Subject to change. Please advise AB8MW if you would like to volunteer for any open position on the schedule.

SET Schedule

COTN will hold its numerous sessions starting on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and continuing through Sunday October 8. All times are local (Eastern). Each net will have a designated Net Control Station (NCS), Section Net Liaison (SNL), and will take place on a designated frequency (always start with primary, then move to secondary, then tertiary, then simplex), with any particular focus for the session (for example, simplex operation), noted.

Finally, note that there is a new scheduled position, “FCEMHS,” which is operation from the Assessment Center at Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security. Operators signing up for that duty have special requirements:
  • FEMA/EMI IS 100, 200, 700, 800 Complete;
  • Operation from Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd, Columbus, Ohio;
  • Arrival at site 30 minutes before net session to be signed in, report to the Franklin County Auxiliary Communications Club (FCACC) Incident Commander, and to be briefed on the situation and prepare any outbound traffic;
  • Professional (business casual) or field (no-collar shirt, long pants, boots) dress—agency staff will be on-site for part of the operation, and media may also be present; and
  • Operation of FCACC callsign rather than personal callsign, checking in at "Other Liaison Stations" stage of net call-up as W8THV—station of origin on outbound traffic will be W8THV.

Note that the SET is part of BLACK SWAN 17, which runs October 1-15. Remember that all net control stations for sessions on October 7 and 8 will need to send their detailed SET session reports.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
 0000 KD8PSD AB8MW
 0600 KD8KBX AB8MW                 
 0800 AB8MW
 1200 AB8MW
W8ARD KD8YCW  Simplex
 1400 AB8MW
  KE8CRL Alt freq 2
 1800 AB8MW
KE8CKY KD8YCW Alt freq 2
 1915 KD8TTE
 2000 KD8PSD

 2200 KD8PSD
Sunday, October 8, 2017
 0000 KD8YCW AB8MW
                Outbound W traffic
 0600 KD8YCW AB8MW
                Outbound W
 0800 KD8KBX

 1000 KE8CRL

 1200 KE8CRL

 1400 W8ARD

 1600 W8ARD


 1915 KD8TVB

SET Check-In Procedure

When checking into COTN during the SET, do so by announcing yourself as follows:
  1. Callsign (in standard phonetics)
  2. Add "/E" (pronounced "stroke echo") to your callsign if you are on emergency power, e.g., a battery or generator
  3. Add "/D" (pronounced "stroke delta") to your callsign if you are capable of digital message exchange on the present session, e.g., Fldigi -- not to be confused with "digital liaison," which is NTSD
  4. Announce "new ham" if you got your license in 2013 or after