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                   The Pacific DIGITAL TRAFFIC NETWORK (DTN) & TARGET STATION GUIDELINES
                                   (Revised Aug 16, 2016)


     These Guidelines are recommended for the Pacific Area Digital Traffic Network(DTN)and
     Target Stations only,  and not for any other Area, other Area's may differ in their 
     operation. These Guidelines follow the revised Chapter 6 MPG which should be read a 
     followed for good operation of a RRI/DTN Station.


    Monthly Reports
     Stations will send in a monthly reports to their Region Hub Sysop before the 6th of the 
     month, consisting of a traffic count of sent and received for the past month. Regional
     Sysop's must have their reports in to the Pacific Area Digital Coordinator NLT the 9th
     of the month. The Pacific Area Digital Coordinator will have his report into the Radio
     Relay International(RRI) Chair by the 10th of each month.


   "Unattended P3 " USA stations
   "Unattended" USA stations should not operate P3 outside the 7100-7105 segment. In is 
     a  understanding that "attended" P3 operation outside that segment is legal. (for "best 
     practice) scan P3 only in the 7100-7105 segment, and scan P1,P2, WINMOR outside
     that segment. In is my understanding that "attended" P3 operation outside that segment 
     is legal if used to pass traffic. 


     Winlink limit regard Attachment names
     There is a little known Winlink limit regard Attachment names.fifty (50) character 
     maximum, including spaces and file extension type. See Winlink FAQ 360.  There is 
     no "error message" that shows up....the Attachment is just not received by the WL2K 
     recipient!


     POLLING
    1.Pacific Area Automated DTN HUB/MBO's SHOULD NOT poll any Automated DTN 
      Area, Region State HUB station for traffic numbers of times an hour. 
    2.If a Hub/MBO has traffic that is the only time it should connect to another Hub/MBO. 
      and should  format their forwarding file as such. 
    3.Any DTN State or Digital Relay Stations (DRS) should only pole a Regional Hub to 
      receive traffic no more than twice an hour or  if told that Region Hub has traffic. 
    4.You should never ask for a DTN HUB/MBO for a listing of traffic "LT” on a DTN 
      HUB/MBO. If a DTN HUB/MBO has traffic for said station it will be forwarded at the 
      time of the connection. 
    5.When polling a HUB/MBO manually you should only do a list mine “LT” not a 
      list traffic  “LT”


      FORWARDING MESSAGE's or FILE's
    1.All forwarding files within the Automated DTN MBO's in the Pacific Area will
      only connect and send traffic if they have traffic. This also applies to connections 
      outside the Pacific Area.
    2  State and Regional Hubs may not connect to out of Area Digital Hubs/MBO's unless
      they are instructed to do so by a designated local, county, state or federal official
      orin an emergency or disaster.   
      NOTE: Only in a proclaimed emergency or time of disaster can this rule be broken. 
      During a proclaimed emergency, stations may contact any digital station to send and 
      receive emergency traffic

    3. In an emergency, DTN stations are to advise the Regional Hub if #2 NOTE above is
     in effect. The Regional Hub will inform the Pacific Area Hub. The Pacific Area Hub 
     is responsible to manage all available Pacific Area assets to support emergency traffic.

    4. Health and Welfare traffic for the affected area will be held for 48 hours before being 
     sent to reduce interference and maintain clear frequencies for emergency  traffic unless 
     told otherwise by either the Area Digital Coordinator (ADC).
    5. Bulletins will only be forwarded on VHF or Telnet, not over HF circuits. The 
     missiom  of   DTN stations is to only send and receive traffic. 
     Note: The name of the game is to expedite emergency traffic; bulletins tie up 
     frequencies which are then no available to process emergency or Health and Welfare 
     traffic. 
    6. During normal operations, traffic will be sent to the proper Regional Hub for 
     distribution within that Region.  If there is more than one station in a Region that 
     receives traffic, it is the responsibility of  the Regional Hub to divide the traffic among 
     those stations either by zip code or by daily, weekly or monthly appointment or a 
     combination of all the before.


    7. If you cannot connect to your Regional Hub OR that Regional Hub's alternate DTN,
     digital stations may connect to the next Region’s Hub or Alternate to send outgoing traffic. 
     If a DTN digital station cannot receive any traffic on an ongoing basis, that station should 
     notify the Regional Hub’s Sysop or the Area Coordinator, OR both, so they can make 
     arrangements so that digital stations can receive traffic.
     Note: Alternate Regional Hubs should follow the above statement above regarding 
     the breakup of traffic for other Regions or Areas.


    8. For "HAM" on "TELNET" over the WL2K System the forwarding protocol should 
       be B2F.  For forwarding over "HF" or "VHF" over the “DTN" System the 
       forwarding protocol should be B1F.

      Manual Operation
      Stations operating on HF with manual software such as Airmail, Paclink, or WINMOR 
      must listen at least 15/20 seconds on the frequency before transmitting or attempting 
      connecting to their State or Regional Hub.

      Target stations
      1. Target stations Section level must be able to connect send or receive radio email and 
      traffic from any served agencies or other Target stations at the Section level.
      2. Target Stations at  State level must have or be able to link to a RMS on HF do to the 
      fact in some areas VHF links are too far apart and thus could not connect to a VHF RMS.

      3. Target Stations are required to check the WL2K system at least once a day or more if 
      possible for traffic under normal operations either by HF or VHF which is prefer-ed
      or by telnet. In an declared emergency  
      Target Stations should have the ability to connect to a VHF RMS if  Target Stations are
      required to check the WL2K system at least once an hour or sooner if they now they 
      have traffic.. 


     Regional Target Stations/Digital Hubs
     Regional Target Stations/Digital Hubs must be able to connect to the WL2K System via HF
     if their internet/Telnet fails, this is a must.  DTN Hubs must have software run twenty 
     four hours a day that is connect to the WL2K (Winlink2000) and is able to receive
     radio email over the WL2K system via Telnet. It is paramount that the Regional Hubs be able
     to reach into VHF or section networks at the lowest level with either HF, VHF or Telnet in
     a emergency or disaster. 


     Out of Service Digital Station
     If a DTN Digital station goes down for any reason that station needs to advise the Area 
     Digital Coordinator ASAP. The Area Digital Coordinator will then advise all other stations 
     in the Pacific Area as well as the other two Digital Coordinators East and Central.


     SKYPE software
     All Regional Hub Sysops should have SKYPE software. Alternate's are not required to 
     have said software but it is highly recommended so they might join in Area conferences 
     regarding the DTN Pacific Area. This software is free and can be downloaded 
     at http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype

     Chapter 6  of the MPG
     All Western Area DTN Digital stations must read and be familiar with
     the following at 
http://wx4j.com/MPG6_NTSD_RADIOEMAIL.htm


Chuck Verdon W5KAV
Western Area DTN Digital Manager
Chuckw5kav@comcast.net
w5kav@arrl.net
w5kav@winlink.org
Skype Chuckv1



           ____________ Western Area DTN Hubs/MBO'S  ________________



Note: All frequencies are center frequencies unless noted otherwise

W5KAV WA Western AREA HUB
Pactor 1, 2, 3 VHF WESTERN AREA Primary Relay Station DTN WL2K TARGET STATION ( W5KAV@WINLINK.ORG ) 24 HOUR TELNET LINKS
NODES = W5KAV-1
FULL SERVICE VHF BBS: W5KAV-4
WL2K VHF RMS: w5kav-10
50.625 Khz W5KAV - 4
145.05 KHz VHF RMS W5KAV -10
145.05 Khz VHF BBS W5KAV - 4
145.63 KHz VHF RMS W5KAV -10
145.63 KHz VHF BBS W5KAV - 4

HF FREQUENCIES
3587.0,P123
3589.5,P123APPL=RMS
3591.0,P123
3597.0,P123
5366.5,APPL=RMS
7100.9,P123
7102.9,P123
7103.4,APPL=RMS
7104.9,P123
14095.9,P123
14097.9,P123
14104.9,P123
14113.9,P123
10142.5,P123
10145.9,P123,APPL=RMS



         ----------------- REGION 6 ----------------------------


Note: frequencies are center frequencies unless noted otherwise

WS6P 6TH WESTERN REGION HUB Pactor 1, 2, 3 VHF ALT WESTERN AREA HUB WL2K TARGET STATION (WS6P@WINLINK.ORG)
3591.90 kHz
3593.90 kHz
7102.90 Khz
7104.90 khz
14112.40 kHz
14113.90 kHz

K6HTN
WinLink2000 web-mail and/or Telnet ( NON SCANNING STATION )
WL2K TARGET STATION FOR Cycle 4 NET( K6HTN@WINLINK.ORG )
HAS VHF
(NON SCANNING STATION)
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7065.90 kHz (P1,P2, WINMOR)
7100.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)

AG6QO WinLink2000 web-mail and/or Telnet WL2K TARGET STATION FOR Sacramento Valley Section ( AG6QO@WINLINK.ORG )
VHF (NON SCANNING STATION)
144.37- DTN BBS
144.37-2 Chat
144-37-10 RMS
CONNECTS TO Western Region 6 Hub DAILY

3585.00 (dial) USB - WinLink Gateway
3590.40 (dial) USB - NTS traffic
7.10090 (dial) USB - NTS traffic
7.10150 (dial) USB - NTS traffic
7.10200 (dial) USB - WinLink Gateway
14106.40 (dial) LSB - NTS traffic
14109.50 (dial) USB - WinLink Gateway

K6FRG CA
WinLink2000 web-mail and/or Telnet ( NON SCANNING STATION )
WL2K TARGET ( K6FRG@WINLINK.ORG )
VHF Packet (NON SCANNING STATION) 145.050

K6JGL CA
WinLink2000 web-mail and/or Telnet ( NON SCANNING NTSD STATION )
WL2K TARGET STATION ( K6JGL@WINLINK.ORG )
VHF Packet
WL2K Packet Gateway
Winlink RMS Station scanning Station in Pactor I,II, III & Winmor
3592.0USB Khz Window USB
3595.0USB Khz Window
7102.9USB Khz Window
7104.9USB Khz Window
14097.5USB Khz Window

CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)

Note: Do not connect and USE B2 protocol to WS6P
B1 protocol only should be used..

K6TVY CA (NON SCANNING STATION)
Pactor 1 NTSD DRS
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7102.90 kHz (P1)

KR6LH CA (NON SCANNING STATION)
WL2K TARGET STATION ( KR6LH@WINLINK.ORG )
Pactor 1 NTSD DRS
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7102.40 kHz (P1)

KJ6PCC CA (NON SCANNING STATION)
WL2K TARGET STATION ( KJ6PCC@WINLINK.ORG )
Pactor 1 NTSD DRS
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7102.90 kHz (P1)

W0RJA CA
WL2K TARGET STATION ( KJ6PCC@WINLINK.ORG )
Pactor I, II NTSD DRS
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7102.90 kHz (P1,P2,)

Note: Do not connect and USE B2 protocol to WS6P
B1 protocol only should be used..

        --------------------- REGION 7 ---------------------


Note: All frequencies are center frequencies unless noted otherwise

K7EAJ OR DTN STATE HUB
Pactor 1, 2, 3 (NON SCANNING STATION)
WL2K TARGET STATION ( K7EAJ@WINLINK.ORG )
3587.00 kHz
NOTE: ONLY ON SELECT HOURS PER DAY

K7IFG OR
Pactor 1 ( NON SCANNING STATION ) ( K7IFG@WINLINK.ORG )
NTSD STATE HUB
Pactor 1
3587.00 kHz
NOTE: ONLY ON SELECT HOURS PER DAY TO DOWNLOAD OR SEND TRAFFIC FROM REGIONAL
HUB

KA7HRC OR
Pactor 1, 2, 3 ( NON SCANNING STATION ) ( KA7HRC@WINLINK.ORG )
ALT DTN OR HUB
VHF DIGITAL
145.750 MHz
440.750 MHz
223.460 link into the PDX network via BPQ Node WS/KB7DRX-1
BPQ NODE HRCTY/KA7HRC-1
FULL SERVICE BPQBBS: HRCBBS/KA7HRC
WL2K RMS: HRCRMS/KA7HRC-10

HF DIGITAL
3587.00 MHz (P1, P2, P3) online 24/7

KD6PGI OR
VHF DIGITAL online 24/7 ( KD6PGI@WINLINK.ORG )
145.750 MHz
BPQ NODE HR/KD6PGI-1
FULL SERVICE BPQ BBS: HRBBS/KD6PGI
WL2K RMS: HRRMS/KD6PGI-10
AC7AI WA DTN STATE HUB
Pactor 1 (NON SCANNING STATION)
VHF DIGITAL
145.63 MHz VHF
3587.00 kHz
NOTE: ONLY ON SELECT HOURS PER DAY TO DOWNLOAD OR SEND TRAFFIC FROM REGIONAL
HUB

'VE7GN (EX VE7DXD) BC
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN CANADA HUB
ALT WESTERN AREA/REGION HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION ( VE7DXD@WINLINK.ORG )
3587.00 kHz
3597.00 kHz
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)
7104.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)
14112.40 kHz
14113.90 kHz

W7ARC WA (NON SCANNING STATION)
Pactor 1 DTN STATE HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION ( W7ARC@WINLINK.ORG )
VHF
145.63 MHz VHF BBS
HF
3587.00 kHz

N7JJ WA (NON SCANNING STATION)
Pactor 1 DTN STATE HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION ( N7JJ@WINLINK.ORG )
Connects to Regional Hub Daily
HF
3587.00 kHz
VHF
145.63 Khz

K7CEM (NON SCANNING STATION)
VHF STATION ONLY Connects to WESTERN AREA HUB Hub Hourly
NO HF VHF
145.63 Khz

     ------------------- REGION 12  ---------------------


Note: All frequencies are Centrer frequencies unless noted otherwise
WB6OTS AZ Grant Hays
Deputy DTN Area Coordinator
ALT WESTERN AREA HUB DTN
REGION 12 HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION ( WB6OTS@WINLINK.ORG )
Pactor 1, 2, 3
VHF

HF
7100.9,P123,APPL=RMS
3587.0,P123
3591.0,P123
7102.9,P123
7104.4,P123
14104.9,P123,APPL=RMS
14096.0,P123
14113.9,P123

NOTE Scanning 24/7 except for thunderstorms, OOTs, and Nets.

KC7ZZ AZ
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN AZ MBO (NON SCANNING STATION)
WL2K TARGET STATION ( KC7ZZ@WINLINK.ORG )
3587.0,P123
7102.4,P123

KC5ZGG AZ (NON SCANNING STATION)
NTSD AZ MBO
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)

KM7N (NON SCANNING STATION)
NTSD AZ MBO
WL2K TARGET STATION ( KM7N@WINLINK.ORG )
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)

KF7PVD AZ DTN AZ MBO (NON SCANNING STATION)
NTSD AZ DRS (NON SCANNING STATION)
PACTOR 1, 2, 3
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)

W7JSW AZ
DTN AZ DRS (NON SCANNING STATION)
PACTOR 1, 2, 3
WL2K TARGET STATION ( W7JSW@WINLINK.ORG )
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)

KM7N AZ
PACTOR 1, WINMOR on HF
NTSD AZ MBO (NON SCANNING STATION) VHF WL2K TARGET STATION ( K7FLI@WINLINK.ORG )
VHF
VHF
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz

K0TER CO
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN CO HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION ( K0TER@WINLINK.ORG )
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 khz
14113.90 kHz

N5HC NM
DTN NM HUB/MBO
WL2K TARGET STATION ( N5HC@WINLINK.ORG )
24 HOUR TELNET LINKS gw1.n5hc.com (port 6300)
VHF BBS DTN: N5HC-1 (145.01)
WL2K VHF RMS: N5HC-10 (145.01)
PACTOR 1, 2, 3 (24/7 SCANNING STATION)
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz
10143.00 kHz
14112.40 kHz
14113.90 kHz

N7IE UT
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN ALT REGION 12 HUB (SCANNING STATION)
DTN UT HUB
3591.90 kHz
VHF
WL2K TARGET STATION ( N7IE@WINLINK.ORG )
3591.90 kHz
3597.00 khz
7102.40 kHz
7104.40 kHz
10143.00 kHz
14107.00 kHz
14113.90 kHz

N7JCO UT
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN UT HUB/MBO (NON SCANNING STATION)
WL2K TARGET STATION ( N7JCO@WINLINK.ORG )
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN UT HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz
14113.90 kHz


NS7K UT
Pactor 1, 2, 3
DTN ALT REGION 12 & Pacific Area HUB/MBO (SCANNING STATION)
DTN UT HUB/MBO
WL2K TARGET STATION ( NS7K@WINLINK.ORG )
VHF
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz (P3 ONLY)
14113.90 kHz

W7YV UT (NON SCANNING STATION)
DTN UT DIGITAL RELAY STATION (DRS)
3591.90 kHz
7102.40 kHz
7104.40 kHz
14113.90 kHz

WY NONE