The RACES team at the Washington State EOC hosts a series of EOC-to-EOC communications exercises. Exercises take place on a quarterly basis on the fifth Saturday of the month and a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) in the fall of each year. The 2015 and some 2016 dates are listed below with links to the scenarios when available.
All EOCs located within or adjacent to Washington State are invited to participate, including regional, county, city, medical, and disaster relief agencies. The exercises will start at 9:00 AM local time. EOCs with HF radio capabilities should check into the WSEN net (3.985 MHz LSB primary / 7.245 MHz LSB alternate) at the beginning of their net. A special call will be made for EOCs participating in the exercise. Following that check in, EOCs will be excused and asked to move to 3.980 or 3.975 (depending on band usage) to begin the exercise.
Since the majority of radio assets at Camp Murray will be changing frequencies somewhat unpredictably to accomplish the desired checks, HF radio will be the primary means of coordination. EOCs that lack HF capabilities can contact the Camp Murray exercise team telephonically (253 512-7099) or via a 6 Meter repeater to coordinate the checks.
Communications modes will include HF voice & data, 6 meter voice, 2 meter voice & data, 2 meter APRS messaging, and 220 & 440 MHz voice.
For more information, join the EOC Communications-Washington State Yahoo Group or contact the Camp Murray RACES station manager, Ed Leavitt at: ed.leavitt at juno.com.