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  The Western Area DIGITAL TRAFFIC NETWORK (DTN) & TARGET STATION GUIDELINES
                      (Revised Oct 29, 2018)


     These Guidelines are recommended for the Western 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. Western 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 Western 
      Area will only connect and send traffic if they have traffic. This 
      also applies to connections outside the Western 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 in 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 Manager (ADM).
    5. Bulletins will only be forwarded on VHF or Telnet, not over HF 
     circuits. The mission 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 Manager ASAP. The Area Digital Manager 
     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,IV, 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 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
3589.5 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized WinLink Gateway
3591.0 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
3597.0 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
5366.5 kHz, P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized WinLink Gateway
7100.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
7102.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
7103.4 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized WinLink Gateway
7104.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
14095.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
14097.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
14104.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
14113.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
10142.5 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
10145.9 kHz,P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized WinLink Gateway



         ----------------- 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 kHz (dial) USB - WinLink Gateway
3590.40 kHz(dial) USB - DTN traffic
7.10090 kHz(dial) USB - DTN traffic
7.10150 kHz(dial) USB - DTN traffic
7.10200 kHz(dial) USB - WinLink Gateway
14106.40 kHz(dial) LSB - DTN traffic
14109.50 kHz(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 DTN 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 DTN 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 TND DRS
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7102.90 kHz (P1)

WH6FQE HI
WL2K TARGET STATION ( WH6FQE@WINLINK.ORG )
Pactor I, II, III, IV PACIFIC AREA HUB HI.
CONNECTS TO WS6P daily ON ONE OF THE FREQUENCIES LISTED BELOW
7.104.40 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
7.105.90 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
7.116.50 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized WinLink Gateway
7.105.90 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
10.143.50 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorize WinLink Gateway
14.104.90 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
14.113.90 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized
14.111.50 MHz P1,2,3,4 Capable when authorized WinLink Gateway
BPQ NODE HIHUB/WH6FQE-1
FULL SERVICE BPQBBS: HIHUB/WH6FQE
WL2K RMS: HIHUB/WH6FQE-10


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


Note: All frequencies are center frequencies unless noted otherwise

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

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

'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

AC7AI WA (NON SCANNING STATION)
Pactor 1 DTN STATE HUB
WL2K TARGET STATION ( AC7AI@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

N7GWK (NON SCANNING STATION)
VHF STATION ONLY Connects to WESTERN AREA HUB Hub Hourly
NO HF
VHF ONLY
145.63 Khz

W7EKB (SCANNING STATION)
Pactor 1,2,3 IDAHO DIGITAL HUB (DTN)
WL2K TARGET STATION ( W7EKB@WINLINK.ORG )
Connects to Regional Hub Daily
HF 3589.0 Khz
3591.9 Khz
3597.0 Khz
7100.9 Khz
7103.5 Khz
7104.4 Khz
14110.5 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,WINLINK Gateway
3587.0,P123
3591.0,P123
7102.9,P123
7104.4,P123
14104.9,P123,WINLINK Gateway
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