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Thread: DHF 2014 anyone? Sat. March 22! Entry deadline Skippers' meeting Wed March 19th

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    Quote Originally Posted by K38Bob View Post
    Excellent questions/topic. Lets start a FAQs for skippers meeting.
    The answers are in the SI and not on top of my brain. I'll check and report later so as to not mis speak.
    We will have a lot of focus on DSC at the skippers meeting. Please bring a dsc handheld with MMSI registered and entered into jibeset as required for entry.
    We will at least have a boat nearby to act as a vessel in distress (help me! find me!). We will have a transportable fixed mount radio at the meeting to serve as RC. The racers are asked to bring handhelds to represent fleet. Hopefully we can get some screen videos of various radios during the exercise. We are working with the CG on this topic so please keep ideas/questions coming.
    REQUIRED RADIO CHECK-INs
    All yachts are required to monitor VHF Channel 16 before
    and during the race. (Bring extra batteries, if necessary.)
    All yachts must check in with the Race Committee on VHF
    Channel 69. At all times, channel 71 will be used for all other
    race communications. The official channel for race
    communications, except for check-ins, will be 71. Yachts that
    attempt to check in on channel 71 will be directed to channel
    69.
    The request for check-in shall include division number,
    yacht name, sail number. The check-in shall not be complete
    until the race committee acknowledges the entry by repeating
    the identity of the racing yacht.
    Example:
    Yacht, Seahorse: “This is the yacht Seahorse, sail number
    54321, checking in for division 4. Over."
    RC: "Seahorse, this is Race Committee. Sail number
    54321 is checked in for Division 4. Out."
    If you do not hear a confirmation from the Race Committee,
    assume you have not been checked in.

    WITHDRAWALS
    Any yacht withdrawing from the race for any reason must
    contact the Race Committee via VHF Channel 16, 71, or via
    telephone 650-394-6343 as soon as possible, and then again
    once on the bay side of the Golden Gate Bridge. If retiring by
    radio, make sure the race committee acknowledges your
    withdrawal. Yachts identified as having started, but not finishing
    or withdrawing will result in phone calls to the skipper and crew
    emergency phone numbers, and then if not found, will result in
    a USCG response. Withdrawing yachts that fail to comply with
    this provision shall be denied entry in next year’s race.

    ROLL CALLS
    A roll call will be held at 9:00 p.m. and half-hourly thereafter
    for all yachts still racing. The race committee will call each
    yacht, which shall respond with the yacht's name, position with
    respect to the Golden Gate Bridge, and speed over ground.
    Example:
    "Seahorse, this is BAMA Race Committee for a roll call."
    "Race Committee, this is Seahorse. My position is 1.4 nm
    west of the Bridge. Speed over ground 4 knots."
    Seahorse, this is Race Committee. 1.4 west, 4 knots. Out"
    The check in shall not be considered as having been
    completed until the race committee acknowledges receipt of
    the call by repeating the information received from the racing
    yacht.

    https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T00648604

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    Quote Originally Posted by K38Bob View Post
    Excellent questions/topic. Lets start a FAQs for skippers meeting.
    The answers are in the SI and not on top of my brain. I'll check and report later so as to not mis speak.
    We will have a lot of focus on DSC at the skippers meeting. Please bring a dsc handheld with MMSI registered and entered into jibeset as required for entry.
    We will at least have a boat nearby to act as a vessel in distress (help me! find me!). We will have a transportable fixed mount radio at the meeting to serve as RC. The racers are asked to bring handhelds to represent fleet. Hopefully we can get some screen videos of various radios during the exercise. We are working with the CG on this topic so please keep ideas/questions coming.
    I'd like to attend and runs me some video so we can post here on the interweb...Meeting is where/when exactly?
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    OYC, March 19 says the NOR.

    I would guess around 7:00 PM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photoboy View Post
    I'd like to attend and runs me some video so we can post here on the interweb...Meeting is where/when exactly?


    official agenda details being worked but opens at 5:30 (may be dress rehearsals of DSC stuff)
    Officially 7pm OYC
    -Freak waves, incident reviews, motivation for DSC
    -CG general comments and then ops specialist/ command center on DSC
    -RC/Racer side of DSC product and simple demo
    -SI review
    -More elaborate DSC demo/workshop

    Hopefully we'll have enough smartphones to grab some video of several handhelds- then we could compile/edit. See email
    cheers
    bob

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    Some updates:

    Suggested required readings of the week
    5. Watch at least Chapters 5-7 of the BoatUS “Radio
    Communication for the Recreational Mariner” http://www.boatus.com/foundation/dsc/player.html
    6. USCG instructions for “How to obtain an MMSI
    number” http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtMmsi

    25 entrants- better than last year at this time https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T00648604

    Stay tuned for some interesting updates on Skipper's meeting.

    15 day forecast http://www.myforecast.com/bin/expand...6&metric=false

    Quote Originally Posted by K38Bob View Post
    Some updates:
    Suggested required readings of the week
    3. Rescue of the crew of “Heat Wave” http://www.sfbama.org/fs/Dramatic%20...20in%20DHF.pdf
    4. USCG “Rescue 21: Digital Selective Calling” http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rescue21/dsc.asp
    DHF is in a new series http://www.sfbama.org/2014/GMMDHS.pdf

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    Good succinct info!

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    As to radio monitoring when offshore, ALWAYS monitor VHF 16, as well as the Race Com Frequency. Also very informative is VHF 12, which is VTS frequency outside the COLREGS mark (basically a line between Mile Rock and Pt. Bonita.) VHF 12 updates as to all commercial traffic approaching and within 12 nm of the SF buoy on the xx15 and xx45 of every hour. You don't need to monitor VHF 70, as your DSC equipped VHF does that for you. If a vessel hits the DSC button, every radio within reach will sound an alarm, and show the name and location of the vessel in distress. It creates a local net on VHF 16 automatically.

    Hope that helps.

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    Skippers Meeting tonight- bring your handheld DSC to participate in joint exercise http://www.sfbama.org/2014/DHF/index.html

    Last day to enter!

    Quote Originally Posted by K38Bob View Post
    Some updates:

    Suggested required readings of the week
    5. Watch at least Chapters 5-7 of the BoatUS “Radio
    Communication for the Recreational Mariner” http://www.boatus.com/foundation/dsc/player.html
    6. USCG instructions for “How to obtain an MMSI
    number” http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtMmsi

    25 entrants- better than last year at this time https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T00648604

    Stay tuned for some interesting updates on Skipper's meeting.

    15 day forecast http://www.myforecast.com/bin/expand...6&metric=false

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    Forcast from NOAA. ..

    SatNW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 11 seconds.

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