2009 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
October 3, 2009
Once again our group, Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, had a very successful Simulated Emergency Test. We had over 30 Amateurs in the area check into the net with us. We appreciate all your support for the ARES of Cleveland County group (Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service). Our group was number one in the state last year for points. This year we did even better than last thanks to your hard work and dedication! The group used a D-Star Simplex Link between the Red Cross Headquarters and the EOC. This allowed for accurate passing of messages in the ICS 213 Format. A Direct link was established with the State ARES Net aka Tarheel Emergency Net on 3923. A local net was called on 146.880 with 30 amateurs checking in with net control. Net control Duties were shared by 6 operators during the 4 hour test. A couple of stations even worked PSK31 (one from home and one mobile) during the test. Stations simulated deployment to various shelters in the county and generated messages on behalf of served agencies to demonstrate the ability to pass messages to and from one another. The drill was a complete success, and a big pat on the back goes to everyone involved!