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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County

6-6-2011 - Kobayashi Maru - WB4ZKA


We simulated a disaster net activation due to tornado damage.  38 stations chose to come to the aid when the metaphorical Kobayashi Maru called for help.   

And for the Trekkies among us, the Klingons showed up.  Their disruptor fire came in the form of urgent traffic.  Damage reports poured in.  So did criteria weather reports.  And car accident reports.  And downed power lines.  And simulated requests for hams to deploy.  And requests for data dumps and situation updates.
 Our job was to organize ourselves, gather volunteers (simulated), and make an effective response.  Even when the bad news just kept rolling in.  And we won! My sincere thanks to those who volunteered last week to help make the exercise real.  Also, thank you to those hams -- many who are newly licensed or have never experienced a disaster activation before -- who stepped up to the plate, volunteering for a net position or a simulated field deployment.  You guys listened, learned, and did remarkably well.  

Thanks, also, to Virgil, K7VZ, for providing audio streaming during the net for out-of-towners and recording the net.  It will be available on within a week or so, I expect.



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