Reasonably good HF conditions. SEOC operated 3.583 until shortly after 10, then moved to 7.043, and then later back to 3.583 as 7.043 was too long. In many cases the SEOC was able to receive stations who could not hear the SEOC. Due to a station at 1kHz up the waterfall, the SEOC moved to 1.5kHz. This seemed difficult for many to figure out.
The SEOC logged 11 contacts on REF024A, none on the IRA link, and 36 on HF. Rather surprisingly, two stations from District 3 contacted the SEOC on REF024A; surprising since D3 may be the only District without a D-Star repeater.
18 formal messages were received (radiograms, 213, 205)
The 205s were a little disappointing. Only one county used VTAC/UTAC assets in spite of the scenario having multiple sites which expicitly had no licensees and notes about shortages of assets and the use of various other volunteer agencies. Perhaps not coincidentally, that particular 205 was prepared by someone who had taken the FEMA AUXCOMM class. One county did use some local VHF public safety frequencies, and one used MPSCS, although without a talk group it would have been fairly useless. Most 205s had errors. We clearly need more practice.
There were also significant coordination issues on HF. Many stations could not hear each other which resulted in inteference. When we were able to coordinate over the reflector it worked well, but only a handful of counties had that capability.
Another significant delta is that none of the Districts reached out to their assigned NTS net. Not all the nets are comfortable with NBEMS, but most of the net managers are capable and could have helped.