October MARS Interoperability Exercise

The Amateur Radio Service (ARS) is invited to participate in an Army and Air Force MARS interoperability exercise during the month of October.

Dates: 03 Oct 2020 – 26 Oct 2020

Time: Daily “noon-time local” Nets

Frequency: 60m Channel 1 – USB Dial 5.330.50 MHz – (Real-World Events have priority. Be aware that emergency traffic may preempt a planned net or interrupt an ongoing net)

Requested Exchange:

Please be prepared to pass your –

  1. Amateur Callsign
  2. City
  3. State

Other information may be requested at the time of contact.

Do not pass any simulated or made up information.

Additional Info:

  1. Feel free to make contact with MARS nets in any region, on any date
  2. MARS Net operators in Colorado will ID as “Hotel Main”
  3. Have fun participating in the MARS/ARS interoperability exercise

Schedule (Colorado is located in FEMA Region 8):

Regions groups below will be responsible for MARS Net operation on the dates listed for the group.

  • Group A FEMA Regions:  1, 4, 7, 9  
    • Group A Oct Dates: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24  
  • Group B FEMA Regions:  2, 5, 6, 8  
    • Group B Oct Dates:  4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25  
  • Group C FEMA Regions:  3, 7, 10  
    • Group C Oct Dates:  5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26  

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