UPDATED: Air Force MARS Exercise Deep Freeze 2007

Hello to all….

….Have updated the note to include a couple of local repeaters that will be monitored during the exercise starting around 9 AM through 11 AM as well as having EchoLink/IRLP capability monitored. See text below…

Air Force MARS has announced an exercise called Operation Deep Freeze 2007. It will take place on Saturday February 10th, 2007 from approximately 9 AM-1 or 2 PM. Its range will cover New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Midwest (Great Lakes Region).

Amateur Radio stations will be active on HF on 3925 KHz and 7237 KHz for the exercise. Further details can be seen at the following link:


For Eastern Massachusetts, we will monitor the 145.23-Boston Repeater (PL 88.5 Hz) for any stations that want to give reports for the drill who may not have HF capability or in case HF band conditions are poor. We will also monitor the 146.97-Paxton Repeater (PL 114.8 Hz) for a path to the Western Massachusetts section in case HF capability is not available. In addition to the two local repeaters, we will also have a presence on the New England Reflector system IRLP reflector 9123, EchoLink Conference *NEW-ENG*, Node: 9123 for those who have that capability.

Steve Ewald-WV1X from the ARRL Field Organization team is coordinating ARES involvement for this MARS exericse. If you can participate, please contact me at kd1cy@ema.arrl.org with your name and call-sign and I’ll forward the information to Steve at ARRL HQ.

Thank you for your support of this drill and for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com

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