an increase of 33%).

 

We had our full strength of 20 Target Stations this time, as opposed to 16 stations last time.

 

We still have some major areas to fill in (see the enclosed map).

 

Thanks to all P2P participants for a great job!

 

73

Lyn, W0LEN


The participation map for the Nov 13 drill has been posted.

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 
Edited

The participation map results for the Nov 13 drill has been posted:  https://www.qsl.net/kw4shp/ETO/WinlinkMap.html

For technical questions, please send an email to: ETO.Technical.Team@EmComm-Training.groups.io

Happy Holidays
The ETO Team


Thank you for helping us reach our funding goal for 2022

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

I want to thank everyone who sponsored our group. 
We now have enough sponsors to to renew our group for 2022.

Thank you,
The ETO Team


Winlink Thursday Is Taking A Break For the Holidays. #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Winlink Thursday Is Taking A Break For the Holidays so that the ETO team can take a rest from creating exercises and spend time over the holidays with their families.

Winlink Thursday will return on January 20, 2022. 

Please consider helping ETO to continue its mission in 2022, by becoming a sponsor (donor) of our groups.io site:  Sponsor ETO's Group.io Group

Happy Holidays,
The ETO Team




The participation map for the Nov 13 drill will be posted by Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00:00 pm EST (11PM UTC)

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

The participation map for the Nov 13 drill will be posted by Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00:00 pm EST  (11PM UTC)

Regards,
ETO Team


Change to P2P Target Station list for Nov 13th Drill #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

The updated P2P Target Station list is attached.

Note that K9HRO in Ellijay, GA will be replacing K4HYJ in Dalton, GA due to antenna damage.


WINLINK BASICS for EMCOMM Virtual Classes - Sundays Nov 14th, 21st, Dec 5th, 12th - 2pm PST #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Learn the basics of this powerful emergency communications tool in four, no-charge Zoom class sessions taught by four members of ARES Los Angeles -- KK6DA, W0DHG, NR6V, W6AH. Each 60-90-minute class will demo what you need to use Winlink over-the-air, and is accompanied by a series of video shorts you can review at your own pace. All classes will be archived at WAVETALKERS.COM to view again and again. 
 
If you can do email, you can do email by amateur radio with powerful built-in EMCOMM forms to assist your served agencies. Open to all licensed amateur radio operators. Please feel free to forward to anyone or any group who will find learning the basics of Winlink a valuable experience from people who experiment with the future of EMCOMM frequently. We’ll cap it at a sizable limit.
 
Sign up here: cq.wavetalkers.com/winlink4emcomm — Pre-class questions to KK6DA directly off-list  DavidAhrendts@... 

David Ahrendts, KK6DA, WQQW973
LAFD ACS 5-318  ARRL ARES LAX ADEC
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Public Health & Safety Committee
2407 Lyric Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90027
323.363.4204
323.363.5823 FirstNet
https://www.qrz.com/db/KK6DA


ETO's 2021 Fall Drill -- November 13, 2021 -- Second Chance to Sign UP !!!!!!! #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 
Edited

Disaster Response Operations tend to change scale to grow or shrink through the life cycle of the disaster response.
This means a second call for people and resources maybe needed in the first few days of the operation.

In our case, we evaluated the number of check-in messages we received and determined that we have the capacity to allow a second round of sign-ups.

The second Sign up for our Fall Drill -- November 13, 2021 (Cyber Wind) starts immediately and ends on 9PM Local Time on Friday November 12th
If you have already signed up and have received your ICS-213 form, please do not sign in again.  This sign up is for only people that didn't signed-up in the first round of sign ups.
The sign up instructions are below or in the attached Read Me First file. (The Read Me First file wasn't updated with the new sign up deadline.)

EmComm Training Organization

Operation “Cyber Wind”

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

 

 Read This First !!!

 

In order to participate in this exercise you need to first send a simple Winlink message indicating your intent to participate.  Send it to your ETO Clearinghouse (ETO-nn where “nn” is your Region Number).

 

You need to send this message NO LATER THAN 9:00 PM Local Time on Friday , November 12th.   


 

In the message, which must be originated from your Call Sign Winlink account, include:
Subject:  Cyber Wind
Message: YES

 

If you are NOT planning to participate, DO NOT SEND a message.

 

Within 24 hours of that deadline, your Clearinghouse will send an ICS-213 form to you.  This form will be the basis for the exercise, and will be self-explanatory.  You will reply to this ICS-213 in the exercise.

 

Please reply to the ICS-213 (answering all the questions) as prescribed in the “Scenario and Guidelines” document (enclosed).

 

The Exercise itself will take place on Saturday, November 13th (NOT on Thursday this week).

 

This exercise is designed to simulate a real-world call-up.  For that reason, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the timing specified above.  We will NOT accept late sign-up messages, and if you do not receive the ICS-213 for any reason, you will not be able to participate.  All subsequent activity must be on Saturday, November 13.

 

This exercise requires 100% adherence to the guidelines by both Participants AND Clearinghouse stations.

 

Things to remember on Sunday, November 7:

1)   Set your clocks back 1 hour, to “Standard Time.”

2)   Check the batteries in your Smoke Detectors

3)   Send the Winlink message to your Clearinghouse!


For technical questions about this week's Winlink Thursday please send an email to: ETO.Technical.Team@EmComm-Training.groups.io
Drill information can also be found on our website: https://www.emcomm-training.org/


 


ETO's 2021 Fall Drill -- November 13, 2021

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Our Fall 2021 drill will be held on Saturday November 13.  

We changed the name of the drill due to the growth of participants from many different EmComm organizations.
The name has changed, but it is the same old crew putting it on.

The instructions and details for the Fall drill are being finalized and will be emailed out soon.

For technical questions about the Fall 2021 Drill, please send an email to: ETO.Technical.Team@EmComm-Training.groups.io
For latest participation map results (posted Saturdays), see https://www.qsl.net/kw4shp/ETO/WinlinkMap.html

Thank you for your interest and participation.


Problem with Oct 28 WLT

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

Many participants of Winlink Thursday last week, experienced a problem where their Position wasn't posted on our normal "Winlink Thursday Results Map".

 

We are investigating the reasons why so many of your CC's to your ETO-nn Regional Clearinghouse Addresses never reached us.

 

When we next attempt a similar APRS-involved  Winlink Thursday, we'll amend our instructions, probably in such a way as to request that, once you've sent the Position Report, you then Forward that message to your ETO Clearinghouse Address, as a separate outgoing Winlink Express message.

 

Please be patient, we're learning along with you!

 

Thank you


Instructions for Winlink Thursday on November 4, 2021 #WinlinkThursdays

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

The instructions for the Nov 4 Winlink Thursday are attached.

Summary:
In this Winlink Thursday Exercise , you will:
1. Learn how to send a Weather Report in your area especially if deployed outside your usual location.
2. Load your GPS location manually or use a GPS receiver USB dongle
3. Learn about the Beaufort Wind scale and reporting approximate wind conditions


For technical questions about this week's Winlink Thursday please send an email to: ETO.Technical.Team@EmComm-Training.groups.io
For latest participation map results (posted Saturdays), see https://www.qsl.net/kw4shp/ETO/WinlinkMap.html

Thank you for participating in our Winlink Thursday exercises.


Name and email address for Winlink Technical Team changed to ETO Technical Team #Announcements

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

We have changed the name and email address of our technical team to the  ETO Technical Team
This was done to avoid confusion with the support team at Winlink.org.

To get technical help for the ETO Exercises / WLT  the new email address is:  ETO.Technical.Team@EmComm-Training.groups.io

73's
Bruce K7ZPJ


Instructions for Winlink Thursday on October 28, 2021 #WinlinkThursdays

K7ZPJ - Bruce
 

The instructions for the Oct 28 Winlink Thursday are attached.

Summary:
Many Hams use RF beacons in their HT's, or Vehicle Radios, to automatically report their positions in
Real Time on the APRS system; this is highly useful, especially during Public Service Events, and
Exercises, so that Net Control doesn't have to keep asking their Operators, "Where Are You??"
Winlink Express can also create a GPS Position Report, and, when sent out as a Winlink message,
this report causes your position to be plotted on all APRS system map web sites, such as APRS.fi,
and APRSdirect.com.

This week, we'd like you to try this feature out, in Winlink Express, especially if you've never used it.

For technical questions about this week's Winlink Thursday please send an email to: WinLink.Technical.Team@EmComm-Training.groups.io
For latest participation map results (posted Saturdays), see https://www.qsl.net/kw4shp/ETO/WinlinkMap.html

Thank you for participating in our Winlink Thursday exercises.

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