Friday, October 27, 2017

This is only a test...

From ARRL (the American Radio Relay League):
Elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part. 
“This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cellphone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,” Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, explained in an announcement.

If this is a drill to test preparedness for a natural disaster (coronal mass ejection), why's DOD running the show and not FEMA?

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug;

    You notice that it will be done around the anniversary of the election and of course the antifa resist facism day crap...but I ain't paranoid mind you