Something new(?) for emergencies …

From:    "expeditionradio@yahoo.com [hfpack]" 
          <hfpack@yahoogroups.com>
Date:    August 1, 2018 at 5:30:38 PM EDT
To:      <hfpack@yahoogroups.com >
Subject: [HFpack] HF Interoperability Exercise 
         12-22 Oct 2018 Ham Radio HFIE
Reply-To: hfpack@yahoogroups.com

WHAT? the Ham Radio "HF Interoperability Exercise" (HFIE) 

WHEN? 12-22 October 2018 
      (0001UTC 12 October to 2359UTC 22 October) 

WHO? All ham radio operators are invited to 
participate in 10 days of free and informal 
ALE and SELCALL operation on all amateur radio 
bands.

WHERE? This is a free open international 
       worldwide event on amateur radio, 
       for all countries, continents, oceans, 
       air, and space. 

WEB? The HFLINK.NET website provides a 
     connectivity map and real time chat room 
     for coordination of HFIE operating activity. 
     Freely discuss, learn, share experiences, 
     and find solutions. 

http://hflink.net

WHY? Operators get real-world experience and 
become proficient in HF interoperability 
communications and SELCALL selective calling. 
SELCALL and ALE can ring up a specific HF station 
or group of stations. Operators initiate and 
respond to ALE calls and soundings, link up 
with fellow operators for text or SSB voice QSOs 
on HF, and share helpful information about 
setting up ALE and SELCALL stations. 

The experience gained by operator participation 
in this readiness exercise is also useful for 
HF Emergency/Disaster Relief Communications.

HOW? Operators can use a software ALE or SELCALL 
controller with their HF amateur transceiver, 
or else use an HF radio with built-in ALE or 
SELCALL. Operation is primarily on the HFLINK 
channel frequencies (HFL-HFN-HFS).

Ham operators use the same standards as 
non-governmental and government organizations 
worldwide for interoperable HF communications. 

This readiness exercise covers standard ALE 
(Automatic Link Establishment) and SELCALL 
(HF Selective Calling). 

Join the growing thousands of amateur radio 
operators worldwide with ALE-capable and 
SELCALL-capable stations. 

LINKS?
ALE Channel Frequencies (HFL-HFN)

http://hflink.com/channels/

SELCALL Channel Frequencies (HFS)

http://hflink.com/selcall/channels/

HFLINK 

http://hflink.com

HFLINK NETWORK MAP and CHAT ROOM

http://hflink.net

-Bonnie Crystal KQ6XA
HFLINK Founder / HFpack Founder

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