5167.5 kHz Alaska Emergency Frequency test this Saturday AUG 26 at 1000 local

On the last Saturday of each month, at 1000 local time, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Shared Resources (SHARES) Auxiliary Station NNAØLP will host a test of the Alaska Emergency Frequency on 5167.5 kHz.

Remember, Amateur radio operation on 5167.5 kHz is permitted only during emergencies, and for “serious, and extremely professional emergency drills and tests,” per FCC Report & Order 06-149A1.  These monthly tests are considered “drills and tests”.

IMPORTANT:  Part 97.401(d) authorizes ONLY amateur stations in Alaska, or at a location within 92.6 kilometers of Alaska where the FCC regulates the amateur service, to transmit on 5167.5 kHz.

Use only upper sideband USB (J3E or R3E).

Continuous Wave CW (A1A) and digital modes (F1B, J2B, etc.) are not authorized on this frequency.

Maximum power is 150 watts.  There are no restrictions on types of antennas.

Each month, a summary report regarding this test is sent to the State of Alaska Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X staff are copied in.

Thanks very much,

TJ Sheffield, KL7TS, Station Manager

Radio Science and Operations Center (RSOC)