County MO ARES SET 2019
Boone County ARES (BCARES) in conjunction with Boone County Office
of Emergency Management (OEM) will hold the annual Simulated Emergency Test
(SET) on November 9, 2019, 10:00 AM to Noon.
for this year’s exercise:
coverage and operation of the 146.610 MHz repeater with respect to OEM
specified shelters across the county.
- Assess fill-in coverage of the
county using 444.175 MHz repeater.
- Assess Winlink application email
by RF from mobile operations.
- Utilizing Forms in Winlink
- Attaching files for delivery via
- Practice sending formal traffic
via voice utilizing message formats from Radiogram and ICS213 forms.
- Track mobiles utilizing APRS.
- Exercise the WX0BC radio capacity
in the Boone County Emergency Communications Center (ECC).
- Experiment with sending images
via RF primarily SSTV.
OEM has identified 43 Red Cross sanctioned potential shelters
across the county. You will be deployed to one or more of these locations where
you will find a “data packet” with data and instructions for your traffic from
that shelter. We will not be entering any shelters and expect your operations
to be all from your mobile, or your choice of portable set-up in the parking
lot of your shelter.
All amateur radio operators are encouraged to participate, and
since we will primarily be on VHF/UHF frequencies all classes of operators will
November 9 may seem far off in the future, but you may need time
to get the digital modes set-up on your VHF/UHF radio and all the right cables,
etc. To this end, we will be providing some training sessions near the end of
October to get your rigs and computers ready to go. Check out the ongoing training on passing message traffic via the
Radiogram being offered immediately after the Wednesday night net, 146.760.
Please email me if you are planning on doing the SET this year, so
I can assign everyone to an appropriate shelter(s).