Southern Illinois Amateur Radio Page
The annual Simulated
Emergency Test for 2018 will be exercised October 26 and 27
throughout Illinois. All commercial communication means will be
assumed to not function, including the internet.
should practice their skills in direct communications and relay
communications via VHF and HF, to all points within the State,
particularly Springfield. Remember, repeaters will not be functional.
Also, practice your skills with message handling, both with
radiograms and ICS213s. Any licensed operator is encouraged to
This event will be
exercised parallel with State and County assets. Some operators will
be working directly with those resources.
If you have Winlink
available, peer to peer sessions will be utilized in VHF and HF.
Winlink practice occurs daily and each of you are welcome to attend
on 145.61 and 3.571.5 USB. Call Bruce WA9APQ at 618-925-6391 for
details, training, or practice.
will be shared on the Sunday night ARES net (147.09/146.88), as it
becomes available. Net time is 2015L.