TCARES Meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 7PM. Our meeting location is The Lafayette Fire Department Training Center located at 2070 South 500 East, Lafayette IN 47905. This will be a hybrid meeting. The zoom link will be sent to all members through our regular email service. Make sure to check your Junk file if you don’t see it. We will be discussing TCARES registration, 2022 plan, training, and the Indiana / Illinois ARES SET on Saturday October 3oth.

2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test

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ARLB024 The 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is Just Ahead

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ARRL Bulletin 24  ARLB024
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  September 23, 2021
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB024 The 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is Just Ahead

The weekend of October 2 – 3 is designated for holding the annual
ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET), although local and
Section-level exercises may take place throughout the Fall. The SET
is ARRL’s primary national emergency exercise and is designed to
assess the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) volunteers, as well as those affiliated with other
organizations involved in emergency and disaster response.

The SET encourages maximum participation by all radio amateurs,
partner organizations, and national, state, and local officials who
typically engage in emergency or disaster response. In addition to
ARES volunteers, those active in the National Traffic System (NTS),
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), National Weather
Service (NWS) SKYWARN, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and
a variety of other allied groups and public service-oriented radio
amateurs are needed to fulfill important roles in this nationwide
exercise.

The SET offers volunteers an opportunity to test equipment, modes,
and skills under simulated emergency conditions and scenarios.
Individuals can use the time to update a “go-kit” for use during
deployments and to ensure their home station’s operational
capability in an emergency or disaster. To get involved, contact
your local ARRL Emergency Coordinator or Net Manager.
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Event Assitance 2021 Indiana Trail

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Communications assistance has been requested for the 2021 Indiana Trial
100 at Chain O Lakes State Park in Albion on October 9th and 10th, 2021.
Radio Operators are being requested from 6am on October 9th all the way
through 12pm on October 10th. This 30-hour of operations has been split
into 5 separate 4-hour sessions. With 13 locations that means there are
65 operation sessions to fill, so there are plenty of opportunities to
help!

This year we are excited to have a new edition, a portable 50-foot tower
with repeater. This was tested earlier this year at the location and
found that communications can be reached across the entire park, with an
HT, even that pesky Rally Camp that’s been causing issues the last few
years! The repeater frequency is 440.500/445.500 with PL 141.3, so
please program radios ahead!

Please take a moment to see where you can help and send me an email,
text, or call with what you would like to sign up for or if you have any
questions. EC’s and Club Presidents, please share with your teams and
club members!

Edward Scott, K9EJS

Whitley County ARES Emergency Coordinator

Whitley County Amateur Radio Club Secretary

k9ejs@arrl.net