2009 SET Info

Here it is folks…  AS MUCH INFO that I have available at this time:

At this time the OPN plans are to use 3.742 for the daytime and nightime frequency for the SET with 7.153 being run as an alternative frequency for the daytime session. I have asked the COMMSONT Net to assist us on 40m.

I am still awaiting more info from EMO ARES and ARES Ontario (RAC Ontario Section) before our COMMS Plan is fully developed.

At this time the generic plan is to run the net for the duration of the time as required by EMO ARES and swap out controllers every hour or so…

More information will be coming soon please check back here often…

Bob Sharp VA3QV Net Manager Ontario Phone Net

Follows is info from the EMO ARES Website:

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Ontario Province-wide Simulated Emergency Test 2009
Saturday October 3 2009
09:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Ontario Province-wide EOC Test
Wednesday October 7 2009
09:00 to 13:00 ET

The 2009 Province-wide Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will be conducted on Saturday October 3 2009 from 09:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 21:00 hours. This exercise is sanctioned by Emergency Management Ontario, any repeater owners with installations on CBC owned tower sites can apply for SET participation confirmation by passing a formal message to EMO (VE3EMO) during the exercise, be sure to use the repeater callsign in the message and follow-up with a request for documentation to: emoares@ontario.ca When requesting documentation please include repeater callsign, club name and complete mailing address.

All ARES Groups are requested to participate in the Province-wide SET; if your ARES Group is unable to participate please have a group representative check into the network so your group can be registered as active during the Province-wide SET. When reporting into the networks please supply your callsign, location and ARES Group membership to NCS.

All ARES members are welcome and encouraged to participate, stations with traffic will be given priority.

Operational Frequencies

HF National Traffic System
Ontario Phone Net:
3.742 MHz. or 7.153 MHz. depending on band conditions (Operating under the direction of the Ontario Phone Net (NTS)

The NTS (Ontario Phone Net) will oversee all HF operations and provide Net Control operators for the exercise.

IRLP Linking
Vancouver Reflector Channel 9005 with a backup channel of 9206 (Operating under the direction of VA3EOT, Toronto Emergency Operations Centre)

The Toronto EOC will oversee all IRLP operations and provide Net Control operators for this exercise.

Packet
Packet messages may be sent to EMO via email: emoares@gmail.com

Province-wide EOC Test
The Province-wide EOC test has been incorporated into our yearly SET for the past four years, this addition to the regular SET provides an opportunity for ARES groups that support communications for their local Municipal Emergency Operations Centre an opportunity to participate during regular operational hours and demonstrate to officials the ability to connect with the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre VE3EMO.

The EMO station will be activated on Wednesday October 7th from 09:00 to 13:00 ET to test communications with municipal level EOC’s.

HF National Traffic System
Ontario Phone Net:
3.742 MHz. or 7.153 MHz. depending on band conditions (Operating under the direction of the Ontario Phone Net (NTS)

IRLP Linking
Vancouver Reflector Channel 9005 with a backup channel of 9206 (Operating under the direction of VE3EMO, Provincial Emergency Operations Centre)

Packet
Packet messages may be sent to EMO via email: emoares@gmail.com

Messaging
Formal Messages may be sent to VE3EMO (Provincial Emergency Operations Centre), VA3RX (Section Emergency Coordinator), VE3AJB (Section Manager), VA3QV (OPN Manager) and any DEC, EC or EOC throughout the Province.

To move the messages, NTS (Ontario Phone Net) will be deployed and ARES representatives will take messages to and from the various sectors and pass them to EMO through the Toronto EOC (VA3EOT). The Toronto EOC will forward messages to the PEOC via dedicated fax lines. The Toronto EOC will handle all messages to and from the PEOC via the NTS.

Sample Message

Radiogram

Number Precedence HX Station of Origin Check Place of Origin Time Filed Date
01 Routine HCX VA3EOT 40 Toronto 09:30 Sept 27 2008

TO: VE3EMO
Provincial Emergency Operations Centre

Message

This is a test X The City of Toronto has a reported 35 cases of avian flu currently being treated X Toronto Public Health currently has the situation under control and has a good stock of anti-viral medication in stock

Signed: John Smith
City of Toronto Health Department

Rec’d From                  Date                  Time Sent To                  Date                          Time

Note: Be sure to include the words “This is a Test” in your message.

An Easy Guide to Radiograms can be found online by visiting: www.emergencyradio.ca/easygram.shtml Radiograms are also available for download at: www.emergencyradio.ca/radiogram1.pdf

Hope to hear you during SET
73,
Jim Taylor, VA3KU
Amateur Radio Program Coordinator
Emergency Management Ontario
Provincial Emergency Operations Centre

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Thats all I have for now…More later

73bob

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