Exercise Handshake

Exercise Handshake is a radio exercise in Atlantic Canada which is held in the last Tuesday of each month beginning at 7 PM. The idea of the net was to encourage first responders to learn how to use these radios under normal conditions and also to report any problems to Net control. This way in a real emergency or disaster, the radios would be in working order and operators would be available to use them.
This Radio net includes the testing of all modes of communications from satellite phones to different amateur radio modes and bands.
The exercise is also a great time to test backup power for mobile and stations at different Emergency Operations Centres at EMO, ARES, CANWARN and & Red Cross location.

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