A major exercise started on 4th April in Spain. Exercise Gamma Sur will simulate an earthquake striking north of the City of Seville followed by a further earthquake in the area of Ceuta.
The exercise scenario will simulate many failures of infrastructure such as buildings, dams and communications as it grows from a Regional to a National Emergency. Radio Amateurs will play a part in the exercise as it develops and EMCOM SPAIN and REMER are both taking part. They are expecting to utilise the Winlink system to send data files also frequencies in the areas of the IARU Centre of Activity frequencies to confirm the flow of messages on the data system. The scenario will call for the total failure of normal communications at some point.
More information will be posted as the exercise develops but please be aware that there may be increased activity around the CoA frequencies.
The exercise will close on 7th April.
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator