Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This April 18, 2009, is the Amateur Radio International Day, with the theme “Radio Amateur, Your Resource in Disaster and Emergency Communications”.

Also, on this day, IARU Region 1 invites the HQ-Stations of all IARU member societies and stations of Emergency Communications Groups to participate in a Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET).

The operation will take place on and near the emergency
Centre-of-Activity (CoA) frequencies on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres (+-
QRM ).

The objectives of the test are;

  1. increase the common interest in emergency communications.
  2. test how usable the CoA frequencies are across ITU regions.
  3. create practices for international emergency communication and
  4. practice the relaying of messages using all modes.

The exercise will build on earlier GlobalSET exercises by starting to pass messages in a format which we may have to use for the agencies we may serve. The message exchange will take longer than in previous exercises and stations will have to be patient to transmit their messages across country and language boundaries.

Please remember that this is not a contest, it is an emergency communications exercise to develop the skills we will need to provide an international emergency network.

Messages may be passed on voice (SSB), Data or CW modes as detailed below.
Voice mode
Each IARU Region will have a HQ station operating on voice as follows:
Region 1 – GB4NRC
Region 2 – TG0AA
Region 3 – TBA

HQ stations will be QRV simultaneously on all CoA frequencies
appropriate to their region +- QRM as shown below.

Region 1

3760, 7060 or 7110, 14300, 18160, 21360
Stations intending to participate are requested to register through
their IARU Regional/National Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators as
follows;
Region 1 – http://www.iaru-r1.org/EMERCOM%20Coords.htm

A list of participating stations will also be available at www.raynet-hf.net
Participating stations should call ‘CQ GLOBALSET’ giving their callsign
and organisation ( AREN,RAYNET, DARC etc. ).

South Dublin Radio Club

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

On Tuesday the 17th of February, John, EI7IG gave a two presentations to South Dublin Radio Club. One on the Amateur Packet Reporting System (APRS), and one on the Amateur Radio Emergency Network (AREN). The presentations were well attended, lots of questions were asked afterwards and John was made feel most welcome.

AREN Committee Meeting

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

EI2GN, EI5GPB and EI7IG in Cork last weekend. The meeting took approximately 5 hours with a full agenda. Out of that we now have a new Information and Communications Officer, Laurent, EI9JV, along with a host of action items for the committee to work through in order to further the goals of the group through 2009.

Severe Weather

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

AREN went on alert for the duration of the Severe Weather Warning over the 17th-19th of January. Weather observations were co-allated by EI2GN on an 80m net on January the 19th commencing at 09:30, and a report was subsequently submitted to Met Eireann. Many thanks to all operators that responded from all parts of the country.

Training Nets

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The following operators are designated Net Control
Voice Nets (7th):
Net Control from 1st January through to 31st of March is EI2GN, with EI5GPB as backup.

Data Nets (21st):
Net Control from 1st January through to 31st of March is EI7IG, with EI5GPB as backup.

Training Nets

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Winter training net’s continue on the 7th and 21st of the Month at 19:30 hours. All members are requested to participate. It is intended to have alternate voice/digital nets. The nets will alternate between voice and digital modes on the 7th and 21st of the month, over the next few months.

Cork and Kerry VES Subgroup.

Monday, January 5th, 2009

After the initial meeting, John Ketch, EI2GN is now representing AREN on the Cork/Kerry Area Voluntary Emergency Services Subgroup. It is anticipated that there will be further meetings with a view towards enhanced co-operation held during 2009.