purpose of this operating suggestion is to offer stations that
are in the wilds or in areas that are not near repeater stations a
chance to be heard when it is needed the most!
a suggestion that those outside of repeater range should monitor
standard simplex channels at specific times in case others have
Emergency or priority calls.
primary frequency monitored
is 146.52 MHz; secondarily or alternatively 52.525, 223.5, 446.0 and
1294.5 MHz respectively. The idea is to allow communications between
hams that are hiking or backpacking in uninhabited areas, outside
repeater range an alternative opportunity to be heard.
This is NOT just for
hikers, back packers, or similar situations....it is for ANYONE to use
at ANYTIME...that you need assistance. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE BY
NOTING THIS "WILDERNESS PROTOTYPE" AND USING IT IF YOU NEED IT.
Use of "Wilderness Protocol"
- Montior the PRIMARY- 146.520 and any or all of the SECONDARY
FREQUENCIES.(52.525, 223.500, 446.00, 1294.500)
- MONITOR TIMING- Every 3 hours from 0700 HRS ..from the hour
until 5 (five) minutes past the hour.(7:00-7:05 AM, 10:00-10:05 AM,
..., 10:00-10:05 PM).
- ALTERNATE TIMING- 0655 to 0705, Etc 5 before til 5 after..(watch
may be incorrect)
- ENHANCED MONTIORING- Fixed stations or portable stations with
enough battery power levels LISTEN EVERY HOUR. (Obviously Continious
Monitoring is also an option.)
- SCANNING MONITOR- Consider entering- 146.52 MHz , 52.525,
223.5, 446.0 and 1294.5 MHz in to your scanner radio, or extended
scanning monitor radio.
- Bring this "Wilderness Protocol" up at ham meetings, mention it
on the ait
- NOTE- 146.52 IS A CALLING FREQUENCY.... Make your
Calls, and then move off the frequency so others can use the frequency.
Suggested frequencies to move to; 146.55, 146.43, etc.
- PRIORITY TONE SIGNALS-Suggested Priority Radio
Transmissions ONLY after 4 minutes after the hour. USE the LONG TONE
ZERO (on Touch Tone Pad) Begin calls for assistnce with 10 or more
seconds of TONE with the LITZ signal. ( LONG TONE ZERO )- This timing
would help those in trouble
not be covered up by the tone itself. MORE LITZ SIGNAL INFORMATION
- These are CALLING FREQUENCIES, and the CALLING should only
start at 4 minutes after the hour preceded by listeing for 30
seconds...LISTEN FIRST- CALL CQ with short transmissions, then
carefully listen. LISTEN FIRST! always a good idea!
- NOTE: Many mobile, fixed station and hand-held radios have
LITZ Features built in. In the 1970s and later, many articles were in
Amateur Radio and other publications with OUTBOARD LITZ devices that
provided contact closures for sirens, buzzers, speakers, etc.
There were also schemes to monitor remotely for LITZ signals,
the EMERGENCY LANDING BEACONS FOR AIRCRAFT (ELT) are monitored by some
Amateur Repeater Stations. GPS encoded signals for MARINE VHF DISTRESS
and other technologies are saving lives world-wide.
Some consumer products that arrived on US market in 2004 and
beyond, use cellular telehone technology, and special satellite relayed
technologies to summon help for individuals and vehicle
emergencies.(Cellular Telephone equipment and other commercial
satellite systems are usually not present, appropriate or practical for
the scope of the technology/procedures in this article.)
author of this page reminds you that most of this information appears
elsewhere on the internet, and
in various printed publications, and it has been combined with other
information for the purposes of this article.
Greg Greenwood, WB6FZH
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