Each year, amateur radio operators in Hawaii participate in the annual Simulated Emergency Test or SET. The national organization ARRL sponsors it for the first Saturday in October. The exercise in 2010 will be conducted on Saturday, October 2, 2010 9:00 am - 12 noon. The scenario for 2010 is a hurricane exercise.
These are the arrangements underway within the amateur radio community in preparation for participating in the exercise. If you know of any, please contact Ron Hashiro, AH6RH
Enjoy, and feel free to drop me an e-mail if you have any questions.
|Hawaii SCD||3993.5, 5330.5, 7088||147.06+||444.35+|
|Healthcomm||3888,5371.5,7080||147.280+||443.775+ pl 123.0, 444.775+ pl 123.0|
The timeline for the net on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 9:00 am to 12 noon is:
- 9:00 am, start of net. Announce net preamble, take check-ins, start message handling. When checking in, please give (a) your location, (b) whether you are able to operate with emergency power, (c) served agencies that you are in contact with during the SET net and (d) whether you're newly licensed since 2006. The information is summarized and reported to ARRL at the conclusion of the exercise. See ARRL Field Service Form A for more details.
- 9:30 am, simulated 50 mph winds arrive on your island. Loss of commercial power.
- 10:00 am, simulated passing of the hurricane. Initial field damage assessment possible
- 11:50 am, prepare to close the net and pass reports. Report (a) the number of formal 3rd party written traffic messages originated or delivered during the SET on behalf of served agencies, (b) the number of minutes spent conducting TACTICAL communications on behalf of served agencies.
- 12 noon, close net
A MS Word version of the net preamble is available.
SET 2010 - State CD RACES/ARES participation.
SCD - KH6HPZ
SCD will be on the following frequencies at differing times:
147.060 - DH Repeater - Command/Control
146.880 - DH Repeater - for interoperation with Oahu DEM RACES
Initial contact will be made on the 147.060 repeater. Stations will then be moved to another frequency, if possible, to handle traffic.
HF will also be used as follows to communicate with SCD and to exercise NVIS.
SCD will be on the SCD interisland net:
40m on 7088 kHz LSB (+/- qrm)
60m on 5330.5 kHz USB (+/- qrm)
80m on 3993.5 kHz LSB (if 40m is not open)
Messages will be exchanged in ICS-213 message format. A major part of this exercise is to gain experience in sending and receiving ICS-213 messages. Stations are encouraged to generate and send test messages for the exercise. All stations will use "THIS IS AN EXERCISE MESSAGE" at the beginning and end of all messages.
Saturday (10/2) @ 0900 - 1200 KH6HPZ
SET 2010 - Oahu DEM RACES participation.
9:00 am - KH6OCD
DEM will be on the following frequencies:
146.880- DH Repeater - Command/Control
146.98- FFMB Repeater - Traffic
SET 2010 - Healthcomm participation.
Healthcomm - KH6HC
147.280 - Hawaii Medical Center-West Repeater
443.775+ pl 123.0
444.775+ pl 123.0
Healthcomm will be on HF:
40m on 7080 kHz LSB (+/- qrm) Primary
60m on 5371.5 kHz USB (+/- qrm) Alternate
80m on 3888 kHz LSB (if 40m is not open) Alternate
Additional information and educational material is available at:
- Standard Operating Procedure
- Common Hawaii frequencies
- The ICS-213 form for radio use
- How to pass messages using the ICS-213 form
- Net Control Station Log (NCS station) from Eric KH6CQ
- Field Station Event Log (non-NCS station) from Eric KH6CQ
- Actual operations during Hurricane Iniki
- Lessons learned
- Get Ready for the 2010 Simulated Emergency Test
- Simulated EmergencyTest Guidelines
- Form A: EC Simulated Emergency Test Report
- Form B: NM Simulated Emergency Test Report
- ARRL Field Services Forms
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