West Central Florida Section ARES Simulated Emergency 2018

DATE, TIME, AND OBJECT OF SIMULATED EMERGENCY TESTares-cl-lrg

DATE:  Spring 2018 – Exact date to be announced

TIME:  0900-1130

OBJECT:   County EOC’s within the West Central Florida Section to communicate with the other county EOC’s by one or more varied methods.  To encourage participation there will be friendly competition between counties.

This is an also identical repeat of the SET held on Saturday August 12th.  There will be some point modifications to the original point categories.  Otherwise, the goal of the SET is the same as the SET on Saturday August 12th


WCF SECTION SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST 2017
(Past Event – For reference purposes only)

 

FREQUENCY LIST AND POINTS CHART

Please click here for the 2017 WCF Section ARES SET
frequency, rules,
and competition points form – PDF Format


SCHEDULE: 

0900 – 0945: Each of the County EOC’s to communicate with the County EOC’s that surround their respective counties, regardless of frequency and or mode. Bonus points for making contact with other counties on HF.  Neither SARNET or NI4CE Repeater System will not be used for this portion of the drill.  Each county EOC may contact any other county EOC on any simplex
frequency, local or local linked repeater system as some of our counties have linked repeater systems in their county (e.g.: WC4PEM/R in Polk County).

1000 – 1115:  Each of the County EOC’s to communicate with the State EOC on HF Phone. Relays on HF are permitted and encouraged.

1000 – 1115:  Each of the County EOC’s to communicate NVIS on HF Phone within the WCF Section. Relays on HF are permitted and encouraged.


COMPETITION RULES AND POINTS: 

RULES:  Each county EOC may contact any other county EOC on any simplex frequency or an a local or local linked repeater system as some of our counties have linked repeater systems in their county (e.g.: WC4PEM/R in Polk County).  Use of the Florida SARNet and the NI4CE Repeater System is not permitted for the purpose of the SET.  Contact on the HF frequencies designated is also permitted and encouraged and relays are permitted and encouraged.

POINTS:  The following is a brief description of the points categories for each EOC entry.  For details, please click on the link above for full rules and points descriptions

    • Simplex VHF or Simplex UHF Contact with another county EOC – 5 points each.
    • Local or local linked repeater system contact with county another EOC – 5 points each.
    • HF Contact with another county EOC – 10 points each.
    • Digital communications modes contact with another county EOC regardless of mode – 5 points each.
    • NVIS Contacts Made to County EOC(s), Official Emergency Stations or State EOC – 50 points each.
    • Digital Contacts Made all Modes to County EOC(s), Official Emergency Stations or State EOC – 25 points each.

 

 


FREQUENCY CHART FOR WCF COUNTIES FOR VHF/UHF OPERATIONS
COUNTY EC OR DESIGNEE CALL(S) TO BE USED VHF SIMPLEX UHF SIMPLEX REPEATER(S)
Charlotte Roger Weatherley W3IGM KK4ZSC 147.585 433.000 W4XE/R:
146.745
PL – 136.5 Hz.
DeSoto Doug Christ KN4YT KN4YT 146.555   W4MIN/R:
147.180
147.075
PL –
100.0 Hz
Hardee Darrell Davis KT4WX N4EMH 146.535 446.075 N4EMH/R:
146.625
PL – 127.3 Hz.
Highlands Randy Payne K4EZM (NVIS Fred Seely AA4ME) W4HEM 146.535 446.000 W4HEM/R:
145.330
PL – 100.0 Hz.
Hillsborough Jon Rubin KJ4NYD Larry Gispert KR4X – NVIS KF4ATP 146.430    
Manatee Ed Skalecki NI4MX K4GG
 147.480  430.300 KF4MBN/R
147.195
PL 103.5 Hz.
K4GG/R:
146.820
PL 100.0 Hz.
Pasco Ralph McCullough WA3YFQ W4PEM 146.430   WA4GDN/R:
146.670
145.330
K4EX/R:
146.880
PL – 146.2 Hz.
Pinellas Clayton Parrott KJ4RUS W4ACS 146.430   W4ACS/R:
145.170
443.400
PL – 156.7 Hz
Polk Jim Stewart W4XDS WC4PEM 146.535 147.510 446.900
WC4PEM/R
146.985
444.950 444.625
444.950
PL – 127.3 Hz
Sarasota Bob Davisson
KA4BOB – EOC
Bob Morgan KJ4SV Rick Brown AJ4FW
WC4EM 146.550 446.000 N4SER/R:
146.730
147.390
PL – 100. 0 Hz

WC4EM/R
443.550

PL – 100.0 Hz.
Florida DEM Robert Little :
State EOC
K4EOC HF Net: 80M 3.950 40M 7.240 Alt 7.245