Tennessee ARES Exercise: Saturday, October 3rd 0900 – 1430hrs (CDT)
I know this is extremely short notice, but I just received this information. Today is Friday, October 2nd. But hey, this is way more notice than you’ll receive if a real earthquake strikes, right?
HF Voice Frequencies:
7235 KHz (Daytime)
3980 KHz (Nighttime)
Download and print: Tennessee_SET_OPORDER _3_
AmRRON Operator Objectives:
If you are not a member of ARES and directly involved in the exercise:
A. Practice monitoring during a disaster communications exercise, taking accurate notes/logs
See Monitoring forms under ‘Resources’ tab at AmRRON.com for the following forms:
B. Activating your local/area/regional AmRRON nets
C. Practice passing information along to your regional AmRRON net
D. Confirm accuracy of pre-event frequency lists. Make and share updates, changes, or additional frequencies, modes, etc.
E. Feel like writing? Write up a brief (500 word) synopsis of your experience and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional VHF Repeater Information for Tennessee (may need to be updated by you during the exercise):
- Regional Command Posts
The following Regional Command Posts have been established for this exercise.
- Middle Tennessee – Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)
Call – NE4MA
Monitors – MTEARS, 146.580 simplex (t100.0), 3980 Khz,
WL2K Call – NE4MA
Soundcard digital Capable on HF
- Knox County – KEMA-East Tennessee Auxcom
Call – KC4EM
Monitors – MTEARS (442.500+ t100), 146.555 simplex,
146.940- (t118.8), 3980 Khz
WL2K Call – KC4EM
Soundcard digital capable on HF/VHF
- Gibson County – Gibson County Emergency Operations Center
Call – K0KTB
Monitors – 146.520 simplex, 146.865- (no tone)
WL2K Call – K0KTB
Soundcard digital capable
- Shelby County – SCOP Command
Call – N4HLT
Monitors- 146.580 simplex, 146.625- (t107.2)
WL2K Call – N4HLT
- Fayette County – Fayette County Emergency Operations Center
Call – AC5MR
Monitors – 146.420 simplex, 146.940 (no tone), 3980 Khz.
WL2K Call – AC5MR
Soundcard digital capable on HF
- Command and Control
The Middle Tennessee Emergency Amateur Repeater System (MTEARS) will be the primary command and control frequency for the exercise. Most of the Regional Command Centers established for the exercise should be monitoring MTEARS.
- HF Frequencies
The Tennessee Phone Net frequency (3980 Khz) and the Tennessee Emergency Net Frequency (7235 Khz) are alternatives if MTEARS is not available. All frequencies are +/-. You may need to look nearby for exercise/net activity.