Rainbow Radio League: Emcomm Exercise 2018
The Rainbow Relay League will be hosting a field exercise on May 20th, 2018. The Exercise is designed to get local and regional radio amateurs in a state of readiness for the upcoming storm season. The activity will be conducted 3 HF bands (viz: 80M, 60M & 40M). Most of the J8 stations will be portable, running no more than 30 watts from a manpack radio, so we will need stations with ‘good ears’ to monitor and relay messages when necessary.
The scenario involves a cruise liner running aground on a reef, with passengers and crew having to be evacuated.
As it is a maritime scenario the use of the VHF marine band will be used for the initial ‘Mayday’ then revert to ham VHF/UHF frequencies for continuation of the exercise. Of course, the maritime community will be made aware that it is a training exercise letting them know that they too can be called upon to assist in a coordinated manner.
As in the past, we look forward to the participation of all regional operators who have the time on Sunday May 20,2018. The activity begins at 06.00 Hrs local and will run until 12:00 Hrs Local. An evaluation is expected to be held later that day when the hams on St. Vincent meet at a central point.
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