Archive for November, 2009

Coast Guard Exercise

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dunmore East Coast Guard have indicated that they could be having a night exercise at some stage in the next few weeks. The location is in an area where they traditionally experience difficult communications.  Hopefully we will be able to assist.

GlobalSet – report

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Conditions on the day on HF were very difficult and very challenging for all participants.   Little or no stations were worked on CW or Digital modes, with all the traffic being handled on SSB.  Thanks to all that participated.

Global Simulated Emergency Test, 14th November 2009

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The next Global Simulated Emergency Test ( GlobalSET ) is scheduled for the 14th of November between 1800 and 2200 hours UTC. The time of each exercise changes to allow more stations to participate from around the world as well as recognising that emergencies can happen at any time.

This is an exercise between stations interested in emergency communications and is not a contest. Activity will be concentrated around the IARU Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies which are now incorporated in bandplans around the world.

The details of the exercise will be published on the IARU Region 1 website ( under the Emergency Communications Working Group section of the site.

For more information on GlobalSET, look here.