Netherlands/Belgium 'Power Failure' Exercise 8 June 2016

On Wednesday 8th June between 1800-1930UTC Radio Amateurs from the DARES Emergency Group in the Netherlands and B-EARS in Belgium will be taking part in an exercise simulating a Power Outage in the south of the Netherlands and part of Belgium. In the exercise scenario the groups have been requested to provide welfare and secondary communications links between North Brabant ( near Eindhoven ) and the rest of the country.

The exercise will test the ability of the groups to set up a wide area VHF and a HF network on the planned frequencies of 7065 kHz ( Primary ) and 7110kHz ( Secondary ). The 7065 kHz frequency being needed as Novice Licences in the Netherlands ( PD ) are not allowed to operate above 7100kHz. Operations will be mostly voice but Winlink/Digital modes may also be used.

Radio Amateurs are asked to keep those frequencies clear for the time of the exercise.

Full information ( In Dutch ) is available on the DARES website at http://www.dares.nl/nieuws/245-oef-power-outage .