Emergency Service

RAL Amateur Radio emergency Service

The Lebanon Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is the umbrella organizations of Amateur Radio emergency communications. The ARES is sponsored by RAL (although RAL membership is not required for ARES participation) and handles many different kinds of public-service activities.

Do you think there is an Emergency? First Check:

144.700 -  OD5RAL/R VHF Repeater (Greater Beirut and Coastal Road)
438.100 -  OD5RAL/R UHF Repeater(Greater Beirut and Coastal Road)
144.025 -  OD5SX/R (Northern Lebanon and Coastal Road)

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If repeaters are down, use repeater Output Frequency

Other Frequencies used in case of Emergency:

10m‎ ‎28.600 KHz‎
‎15m‎ ‎21.305 KHz‎
‎20m‎ ‎14.305 KHz (primary)‎
‎40m‎ ‎7.080 KHz‎
‎80m‎ ‎3.780 KHz‎

Click here to download Lebanon' Amateur Radio Emergency Service Plan (Arabic Version).

Global Simulated Emergency Test - 18 April 2009 - 14:00 -18:00 Beirut Time

The Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) will be participating in the upcoming  Global Simulated Emergency Test that will take place on 18 April 2009 - 14:00 -18:00 Beirut Time. In this simulation each participating station from Lebanon will send messages to RAL HQ station (OD5RAL) that will be active for the duration of the test.

The final rules for the GlobalSET exercise can now be downloaded from http://www.iaru-r1.org/GlobalSETApr09Rules-english.pdf

The message format used is the IARU HF Emergency Operating Procedure which can be found at http://www.iaru-r1.org/HFEmergOpProc.htm

A message form which shows the format to use is available at http://www.iaru-r1.org/IARU-msg1.pdf
The logsheet to show which messages have been relayed is at http://www.iaru-r1.org/GlobalSETLog.xls

Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET) 2008

IARU Region 1 invited the HQ-Stations of all IARU member societies and stations of Emergency Communications Groups to participate in a Global Simulated Emergency Test on Saturday May 3rd, 2008 at 18.00 – 22.00 UTC. The operation too take place on and near the emergency Centre-of-Activity (CoA) frequencies on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters (+- QRM ).

The objectives of the test are;
1- increase the common interest in emergency communications.
2- test how usable the CoA frequencies are across ITU regions.
3- create practices for international emergency communication and
4- practice the relaying of messages by voice and data modes.

 RAL successfully participated in the GlobalSET represented by OD5KU - Elie, OD5RW - John and Mourad - SWL.  The operation took place Mobile from Faraya running all bands on battery power.  

GlobalSET 2008 Rules

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