[NTX ARES] HFIE 2018 HF Exercise 12 to 22 October ALE Selcall Interoperability Event

Jay Urish via ARES <ares@...>


HFIE 2018 - HF Interoperability Exercise 12~22 October
HFIE, the international ham radio HF Interoperability
Exercise is sponsored by HFLINK.

Amateur Radio Service operators in the event activate their
stations on the air using the same standards as non-governmental (NGO)
and government organizations worldwide for interoperable HF
communications. The focus of operation during this exercise is
ALE (Automatic Link Establishment) and SELCALL (HF Selective Calling).

Ham operators are invited to participate at any time during the 10 days
of this free and open informal event. Operators get real-world experience
and become proficient in HF Interoperability communications using the
following suggested methods:

+ Initiate and respond to ALE calls
+ Initiate and observe ALE soundings
+ Link up with fellow operators for texting
+ Link up for SSB voice QSOs
+ Share helpful information on setting up ALE
+ Initiate and respond to SELCALL calls
+ Share information on setting up SELCALL
+ Exchange local status and infrastructure reports

Join the growing thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide
with ALE-capable and SELCALL-capable stations. Participants may
discuss, learn, and ask questions using the HFN Comm Centre
chat room on HFLINK.NET. The experience gained by operator
participation in the exercise is also useful for HF Emergency/
Disaster Relief communications (EMCOMM).

Start: 12 October 2018 at 0001 UTC
End: 22 October 2018 at 2359 UTC

For more information about ALE Frequencies, ALE Interoperability,
SELCALL, and Selcall Frequencies for HFIE, please see the
HFLINK.COM website.

(HFIE was previously called ALE On The Air Week or AOTAW)