ICS 217A COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCE AVAILABILITY WORKSHEET

Purpose.

The Communications Resource Availability Worksheet is a template that users may fill out prior to an incident. An agency’s inter-operable channels and/or talk-groups can be entered on the form enabling a Communications Unit Leader to have the technical information readily available to complete an Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS Form 205).

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You can save your completed HTML to a text file. This will allow you to reload the Form with ALL entered form data. You do this prior to submitting the form. Then you can open a new 217A and load the saved HTML form data. NOTE: Date and Times will be the previous, so change if needed. This is much like using FireFox and the addon Formlet. It will save the info as a text file with the Date and Time as the text file name. Now you can use any browser, save your form, (as many versions as you like), and then re-populate.

This form also allows for pasting channel data from a spreadsheet with TAB delineation. You would create a spreadsheet entry form to MATCH the HTML template frequency section. Do not exceed the data entry box input lengths or the info will may be seen properly if printed. It is suggested you test a few times to understand how this works. Once mastered it can be a time saver in the field for frequency data entry.

Copy the data in the field below and use as a guide for your spreadsheet. The program expects 9 columns of data for each channel.


In addition you can export the frequency data to a .xls file, again TAB delineation, for opening in a spreadsheet. It is suggested you test a few times to understand how this works. Once mastered these can be a time saver in the field for frequency data info via a spreadsheet.

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Copy and Paste Data From Spreadsheet

Copy the data from the spreadsheet, then click the button "Parse Data"
TAB delineation and entry data needs to not exceed HTML entry box input lengths.


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COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCE AVAILABILITY WORKSHEET
 
 
  ICS217A  Vers 14


    Form Info 

  Frequency Band
 
    Description

   

   Work sheet Incident or Event Name             Date/Time (optional)   

                                                                                       Paste Field Data Below from a Spreadsheet

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Channel Configuration

Channel Name/Trunked Radio System Talkgroup

Eligible Users

  RX Freq
N/W

 RX Tone/NAC

TX Freq 
N/W

TX Tone/NAC

Mode  A, D or M

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The convention calls for frequency lists to show 4 digits after the decimal place, followed by either an N or a W, depending on whether the frequency is narrow or wide band. Mode A or D indicates analog or digital, 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.