Hello to all….
I received a note from Mark Titterington-W1EOF, DEC for Rhode Island ARESMAT concerning the Rhode Island ARES SET. Amateurs from Eastern Massachusetts and surrounding areas are encouraged to participate and monitor this SET.
Remember, the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Simulated Emergency Test will be Saturday November 4th, 2006 from 10 AM-1230 PM.
Below are the particulars on the Rhode Island SET from Mark-W1EOF:
RI SECTION EMERGENCY TEST
SATURDAY 10/7/2006 10:00 – 14:00
A WEATHER EVENT/HURRICANE (See below)
146.70 (No PL)
TERTIARY REPEATER / NTS FORMAL TRAFFIC HANDLING:
KA1RCI Network 145.190 (67.0), 146.985 (67.0), 147.075 (67.0) and others
3.865 / 7.245 (+/- QRM)
PACKET – KE1AB-4 @ 145.05 and KB1FUP-10 @ 145.09
WINLINK 2000 EmComm E-MAIL – KE1AB-10 @ 145.05
We will be working with state of RI Emergency Management Agency and handling formal message handling in a challenging environment. There will be power problems and other “situations” such as repeater failure that will arise to see how we all handle it. Skywarn/RI is also participating.
Main meeting place on initial call-up at 10:00AM will be on 146.70. Those who cannot make 146.70 should try any of the other repeaters or try HF.
Sample Weather Bulletin from 10/04 Follows:
RI ARES SPECIAL NOTIFICATION
Wed 10/04/06 12E
26.17 N 64.325 W
Saf Sim Category 2
Movement 21kt (24mph)
Hurricane Veronica, a Category 2 hurricane has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Veronica has sustained winds of 110 mph. Its current position is
SSE of the Bahamas and is tracking towards the Northwest. NOAA has posted a hurricane watch from Virginia to Cape Cod, MA. A watch means the hurricane has the potential to make landfall within this area.
THIS IS A SET ANNOUNCEMENT
More bulletins will follow to RI ARES amateurs to serve both as reminders and to help with the build-up of a realistic weather event.