Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oregon / Washington Army CoE

Thursday morning at home and just heard some radio checks on 163.4375 MHz, 100.0pl. One station requested a check on RANIER, which came in 5x5, then asked for a check on NASELLE, who came through not as well.

One op asked about some sort of check-in scheduled for Sunday. Also asked if they had the HF radio on. Original station said they did but that it was scanning the CoE frequencies.

The 163.4375 MHz repeater has been called "NAV Primary", and the input was noted as 164.2000 MHz.

Monday, October 08, 2007

DHS TOPOFF 4 Next Week

As you may have read on other lists or web sites, the DHS Exercise TOPOFF 4 will be held next week, October 15th through the 19th. More info can be found here:

The exercise will have "events" taking place in Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR and in the US territory of Guam. These events will involve communications by first responders as well as government officials. This could be a good time to find out how the federal / local interoperability systems are working. The Guam location may provide some HF and SATCOM communciations as well.