C.A.P. Emergency Services drills are called SAREX’s. The clinic entails building a gathering of floor teams that organize search and rescue . The U.S.A.F. calls Cap to get a real mission usually once an airplane is reported overdue or lost or once an emergency locator transmitter E.L.T. is tracked in an a/c vhf frequency. This action is more rewarding to Cap members that provide saving assistance or offer to help locate lost persons. We HF two way radios to perform the tasks and make use of vhf.
I thought there might happen to be a few of these here that could have taken a part of that training/exercise, out. You see I am a part of the Regional Amateur Radio Emergency Service (A.R.E.S.) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (R.A.C.E.S.), I am also contemplating becoming a part of the Citizen Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) and with me being a veteran of the US Air Force also having served as a civilian Police Officer in the Dothan Airport (at Alabama) I’ve a fascination with this.
Well I got a dialog started here I will just have to wait and see whether there are some Alabama CAP members to join in the dialogue. Alabama Cap associates to join in the conversation. You might realize that there are lots of members of A.R.E.S. who are also members of Cap. The Vertex 150 such as (even though being phased out in Cap) can insure most of the Cap repeaters in addition to the ham repeaters.