Global Simulated Emergency Test – Sunday 23rd November 2014

iaruIARU Region 1 invites the HQ-Stations of all IARU member societies and stations of Emergency Communications Groups to participate in a Global Simulated Emergency Test on

Sunday November 23th, 2014 11.00 – 15.00 Local Time

The operation will take place on and near the emergency Centre-of-Activity (CoA) frequencies on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres (+-QRM ).

This is a short notice event to test how well emergency communications groups can set up networks from home or temporary locations. Messages will be passed in both directions so please keep notes of who you can work as you may be asked to relay outgoing messages to their destination.

The timing of the event is different to allow stations the best chance of sending and receiving their messages and should still reduce any inter-region interference that may occur.

The objectives of the test are;

1. increase the common interest in emergency communications.
2. test how usable the CoA frequencies are across ITU regions.
3. create practices for international emergency communication and
4. practice the relaying of messages using all modes.

So, please remember that this is not a contest, it is an emergency communications exercise to develop the skills we will need to provide an international emergency network.

Messages may be passed on voice (SSB), Data or CW modes as detailed below.

Voice mode

Each IARU Region will have a HQ station operating on voice as follows:

Region 1 – GB4NRC ( 1100-1500UTC )

Region 2 – YS0YS 1100-1500 Local Time

Region 3 – 9M8DB 1100-1500 Local Time

HQ stations will be QRV at the times shown above in their QTH on all CoA frequencies appropriate to their region +- QRM as shown below.

Region 1                                Region 2                    Region 3
Not in this Exercise              3750 or 3895             3600
7110                                        7240                          7110
14300                                                                       14300
18160                                     18160                       18160
21360                                     21360                       21360

Stations intending to participate are requested to register through their IARU Regional/National Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators as follows;

Region 1 -

Region 2 -

Region 3 -

If your country does not have a National Co-Ordinator then please contact the regional co-ordinator via the details on the websites.

A list of participating stations is available at  Participating stations should call 'CQ GLOBALSET' giving their callsign and organisation ( ARES,RAYNET, NETMAR etc. ).

Message Format

Each participating station will send messages to their Regional HQ station formatted using the IARU HF International Emergency Operating Procedure which can be seen at That page also has the message forms to be used for the exercise.

Stations should relay messages received towards the Regional HQ station.

To comply with licence regulations, all messages should be addressed to a licensed radio amateur taking part in the exercise.

Messages should be less than 25 words and must not include anything which would be considered as a 'real emergency' message by a listener.

For example;

*  Weather report at the station location
*  Number of operators available
*  Interesting fact about the station

would all be acceptable messages.

There is no limit on the number of messages to be sent but each one must have a unique message number.
To avoid QRMing the HQ stations, please move to frequencies near the CoA in steps of 5KHz for contacts with others.

To create a more realistic situation, please limit your transmitting power during the exercise to 100 Watts. We are especially interested in stations operating mobile/portable and/or on emergency power.

Data modes

Data stations must send the same format as used for voice messages. Each region will decide if their HQ stations will use data modes and what frequency they may be found on.

Region 1 - Using PACTOR 1,2 or 3 contact GB4NRC on 14.097.9 or 14112.4kHz

Region 1 - Using Fldigi Soundcard modes contact GB4NRC on 7120kHz

'Structured' modes such as Winlink, ALE, PSKmail should send their messages directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> , other data modes should attempt to relay the messages through two other stations before sending them to for analysis.

CW Mode

CW is included in this SET to increase the possibility of stations making contacts in difficult conditions and should be used when SSB or data contacts are proving impossible. Each region will decide if their HQ stations will use CW, CW stations should operate near the CoA frequencies when SSB traffic cannot be heard.

CW stations must send the same format as used for voice messages and not exceed 15wpm. If necessary CW messages can be relayed through two other stations before sending them to for analysis.


A log sheet for messages passed is provided at so that analysis of the exercise will be easier. Stations are asked to submit logs of the messages relayed, not the messages themselves.

However please send your logs with comments, pictures and suggestions for future exercises to; as soon as possible after the SET so that information can be gathered for a report of the event as soon as the backlog has been cleared.

Thanks for your support of emergency communications.

Greg Mossop, G0DUB

IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

GlobalSET November 2014 - List of Participating Stations

Category: GlobalSET
Published: Monday, 10 November 2014 23:44
Written by G0DUB
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A summary of known groups and stations taking part in the IARU Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET) to be held on 23rd November 2014. Please check this website frequently for updates.


Sunday November 23rd, 2014 11.00 – 15.00 Local Time

IARU Region 1

HQ Station - GB4NRC



CT1REP (Op.CT1END) from Lisbon.
CT1DJG from North of Portugal.


EH9GSE (Station HQ)


OM8ST (SSB and WInlink/Winmor)

S59ACP on WINLINK - Winmor & SSB
S56IPS with WINLINK gateway on 14 MHz ( 14097.9 and 14.112.4kHz )
IARU Region 2

HQ Station - YS1YS on 7.240, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz

TI3MAO Winlink RMS on 14.103MHz

Azucena HQ2AAT
Ricardo HQ2KRP
Zonhya HQ2ZEH

Arturo HR2AAB
Matilde HR2BM
Alberto HR2JAC
Norma HR2NL
Francisco HR2RP

Marco TG9AGD

Francisco YN1FF
Juan YN1J
Winston YN1ZWF


IARU Region 3

HQ Station - 9M8DB





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