Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Interoperability Exercise

Hello members,

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will be conducting interoperability exercises during October. If you operate a HF station you could join in.

I have provided some information below that I received concerning the exercises.

73,Dan AC8NP

ASSIGNMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE ON THE NET BCSTN, RELAY STN, ANC STN

ALL TRAFFIC RECEIVED ON MARS COMEX 20-4 60 METER CHANNEL 1 5330.5 kHz,

INTEROPERABILITY NETS WILL BE COLLECTED, CONSOLIDATED, AND PASSED ON UP

THE CHAIN FROM A MARS OPERATOR THROUGH OUR NORMAL MARS CIRCUITS

( MILSTD M110A / ALE / MARS NETS ) MARS STATIONS TO TAKE CARE OF THIS TASK MUST BE ASKED / NOTIFIED ON THE NET, OR, THE NCS CAN TAKE CARE OF THIS TASK, IF CAPABLE.    ***OPERATIONS***

    DoD MARS COMEX 20-4 INTEROP NET SCHEDULE: OCT 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, AND 25
    FOR RJMOG 20-4 SET EASTERN TIME ZONE 1200 NOON AND MIDWEST TIME ZONE 1200 NOON

    FORMAL MARS NET CALL-UP WITH THE ADDITION OF, AND INCLUDING, A CALL FOR
    GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS, SATERN STATIONS, WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC.
   GIVE A DESCRIPTION OF REQUESTED INFORMATION **RI** THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

    EXAMPLE: ALL STATIONS THIS NETWORK, ALL STATIONS THIS NETWORK, THIS IS XXXXXX
    THIS IS A DoD MARS /RJMOG 5 MARS DoD COMEX 20-4 INTEROPERABILTY NET. WE ARE LOOKING
    FOR “RI” XXXXX.
    NOW CALLING FOR ANY MARS, GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS, OR SATERN STATIONS,
    WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC FOR THIS NET, OVER.

    ASSIGNING AN ALTERNATE NET CONTROL, BCSTN, RELAY STN.
    CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL MARS / GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS,
    OR SATERN STATION CHECK-INS WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC.
    NCS RECORDS ALL CHECK-INS AND GENERATES A ROSTER
    ( INCLUDING **ALL** CALLSIGNS THAT CHECKED IN ) TO BE PASSED
    ON THE NETWORK USING FLDIGI MT63-1KL
    PROMOTES TRUE MARS / AMATEUR INTEROPERABILITY

    ***TRAFFIC***

    USING FLDIGI MT63-1KL PLAINTEXT TEMPLATE, STRIPS, OR VOICE TO PASS COLLECTED OR SINGLE, METAR, COUNTY STATUS
    OR ANY OTHER “RI” THAT COMES DOWN THAT REQUEST AMATEUR, OR “OTHER”, PARTICIPATION.

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