Category Archives: Emcomm

Amateur radio operators simulated emergency test

By | October 5, 2020

Earlier this week, 911 briefly went down in parts of Western Wisconsin, which poses the question, “Who takes over when typical operators aren’t available?” Turns out, when there’s no power, but you still need to communicate in an emergency, amateur radio steps in For WQOW TV News Katrina Lim reports: On Saturday, the Amateur Radio… Read More »

US ShakeOut 2020

By | October 2, 2020

ShakeOut 2020 is quickly approaching. ShakeOut is a wonderful opportunity to have an exercise focused on activating your radio groups.It can be local, regional or national. Moreover, ShakeOut is a great way to get your household involved in preparedness. We would like to share our thoughts and – hopefully – some inspiration, for those groups… Read More »

Emergency exercise ‘Austria Off-Grid’

By | September 22, 2020

On October 3 radio amateurs will participate in the nationwide emergency exercise Austria Off-Grid The siren rehearsal will take place on October 3, 2020 during the annual civil defense test alarm. But not only the function of the sirens for alerting the population will be tested on this day, but also the communication that takes… Read More »

Updated/Simplified WXOBS Exercise Plan & QNC messages Regions 4 and 5

By | September 15, 2020

We have updated and simplified the plan for the upcoming WXOBS emergency exercise scheduled for Tuesday evening (Sep 16 UTC) and Saturday evening (Sept 20 UTC).  The updated version specifies new CW watch frequencies and it also identifies the DTN target stations assigned to each region. Here is a link to the revised emergency exercise… Read More »

August Eastern Area Digital report and Request for Region Target Stations for Upcoming Exercise

By | September 12, 2020

Eastern Area Digital Operators, Attached is the August report for DTN for the Eastern Area. Thanks for helping make it such a strong traffic count for the month. Please submit your September stats by October 10. Link document:

QNC Bulletin – All U.S. Traffic Operators 311531Z Aug 2020

By | August 31, 2020

All United States traffic operators are advised that U.S. Army MARS may be injecting Radiogram-ICS213 messages into the traffic system in advance of a planned interoperability exercise on a date(s) yet to be determined. Please distribute the following QNC announcement to all RRI and NTS traffic networks. Thank you.