2006 Miramar Air Show
Tactical Call Signs
Tactical vs FCC Call Signs can be confusing for those not used to using Tactical Call Signs.
Tactical Call Signs provide significant operational advantages in that they:
Reduce the time to send messages
Reduce confusion as to the location and/or function of the Responder
Allow the Responder to change while the location Tactical Call Sign remains constant
RACES is the prime responder for Miramar
The following are detailed instructions from RACES as to how they wish to operate with Tactical Call Signs at Miramar.
During the Air Show ARES will follow San Diego RACES Standard Operating Procedures for tactical call signs as follows:
RACES and ARES will be using Tactical Call Signs
Tactical Call Signs for ARES Responders will be assigned by ARES Net Control
ARES Scribe will maintain a Responder Tactical Call Sign Log
Tactical Call Sign will be assigned unique Numeric Suffixes (Search#1, Rescue#2, Search #3) to prevent confusion in case initial parts of messages are truncated.
ARES Scribe will maintain a Tactical Communications Log and assign Message Numbers
ARES NET control will be using W6SDG, the SDGARES Inc Call Sign
ARES Packet station will be using W6SDG
Messages will be initiated by calling to or from the Responder Station with their Tactical Call Sign
Responder Stations will respond using their Tactical Call Sign
When messages are completed or every 10 minutes for extended messages– Responder stations will confirm they are completed by signing out with their FCC Call Signs
ARES Net Control will identify itself according to the following script
"QST, QST... W6SDG, ARES Net Control,
This is Not a Drill
We are conducting Priority and Emergency traffic
for the Miramar Marine Corp Air Station
on this repeater
146.265 (+) MHz, PL 107.2
for Hospital EMS Communications and
for Tactical On Base Communications with Rescue Responders
From 0900 hours to approximately 2100 today.
Please send comments & corrections to
Last Updated: 02/08/10 02:47 PM