DEACTIVATION-TS/Hurricane Nicole

  • Current Status- The statewide emergency HF Net will be deactivated 11/10 at 11P EDT. Due to weather conditions in Tallahassee, the radio room will not be monitored this evening. It will resume at 7A EDT Friday 11/11. In the event of an emergency, please call Arc Thames or David Byrum who’s contact info is in the IAP
  • IAP (Which Includes ICS-205) – Nicole IAP
  • Statewide Emergency Net – ACTIVE – Deactivating 11/10 at 11P EDT
  • Deployment Information – Deployable resources may be needed. Please signup using this form.

ACTIVATION-TS/Hurricane Nicole

  • State EOC radio room staffed as of Noon EST today (11/9)
  • HF Emergency Net activates this evening (11/9) at 11P EST/10P CST and will run until advised to stop
    • Daytime 7:00AM through 8:00PM EST (+ or – depending on propagation)
      • Primary  – 7242 (+ or -) for QRM
      • Secondary – 7247 (+ or -) for QRM
    • Evening 8:00P through 7:00AM EST (+ or – depending on propagation)
      • Primary – 3940 (+ or -) for QRM
      • Secondary –  3950 (+ or -) for QRM
  • Formal traffic for the State EOC (ICS-213, etc)
    • If available, Winlink is the preferred method.  Send messages to: NNA4FL
      • Even if you aren’t a SHARES station, you can still send messages to that address.  Use regular Winlink messages if using a HAM call, not radio only.  SHARES calls can use radio only but not required.
    • State EOC will monitor SARNET 24/7 until deactivated (best way to reach them but please note they do have to take bathroom breaks.  If you have an emergency and can’t reach them, call me)
    • State EOC will monitor amateur HF nets for a period of time each hour (Net control stations please notify state EOC via SARNET if they have traffic pending)
    • State EOC will also monitor SHARES frequencies and SHARES ALE for SHARES capable stations (I do not have a schedule of when they will monitor what frequency)  I cannot provide the frequencies themselves, only channel names that SHARES stations can lookup
      • SFA0
      • SCF0
      • SEC0
  • Be sure to log all activities on your ICS-214 and traffic in your ICS-309 forms
    • Don’t forget to keep a running list for your After Action Reports of things that went well or need improvement

Volunteers needed for Ian

We are in contact with the state ESF-2 team and have been asked to prepare volunteers for possible deployment to counties that may not have enough amateur radio volunteers.  There are many counties that may end up with a significant need for amateur radio operators to staff shelters and augment local ARES or other communications teams.

In preparation for this, if you would be willing to deploy to another county within the state for tropical storm (soon to be hurricane) Ian, please complete this application.  It is preferred that you have completed the AUXCOMM course (completion of the AUXCOMM Taskbook is not required) and/or your ARES Taskbook to level 2.

Regardless of your completion of those items, if interested, please fill out the application as soon as possible.  Please remember, at no time do we “self-deploy.”  Any deployment notices will come either via Arc Thames or David Byrum from the State or possibly via your local agencies.

We will also need experienced net control stations that can operate an Emergency HF Net in support of the counties in the impacted areas.  If you have a strong station that can transmit and receive well throughout the state, please complete this registration form –