GlobalSET

Global Simulated Emergency Test 2015

Since 2006 the International exercises organised by IARU Region 1 have concentrated on testing between countries using the emergency centre of activity frequencies defined in the band plans, and passing formal messages across language barriers.
Some countries are very involved in emergencies but have not been able to take full part because of timing or their distance from other countries.

Following the Nepal Earthquake earlier this year, a new test is required to demonstrate that Amateur Radio is able to respond quickly to an emergency. GlobalSET 2015 will take place, but with a focus on our organisation rather than on how easily groups can set up field stations.

We announce that between 12-22nd December, the IARU Regional Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators will trigger a call out exercise in their region. The exact time will depend on the Regional co-ordinators and may not be a weekend as disasters can occur at any time.

We will use whatever means considered appropriate to ask the IARU Member Societies and Groups known to be active in emergency communications to contact their members and ask them how quickly they could get on air if required.
There is a time limit of 24-48 hours to complete their local call out exercise and submit their results through a web form which will make the results far easier to produce than earlier years.

By using a web form it is hoped that any language barriers are removed as online translation tools can be used to convert this into their local language to make it easier to fill in. The web address will be given when the exercise starts and information will be gathered by each region separately.

No one is expected to get on air, so the exercise is independent of any HF propagation problems.

The aims of the exercise are;

To show that we can respond quickly and in a co-ordinated manner.
To get groups and societies involved in an event without language, time or propagation barriers.
To update our information about how many radio amateurs around the world are available for emergency communications showing our strength in the hobby.

Some countries have large ( >1500 member ) emergency communications groups, in these cases being able to demonstrate that a significant number of members would be available is a success.

More information will be circulated to National Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators soon.

GlobalSET Rules - November 2014

Global Simulated Emergency Test – Sunday 23rd November 2014

 

IARU Region 1 invites the HQ-Stations of all IARU member societies and stations of Emergency Communications Groups to participate in a Global Simulated Emergency Test on

Sunday November 23th, 2014 11.00 – 15.00 Local Time

The operation will take place on and near the emergency Centre-of-Activity (CoA) frequencies on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres (+-QRM ).

This is a short notice event to test how well emergency communications groups can set up networks from home or temporary locations. Messages will be passed in both directions so please keep notes of who you can work as you may be asked to relay outgoing messages to their destination.

The timing of the event is different to allow stations the best chance of sending and receiving their messages and should still reduce any inter-region interference that may occur.

The objectives of the test are;

1. increase the common interest in emergency communications.
2. test how usable the CoA frequencies are across ITU regions.
3. create practices for international emergency communication and
4. practice the relaying of messages using all modes.

So, please remember that this is not a contest, it is an emergency communications exercise to develop the skills we will need to provide an international emergency network.

Messages may be passed on voice (SSB), Data or CW modes as detailed below.

Voice mode

Each IARU Region will have a HQ station operating on voice as follows:

Region 1 – GB4NRC ( 1100-1500UTC )

Region 2 – YS0YS 1100-1500 Local Time

Region 3 – 9M2GET.... 80m  9M4CMN.... 15 and 20m 9M8DB.....17 and 40m all Voice only


HQ stations will be QRV at the times shown above in their QTH on all CoA frequencies appropriate to their region +- QRM as shown below.

Region 1                                Region 2                    Region 3
Not in this Exercise              3750 or 3895             3600
7110                                       7060, 7240 or 7290    7110
14300                                     14300                       14300
18160                                     18160                       18160
21360                                     21360                       21360


Stations intending to participate are requested to register through their IARU Regional/National Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators as follows;

Region 1 - http://bit.ly/1vA0yiJ

Region 2 - http://www.iaru-r2.org/emergencies/

Region 3 - http://www.iaru-r3.org/dcom/r3dcom-com.htm


If your country does not have a National Co-Ordinator then please contact the regional co-ordinator via the details on the websites.

A list of participating stations is available at http://bit.ly/1sxaSkN.  Participating stations should call 'CQ GLOBALSET' giving their callsign and organisation ( ARES,RAYNET, NETMAR etc. ).

Message Format

Each participating station will send messages to their Regional HQ station formatted using the IARU HF International Emergency Operating Procedure which can be seen at http://bit.ly/2rrbwW That page also has the message forms to be used for the exercise.

Stations should relay messages received towards the Regional HQ station.

To comply with licence regulations, all messages should be addressed to a licensed radio amateur taking part in the exercise.

Messages should be less than 25 words and must not include anything which would be considered as a 'real emergency' message by a listener.

For example;

*  Weather report at the station location
*  Number of operators available
*  Interesting fact about the station

would all be acceptable messages.

There is no limit on the number of messages to be sent but each one must have a unique message number.
To avoid QRMing the HQ stations, please move to frequencies near the CoA in steps of 5KHz for contacts with others.

To create a more realistic situation, please limit your transmitting power during the exercise to 100 Watts. We are especially interested in stations operating mobile/portable and/or on emergency power.

Data modes

Data stations must send the same format as used for voice messages. Each region will decide if their HQ stations will use data modes and what frequency they may be found on.

Region 1 - Using PACTOR 1,2 or 3 contact GB4NRC on 14.097.9 or 14112.4kHz

Region 1 - Using Fldigi Soundcard modes contact GB4NRC on 7120kHz

'Structured' modes such as Winlink, ALE, PSKmail should send their messages directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , other data modes should attempt to relay the messages through two other stations before sending them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for analysis.

CW Mode

CW is included in this SET to increase the possibility of stations making contacts in difficult conditions and should be used when SSB or data contacts are proving impossible. Each region will decide if their HQ stations will use CW, CW stations should operate near the CoA frequencies when SSB traffic cannot be heard.

CW stations must send the same format as used for voice messages and not exceed 15wpm. If necessary CW messages can be relayed through two other stations before sending them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for analysis.

Conclusion

A log sheet for messages passed is provided at http://bit.ly/8ZyOTG so that analysis of the exercise will be easier. Stations are asked to submit logs of the messages relayed, not the messages themselves.

However please send your logs with comments, pictures and suggestions for future exercises to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible after the SET so that information can be gathered for a report of the event as soon as the backlog has been cleared.

Thanks for your support of emergency communications.


Greg Mossop, G0DUB

IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

GlobalSET November 2014 - List of Participating Stations

A summary of known groups and stations taking part in the IARU Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET) to be held on 23rd November 2014. Please check this website frequently for updates.

DATE

Sunday November 23rd, 2014 11.00 – 15.00 Local Time

IARU Region 1

HQ Station - GB4NRC

9H1MRL

C37URA

CT1REP (Op.CT1END) from Lisbon.
CT1DDW
CT1DJG from North of Portugal.
CS5LX/P
CS7ACK
CT7ABE
CT4HA
CT5JTK
CT1LF
CT2HBO
CT1FHL

DA0EC

EH9GSE (SPAIN HQ STATION) PORTABLE (CW, SSB AND WINLINK) integrated:

          EA9CD - EA9URC - EB9PG - EA9UG - EA9KB -EA9PE - EA9SV - EA9AK - EA9EU 

          WINLINK EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EA4URE (Central Station Union Radioamateur of Spain) in Madrid, (SSB - CW)  integrated:
          EA4TD - EC4DX - EA4RE
EA4SPC (National civil protection School Spain) in Madrid, (SSB -CW) integrated:
          EA4AAE - EA4UC
EA5RCE PORTABLE (RADIO ASSOCIATION EUROPE SPAIN)  (SSB)Valencia integrated:
          EA5GVP
EA7OP  PORTABLE (CECOPAL) CORDOBA (SSB-CW-WINLINK) integrated:
          EAQC - EB7HNE - EA7IWU - EB7GQZ - EA7JQO - EA7JTU
EA7GWJ PORTABLE (UNIVERSITY CADIZ) (SSB-CW-WINLINK) integrated:
          EA7GWJ - EA7FJP

EA5DGQ (SSB) VALENCIA.
EA2DTN (SSB) NAVARRA.
EA5DJ (SSB) ALICANTE.
EA7DYY (WINLINK) JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA (CADIZ)
EA5HJX PORTABLE (SSB) CASTELLON.
EA1CIU (SSB) PONTEVEDRA.
EB5TT PORTABLE (WINLINK) ALICANTE
EA1URA PORTABLE (SSB-CW) UNION RADIOAMATEUR ASTURIAS
EA1HHI (SSB) POLA DE LAVIANA (ASTURIA)
EA1INV (SSB) OVIEDO (ASTURIA)
EA7CRA (SSB) GRANADA
EA7FKY (SSB) CONIL (CADIZ)
EB1CU (SSB) CANTABRIA
EA3BCH (SSB) LLEIDA
EA3HSO (SSB) BARCELONA
EA1BXK (SSB) GIJON (ASTURIA)
EA7HMY (SSB) CORDOBA
EC3DEL (SSB) LLEIDA
EA8BAY (SSB) CANARY ISLAND

EI2HIB
EI4JN
EI5FK

OE1HFC (CW)
OE3ZK (WL2K/PACTOR/CW)
OE3CHC
OE3FFC ( WL2K )
OE3MZC (SSB/WL2K)
OE3MPB (PACTOR)
OE3WYC (CW,SSB,Winlink)
OE5GWP
OE8KTR (40/80m Winlink )

OH7JJT ( Voice ) / OH7BBF-5 (WL2K)

OM0CS (SSB)
OM8ST (SSB and WInlink/Winmor)

S53DGM
S59ACP on WINLINK - Winmor & SSB
S56IPS with WINLINK gateway on 14 MHz ( 14097.9 and 14.112.4kHz )

SP3ZAC

SV2HXV (SSB-CW)
SV1OML (SSB)
SV1EIG (SSB & PSK31/RTTY)
SV1QEX (SSB)
SV4NYE (SSB)
SY2ASA (SSB)
SZ1COV (SSB)
SZ1SV (SSB)
SZ2T (SSB,CW,PSK)
SZ2RCP (SSB)
SZ2RWM

TF3IRA

YM2KQ

 
IARU Region 2

HQ Station - YS1YS on 7.240, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz

TI3MAO Winlink RMS on 14.103MHz

Azucena HQ2AAT
Ricardo HQ2KRP
Zonhya HQ2ZEH

Arturo HR2AAB
Matilde HR2BM
Alberto HR2JAC
Norma HR2NL
Francisco HR2RP

Marco TG9AGD

Hugo TI2HAS

Francisco YN1FF
Juan YN1J
Winston YN1ZWF

 

IARU Region 3

HQ Station - 9M8DB

9M4CME

DU1VHY
DX1PAR

JA1RL

VU2JAU
VU2DCT
VU3TYG
VU3SXN
VU2SIC
VU2VPR