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Traffic Handlers Wanted For Exercise March 1, 2020

posted Feb 16, 2020, 5:19 PM by C. Matthew Curtin   [ updated Feb 16, 2020, 5:25 PM ]
An Emergency Communications Exercise will be held in Gainesville, Florida (ARRL Northern Florida Section) on March 1, 2020. The exercise scenario calls for massive interruption of communications and other services throughout the state of Florida and the southeast United States. In this scenario stations able to make contact with Region 4 (4RN) stations but that are not themselves part of 4RN will need to take traffic from stations in the affected area and route accordingly.

This exercise is not just about getting traffic out of the exercise sites, but ensuring that messages are delivered according to proper procedure and in a timely fashion. Traffic will be leaving the site for a period of a few hours on Sunday, March 1. We are especially interested in stations able to take traffic from HF SSB circuits on 20, 40, and 60 meters, and able (as appropriate) to deliver via phone or email, or to relay to closer stations for delivery.

Stations interested in joining the operation should complete the form below to indicate their interest, capabilities, and availability. Respondents will get a copy of the exercise ICS Form 205 with operating frequencies, as well as operating instructions for moving exercise traffic and reporting activity to exercise controllers. Your can be reported through Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) and ARES Connect.

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