Field Day 2017 is June 24-25

Once again the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) a program of the Office of Emergency Management will conduct an emergency communications preparedness exercise as part of a national amateur radio “Field Day” event. The purpose is to demonstrate the capability of amateur radio operators to set up and operate field radio stations under emergency conditions for an extended period of time and contact as many other teams across the US and Canada using amateur radio.

Events like this help our volunteer emergency communications teams train and prepare for responding in times of disaster and emergency when electricity and conventional means of communications are disrupted. The ACS team will invite other local amateur radio groups to join them for this event and plans to power operations around the clock using solar generated energy.

The Seattle Auxiliary Communications Services (Seattle ACS) is a volunteer group of Amateur radio operators that provides radio communications support to the City of Seattle, Office of Emergency Management, as well as other government agencies. Seattle ACS will conduct this Emergency Communications Field Exercise at South Seattle Community College in the field at the south/east corner of the campus behind Olympic Hall. This event will take place over the weekend beginning with set up on Friday morning June 23 at 9:00 AM. The event activities begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 25 and will end at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Exercise Planning Notes 2/12/17

We had our first meeting of the exercise planning team for 2017 on February 12th at Oak restaurant on Beacon Hill. Thanks to those who attended. We had some productive discussions and good ideas came out of it.

We have a lot of work to do before the April 29th drill. Check out the full notes here:

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Next meeting will be March 12th at 13:00. RSVP to Jessica, jsroder @ gmail.com for directions or if you want to volunteer for any of the activities in the attached notes. I’ll also be putting together an exercise survey to get feedback on what you want to see during our drills. Look for that link in the next week or so.

— Jessica, W7EMF