The Gold Country Region of the American Red Cross is conducting an Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Drill on March 27, 2021.
Objectives of the Drill can be found at: http://www.sacvalleyares.org/contents/news/2021/Red_Cross_Exercise_2021.asp
While the goals are broad, the expectation for our team is very straight forward.
- Send a message to KA6ARC via Winlink Express with an attached text file
Preferably the message will be sent over local 2m digipeaters and gateways. But, at a minimum, sending the message via telnet gateway counts.
The file to include is a simple .ks2 file located at:
Simply attach that file, unmodified, to a message addressed to KA6ARC. In the body of the message include:
- QTH – either address or Gridsquare
- RF path – i.e. HF, VHF packet, VARA, telnet, etc.
Send the message, with the attached file, during the Exercise window of:
- March 27, 2021
- Start: 1000 PDT
- End 1400 PDT