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:

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:

  • Name
  • Callsign
  • 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