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County-wide Communications Exercise - Net Control

Date: 09/23/23 Start: 8:30 AM End: 2:00 PM Location: Raynor Park, Sunnyvale
Credential Credit (What's this?): Yes

THIS SIGN-UP IS FOR NET CONTROL OPERATORS.  For other signups see the links below:

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Overall Event:  This is a county-wide exercise focused on emergency communications.  It is designed to provide participants with valuable in-field operating experience.  It will include several fun and challenging assignments.  Of course, standard County procedures will be used:  Resource Net, ICS documentation, Performance Standards and Best Practices.

Net Control Assignment:  Manage one or more of the various nets that control the flow of communications for the entire exercise.

Sign-Ups:  Click on each position name to read the requirements for each position, then pick the position you prefer.  There will be two shifts at this event.  You can elect to take part in one or both shifts.  Operators taking part in two shifts will generally do a different activity during each shift.  If you'd like to do multiple shifts as net control (including Resource Net before or after the event), please contact the Net Control Manager at  Resource Net Control may also be done from home if desired (but please inform the Net Control Manager if so).

Resource Net Control (Morning): 7:00-8:30

Shift 1 - 08:45-11:00

Shift 2 - 11:30-13:45

Resource Net Control (Afternoon): 13:45-15:15

You must arrive at staging 30 minutes before your first shift.  For all shifts you need to be able to set-up and be operational by the start of your shift.  You must also pack-up and vacate your work area qucikly after your shift is over.

Credential Evaluations:  Credential evaluations will be offered for N3 and N2 credentials. Credential candidates should review the Credentialing Program Handbook and be prepared for an assignment suitable for the evaluation they are requesting.

If you want an evaluation and all the positions are taken, contact the evaluation coordinator via email at  We may try to accomodate you depending on staffing and the number of participants, but no guarantees.

More Details:  Consult the drill details page for more information.

Note:  If you do not have a valid county DSW you may sign up and attend but not check into the Resource Net as they will not be able to track you.  You can register as a county DSW before the drill. You will need to sign up for the (DSW Registration) in advance.

Note:  Sign-ups will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20th.

The following positions are available for this event. You can state your preference when you sign up for the event. The event coordinator will attempt to accommodate your request. Based on the event and its requirements, the event coordinator may move hams to positions other than those requested.

Click on a position title for a description of the specific requirements for that position

Net Control w/N2 Evaluation - 1st Shift0
Net Control w/N2 Evaluation - 2nd Shift0
Resource Net Control - Morning Shift1
Resource Net Control - Afternoon Shift1
Net Control Operator - 1st Shift0
Net Control Operator - 2nd Shift2
Net Control w/N3 Evaluation - 1st Shift1
Net Control w/N3 Evaluation - 2nd Shift1
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