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DYFI “ShakeOut” Event

October 17, 2020 @ 10:30 12:00

“Did You Feel It? (DFYI)” is a collaboration between the USGS and amateur radio operators intended to use the skills and capabilities of hams to get messages regarding the intensity of earthquakes out to first responders. The DYFI event will be held on Saturday October 17th as part of the “Great California ShakeOut 2020”

The CVARC event starts at 10:30 a.m. (when a simulated quake will hit us) on the 17th.  In addition to exercising DYFI over Winlink, amateurs are encouraged to see “Who can you copy?” over simplex channels (simulating the failure of local repeaters) using phone and Fldigi.  In a real earthquake it maybe some time before the communications infrastructure is repaired so knowing who you can call for help or provide help to, over simplex VHF is useful information.

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