Friday, April 29, 2016

Hams Praised for Work in Interoperability Drill

PFC Jared Morrison, K7BOA, operates the military end of a
communications circuit during the Washington State interoper-
ability drill. (Defense Dept. photo by Maj. Tawny Dotson)
Amateur radio operators in Washington State made innovative use of the 60-meter band during an interoperability exercise sponsored by the U.S. Northern Command and received praise from all quarters for their success. The drill involved military units, the Washington State Guard, Army and Air Force MARS, local and state emergency operating centers and amateurs active in ARES and RACES groups. According to the ARRL Letter, the Washington State Guard assigned soldiers who are hams to send and receive traffic on its behalf.