SCN Operational Levels
SCN Operational Levels are designed to improve the
responsiveness of the SHARES Coordination Network during emergencies.
SCN Operational Levels are are defined as follows:
Operational Level 3 - Conditions
normal. No emergency exists. The ten-channel SCN may be used by
SHARES station personnel for training and non-emergency operations.
Operational Level 2 - Emergency
potential exists. Non-emergency operations on the SCN suspended.
SCN monitoring increased. Communications operations established
on the National and Regional nets to receive Stations Availability
Operational Level 1
- Emergency exists. SHARES message support required. National and
regional nets maintain full-period operations to receive Station
Availability Reports, to list SHARES message traffic, and to coordinate
the processing of SHARES messages.
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