UPDATED 7/27/08: Mass Statewide Hurricane Drill – Monday August 4th 2008 at 7 PM

Hello to all…

..Updated Participants Manual to correct the title page, remove a paragraph on regional simplex that will not be done to this drill and corrected the Winlink Frequencies and added a link to the Winlink Documentation on the ARES web site. Remainder is unchanged..

In lieu of the RACES and ARES Nets for Monday August 4th, 2008, there will be a Massachusetts Statewide Hurricane Drill on Monday August 4th, 2008 starting at 7 PM. The drill will follow a similar format as past hurricane drills that have occurred in June of past years. The reason the drill is occurring later this year is because Region Two held a more concentrated/localized drill on the Cape Cod Emergency Traffic plan back in mid-May of this year.

The drill will follow a similar format seen in past statewide hurricane drills. The scenario has been finalized and the participants document can be seen via the link below:

Hurricane Matt 2008 Mass Statewide Hurricane drill

MEMA Region Two has determined that they will use NTS traffic for this exercise. A request is being made for utilization of Winlink/Airmail digital modes along with the various voice nets and voice liaison paths on HF, EchoLink/IRLP etc. as done in past drills.

Thanks to all in advance for supporting this drill!

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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