Call for Volunteers
COTN is calling for volunteers to staff positions needed for the SET. We are in need of people to fill the following roles. Please complete the form below to advise us of your willingness and availability to play these roles over the October 5-6, 2019 weekend. Indicate the role(s) you'd like to fill and at which time(s) you'd like to fill them. Positions we need, and their descriptions follow.
Net Control Station (NCS)
Call the net, list traffic, and move traffic. Fill net session reports for SET including details like how much traffic moved with various levels of precedence, number of stations on emergency power, etc., in addition to a standard COTN session report.
Ohio Single Sideband Net Liaison (OSSBN)
Liaise between COTN and section-wide net Ohio Single Sideband Net. Take outbound traffic from COTN to a section net, and receive traffic from section nets inbound to the COTN coverage area. This means monitoring the OSSBN and COTN frequencies for your time slot even if the nets are not active to receive and to call for others to take TEST EMERGENCY, TEST PRIORITY, or TEST WELFARE traffic.
Buckeye Net Liaison (BN)
Liaise between COTN and section-wide net Buckeye Net (BN). Take outbound traffic from COTN to a section net, and receive traffic from section net inbound to the COTN coverage area. This means monitoring the BN and COTN frequencies for your time slot even if the nets are not active to receive and to call for others to take TEST EMERGENCY, TEST PRIORITY, or TEST WELFARE traffic.
Liaise between COTN and Ohio EMA station W8SGT. Monitor COTN frequencies and deliver traffic to W8SGT; should be able to reach Northwest Columbus by VHF Simplex. Expect to use both voice and MT63.
Relay, Origination, Delivery
Originate traffic, creating radiograms that will be a part of the Ohio Section SET scenario. Coordinate with AB8MW to create traffic before commencement of SET. You do not need to be a part of the Ohio Section to help. See "Send Us Traffic" on the COTN SET 2019 page.
Members of the Public
Act as the originators and final recipients of traffic, e.g., someone moved to a shelter during an emergency, or that person's friend or family member. You do not need to be a licensed ham radio operator to perform this function: you'll receive the messages by phone if you're not on the air.