Amateur radio operators to test skills and equipment

| October 6, 2017

COSHOCTON – From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 amateur radio operators from Coshocton County will participate in a test of emergency communications capabilities.

Members of the amateur radio emergency services (ARES) will test their skills and equipment in order to prepare themselves to be able to assist the local Emergency management Agency and other county agencies in times of disasters.

In preparation for disasters, Coshocton County Hams will join operators from round the country, sending and receiving test messages at many of the served county agencies. They will use their radio equipment and back-up power sources to transmit messages between these agencies, across the state and around the country.

This SET (Simulated Emergency Test for Amateur Radio Operators) is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. Local Coshocton County ARES also is a participant in National Preparedness Month. This year’s practice involves a severe weather event with several states in the Midwest involved. All messages within the event are test messages only and will be indicated as such.

For more information on amateur radio, visit the Coshocton County Amateur Radio Association website at

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