Upcoming Events

CT ARES Region 4

Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

The 2007 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for the Connecticut Section is coming! Are you ready?

According the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) website "The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test is a nationwide exercise in emergency communications, administered by ARRL Field Organization Leaders including Emergency Coordinators, District Emergency Coordinators, Section Emergency Coordinators and Net Managers..."

General guidelines for the SET are given at the following ARRL weblink:

Please note that because of various scheduling conflicts, the date for the Connecticut Section SET will be Saturday, 13 October 2007 -- repeat -- Saturday, 13 October 2007.

Participants should expect that the primary portion of the exercise will take place from approximately 0830-1200 EDT on that Saturday. We are purposely trying to conduct the test using a compressed timeline so that we can maximize participation by all radio amateurs in Connecticut and contiguous states.

In addition to the SET purposes outlined on the ARRL website, the CT Section SET Planning Committee has established the following Exercise Objectives:

(1) Establish emergency communications (both voice and digital/data) between and within the five CT ARES/DEMHS Regions - to include fixed, mobile, and field-deployed stations

(2) Encourage the use of emergency power (battery, generator, and/or mobile) by all stations during the exercise

(3) Maximize the number of amateur radio participants - DECs will establish Regional Resource Nets and coordinate within their respective areas

(4) Utilize National Traffic System (NTS) format for all record message traffic

Please emphasize that we are looking for maximum participation from ALL radio amateurs, not just CT ARES members!

Please have anyone with questions about the SET contact one of the members of the SET Planning Committee using their callsign@arrl.net for email:
   Allan NN1H, DEC Region 1
   Wayne N1CLV, DEC Region 4
   David K1DAV, DEC Region 5
   Steve K1SJW, DEC Skywarn
   Larry K1HEJ, CT STM
   Brian K1BRF, CT SEC

Thanx & 73, Wayne, N1CLV
District Emergency Coordinator
Region 4 -- Eastern Connecticut