The Amateur Radio Emergency Service
from RAC webpage
Cross border radio exercise - Jan.11th, 2014
Hello PERCS Volunteers
We have an opportunity to join a CBCG (cross border communications group) amateur radio exercise on January 11, 2014. The event has been officially named ‘CrossBorder 2014’ and that name will be used during the exercise by the Net Control Stations.
Already, a significant number of stations have indicated their participation, including numerous hospitals in both Vancouver Island and Washington State. Of particular interest to EMBC, all signatory jurisdictions of the PNEMA agreement (Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement), supported by the provincial/territorial or state emergency management agencies are taking part.
Besides BC, this includes:
- Yukon Territory;
- State of Alaska;
- State of Washington
- State of Idaho;
- State or Oregon.
A backgrounder on the group and exercise is attached.
I am looking for two things. An expression of interest from each station on participation and some information to pass to the exercise organizers. Please reply directly to me if you will be able to join on the exercise date as well as the answers to the following questions:
· Name of the medical facility, group, club or organization that will be participating
· the call sign of the station that will be active during CrossBorder 2014
· the location of your station (civic address, grid square or coordinates)
· contact telephone numbers – just in case we need to use traditional means to get in touch with you
· information about your station which should include your capability on HF, UHF, VHF, 220 etc.
· information about your HF antenna system
· Information about your packet / digital capability. Please advise if you are using RMS Express and if so, on what bands (VHF or UHF)
· If your station has HF capability, can you operate on 20 or 40m and are you okay to operate between 14.225 and 14. 290 or 7.135 to about 7.250?
· If you operate HF, do you have HF Pactor capability?
· Anything else you think we should know that will help us serve you better during CrossBorder 2014
Please respond by Dec.13th.
Links to PDF files
Emergency Frequenciesrecently set up for ARES