ARRL Iowa Section March 23, 2024 SET
"Another Tool in Your Toolbox"

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The goal of Iowa Section Winlink Exercises is to enable learning and practicing the use of the Winlink programs to prepare for their use with the agencies we intend to serve.

"Another Tool in Your Toolbox"

The focus is on familiarizing participants with Winlink,
preparing forARRL IA's 2024 Simulated Emergency Test.
We need you, the beginner or veteran Winlink user!

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Important! Do not let out information that may attract looters!
All communication outside the exercise must go through a designated contact person!

All messages must begin EXERCISE, EXERCISE.

Our partners need accuracy more than speed!
Before the exercise, send a Winlink message to your county EMA via telnet to whitelist their email adddress!
The final step is to send your completed ICS309 and ICS205 to your county EMA via telnet.
Exercise call up begins at 8AM CDT, by your local club or EC call up process.
Expect that to include your local repeater, telephone tree, or both.


This year's SETs will test our ability to follow instructions on how we in Iowa (and of course those in surrounding states) respond at our local level as well as how our County Emergency Coordinator relays pertinent data to the State ARES people.

This SET must not include fake or made up senarios.

If you witness an emergency, do not transmit that information over the radio.

Others with less than honest intentions can listen to these transmissions and that information could induce them to conduct malicious activity. Any serious incident details should be communicated by other means than the open airwaves.

ARES operators may only report such events through tactical names and locations created by the county EMA or the ARES Emergency Coordinator of your County. We will not be utilizing tactical names today.

Net control will announce simulated events and their reporting requirements.

You may also report that all is well at your QTH or a known location.

The exercise has concluded. Our thanks to all who participated!