Prince William County ARES July 2016 Exercise
Version: 20160713–01 v1
Because of the high temperatures expected, we will move the beginning of the exercise back to 0830 EDT .
If you are not coming out, but are going to be around during our training hours, please feel free to jump on the air and participate as well, either by voice or digital means.
I will bring out a couple of pavilions for shade (and so you can see the monitors) and I will bring out a large video screen as well. Tables, chairs, and gear as I have room.
We will be conducting a multi-pronged exercise.
- There will be a demonstration of remote control of an HF station by Chuck, KA3EHL
- There will be a demonstration (and hopefully some traffic passing) of HF digital
- We will again exercise VHF digital
- We will practice sending and receiving voice traffic
Chuck, KA3EHL will demonstrate remote control of an HF station, using BBHN. This should be quite interesting!
As part of the demonstration of remote control, we will do some HF digital work. Coordination and details of the HF digital part of the exercise will be hashed out over the next couple of days with the parties who have volunteered.
We will follow our normal plan of operations for VHF digital (see the Action Plan, section 6.11 for details). This is a good chance to come out and get your gear working, configure your gear, or find out more about digital.
Please make sure you have the FLDigi software loaded prior to coming out, as we will not have reliable Internet connectivity.
Please bring a sample ICS–213 form as we will do some voice message traffic work as well!