BC/YUKON SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST OCT 14 2017..UPDATED…

The following document has been received from the RAC A/Section Manager Bill Gipps and contains the operational plan for the BC/Yukon Section Simulated Emergency Test.

THIS IS THE FINAL DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST FOR THE BC YUKON SECTION OF THE RADIO AMATEURS OF CANADA FOR OCT 14 2017

Simulated Emergency Test 2017
Executive Overview 171013
** Final 1_0 **

Introduction

• The Simulated Emergency Test (SET) – British Columbia and the
Yukon
• Date is set nationally – this year, Saturday October 14, 2017 – starting
at 8:00 a.m. Pacific and going to approximately 12:00 p.m. Pacific
• Not all stations will need to be available for this whole time
• This is intended to be a wide spread test – at multiple levels:
• Individual Amateur Radio operators
• Local Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) typically at the town, city or
municipal level
• At the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Center (PREOC’s)
• At a central Net Control station – running the overall test

Intentions of the Exercise

• We want to activate as many stations as we can
• We want individual stations to check into the BC Yukon Traffic net –
starting at 8:00 a.m. Pacific, on 3.716 – 80 meters
• Or if on Vancouver Island, and not HF, check in on the Vancouver Island net
• Individual stations will provide their call, signal report and approximate
location (North Vancouver, Langley, Chilliwack, etc.)
• Net control will provide you the closest EOC contact details – and alternate
frequencies / modes to contact them if they have them – do not try and
contact the PREOCs – They only interoperate with City and Regional EOC’s

Intentions of the Exercise

• Individual stations:
• will contact their local EOC on the specified frequencies / modes – either HF, Simplex, Digital or local repeater frequencies
• will provide call sign, signal report, name and approximate location to the EOC – who will read back the information and provide a contact number (a numerical value e.g. 001, 002,003)
• are done with the exercise at this time (individuals can check in to multiple EOCs using multiple modes and frequencies – each check in will be considered an independent contact and counts towards the total number of check ins for the individual, and the EOC)

• Local EOC’s will:
• receive Individual ham check ins, record their information, and provide a contact number
(Separate contact numbers by mode, frequency can be provided – ie. HF on 80 meters, HF on 40 meters, local Simplex FM can all have their own contact numbers)

EOC’s may run their own exercises – having their local reception centers check in
etc.
• For the SET, EOC’s are to check into their Regional PREOC and provide:
• an update, in the form of a NTS message – approximately hourly, summarizing the total
number of check ins that they had to the time the message was created (it does not have to
be at the top of the hour – spread it out over each hour)

• For the PREOCs, they will provide:
• an update, hourly, to the Provincial Net Control station summarizing in an NTS message, the total number of contacts received from their PREOCs (in summary)
• a summary at the end of the exercise or 1:00 p.m. Pacific, whichever comes first, to the Provincial Net Control station summarizing their contacts for the entire exercise

SW PREOC- EMBC Schedule for SET Net Saturday October 14, 2017

VE7SWF (Green Timbers, Surrey) will conduct a SET-NET of Local Government and
Agency-EOC Stations (or their delegate) in the Province of British Columbia
• Home stations are asked to check into their local City, Municipal or Regional EOC
HF Voice Net Times and Frequencies
• At 0800 hrs Pacific, will open an EOC NET on 3.735 MHz, LSB
• at 0900 hrs Pacific, will open an EOC NET on 7.060 MHz LSB
• at 1000 hrs Pacific, will open an EOC NET on 14.140 MHz USB
• at 1100 hrs Pacific, reverting back to 3.735 MHz, LSB
HF Digital Operation Schedule
• VE7SWF always active on 3.6150 MHZ USB Center or 3.6135 MHz Dial for Pactor 1, 2, 3 or 4
• at 0800 hrs Pacific, will Monitor on 7.091 MHz Center or 7.0895 MHz USB Dial for Pactor 2, 3 or 4
• at 0900 hrs Pacific, will Monitor on 14.140 MHz Center or 14.1385 MHz USB Dial for
Pactor 2, 3 or 4
• at 1000 hrs Pacific, will revert back to 3.6150 MHz USB Center or 3.6135 MHz Dial for
Pactor 1, 2, 3 or 4

SW PREOC – Operation Schedule

UHF Digital Operations (1200 Baud Packet Frequencies)
• VE7SWF (direct) 443.425 and Transmits on 448.425 (duplex pair), (use for
West of Surrey)
• VE7SWF-10 i-gateway, listening on 443.075 and transmitting on 448.075
(duplex pair), (use for East of Surrey)

VHF Voice Operation Schedule
• at 0930 hrs Pacific on 146.940 (-) (VE7RPT),VE7SWF coordinate a NET EOC
Stations
• at 1030 hrs Pacific on 146.415 Simplex, VE7SWF coordinate a NET EOC
Stations

SW PREOC – Operation Schedule

Time Mode Frequency
0800 HF 80 Open EOC Voice Net 3.735 MHz, LSB
0800 HF Digital, 40M 7.091 7.091 MHz, USB Centre (7.0895 USB Dial Freq)
0900 HF 40 Open EOC Voice Net 7.060 MHz, LSB
0900 HF Digital, 20M 14.140 14.140 MHz, USB Centre (14.1385 USB)
0930 VHF Open EOC Voice Net 146.940 (-) VE7RPT. Call all local EOC’s
1000 HF 20 Open EOC Voice Net 14.140 MHz, USB
1000 HF Digital, 80M revert to 3.6150 MHz USB Center (3.6135 USB Dial Freq)
1030 VHF Open EOC Voice Net 146.415 Simplex. Call all local EOC’s
1100 HF 80 Voice Revert to 3.735 3.735 MHz, LSB
All Day UHF VE7SWF Digital WL2K VE7SWF Direct (RX 443.425) – (TX 448.425)
All Day UHF VE7SWF-10 I-Gate VE7SWF-10 I-Gate (RX 443.075) – (RX 448.075)
1200 Estimated Close of SET Send results to Bill.Gipps@gmail.com

Bamfield EOC – Details

• Bamfield will activate the EOC for this exercise from 0830 until 1230
• VE7EOB is the call sign for the EOC. Will have HF at 20/40/80 meters, VHF
147.000 and 147.240
• LOCATION: QTH:CN78KT LAT: 125*8’34.08 LONG: 48*49’37.77
• Bamfield EOC will test their Emergency Communications Team by asking them to
call in from various community locations using Simplex on VHF 147.000 and VHF
147.240 during the morning activation
• 2 operators have HF capability, and will call in to 3.729 and 7.075
• VE7EOB will collect contact information for each contact and report to PREOC
during each hour
• VE7EOB has the capability of sending Winlink message via P2P

Conclusion

• Thanks for being part of this exercise

• Bill Gipps – 604 328 0111 Mobile
Bill.Gipps@gmail.com
Acting Section Manager, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES),
BC & YT