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ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation

Date: 08/20/16 Start: 1:00 PM End: 5:00 PM Location: SCC EOC
MAC Credit (What's this?): Yes

Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill.  This sign-up is for participation at the county level.  MUST Have approval from your EC First.

NOTE One resource Net Control must be an experienceed NCO and able to handle a very busy net at Level one and level two.  This position must be approved by Staff

Start time is 13:00 for all operators.  This will give you time to set up and get familiar with the equipment, as well as receive your briefing.

After the drill, we will have a debrief.  You should be done no later than 17:00.

There will be two types of operators needed for the county radio room.  Net control operators and packet operators.

The net control position in the county radio room can be non-stop action, so preference is given to existing MACs and MITs.

The packet position is the county radio room is also non-stop action, plus you gain experience with the automated logging and printing software installed at the county.  Again, preference is given to existing MACs and MITs.

MAC Evaluations will be offered for the N3, N2, P3 and P2 (providing we have evaluators).  Please sign up accordingly.  The evaluations will include the operator skills area, as well as the knowledge area.  Depending on the weather, we may also offer equipment evaluations in the parking lot after the event is over.

Directions:  The County EOC is located on the 4th floor of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office, located at 55 W. Younger Ave., San Jose. 

Inform the deputy that you need to go up to the 4th Floor EOC.  You will need to show your MAC badge because temporary badges are not available on the weekends.  No MAC badge, no admittance.

 The deputy will unlock the door to your right.  Go through the door and up the elevator to the fourth floor.  Exit the elevator and walk down the hall that is straight ahead and slightly to the left.  Enter the EOC and you'll see us.

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

PositionAvailable
Net Control w/ Eval Option1
Pkt Op w/ Eval Option1
Cnty Staff/Evalyes
Radio Room Support1
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