This exercise is to practice passing Winlink messages via VHF packet and voice traffic via VHF/UHF for a “grid down” or “grid heavily impacted” scenario. To respond to this scenario, we will establish communication across mountain tops in the North West ARES district.
Each team will deploy to their predetermined location and be fully operational by 9AM the day of the exercise.
At 9AM, a roll call will be conducted with NCS calling each “mountain top”.
After the initial roll call, NCS will conduct a similar roll call via simplex.
After simplex nets, a Packet message from the North West DOC will be sent from Mountain top to Mountain top via Winlink on VHF over 350 miles.
Modes, FM, Packet, FM VARA
Bands, 2m, 125cm, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm.
Frank Dean, K4SJR
ADEC NW-GA District