Annual Statewide Simulated Emergency Test
- 26 Sep
On October 1, ARES members in Hancock County will be conducting a Simulated Emergency Test beginning around 8:30am local time. This is in cooperation with the Ohio ARES SET. The Statewide scenario this year is "The End Of The World As We Know It" or "TEOTWAKI". To simulate an actual emergency, there will be more specific details coming as the drill develops. Radio Amateurs in Hancock County are asked to begin monitoring our 2m repeater on 147.150 and more information will be dispensed as the scenario is under way. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to use alternative power sources separate from the power grid to run their stations.
From Ohio SEC Stan Broadway:
"OHIO SET – “Not your gramma’s SET!” The Ohio SET will be held on the national date of OCTOBER 1 – and our team is planning “the Big One” to be a true test of our capabilities! Here’s the deal: last year we handled a long-term power outage, and considered some of the radio-related issues that would present. This year, we’re moving way past that to TEOTWAWKI – “The end of the world as we know it”. Consider what would happen in society with a total breakdown, caused by any of several reasons. Food, water, all the necessities would become targets and behavior would presumably take a really bad turn. It will be up to us, as a remaining communications link, to pass important messages back and forth with other counties and the Sarge, to share what would surely become a much-desired commodity- information."
Please direct all Inquiries regarding the SET to Hancock County Emergency Coordinator Evan K. Hartman, W8KJR w8kjr[AT]yahoo[DOT]com