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Join the Mission Support Network
We need USAF MARS volunteers nationwide.
The Mission Support Network is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can use your help at any time you are available. Members check in with Net Control anytime they have an hour or more they are able to volunteer.
Per Chapter 10 of the USAF MARS Operating Instructions (MOI), assignment to the Mission Support Network is open to all USAF MARS Auxiliary stations*. However, due to our specialized mission requirements, the MSN will be a closed net requiring assignment on AF Form 3661. If you are interested in a Primary or Secondary assignment to the MSN, please contact your State MARS Director (SMD) IAW section 10.5 of the MOI for a recommendation to be forwarded to the MSN Manager.**
Please send the following information to your State MARS Director and ask him/her to forward it along with his/her approval to the MSN Manager AFN9SN, for your assignment to the MSN, IAW section 10.5.1 of the MOI. The network manager will then send you an AF Form 3661 assigning you to the MSN. [Per section 10.5 of the MOI, only the Mission Support Network Manager can make assignments to the MSN.]
AF Form 3661 Full Name
USAF MARS Call sign
FCC issued Amateur Radio Call sign, Class and Expiration date
If you want this to be your Primary, or Secondary net assignment
Network Managers records and Alpha Roster Your phone number/s: House __________ Cell __________
The name you want to be called. Example, your name is James and you want to be called "Jim"
SMD Name, Generic call sign, e-mail address and phone number
Equipment Capability The following questions are to ascertain the station capabilities of the MSN members and our networks ability to support our customers. It is NOT a list of required equipment.
Can you operate (receive/transmit) on two or more AF MARS HF frequencies at the same time?
RF output power
Type of antennas
Phone Patch - Yes or No
- Olivia 32 tones - Yes or No
- MIL-STD 110A - Yes or No
- Other Amateur Radio digital modes - Yes or No
* New Trainee Auxiliary stations (/T) may monitor, but must complete their initial training before checking into any MSN Net and before requesting assignment to the MSN.
Mission Support Network members are encouraged to also participate in their State, Region and Division nets.
Network Managers Note: If you change any information such as e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, upgrade or renew your amateur license or change call sign, etc. please notify me so I can update my files. I must to be able to contact you and your assignment to AF MARS and the MSN is based on the expiration date of your amateur license on file. Check your AF Form 3661 for the expiration date.
If you have questions about the Mission Support Network, or want to change from a Secondary to Primary net assignment, contact the network manager.
Webmaster note: Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
This page updated 13 Oct 2013 @ 1021 Pacific.
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