RACES / ARES / Public Service Instructions for Incident / Event Radio Communications Plan (ICS Form 205-AR) Note: This form is used to list the incident / event communications plan and is distributed to each communications team member. Purpose: This form is to be used to summarize the event radio communications requirements, assignments, frequencies, and any other communications usage information.
1. Event/Incident Name Enter the Incident or Event name assigned. 2. Date/Time Prepared Enter the date and time from created. (24 hour clock preferred) 3. Operational Period Enter the operational date and time prepared. (24 hour clock preferred) 4. Basic Radio Channel Utilization (Enter the following information for radio channel use.) Ch #- At the Communications Leaders discretion, Ch # may equate to the Radios channel number or used as a reference line. Function- Net function each channel is assigned (i.e., command, medical, logistics, etc). Channel Name/Trunked Sys- Nomenclature or commonly used name for the channel or talkgroup Assignment- How/who this channel will be used by (net control, tactical, SAG, APRS, etc). RX Freq, N or W- Received frequency as the mobile or portable unit would be programmed using nnn.nnnn followed by a N for narrowband or W for wideband. Name of specific trunked radio system for the talkgroup may be entered across fields normally used for channel information. RX Tone/NAC- CTCSS tone or Network Access Code for the received frequency. TX Freq, N or W- Transmit frequency as the mobile or portable unit would be programmed for using nnn.nnnn followed by a N for narrowband or W for wideband. TX Tone/NAC- CTCSS tone or Network Access Code for the transmitted frequency. Mode- A for analog, D for digital, or M for mixed mode operations. Remarks- Narrative information regarding this channels usage or special situations. 5. Prepared by Name, call sign, and contact phone number of preparer. 6. Incident Location Location that the incident/event occurs. The convention calls for frequency lists to show four digits after the decimal place, followed by either an N or a W, depending on whether the frequency is narrow or wide band. Mode refers to either A or D indicating analog or digital (e.g. D-STAR) or "M" indicating mixed mode. All channels are shown as if programmed in a control station, mobile or portable radio. Repeater and base stations must be programmed with the Rx and Tx reversed