International Amateur Radio Union member societies and emergency groups will take part in a joint on air communications exercise next month. The Global Simulated Emergency Test on or near the emergency Centre-of-Activity frequencies on the 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metre bands runs 0400 to 0800 UTC on Saturday, 8 November.
CoA frequencies +- QRM as follows..
Region 1 3760
Region 2 3750 or 3985
7060, 7240 or 7290
Region 3 3760
Organised by the IARU Region 1 this exercise aims: increase the common interest in emergency communications
test how usable the Centre-of-Activity frequencies are across ITU regions
create practices for international emergency communication and the relay of messages using all modes.
Participating stations using Phone, Data or CW will be heard calling 'CQ GLOBALSET’ or initiating and relaying messages. Where their local regulations permit they may also add the recommended /D to their callsigns to identify as a distress or disaster station. The amateur radio community is asked to be aware of this important training exercise on the 8 November and to please keep the Emergency Centre-of-Activity frequencies clear.