MSGID/GENTEXT/USMTF 2007/ HQARMY MARS
SUBJECT: Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
28 November - 04 December 2011
Solar activity was low all week. On average, seven small and
magnetically simple spotted regions were present at any given time
during the period. Of these, Region 1363 (S22, Lo=108,
class/area=Eki/430 on 04 December) was the most productive, with
five C-class flares and 4 optical flares to its credit. It appeared
on the disk on 29 November as a small Hsx-alpha group and ended the
period as the largest and most magnetically complex (beta-gamma)
group on the disk. Despite its size and complexity, Region 1363 did
not produce the largest x-ray flare of the week. That honor belongs
to Region 1362 (N08, Lo=131, class/area=Eso/220 on 03 December)
which produced C4 04/1615Z. The second largest x-ray flare of the
period, a C3 from Region 1364 (N18, Lo=105, class/area=Hsx/60 on 30
November) occurred on 30/2028Z. At least one CME was observed each
day in coronagraph imagery, mostly attributed to filament eruptions.
None of the CMEs had any significant geoeffective component.
The greater than 10 MeV protons at 10 pfu exceeded threshold during
the period. The event began at 26/1125Z, reached a maximum flux of
80 pfu at 27/0125Z and ended at 28/0145Z. This event was associated
with a filament eruption observed early on 26 November.
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal levels 28 November - 01 December and at moderate levels on 27
November and 02 - 03 December.
The geomagnetic field on 27 November was at quiet to unsettled
levels, with isolated high latitude active periods. The disturbed
conditions were caused by a CIR in advance of a weak CH HSS. Most of
28 November was quiet. A 45 nT Sudden Impulse at the Boulder
magnetometer at 28/2154Z signaled the arrival of a CME from 26
November. Unsettled to minor storm periods followed at all
latitudes. Quiet to unsettled levels, with isolated high latitude
active periods, returned by midday on 29 November and lasted until
early on 03 December. The exception was the latter half of 30
November when a solar sector boundary crossing and prolonged
southward IMF Bperiods at high
latitudes. AcC7e$ minor storm conditions were also observed at
high latith the passage of a transie returned to qiet to unsettled levels for the
Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
07 December - 02 January 2012
Solar activity is expected to be at predominately low levels with a
chance for isolated M-class activity through the forecast period
No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at normal to moderate levels the entire forecast
The geomagnetic field is expected to be at mostly quiet to unsettled
levels through most of the forecast period. Coronal hole high speed
streams are expected to bring active conditions on 14 November and
again on 26-29 December.
Message ID: U11NM54F2IA4
Date: 2011/12/14 00:00
Subject: //MARS R/012335Z DEC 2011 AAZ GROUNDING 2-4
R 012335Z DEC 2011
FM HQ ARMY MARS
TO ALL ARMY MARS
MSGID/GENADMIN, USMTF,2007/HQ AGMY MARS//
SUBJ/TECHNICAL TRAINING SUPPLEMENT/GROUND SYSTEMS PART 2 OF 4//
POC/DAVID MCGINNIS MARS/NAME: FT HUACHUCA
GENTEXT/REMARKS/ GROUNDING SAFETY PRACTICES BY W.P. HAND
A. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL PERSONNEL WORKING WITH COMMUNICATIONS
ELECTRONICS (C-E) EQUIPMENT AND SUPPORTING SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES
STRICTLY OBSERVE THE RULES, PROCEDURES, AND PRECAUTIONS APPLICABLE
TO SAFE INSTALLATION, OPERATION, AND REPAIR OF EQUIPMENT AND
FACILITIES. ALL PERSONNEL MUST BE CONSTANTLY ALERT TO POTENTIAL
HAZARDS AND DANGERS PRESENTED AND TAKE ALL MEASURES POSSIBLE TO
REDUCE OR ELIMINATE ACCIDENTS.
B. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, IN THE FORM OF PRECISELY WORDED AND ILLUSTRATED
DANGER OR WARNING SIGNS SHALL BE PROMINENTLY POSTED IN CONSPICUOUS
PLACES, TO PREVENT PERSONNEL FROM ACCIDENTAL CONTACT WITH HIGH-VOLTAGE
SOURCES SUCH AS POWER LINES, ANTENNAS, POWER SUPPLIES, OR OTHER PLACES
WHERE UNINSULATED CONTACT SHOULD PRESENT A DANGER OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
OR SHORT CIRCUIT. SIGNS SHALL ALSO WARN OF THE DANGERS OF ALL FORMS OF
RADIATION HAZARDS, ACIDS, AND CHEMICAL INHALATION, PLUS ALL OTHER SOURCES
OF PERSONNEL DANGER. POWER CUT OFF FEATURES BUILT IN TO THE EQUIPMENT MUST
BE USED IN STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE INTENDED USE.
C. DURING INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT, WARNING TAGS ARE USED TO
NOTE THE EXISTENCE OF POTENTIAL DANGER WHEN INDIVIDUAL CIRCUITS OR
STAGES ARE BEING CHECKED OUT. THE TAGS SHOULD CONTAIN APPROPRIATE
INFORMATION TO ALERT ALL PERSONNEL OF THE DANGERS INVOLVED AND
SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF EQUIPMENT. EQUIPMENT BEING INSTALLED SHALL BE APPROPRIATELY TAGGED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTIVES OF THE LOCAL SAFETY
OFFICER, EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER OR OTHER RESPONSIBLE AGENT.
D. INSTALLATION PERSONNEL, WHEN WORKING WITH EQUIPMENT HAVING HIGH VOLTAGE
DEVICES, MUST INSURE THAT THE DEVICES ARE GROUNDED AND THAT HIGH VOLTAGE
DEVICES HAVE BEEN DISCONNECTED OR TURNED OFF. DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THE
PRESENCE OF INTERLOCK SWITCHES FOR PROTECTION FROM ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
Message ID: OK0A6811WNGR
Date: 2011/12/14 00:00
Subject: //MARS R/052030Z DEC 2011 AAZ CAM14-2011
ZNR UUUUU ZEK
R 052030Z DECEMBER 2011
FM CHIEF ARMY MARS FT HUACHUCA AZ
TO ALL ARMY MARS
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CHIEF ARMY MARS//
CAM 14-2011 ARMY MARS INFORMATION ASSURANCE POLICY AND WL2K//
POC/LAWRENCE HAYS/AAA9O OPERATIONS CHIEF/UNIT:HQS USA MARS/
AAA9O SENDS FOR CHIEF ARMY MARS:
SUBJ: CAM 14-2011 ARMY MARS INFORMATION ASSURANCE POLICY AND WL2K.
1. THE DODI 4650.02 (DECEMBER 2009) STATES MARS MUST BE CAPABLE OF OPERATING
IN AN RF-ONLY ENVIRONMENT.
2. THUS ARMY MARS IS TRANSITIONING TO MIL-STD RADIO SYSTEM TO MEET THE DODI
REQUIREMENT AND TO ENSURE INTEROPERABILITY WITH MILITARY AND FEDERAL CIVIL
3. THIS TRANSITION TO THE MIL-STD RADIO SYSTEM WILL PHASE OUT WINLINK 2000
(WL2K)STARTING IMMEDIATELY. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT CURRENTLY NO ARMY OR
MILITARY MARS STATION IS HOSTING THE WL2K SYSTEM. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY,
NETCOM/ARMY MARS WILL NO LONGER SEND/ACCEPT MESSAGES VIA THE WL2K SYSTEM.
4. RDS PLEASE ENSURE THIS MESSAGE IS DISTRIBUTED TO ALL ARMY MARS MEMBERS IN
YOUR RESPECTIVE REGIONS.
5. POC THIS MESSAGE IS AAA9O.
JIM GRIFFIN AAA9A
CHIEF, ARMY MARS
RR UHEAA UHEAB UHEAC UHEAD UHEAE UHCAA UHCAB UHWAA UHWAB UHWAC
R 152015Z DEC 2011
FM CHIEF ARMY MARS FT HUACHUCA AZ
TO ALL ARMY MARS
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/ARMY MARS HQ//
SUBJ/CAM 15-2011 APPOINTMENT OF REGION 6 DIRECTOR//
POC/JIM GRIFFIN/AAA9A CHIEF ARMY MARS/UNIT:HQS USA MARS//
NAME:FORT HUACHUCA AZ/TEL:1-800-663-1128//
1. EFFECTIVE THIS MESSAGE AL HARDIN AAR6RO/AAR6TV IS APPOINTED
DIRECTOR, ARMY MARS REGION 6 WITH THE BILLET CALL SIGN AAA6RD. AL
IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS DEPUTY RD AND IS INVOLVED IN DEVELOPING AN
ARMY MARS NATIONAL TRAFFIC SYSTEM. AL MAY BE CONTACTED AT
2. SCOTT WARREN WILL CONTINUE IN ARMY MARS AND HAS SERVED AS
REGIONAL DIRECTOR SINCE 2009. SCOTT WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN ARMY
MARS OPERATIONS AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR INITIATING THE
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OK NATIONAL GUARD. PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT
THANKING HIM FOR HIS SERVICE TO ARMY MARS AT SLWARREN@USA.NET.
3. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL ARMY MARS MEMBERS IN YOUR
R 17080&Z DEC 2011
FM AEA1RD GE
TO ALL REGION 11 MARS
SUBJ: DIGITAL NET TRAINING: PROSIGN AND SIGNAL (Q & Z) USE.
C. MARS BASIC TRAINING COURSE.
1. AS WE PROGRESS IN IMPROVING OUR SKILLS WITH PEER-TO-PEER
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, WE MUST BEGIN INTERGRATING SOME
PROSIGNS, AS WELL AS Q- AND Z-SIGNALS, INTO OUR DIGITAL
NETWORKS. THEY REDUCE TRANSMISSION TIME, WHICH SPEEDS UP
THE NET DIALOG. WE WON'T ADD MANY AT FIRST, JUST SOME OF
THE BASIC AND COMMONLY USED PROSIGNS AND SIGNALS THAT ARE
USED IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS. AS WE BECOME SKILLED WITH
THESE, THEN WE WILL SLOWLY INTRODUCE MORE OVER TIME.
2. HERE IS A SHORT LIST OF SOME BASIC SIGNALS USED IN DIGITAL
COMMUNICATIONS: QRA, ZKA, ZKB, ZRC2, ZBO, ZKE, QRU, ZHN, QSL,
CHANGE AN OPERATING SIGNAL OR PROSIGN INTO A QUESTION,
PRECEED IT WITH "INT" (I.E. INT ZBO).
QRA - The name of my station is...
INT QRA - What is the name of your station?
ZKA - I am (or...is) controlling station (net control
station) on this frequency (or on...kHz (or MHz)).
INT ZKA - Who is controlling station (net control station)
on this frequency (or on...kHz (or MHz))?
ZKB - It is necessary to obtain the permission of the
controlling station(net control station) before transmitting
INT ZKB - Is it necessary to obtain the permission of the
controlling station (net control station) before transmitting
ZRC2 - Tune your transmitter to Zero beat with my (or...)
INT ZRC2 - Shall I tune my transmitter to Zero beat with your
ZBO - I have (or...has)...(numeral followed by precedence
prosign for each precedence) message(s) for you (or for...).
INT ZBO - Of what precedence(s) and for whom is (are) your
ZKE - I (or...) report(s) into circuit (net).
INT ZKE - NOT DEFINED.
QRU - I have nothing for you.
INT QRU - Have you anything for me?
ZHN - (EXAMPLE "ZHN2"): Your automatic transmissions are...
INT ZHN - How do you receive my automatic transmission?
QSL - I am acknowledging receipt.
INT QSL - Can you acknowledge receipt?
ZBK - (EXAMPLE "ZBK1"): I am receiving your traffic...
INT ZBK - Are you receiving my traffic clear?
3. IN MY NEXT MESSAGE I WILL DISCUSS MORE TOPICS RELATED TO
DIGITAL NETWORKS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK.
I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO LOOK UP THESE SIGNALS IN ACP-126 AND
W4A DE AEA1RD
CFN RECEIPT OF TRAFFIC.