NVIS Day at Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Post date: Apr 18, 2019 12:34:15 AM

COTN will be operating for NVIS Day, April 27, 2019, at Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd, Columbus, OH 43230. We'll begin setup at 9 A.M., with operations starting at 10 A.M., and complete operations at 4 P.M.

As one of the auxiliary communications (AUXCOMM) organizations supporting Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security (FCEM&HS), Central Ohio Traffic Net (COTN) will be joining the Franklin County Auxiliary Communications Club (FCACC) operation of W8THV for NVIS Day.

Other organizations will be joining with the FCACC operation, working together under the principle of Unified Command in the Incident Command System (ICS). Supporting FCACC will be Franklin County Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Central Ohio Traffic Net, and the Ohio Military Reserve—which will be operating W8OMR/F from the site.

NVIS Day at FCEM&HS is a warm-up for a much larger exercise with a distinct emergency-mode spin to it, ARRL Field Day in June. Whether you're able to operate the entire six hours of the event or come by just for an hour, you're welcome to join. There's no signup necessary. Just bring yourself, a copy of your amateur radio license, and sign in at the site to be put to work in an area that you'd like. We look forward to seeing you there!

To see stations currently registered to participate in NVIS Day throughout the state of Ohio and beyond see the map below.