Buckeye Net Mixed Reps Needed
November 20, 2020, updated February 21, 2021
As the Ohio ARES District 7 net, COTN is looking for representatives to the Ohio Section NTS net's Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software (NBEMS) capable sessions. Buckeye Net Mixed Mode (BNM) is currently operating NTS Cycle Two (1300 localtime), on 60 meters.
Reps should be able to relay traffic in NTS Radiogram form as usual NTS traffic and be capable of voice relay, as well as relay traffic of any arbitrary format (including NTS Radiogram) with the fldigi/flamp/flmsg software.
The current BNM schedule calls for full message relay nets every day of the week (2021 update). During ARES activation or other emergencies, BNM will be in emergency mode operation.
To accommodate liaison between COTN and BNM, the schedule is now showing open slots for BNM reps on the COTN meetings.
This duty is an excellent way to develop your skills and your experience with both the 60 meter allocations and the NBEMS suite. If you are interested, please contact COTN's operations officer K3AUX or net manager KD8TTE.
Buckeye Net operates daily on Cycle Four (CW, early and late), as well as Cycle Two (Mixed-Mode). Cycle One and Cycle Three sessions are not currently in operation. Details on the schedule can be found at https://buckeyenetweb.wordpress.com/net-info/.
Scheduling information for BNM operation on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday (2020 operations, not currently necessary):
Thus reps will work like this:
COTN Wednesday BNM rep takes outgoing traffic to BNM's Thursday session.
COTN Thursday BNM rep goes to BNM's Thursday session and takes traffic coming into D7/COTN.
COTN Friday BNM rep takes outgoing traffic to BNM's Saturday session.
COTN Saturday BNM rep goes to BNM's Saturday session and takes traffic coming into D7/COTN, and takes outgoing traffic to BNM's Sunday session.
COTN Sunday BNM rep goes to BNM's Sunday session and takes traffic coming into D7/COTN.