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Exercise Magpie a Success in VK3

Date : 11 / 03 / 2019
Author : WICEN Victoria (Gippsland)

A communications exercise involving Baw Baw Shire, Latrobe City and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was held on Monday 10th December.

The background scenario was that there was a widespread electricity grid failure, resulting in loss of power, telephone and internet services.

Six WICEN personnel provided radio communication links between the two shires and a relief centre in each.

Messages were successfully passed between shires, and within each shire. As an independent part of the exercise, sat phones belonging to the shires and DHHS were tested.

The exercise objectives were successfully achieved and a number of learnings have been identified. These will be taken on board for future exercises and activations.

A full report from Chris Morley VK3CJK is available at the link below.

Related Files

Full Report on Exercise Magpie
Exercise Magpie Report for WICEN.pdf

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