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ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation

Date: 05/21/16 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.

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 F3, F2, N3, N2, P3 and P2.  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.  Please read the job descriptions for each Eval to make sure you meet the requirements and have the necessary equipment.

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.  Enter the front and go to the window at the left of the lobby.  Inform the deputy that you need to go up to the EOC.  You will need to exchange your driver's license for a temporary badge.  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 turn left around the corner to the ECO Main entrance.  Enter the EOC, sign-in on the ICS-211 form and then come down the hallway on the right to the radio room.  F3 and F2 evals will take place in the parking lot across the street, opposite the front of the Sheriff's office.

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/o Eval1
Net Control w/ Eval0
Packet Operator with P3 Evalyes
Packet Operator with P2 Eval1
Field Operator with F3 Evalyes
Field Operator with F2 Evalyes
Cnty Staff / Evaluatorsyes
Radio Room Support0
Packet Operator w/o Eval0
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