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mini-SET 10.1

DEC Guide

A guide to the upcoming mini-SET for DECs and ECs

Michigan Section

Amateur Radio Relay League

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The Michigan Section plans to have a number of exercises each year. This guide is intended to provide planning guidance for DECs and ECs preparing for the first of those exercises in 2010.

1. Overview
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Driving Forces
1.3. Targets for the exercise
1.4. Capabilities to be developed
2. Exercise Objectives
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Structured Communications
2.3. District Communications Plan
2.4. NTS Familiarity
3. District Communications Plan
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Call Trees
3.3. Pagers
3.4. Email Notification
3.5. Text Messaging
3.6. Repeater Systems
3.7. Simplex Systems
4. NTS
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Why should ARES use NTS
4.3. The structure of NTS
4.4. Michigan NTS Nets
5. Traffic Flow
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Traffic Flow
5.3. Net Schedule
6. NTS Net Interfaces
6.1. Introduction
6.2. District Interfaces
6.3. Scheduled Nets
6.4. VHF Net Interfaces
6.5. Contact List
7. Other SEOC Communications
7.1. Introduction
7.2. HF Phone
7.3. HF CW
7.4. HF Digital
7.5. VHF/UHF Phone
7.6. VHF Packet
A. Revision History