Boone County ARES (BCARES) in conjunction with Boone County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) held the Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on November 3, 2018. A number of our CMRA members participated in this event.
Seventeen operators participated in the exercise–thirteen Rovers, two Monitor Relay stations, and two at the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) as Net control operators.
OEM identified eighteen points across the 685 square mile county for the communication exercise. OEM placed surveyor’s flags and data packages at each drop point the day before the exercise.
Radio operators, after a roll-call check-in net, were assigned Tactical call signs and deployed to their assigned drop points. Instructions in each data package directed the radio operators to create and deliver test messages that had been created by OEM as a simulated natural disaster event.
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