2016 SET Results

The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET), conducted on October 1st and 2nd, 2016, was a national emergency exercise “aimed at testing the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and other organizations that are called into action in actual emergency situations.”[1]

During the 2016 SET the Red River Radio Amateurs (RRRA) conducted tests of HF and VHF coverage in the Red River Valley. The Net Control Stations periodically polled the W0ILO repeaters, the VHF National Calling Frequency, and 3.860MHz, logging the call-signs and locations of check-ins.

No logs are available for the HF portion of the SET. However, according to a statement by KC0DCF at the October 2016 RRRA business meeting, HF operations were not conducted at NDSU as planned due to equipment issues. Mark KK0V operated HF from home and logged 5 contacts.

The coverage areas logged on VHF by K0CRF (operating as W0ILO) included:

  • North Fargo
  • North Fargo (19th Ave)
  • Central Fargo
  • South Fargo
  • NDSU Campus
  • Fargo Y
  • West Fargo
  • Moorhead
  • Central Moorhead
  • South Moorhead
  • Crop Walk
  • East of Crystal Sugar Plant
  • I-94 Exit 38 (MN)
  • Rover (unknown location)

The number of contacts logged:

  • 145.350: 23
  • 146.520: 3
  • 147.090: 1


[1] “Get Set for the SET: ARRL 2016 Simulated Emergency Test is October 1-2 Weekend”, ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio, last modified September 20 2016, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/get-set-for-the-set-arrl-2016-simulated-emergency-test-is-october-1-2-weekend.