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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (2018)

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ARLX001 FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60
Meters

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Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 9, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX001 FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60
Meters

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho,
Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications Exercise
(COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of subsequent
months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises will use the
60-meter channels and will test and exercise interoperable
communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur Radio) for use
during a major disaster in which the conventional telecommunication
infrastructure has been significantly damaged or destroyed.

FEMA Region 10 will use the call sign WGY910. Other stations that
may take part include, but are not limited to, other FEMA stations,
DHS, USCG, SHARES, DoD, and National Weather Service. Stations (both
federal and amateur) associated with agencies and organizations that
provide response support in accordance with the National Response
Framework are encouraged to participate.

The COMMEX will use all five 60-meter dial frequencies: 5,330.5 kHz;
5,346.5 kHz; 5,357.0 kHz; 5,371.5 kHz, and 5,403.5 kHz as part of
the exercise.
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