West Central Florida Section ARES Simulated Emergency Test 2017
DATE: August 12, 2017
TIME: 0900 – 1115
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.
FREQUENCY LIST AND POINTS CHART
Please click here for the 2017 WCF Section ARES SET frequency, rules,
and competition points form – PDF Format
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:
PL – 136.5 Hz.
|DeSoto||Doug Christ KN4YT||KN4YT||146.555||W4MIN/R:
PL – 100.0 Hz
|Hardee||Darrell Davis KT4WX||N4EMH||146.535||446.075||N4EMH/R:
PL – 127.3 Hz.
|Highlands||Randy Payne K4EZM (NVIS Fred Seely AA4ME)||W4HEM||146.535||446.000||W4HEM/R:
PL – 100.0 Hz.
|Hillsborough||Jon Rubin KJ4NYD Larry Gispert KR4X – NVIS||KF4ATP||146.430|
|Manatee||Ed Skalecki NI4MX||K4GG
PL 103.5 Hz.
PL 100.0 Hz.
|Pasco||Ralph McCullough WA3YFQ||W4PEM||146.430||WA4GDN/R:
PL – 146.2 Hz.
|Pinellas||Clayton Parrott KJ4RUS||W4ACS||146.430||W4ACS/R:
PL – 156.7 Hz
|Polk||Jim Stewart W4XDS||WC4PEM||146.535 147.510||446.900
PL – 127.3 Hz
KA4BOB – EOC
Bob Morgan KJ4SV Rick Brown AJ4FW
PL – 100. 0 Hz
PL – 100.0 Hz.
|Florida DEM||Robert Little :
|K4EOC||HF Net: 80M 3.950 40M 7.240 Alt 7.245|