September is National Preparedness Month. Every year in September ARRL encourages ARES, RACES, and SKYWARN leaders to plan a Simulated Emergency Test (SET). In their effort to be as prepared as possible to provide auxiliary communications if needed during a disaster, the RRRA ARES group has planned informal nets Sunday, October 2nd , and Monday, October 3rd on VHF and HF bands with relays between these bands handled by the net controllers. The purpose of this North Dakota (ND) SET is to allow those who are interested a chance to participate and to determine what communication links are possible in the event of a disaster. If this SET is deemed a success future SETs will be planned including additional times, other bands, sending messages and emergency scenarios.
- W0ILO Repeaters
- 146.52 Mhz (2m) simplex FM
- 3.860 Mhz (75m) LSB, the ND net frequency; net control will be W0HSC at NDSU.
Hams interested in auxiliary communications are encouraged to participate in both, or at least one, of the sessions.
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