How to stop a Coronal Mass Ejection ending civilisation as we know it
by Richard Chirgwin
Nobody’s quite forgotten that a really big solar event can upset kit even as crude as a telegraph, so the US military is recruiting radio hams to help test its contingency plans.
The exercise will happen between November 8 and November 10 (US time), when operators will be asked to practice what to do before and after the Sun belches plasma and an electromagnetic field into space after a major coronal mass ejection (CME).
The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is looking to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) groups.
America’s national association for amateur radio (ARRL) says the exercise will focus on developing the “interface with the greater amateur radio community”……READ MORE
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