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  1. WB2JNQ

    WB2JNQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good afternoon,

    The Joint MARS/Amateur Radio Service Communications Exercise, (COMEX 18-1), will take place from 8:00am Tuesday 2/20/18 through 8:00pm on Friday 2/23/18. Once again The premise is a long-term denial of cyberspace throughout North America. As in past exercises, the goal is to solicit and collect County Status/Infrastructure reports from all 83 counties that make up New York and New Jersey. MARS members will be using all available means to make contact with the Amateur community including, HF, UHF and VHF SSB Voice radio modes. In addition to voice communications, we will once again be providing CW Nets at the times and frequencies listed below during which you are encouraged to provide a Status/Infrastructure report for your county as well as any surrounding counties that you may have access to. All “Speeds” are welcome.

    COMEX 18-1 CW Net schedule:

    *3.564 February 20, 21, 22 -1930 to 1959 EDST
    February 23 - 0900 to 0930 EDST

    *7.064 February 20, 21, 22, 23 -1500 to 1530 EDST

    *14.064 February 20, 21, 22, 23 -1400 to 1500 EDST

    * 1.814 February 20, 21, 22 -2000 to 2100 EDST

    Additional info regarding CW reporting formats can be found at:

    During the last two joint exercises, thanks to your support, we were able to collect reports from ALL 83 counties in New York and New Jersey giving us a 100% success rate. We look forward to working with you during this Communications Exercise and hope we can rely on you once again to help us attain the same level of success.

    I will, of course, keep you posted with additional details as we move closer to the exercise date. In the interim, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me by Telephone, Text, or Email. My contact information is included in my signature below.


    Bob Jordan
    AAA2R9 / KD2BQM / WQSG766
    Civil Affairs Officer - US Army MARS – Region 2
    ARES Section Emergency Coordinator – NYC/Long Island (NLI)
    Tel: (917) 484-1154

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