EmCom Party IARU R3
Next month will see a number of amateur radio societies unite to participate in the first global simulated emergency test - EmComm Party.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
While these emergency communications training exercises have occurred in various countries, and been organised in the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 in the past, this preparedness for emergencies is now going world-wide.
As previously advised, the IARU Region 1 has invited Regions 2 and 3 to join it in the Third EmCom Party that occurs on 11 November, 2007.
This year it will be SSB phone only but is include digital modes next year.
In the IARU Region 3 the participating radio societies so far are the Chinese Radio Sports Association, Wireless Institute Australia and the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters.
There is still time for any other member societies to join this event, please let me know very soon.
The WIA has volunteered to be the IARU Region 3 headquarters station for this event and will use the callsign VK4WIA/D from Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
The Third EmCom Party is to operate on the centre of emergency activity frequencies on the 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metre bands.
Jim Linton VK3PC
Chairman of the IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee
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