GlobalSET 2015 - Exercise complete

The Global Simulated Emergency Test ( GlobalSET ) started on 18th December with a 24-48 hour timelimit for Emergency Communications Groups around the world to carry out an availability exercise, contacting their members to find out how many would be available within 1-12 hours.

38 countries took part in the Test, 22 from Region 1 and while initial results have proved that amateur radio can respond quickly to an emergency call, even one on a working day, there has also been a great deal to learn about the reliability of the systems we use and the resilience of our structures.

All webforms used for collecting data for this exercise have now been closed and the results are being analysed with the target of the exercise report being published to Emergency Communications Groups by 25th December.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this valuable exercise.