From: RAC Headquarters - Pierre Mainville, VA3PM
Date: August 23, 1999
Subject: Annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET)
The RAC Field Organization is inviting all Radio Amateurs to participate
in a Simulated Emergency Test (SET). We feel it is very important to
demonstrate the cohesion between Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
groups and National Traffic System (NTS), as well as to demonstrate to
served agencies and the public what services can be provided under
simulated emergency conditions.
The main weekend for the 1999 SET is Oct 2-3, but ARES teams or nets
may conduct their exercises anytime between September 1 and November 30.
Consult with your Section Emergency Coordinator before settling on a date
as a SET works best if there is active participation in a number of areas
throughout a Section, and involving more than one local net, if possible.
Whether you are part of a new or experienced ARES group, the SET is a
great opportunity to learn or practice useful skills in traffic handling,
net operation and emergency communication management. For more information
and guidelines check the RAC Web page. The URL is: