Mark Duff, Metro-Boston DEC writes;
On Saturday Feb 21st, the Eastern Mass ARES staff will be conducting it’s annual winter Simulated Emergency Test (SET). The goal of the test is to simulate a winter storm driven, large scale, long term power outage. This is an ideal exercise to participate from your home. The exercise will begin at 1000am and end sometime after 1200pm local time.
Please tune to your local RACES 2M repeater frequency and/or to 146.64 to participate.
All ARES members and interested amateurs are invited and encourage to participate.
The events of August 2003 which plunged much of the eastern part of the country into darkness has once again illustrated our vulnerability to massive power outages and the many problems associated with loss of power. It also once again bought out the importance of amateur radio communications.
Additional information on ARES and the exercise is available on the Eastern Mass ARES WEB Site http://ares.ema.arrl.org
You may also I-Mail [me] directly if you have any further questions [at] firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the CCARES Plan to see details of the exercise in that district.
South Shore/Bristol District:
Please click on the Southeast Massachusetts ARES Drill Plan to see details of the exercise in that district.
Please click on the Middlesex ARES Drill Plan to see details of the exercise in that district.
North Shore (Essex) District:
Please follow directions as laid out for the Metro Boston district above, and please guard RACES repeaters assignned to you during the exercise.