Global Simulated Emergency Test – Saturday April 13th and Saturday April 20th 2013 (stations that would like to take part please contact 9M2DA)
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Global Simulated EmergencyTest – Saturday April 13th and Saturday April20th 2013
IARU Region 1 invites the HQ-Stations of all IARU member societies and stations of Emergency Communications Groups to participate in a Global Simulated Emergency Test on Session 1 - Saturday April 13th, 2013 11.00 – 15.00 Local Time and Session 2 - Saturday April 20th, 2013 Times as shown below.
The operation will take place on and near the emergency Centre-of-Activity (CoA) frequencies on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres (+-QRM ).
This event is different as messages will be passed in both directions.
Session 1 – Messages to be sent to Regional HQ stations.
Session 2 – Messages will be sent from Regional HQ stations back to those taking part.
The timing of the event is different to allow stations the best chance of sending and receiving their messages and should still reduce any inter-region interference that may occur.
The objectives of the test are;
1. increase the common interest in emergency communications.
2. test how usable the CoA frequencies are across ITU regions.
3. create practices for international emergency communication and
4. practice the relaying of messages using all modes.
So, please remember that this is not a contest, it is an emergency communications exercise to develop the skills we will need to provide an international emergency network.
Messages may be passed on voice (SSB), Data or CW modes as detailed below.
Each IARU Region will have a HQ station operating on voice as follows:
Region 1 – TBA (Session 1 – 1100-1500 Local Time – Session 2 – 1000-1400UTC )
Region 2 – TBA (Session 1 – 1100-1500 Local Time – Session 2 – 1400-1800UTC )
Region 3 – TBA (Session 1 – 1100-1500 Local Time – Session 2 – 0200-0600UTC )
HQ stations will be QRV at the times shown above in their QTH on all CoA frequencies appropriate to their region +- QRM as shown below.
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3
3760 3750 or 3895 3600
7110 7060, 7240 or 7290 7110
14300 14300 14300
18160 18160 18160
21360 21360 21360
Stations intending to participate are requested to register through their IARU Regional/National Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators as follows;
Region 1 - http://bit.ly/htGHy
Region 2 - http://www.iaru-r2.org/emergencies/
Region 3 - http://www.iaru-r3.org/dcom/r3dcom-com.htm
If your country does not have a National Co-Ordinator then please contact the regional co-ordinator via the details on the websites.
A list of participating stations is available at http://bit.ly/W90DGw . Participating stations should call 'CQ GLOBALSET' giving their callsign and organisation ( ARES,RAYNET, NETMAR etc. ).
Each participating station will send messages to their Regional HQ station formatted using the IARU HF International Emergency Operating Procedure which can be seen at http://bit.ly/2rrbwW
That page also has the message forms to be used for the exercise. Stations should relay messages received towards the Regional HQ station.
To comply with licence regulations, all messages should be addressed to Greg Mossop, G0DUB and should come from a licensed radio amateur.
Messages should be less than 25 words and must not include anything which would be considered as a 'real emergency' message by a listener.
* Weather report at the station location
* Number of operators available
* Interesting fact about the station
would all be acceptable messages.
There is no limit on the number of messages to be sent but each one must have a unique message number.
To avoid QRMing the HQ stations, please move to frequencies near the CoA in steps of 5KHz for contacts with others.
To create a more realistic situation, please limit your transmitting power during the exercise to 100 Watts. We are especially interested in stations operating mobile/portable and/or on emergency power.
Data stations must send the same format as used for voice messages. Each region will decide if their HQ stations will use data modes and what frequency they may be found on.
CW is included in this SET to increase the possibility of stations making contacts in difficult conditions and should be used when SSB or data contacts are proving impossible. Each region will decide if their HQ stations will use CW, CW stations should operate near the CoA frequencies when SSB traffic cannot be heard.
A log sheet for messages passed is provided at http://bit.ly/8ZyOTG so that analysis of the exercise will be easier. Stations are asked to submit logs of the messages relayed, not the messages themselves.
Thanks for your support of emergency communications.
Greg Mossop, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator