ARRL Simulated Emergency Test


The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test will occur on 01 October 2022, 0900-1230 HST.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 17 September 2022, 1404 UTC.

Content supplied by Joseph Speroni (AH0A), ARRL Pacific Section Manager.


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The annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) builds on the abilities
of volunteer Amateur Radio operators (HAMS) to establish emergency radio
communications in the event of severe infrastructure failure.

What:  Activation Drill – Hams will use their radios and computers with
the Winlink Global Radio Email®️ system to send simulated messages
around the islands, including Infrastructure Field Situation Report,
Damage Reports, Request for Assistance, and other Winlink forms. We will
encourage voice traffic as not all have Winlink capabilities.

Communications disaster scenario: Destructive Extreme Tsunami with
normal communications failing in many communities. Hawaii ARES Simulated
Emergency Test 10/1/2022 Incident Name: Hawaii 2022-03 “Kai a Pele”
When:  Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 noon, with a Zoom
hot wash discussion from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who:  All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to participate,
whether ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or unaffiliated.  All
are encouraged to participate and practice their radio skills.  An email
sign-up registration for this drill will be issued for wide distribution

Where: This will be the third of four statewide drills for the State of
Hawaii. The first was the April Flood Drill, Hurricane COMEX was the
second, and the fourth drill, the Did You Feel It (DYFI) Earthquake
Drill, is scheduled for October 15, 2022.

Why:  To prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages
during a disaster scenario: A Destructive Extreme Tsunami has smashed
into the Hawaiian Islands as a result of a 9.2-magnitude earthquake in
the Aleutian Islands. Normal communications have failed in many

How:  Use of voice and digital modes. Winlink is a digital form of
communication that is recommended to pass information during a disaster
or an emergency. It is quick, accurate, and attachments can be added,
similar to an email message. Voice traffic will be encouraged as not all
have Winlink capabilities

PLEASE sign up at

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A


Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) starts another Technician License Class via the ZOOM protocol of 21 September 2022.  For details, please go here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section



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