September 12th, 2017 NFARES Meeting

The next meeting of the North Fulton ARES group is Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM at the Fellowship Bible Church, 480 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075. The subject to be discussed is the annual Simulated Emergency Test which will be conducted in October. We hope you can make time to be present to help us with the planning for this event. Check the North Fulton ARES Yahoo page and the NFARL ENews for more about this event.

Don't forget that NFARL is asking for volunteers to help with greeting and parking for the HamJam on November 11th starting at 8:00 AM.

September North Fulton Amateur Radio Emergency Service NEWS:

We are preparing for our Simulated Emergency Test, which will take place on October 21st from 8:00 AM until 12:00 EDT. We are asking for volunteers to help at the various fire stations, hospitals, emergency operation center and “virtual” shelters within the North Fulton Area.

The general procedure for the event is to check in via phone as requested by the net control station, followed by a series of traffic using both voice and digital transmissions. This provides practice for the amateur radio volunteers to test their skills with the hardware and software.
We will be using FLDIGI (MT63-2000L) for the digital transmissions. We find it most productive to bring your personal laptop to the locations and operate using “acoustic coupling” with the radio provided at the specific location. You will operate and respond following request from the net control station, however being a test, you may embellish the event by injecting your own personal simulated conditions at your location. Common traffic usually involves request about availability of equipment and personnel, but could be anything. The recent events of the storm Harvey might give you some ideas.

Please go to this website to get more details about the SET. We can get SET bonus points by participating in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party. Read more about this at the above website.

We will talk about the SET at the next North Fulton ARES meeting in September. Please expect emails regarding the upcoming event.

De Grant Register – KK4PCR (Acting Emergency Coordinator)