FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60 Meters:
W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL
January 9, 2018
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FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60
QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 1 ARLX001
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 9, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB SPCL ARL ARLX001
ARLX001 FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho,
Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications Exercise
(COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of subsequent
months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises will use the
60-meter channels and will test and exercise interoperable
communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur Radio) for use
during a major disaster in which the conventional telecommunication
infrastructure has been significantly damaged or destroyed.
FEMA Region 10 will use the call sign WGY910. Other stations that
may take part include, but are not limited to, other FEMA stations,
DHS, USCG, SHARES, DoD, and National Weather Service. Stations (both
federal and amateur) associated with agencies and organizations that
provide response support in accordance with the National Response
Framework are encouraged to participate.
The COMMEX will use all five 60-meter dial frequencies: 5,330.5 kHz;
5,346.5 kHz; 5,357.0 kHz; 5,371.5 kHz, and 5,403.5 kHz as part of
Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.
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FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60 M
by WB8VLC on January 9, 2018
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I can't imagine some US guv radio operators trying to figure of that stupid mode/frequency assignment on 60 meters without getting an FCC pink slip when it's taking them over 4 months to connect some wire and put up power poles in Puerto Rico?
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