Steve Schroder, our club vice president and Delta County AUXCOM representative, asked me to post this message from Army MARS:
From April 20 to 3 May, WWV and WWVH will broadcast a DOD message at 10 minutes past the hour on WWV and at 50 minutes past the hour on WWVH. This April-May time period coincides with the Vital Connection interoperability exercise being held in Wisconsin. Future timeslots will coincide with the Vital Connection exercise Ohio in June; DOD COMEX 19-3 in Aug and the DOD COMEX 19-4 in Oct.
Following the proof of concept this year, we anticipate that the DOD broadcast time slot will become year-round full time.
This broadcast timeslot will voice announce upcoming exercises and how the amateur radio community can become involved in various exercises. To begin, the broadcast messages will likely be static…future exercises we hope to be able to update the broadcast throughout the exercise as notional conditions change.
The broadcast message will ask listeners to provide reception reports and feedback to a specified URL.
Tune into WWV/H on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz and submit a reception report and requested feedback.