Don't forget that this Saturday Alaska VHF+ is doing another Parks on the Air activation, and this time it will also be a Summits on the Air attempt at the same time.
Weather permitting, I will be hiking up a peak called The Hideout, just north of Skilak Lake. The plan is to be on the air for the 2 M SSB net at 0930 and make a few contacts there. I will have a good antenna but will be running QRP, so keep an ear out for a weak signal in the background.
If you can't hear me on VHF then keep an ear on 20 M FT8 around 1030. I'll be switching to that band and mode to make contacts outside of Alaska, but locals should be able to pick me up too.
For Summits on the Air this peak is "KLA/KM-456". It is within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and counts as K-0149 for that program.
Brandon Clark, KL7BSC
The Section Exercise will be in MAR 13th 2021 (TBD) from 0900 to 1400
All modes will be allowed also relays. We will use WinLink, voice, CW and any other method that works. All messages will begin and end with EXERCISE, EXERCISE so we don't upset any folks who might see the messages. Please use ARRL radiogram. NOTE: Winlink does have a race template to use. You can report in and out times, number of dogs,, dog drops, any requests, and team scratches. Let Race HQ, know the name of your Dog Race and the number of entries.
Linda/AD4BL/SEC would like all messages copied to her station when possible. While this is a fun exercise it is also very important as we will be testing all our methods and links. We will also have new amateurs on the system who might need your assistance and trying out new pieces of equipment. This is a prototype for how we will operate in the event of an actual emergency managing dispatches, support convoys, and the like.
KL7EDK AND KL7JFU will be the hubs. All traffic intended for the RACE HQ will go to KL7JFU - NO EXCEPTIONS. KL7JFU will act as Race Central and will have the authority to activate any air or ground support request for assistance.
All H/W traffic will go to the Special OPS group manned by AL7N either via CW or Winlink.
If sending real traffic please write: complete address, phone number, and email address and sign with your full name, callsign, and location so there is a better chance of getting them delivered.
If sending messages to "agencies" please write a complete address, phone number and email address and add your phone number and email address to your signature.