ARLX001 Third Wednesday Monthly Communications Exercise Set

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Accessed on 03 January 2019, 1620 UTC, Post 823.


Email message from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Here is the complete text of the bulletin:

ARLX001 Third Wednesday Monthly Communications Exercises Set

Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 3, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLX001 Third Wednesday Monthly Communications Exercises Set

FEMA Region 10 will conduct monthly communications exercises
(COMMEX) on the third Wednesday of each month, starting on January
16, 1730 – 1900 UTC. Amateur Radio operators are invited to take
part. The intent of these exercises is to test and exercise
interoperable communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur
Radio) during a major disaster in which the communication
infrastructure is significantly damaged or destroyed.

FEMA Region 10 will use the call sign WGY910. Other stations
associated with agencies and organizations that provide response
support in accordance with the National Response Framework are
encouraged to participate.

The COMMEX will use these “dial” or “window” frequencies on 60
meters – including 5,330.5 kHz, 5,346.5 kHz, 5,357.0 kHz, 5,371.5
kHz, and 5,403.5 kHz – as part of the exercise. The area of
operation is the continental US.


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will be holding two lunch time

meetings this week.  BIARC will hold a lunheon meeting this Friday,

1130 HST at the Ponds Restaurant in Hilo.  Call Barbara (NH7FY) to

confirm your reservation (936-3377).

On Saturday, 05 January 2019, the BIARC will hold a ham radio

breakfast at the IHOP Restaurant in the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

Starting time is 0800 HST.

Radio amateurs are needed to provide communications for the up-

coming Big Island Marathon, set for Sunday, 17 March 2019.  For

details, contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) via email at

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest

is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community

Center, next to the ballfield off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea

(Kamuela).  The event includes a swap meet, vendor sale, VE testing

for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses, and an EMCOMM

forum.  Contact Steve Milner (WH6N) for details–

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please

check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated

daily and weekly.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section