Monday, July 4
12:30 PM
 Almaden Lake Park - July 4th Festival
WhenMon, Jul 4, 12:30 PM -
WhereAlmaden Lake Park, San Jose
Description This will be a joint event between San Jose RACES and CERT., CERT members will staff fixed observation points around the park and operate two nets: 1) A GMRS voice net; and 2) a digital VARA-FM net. RACES members will provide mobile communication support to event staff as shadows to key principals, as well as provide fixed field station communications to provide a bridge between security/police and event staff.
Monday, July 4
7:00 PM
 Cupertino July 4 Fireworks - open to non-Cupertino operators
WhenMon, Jul 4, 7:00 PM -
WhereHyde Middle School, Cupertino
Description The Cupertino July 4 fireworks show is back, and we need radio operators to assist with monitoring activity at three viewing venues and several street closures, and to provide situation status to the command post. This is a fairly low-key event, ideal for both experienced and first-time volunteers.   Operators from other cities are welcome. We will not have a county activation number; instead, all such operators will be sworn in at the event and work as a Cupertino DSWs for the day.   This will be a credential-qualifying event. Also, we are offering a limited number of F3 and N3 credential evaluations. If you are interested in an evaluation, please email halchin@mac.com.   Additional information will be provided by email for those who have signed up.      
Saturday, July 9
9:00 AM
 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival - Saturday
WhenSat, Jul 9, 9:00 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description This is a two-day event.  This entry is for Saturday, July 9.  If you want to sign up for Sunday, go here.  Limited evaluations are available both days. Hams are needed to support the Arts & Wine Festival in Los Altos.  There will be two shifts available, an AM shift and a PM shift.  Hams will provide additional eyes and ears for both the police department and the event organizer.  With help from the County, we are able to offer evaluations for F3 and N3 only.  Sorry, Shadow evaulations will not be available.  If you want to do an evaluation be sure to read the notes at the end of this description. The AM shift will run from 9:00 to 1:30 PM.  The PM shift will run from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Note: the message passing portion of the evaluations will not be done during the event.  After your shift is over, you will be given a short break (about 30 minutes), then the message passing portion will be performed.  This means that your shift, if you are being evaluated, will run longer than what is published here.  Plan on an extra 1 1/2 hrs to 2 hrs. Note: Hams requesting a Net Control evaluation will receive priority over other Net Control operators. Note: please contact us if you need a F3 or N3 evaluation and this event is full (wild dream on our part). We will adjust the schedule as needed to provide as many evaluations as feasible.
Saturday, July 9
9:00 AM
 Message Passing - Tabletop
WhenSat, Jul 9, 9:00 AM -
Where1210 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
Description Course Details: Click here for the course details, including pre-class homework and in-class course materials Updated couse slides and homework will be posted before the class and those signed up will be notified via email. Pre-class Homework: IMPORTANT:  See the course details page for homework that must be completed BEFORE attending class Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Fire Station at 1210 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale. When you arrive, enter the driveway on the North side of the station and continue around to the back of the building. Park in the asphalt parking lot, not on the concrete. We will use the entrance facing the concrete lot. See the photo here.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 6.  Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz ,+ offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.  
Sunday, July 10
9:00 AM
 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival - Sunday
WhenSun, Jul 10, 9:00 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description This is a two-day event.  This entry is for Sunday, July 10.  If you want to sign up for Saturday, go here. Evaluations are being offered both days.  If you request an evaluation, be sure to read the note at the end of this description. Hams are needed to support the Arts & Wine Festival in Los Altos.  There will be two shifts available, an AM shift and a PM shift.  Hams will provide additional eyes and ears for both the police department and the event organizer.  The AM shift will run from 9:00 to 1:30 PM.  The PM shift will run from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.  Note: With the help of the County ARES/RACES group we are offering evaluations in the morning for N3 and F3.  Shadow evaluations will not be available.  If you request an eval, be aware that the message portion of the evaluation will happen after your shift.  You will be given a short break (~30 minutes), then the message passing will be performed.  This means your shift, if you are being evaluated, will run longer than what is published here.  Plan on an extra 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Wednesday, July 13
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Jul 13, 6:00 PM -
Where1210 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
Description Can you describe all of the major nets used within Santa Clara County? Do you know which nets are used for mobilization and message passing? Can you describe the three operational levels of the Resource Net and the procedures for each level? Do you understand how all of the fields of the Message form are to be used? Do you know what you need in order to get started as a net control? This Fundamentals course covers basic operating principles that Santa Clara County hams responding as DSWs should know and understand. This is the second of two basic classes designed to get new hams feeling comfortable with city and county operating procedures. It is also an excellent introduction for experienced hams who are new to Santa Clara County operations and an excellent refresher for experienced Santa Clara County hams as well. Attendees must have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials.   Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Fire Station at 1210 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale. When you arrive, enter the driveway on the North side of the station and continue around to the back of the building. Park in the asphalt parking lot, not on the concrete. We will use the entrance facing the concrete lot. See the photo here.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency-issued ID) to be admitted. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 12. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes.  Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up.       
Tuesday, July 19
8:30 PM
 Training Net - Message Passing Practice
WhenTue, Jul 19, 8:30 PM -
WhereResource Net Repeaters
Description This is the monthly Message Passing Training Net held on the third Tuesday of each month. The training net will be be held on the Resource Net Repeaters (AA6BT 146.115, N6NAC 444.625, and W6ASH 440.800) which will be linked for the net. This net will consist of passing 3rd party messages.  The messages will be beginner to intermediate level with the use of prowords.  Read the job description for the positions. We will take participants in the order noted.  If you have volunteered in previous nets please let others have an opportunity to send and receive messages.  If positions are still open on Saturday prior to the net, then at that time previous senders/receivers may sign up. Expected Difficulty: Easy to Difficult It is recommended that you have taken the Message Passing Class to participate as a message sender or receiver; but, is not required if you have sufficient experience and understanding of SCCo message passing procedures, techniques and prowords. Message senders/receivers will be given a critique on their techniques and use of procedures. It is antipcipated that the messages will progress from easy to more difficult for each message sent.  The first message will be the easiest and the last more difficult. Anyone wishing to receive pre-event communications (plans for the net, advance look at messages to be used, etc.) should sign up. While not required, sign ups are encouraged  Everyone is encouraged to copy the messages being sent for practice. Several blank message forms will be needed.   If you have all the recommended go-kit forms you will be covered. https://www.scc-ares-races.org/operations/go-kit-forms.html
Thursday, July 21
6:00 PM
 Credential Equipment Evaluation
WhenThu, Jul 21, 6:00 PM -
WhereTBD
Description The activity is for those that need an equipment check for a Credential. You will need to bring all of your Go-Kit equipment for the credential level you need checked and all lower levels of equipment.  For example, if you need an F1 Equipment check you also need to bring F2 and F3 required items.  If you need a P2, you also need Field level equipment as well. Read the credential requirements to make sure you bring all the necessary items. After you sign-up, please send an email to credmgr@scc-ares-races.org with a Subject of: EQUIPMENT CHECK.  Include your name, call sign and which Equipment Check(s) you need :  Example: F1, P2, N3, S2, MAC, etc. This activity will most likely be held outdoors in a parking lot where equipment can be easily accessed from your vehicle. Schedule:  Please be on time, we will start without you if you are late.      1800 - Evaluators/ADECs only      1900 - All others (do not arrive before 1845) If you need an equipment check, but this day does not work for you, email credmgr@scc-ares-races.org so we can add your name to a list of those who still need an equipment check. More details will be provided before the event to those signed up.
Saturday, August 6
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Aug 6, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Course Details: Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials. Homework: For the post-class exercises, students will need to use a packet station to send and receive messages and answer questions about packet operations. The packet station can be one that the student owns or one that they borrow. It must be capable of connecting to at least one of the Packet BBSs via RF (2M, 220, or 440) Location of the training:  The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012. The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave. NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE: Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interactions, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.   Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 3. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz, the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.  
Thursday, August 11
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Aug 11, 7:00 PM -
WhereSanta Clara County EOC
Description Purpose: Discuss organizational and management ideas, strategies, best practices.  Synchronize planning, operations, expectations. Attendees: City ECs and AECs and county ADECs are welcome. Agenda: TBD Roundtable (All) Location: Santa Clara County EOC, 4th Floor, 55 W Younger Ave., San Jose (Sheriff's Bldg) Parking: Please park in the lot across the street from the Sheriff's building.
Saturday, August 13
8:00 AM
 RDF Search and Locate Mini-drill
WhenSat, Aug 13, 8:00 AM -
WhereCuesta Park, Mountain View
Description Scenario:  SCC ARES/RACES has been asked to provide and coordinate responders to assist a local agency in finding some lost radios with stuck transmitters in a city park.  Radio Direction Finding (RDF) techniques will be used to locate each transmitter. FUN Part: A 20 minute briefing and short introduction to RDF will be given at the park before the search teams are deployed.  Participants will self-organize into field teams of two or more people. Teams will need to maintain communications with Net Control.  A map will be provided and used to report grid-based locations. DRILL Part:  This event is being conducted as a “mini-drill” and will count for SCC MAC county drill event credit.  All radio operators are to follow county procedures for this event, including: Resource Net mobilization and demobilization, all required forms filled out, procedures, equipment, personal dress, etc. in order to receive drill credit). STAFFING Part: The ICP will include up to four NCO event operators, two NCO resource net operators, and command staff. RDF Equipment and Preparation: Please bring your own equipment if you have it.  If you don’t have any equipment and are interested in direction finding, you are quite welcome to attend. A limited amount RDF equipment will be available for “loan” during this event.  Please read up and be familiar with the Radio Direction Finding course material located under the Training and Events section of the county website.  A homework email will be sent to each participation - you need to complete the homework assignment. Covid Procedures: All participants will be required to follow all county and local Covid-19 health orders in force on the day of this event. Additional information: Plan to walk for 1.5 to 3 miles during the course of the 60 to 90 minute assignment on mostly paved park paths, some grass and/or dirt paths.  No hills.  Dress for the expected weather on the day of the event. Please bring sufficient water and food as for your personal needs. Bring appropriate personal sun protection.  Shorts are permitted at this event. No open toe shoes!!! Bring and wear your lime-yellow identification vest.  This is a very public location and you need to be clearly identified as a ham radio operator participating in the drill. If you have pedestrian 2m RDF equipment, please bring it Credential Evaluations: A limited number of S3, N3 and F3 evaluation positions will be available.  Please indicate your interest when you register for the event and contact k6fjc@arrl.net well prior to the event to confirm availability of an evaluation. Tentative Participant Schedule: 0800-0845, participants mobilize, travel, arrive and check-in at staging 0900-0920, incident Briefing, introduction to radio direction finding briefing and demonstration, personal safety and public awareness in a public park briefing, and field team break outs. 0920-1200, field team deployments 1200-1230, participants check out and demobilize LOCATION:  Cuesta Park, Mountain View.  Parking lot entrance at intersection of Cuesta Dr and Montalto Dr.  https://goo.gl/maps/yGNx8iQK9AQ2 Cardboard Shield Tube:  One of the simplest methods for performing direction finding is the body shield technique using a foil shield tube.  Here is what you need to build one: first, a handheld ham radio receiver or transceiver (e.g., an HT or a scanner) on a lanyard.  Go find a cardboard shipping tube that is sized with a large enough inner diameter so you radio fits inside the tube and a long length so your entire receiver + antenna can be fit entirely inside the tube, cut off any unnecessary amount of the cardboard tube. NOTE: the tube does not have to stay perfectly round and you can squeeze the tube if you need to.  Go get tin foil and cover the tube and one of the openings with four layers of foil.  Completely tape over the foil with duct, gaffers, or similar tape to protect the foil.  What you then have is a tubular faraday cage that is open at one end.  Holding vertically, you lower your radio into the tube with the lanyard until the signal of interest disappears.  We’ll show how to use the tube during the introduction. Note:  Please review the prior classroom material. 
Saturday, August 20
9:00 AM
 Shadowing - Type III
WhenSat, Aug 20, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Course Details: Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials. Handouts may be updated prior to the class, and those registered will be notified via email. Location of the training:  The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012. The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave. NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE: Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interactions, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.   Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 19.  Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz, the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.    
Saturday, August 27
9:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation
WhenSat, Aug 27, 9:00 AM -
WhereSanta Clara County EOC
Description Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill. This sign-up is for participation at the county level. You MUST have approval from your EC first. Exercise Details: See the drill description page for more details  - posted nearer the event date. Schedule: 09:00 - Briefing 09:30 - Station setup and familiarization 10:00 - 12:00 - Drill Activity 12:00 - 13:00 - Clean-up and Debrief Positions: There will be two types of radio 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 credentialed operators. Note: One Net Control must be an experienced NCO and able to handle a very busy net. This position must be approved by Staff The packet position in the county radio room is also non-stop action, plus you gain experience with a more complicated, two-station configuration. Again, preference is given to existing credentialed operators. We also have the need for some radio room support personnel to perform logging, EOC runner function, simulated message injection, and other functions. If you have volunteered in previous drills for a position in the last year, please let others have an opportunity to take that position first.  If positions are still open 2 weeks prior to the drill, then at that time previous participants may sign up. Directions: The County EOC is located on the 4th floor of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office, which is located at 55 W. Younger Ave., San Jose.  Park across the street. No permit is required on the weekend. Do NOT park in the visitor spots next to the Sheriff's office. Enter the front door and go to the window on the left. Inform the deputy that you need to go up to the 4th Floor EOC. Your ID will be checked. You need to be on the pre-approved list which is based on the sign-ups on this page. The deputy will unlock the door to your right. Go through the door and up the elevator to the fourth floor. Exit the elevator to the left. YOU WILL see the double doors for the EOC. Sign in at the reception counter. Then go to the right to find the radio room.    
Saturday, September 10
9:00 AM
 Cross-Band Repeating / Antenna Fundamentals
WhenSat, Sep 10, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Two topics are covered in this class: Cross-Band Repeating and Antenna Fundamentals.   Follow this link for the description and class materials for the Cross-Band Repeating class. Follow this link for the description and class materials for the Antenna Fundamentals class. Note: There are separate presentations for the Cross-Band Repeating section and the Antenna Fundamentals section. Be sure to print out one of each set.  Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the materials. Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. NOTE:  Please remember to bring your HTs and cross-band capable radios and manuals for the cross-band repeating class. Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012. The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave. NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 9.
Saturday, September 17
9:00 AM
 County-wide Communications Exercise
WhenSat, Sep 17, 9:00 AM -
WhereTo be determined
Description SAVE THE DATE  
Saturday, October 1
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part B
WhenSat, Oct 1, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Course Details: Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials. Homework: Packet Operations Type III, Part B is a follow-on course to Packet Operations Type III, Part A. It includes both lecture and hands-on packet activity. The lecture is focused on details of Outpost and PacFORMS setup. Message addressing within the Santa Clara County ARES/RACES BBS network is also discussed. For the post-class exercises, students will need to use a packet station to send and receive messages and answer questions about packet operations. The packet station can be one that the student owns or one that they borrow. It must be capable of connecting to at least one of the Packet BBSs via RF (2M, 220, or 440) Location of the training:  The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012. The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave. NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE: Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interactions, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.   Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 28.  Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz, the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.    
Saturday, October 15
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Oct 15, 9:00 AM -
WhereTo be determined
Description Prerequisites, Course Description, and Course Materials: See the Field Communicator Type III Part A page for complete information on prerequisites, course details, and to download the course materials. Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials. Handouts will be updated a few days prior to the class. Location:  To be determined. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE: Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interactions, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.   Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 14.  Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz, the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.  
Wednesday, October 19
6:00 PM
 Introduction to Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Oct 19, 6:00 PM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Congratulations! You just got your Ham Radio license and are anxious to get started... but how? There were plenty of new terms and concepts that you came across as you studied for your FCC exam, but what do they really mean? Puzzled by simplex vs. repeaters? Can't tell a PL tone from an offset? And, how do I get on the air with my radio? If this sounds like you, then this class – An Introduction to Emergency Communications – will give you plenty of the basics about your new hobby with hands-on exercises that should get you started with Ham Radio and Emergency Communications. This is the first of two basic courses designed to get new hams familiar with some common operating procedures, emergency communications, and getting on the air. Attendees must have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials.    Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave.  NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency-issued ID) to be admitted. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 18. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 WHO SIGN UP.  
Saturday, November 5
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations - Type II - Adv / Troubleshooting
WhenSat, Nov 5, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Course Details: Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials. Handouts may be updated prior to the class, and those registered will be notified via email. Homework: For the post-class exercises, students will need to use a packet station to send and receive messages and answer questions about packet operations. The packet station can be one that the student owns or one that they borrow. It must be capable of connecting to at least one of the Packet BBSs via RF (2M, 220, or 440) Location of the training:  The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012. The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave. NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE: Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interactions, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.   Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz, the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.    
Thursday, November 10
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Nov 10, 7:00 PM -
WhereSanta Clara County EOC
Description Purpose: Discuss organizational and management ideas, strategies, best practices.  Synchronize planning, operations, expectations. Attendees: City ECs and AECs and county ADECs are welcome. Agenda: TBD Roundtable (All) Location: Santa Clara County EOC, 4th Floor, 55 W Younger Ave., San Jose (Sheriff's Bldg) Parking: Please park in the lot across the street from the Sheriff's building.
Wednesday, November 16
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Nov 16, 6:00 PM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Can you describe all of the major nets used within Santa Clara County? Do you know which nets are used for mobilization and message passing? Can you describe the three operational levels of the Resource Net and the procedures for each level? Do you understand how all of the fields of the Message form are to be used? Do you know what you need in order to get started as a net control? This Fundamentals course covers basic operating principles that Santa Clara County hams responding as DSWs should know and understand. This is the second of two basic classes designed to get new hams feeling comfortable with city and county operating procedures. It is also an excellent introduction for experienced hams who are new to Santa Clara County operations and an excellent refresher for experienced Santa Clara County hams as well. Attendees must have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials.   Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012. The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave.  NOTE: Due to construction, parts of Olive Avenue may be closed, and we will not be able to park in front of the DPS building. Please park in one of the lots shown in green on the map. Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building. Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency-issued ID) to be admitted. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 15. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up.      
Saturday, November 19
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part B and Type II
WhenSat, Nov 19, 9:00 AM -
WhereTo be determined
Description Prerequisites, Course Description, and Course Materials: See the Field Communicator Type III Part B and Type II page for complete information on prerequisites, course details, and to download the course materials. Attendees should have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials. Handouts will be updated a few days prior to the class. Location:  To be determined. Click here for information about Covid precautions and in-person classes. NOTE: Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interactions, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.   Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 18. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz, the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.    
Saturday, December 10
9:00 AM
 2022 End of Year Summary
WhenSat, Dec 10, 9:00 AM -
WhereTo be determined
Description This class presents any training material that was updated in the current year.  Missed a class but still want to know what's new?  You can attend this class to get a quick overview of this year's changes.  Note that this class is not a substitute for taking the original class - only updated material will be covered.  Agenda: The high-level agenda is similar each year, although the specific topics covered will vary year to year.  We cover the following: A summary of things that changed over the past year Reinforce key information or procedures Preview things to come in the new year Course Details: The course details page, and the course handouts will be available a few days prior to the class.  Attendees must have their own printed or electronic copy of the course materials.  Intended Audience: Any new or experienced ARES/RACES members. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Location of the training: To be determined. NOTE: Sign-ups will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 9.  Class size is limited to the first 100 people who sign up.