The Oregon ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) announced that a Simulated Emergency Test is set for Thursday, Nov. 8

Don Drayton of the Hermiston Amateur Radio Club said the Oregon ARES indicated it’s one of the most challenging tests to date. Ham radio operators from across the state will join the Oregon Office of Emergency Management in participating in a drill that begins with a fictitious bird-flu virus that spreads like wildfire.

The scenario in the exercise is designed for ARES volunteers to use their ingenuity and training to find ways to restore emergency communications. Anyone who happens to hear communications regarding the simulation is reminded that it is only a test.

For more information, contact Drayton at dfdrayton@hotmail.com, 541-314-3138 or visit www.oregonaresraces.org.

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