IA Section Communications Exercise October 2018
PREPARING LOCAL HAMS TO ASSIST COMMUNITIES ‘WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS’
Tuesday Oct 23 – Friday October 26, 2018 IA Section amateur radio operators have the opportunity to participate in MARS COMEX 18-4. This communications exercise between Army/Air Force MARS and local hams focuses on timely and factual accounts of local conditions.
- Wednesday Oct 24 at 0001 UTC (Tuesday Oct 23 at 7:01 pm CDT) All hams asked to monitor high power broadcast bulletin on 5MHz Channel 1 (5330.5 Khz USB). Reception report requested at: http://www.dodmars.org/home/60-meter-reception-report
- Thursday Oct 25 and Friday October 26 (All day, ending 6:59pm Friday) All hams asked to provide a County Condition Report (CCR) on 5MHz Channels 1-5 (IA hams try Channel 5 first); Listen and respond to MARS operators. You will report: County name, Zip Code, Actual current county Infrastructure Conditions.
Don’t have 60 Meter access? Don’t have the time to make the contacts? Talk to your local Emergency Coordinator (EC), your District Emergency Coordinator (DEC), your Section Net Liaison, the IA Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) or the IA Section Traffic Manager (STM). The message will go through.