(Simulated Emergency Test)
Philadelphia County ARES in conjunction with the ARRL and EPA Section will hold a Simulated Emergency Test of our net on October 6th, 2013.
This exercise will take the place of our regular Sunday net.
We would like all Philadelphia ARES members to check-in.
Due to the nature of this exercise please try to operate off the grid.
(Batteries, generator, anything not connected to houshold power.)
Also consider trying to operate away from your base station. Maybe mobile sitting in your driveway or an HT from the backyard.
The format of this test will be an "Earthquake Emergency" We will ask local damage assessments and local power conditions.
Also, if members have checked into any other ARES or NTS nets, please have that information available.
This exercise will be discussed during upcoming regular weekly ARES nets.
Net control will answer any questions.
Philadelphia ARES consists of licensed amateur radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public interest when disaster strikes and develop a coalition relationship with adjacent county amateur radio ARES for mutual benefit.
Status and Concept:
Philadelphia County ARES team members are composed of Philadelphia resident and adjacent county licensed Amateur Radio Operators interested in serving the community with their hobby. Phila ARES has interest in forming a membership that has the ability to cross serve Philadelphia and its immediate adjacent counties when such operations are beneficial. Phila ARES, geographically central to the Five Pennsylvania County area and Three New Jersey counties, can be of mutual benefit to volunteer organizations located in these surrounding areas.
Membership in Phila ARES can be Amateur Radio Operators residing in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Phila ARES would expect to know each member in advance of any emergency or disaster for what should be obvious reasons, to develop as smooth operations as possible in stressed situations. Members are encouraged to check into the ARES regular nets as often as possible, learn and regularly practice good radio operating tecnique, especially those used in emergency procedures.
Phila ARES adjacent counties:
PA: Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware
NJ: Gloucester, Camden, Burlington
All amateurs interested in participating should check into the Phila ARES Net,
every Sunday at 9:00 PM, hosted on the:
Phil-Mont Repeater System
147.030 MHz ( offset 91.5 PL)
444.80 MHz ( offset 186.2 PL)
When control operators are available, Echolink node 507410, W3QV-R, is on the repeater.
Backup link is KB3IV-L.
The Phila ARES EC can be reached at email@example.com for questions or membership interest.
NOTE: Phila ARES communication will be through regular nets, Email and this web site. If there is an emergency, monitor the Phil-Mont repeater on the hour.
Philadelphia ARES is sponsored by the Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club and the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club.
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