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1 Authored by Lt Colonel Steve Haney 23-May-2000 Rev 23 Modified by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell TX-129th Fort Worth Senior Squadron For Local Training Rev.

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1 1 Authored by Lt Colonel Steve Haney 23-May-2000 Rev 23 Modified by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell TX-129th Fort Worth Senior Squadron For Local Training Rev Jan-2014

2 2 This Training Slide Show is a project undertaken by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell of the TX-129 Fort Worth Senior Squadron, Fort Worth, TX for local use to assist those CAP Members interested in advancing their skills. The information contained herein is for CAP Members personal use and is not intended to replace or be a substitute for any of the CAP National Training Programs. Users should review the presentations Revision Number at the end of each file name to ensure that they have the most current publication.

3 3 The Importance Of The Log Why do we keep a log sheet?Why do we keep a log sheet? –Log sheets mainly keep track of four things: WHO calledWHO called WHEN they calledWHEN they called WHAT they saidWHAT they said ON WHICH FREQUENCY they calledON WHICH FREQUENCY they called –In addition, log sheets tell us: The mission number or call sign of the operating stationThe mission number or call sign of the operating station Which frequencies are / have been in useWhich frequencies are / have been in use

4 4 The Importance Of The Log (Continued) Why is this information important?Why is this information important? –The log becomes a reference for the operator to find necessary information –This information can be referred to after the event if the need arises

5 5 Using The Log Sheet The log sheet consists of the following fields:The log sheet consists of the following fields: –Mission Number –Station –Date –Frequencies (Frequency designator) –Calling time, Call Sign, Frequency, and Remarks for each calling station

6 6 Mission Number If operating at a mission, write that missions number in this field.If operating at a mission, write that missions number in this field. Example:Example: If not operating at a mission, write an appropriate designation.If not operating at a mission, write an appropriate designation. Example:Example: Mission Number: TX03-03 Mission Number: TXWG HF NET

7 7 Station Enter your current station call sign in this field.Enter your current station call sign in this field. –Example: Station TC650

8 8 Date The format for the date is as follows:The format for the date is as follows: –DD Mon YY (Z) –Ex. 13 Aug 03 Z or 14 Dec 03 Zulu timeZulu time –If the current Zulu time is 0000 or later, the next days date should be recorded. This is denoted by placing a Z at the end of the date. REMEMBER WHEN YOU USE ZULU TIME USE THE CORRECT ZULU DATE!

9 9 Channel There are six fields for channels, denoted by the letters A-F.There are six fields for channels, denoted by the letters A-F. Use Channel Designators.Use Channel Designators. Enter all channels used in these fields.Enter all channels used in these fields. Channel A WB B V1 CDEF

10 10 Calling Station Information Four pieces of information are recorded for each station calling:Four pieces of information are recorded for each station calling: –Time the station called (WHEN) –The calling stations call sign (WHO) –The Channel the calling station called on (WHICH CHANNEL) –What the calling station had to say (WHAT) Z TimeCallChannelRemarks

11 11 Zulu Time Enter the Zulu Time the call was received in this field.Enter the Zulu Time the call was received in this field. –Local time may be recorded if the opening REMARKS contains All Times Local Example:Example: Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600 Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1000 All Times Local

12 12 Call Enter the calling stations call sign in this field.Enter the calling stations call sign in this field. –If opening or closing a net, the control station is the calling station. Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC650OPENED HF NET Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC4

13 13 Channel Enter the letter corresponding to the calling stations Channel.Enter the letter corresponding to the calling stations Channel. OR, you may want to use the Channel designator instead.OR, you may want to use the Channel designator instead. Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC650AOPENED HF NET

14 14 Remarks If Opening Net, write:If Opening Net, write: –Opened Net – The net operators name –All Times Local, if applicable If closing net, write:If closing net, write: –Closed Net

15 15 Remarks (Continued) If station calling has no traffic, writeIf station calling has no traffic, write –N/T If the traffic concerns the net operator, list the traffic in the Remarks fieldIf the traffic concerns the net operator, list the traffic in the Remarks field If the traffic concerns another net participant, note which station is receiving the trafficIf the traffic concerns another net participant, note which station is receiving the traffic

16 16 Remarks - Example Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC650A OPENED HF NET, C/2dLt Derozier operating, All Times Local Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC650ACLOSED HF NET Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC4AN/T Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC4ANice Weather Z TimeCallChannelRemarks 1600TC4ATraffic For TC1909

17 17 Handwriting A log sheet must be legible. To facilitate this, make sure:A log sheet must be legible. To facilitate this, make sure: –Use block handwriting –Cross errors out with a single line. Do not make an X over the error, write over the error, or scribble the error out.

18 18 Questions? Always Think Safety!


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