1. Simulated Emergency Test Dates
The Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is an annual emergency
communications exercise, administered by ARRL and RAC. Both the
Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and the National Traffic
System (NTS) are involved. The SET gives communicators the
opportunity to focus on the emergency-communications capability
within your community, while interacting with NTS nets.
For Canada EXCEPT Ontario, the SET will be held October 16.
Ontario will be holding its provincial SET at a later date, to be
announced after October 23. Individual ARES units and other groups
are free to conduct their SETs anytime between September 1 and
November 30 if an alternative date is preferred. The activity period
should not exceed 48 hours. For more information visittinyurl.com/3979kom
(Three Nine Seven Nine Kilo Oscar Mike)
-- RAC Web Page
In Chatham, participation in the SET is a condition of having our repeater equipment at CBC facilities. Fortunately, our SET appears to be later this year, which puts it after the election.