By Capt Rivas, photo by 2nd Lt Terry Baldwin
Members of SQ188 are currently participating in a nationwide radio communications exercise orchestrated by the United States Air Force (“USAF”). USAF gave CAP 24hrs notice for the start of the 5 day exercise.
The scenario is that it’s a “very bad day” and all the commercial phone/internet infrastructure has been impacted, so all we have is HF radio and maybe VHF. In California Wing (“CAWG”), several HF stations are manned most days by CAP members who have radios at home; and some members will travel into a base to use the radios at that facility. Radio stations will report in, messages will be exchanged, and training will be conducted.