Note: The following descriptions represent the typical access and privileges afforded to users designated as Dispatch Managers/Supervisors. Users with dispatcher privileges will have limited access to a subset of the screens presented.
FOMS Screen 468 (Group Alert Monitor Program) is a program that allows the user to add stations to the Weather Alert Monitor list. This allows the user to monitor added stations, even if they are not associated with a flight.
The modes available are:
Use this mode to set up a list of stations to be monitored.
Group Name: Enter the name that you wish to assign to this group. Alerts generated for specified stations will be sent to users logged into NFP who are members of this group.
ALC: Enter the airline code associated with the alert profile specifying the weather alerting conditions you wish to have applied to this group.
ICAO/Type: In the table, indicate the ICAO Identifier (IATA Codes may be entered - they will be converted) and Airport Usage Type for each station that you want to be included in the Group. The <?> Search function may be used to select these entries. You may escape from the table to a field.
Alert on New Winds: when, selected an ACARS free-text message is sent to the aircraft when new winds are available on the system.
Enter the name of the Group that you wish to modify. The record will be displayed, with the cursor positioned on the Profile field for editing. You may change any entry except the Group name.
Use Delete Mode to remove a Group record. If you just want to remove stations from a particular group listing, use Edit Mode. Enter the Group name of the record you wish to delete. The record will be displayed, along with a ”r;Really DELETE?” prompt on the Command Line. A positive response <Y> will delete the record from the data file, and reposition the cursor in the Group Name field for another entry. A negative entry <N> will clear the record, and allow you to select an alternative Group name.
Enter the Group name for the weather monitor record you wish to view. (The <?> Search function may also be used to locate the first Group name on file). If such a record exists in the data file, it will be displayed. If such a record cannot be located, then a Record Not Found – Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE prompt will be displayed, and pressing <Enter> will bring up the next record in the file. You may then use the Up and Down arrow keys to scroll through the file alphabetically by Group Name.
When Screen Mode is selected from the Command Line, a Report Selector Screen will be displayed. Enter the Group Name range and ALC that you wish to have reported or press <?> to search for a Group Name. If no matching record is found in the database you will get a message.
This mode functions the same as the Screen mode, with the exception that the entre report is sent to the printer.
You may exit the program by using the Up arrow key to return to the command line, or by entering <Q> in response to a confirmation prompt. Entering <Q> from the command line will permit you to enter the menu number of the next program, or return to the last displayed menu.