MARS Interoperability Exercise


Radio amateurs to participate in MARS Interoperability Exercise, 02-07 May 2022.

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ARLB015 Radio Amateurs to Participate in MARS Interoperability
Exercise in May

ARRL Bulletin 15  ARLB015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 2, 2022
To all radio amateurs

ARLB015 Radio Amateurs to Participate in MARS Interoperability
Exercise in May

Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct
an HF skills exercise from Monday night, May 2 through Saturday, May
7, 2022 to practice interoperability with the amateur radio

A 60-meter high-power broadcast will begin on May 3 at 0200 UTC
followed by the FEMA region net. That will continue four more nights
at 0200 UTC with the region net. At 1200 local each day (May 3 – 7;
Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific) the net will be called by
region. See the AUXCOMM chart in PDF format available at,
// .

MARS members will be reaching out to the amateur radio community via
the 60-meters Channel 1 Net (5330.5 kHz). These are directed nets.
The nets will be run by region. These are not typical “everyone
check into the net” operations. Amateur operators who participate
should listen first. Net control will ask for stations meeting
specific criteria to check in, e.g., stations in a particular
geographic area. Only stations that meet the criteria should check
into the net.

In addition to 60 meters, MARS stations will also reach out on
amateur frequencies such as 80-meter traffic nets and other bands
they may be able to reach.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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