Tuesday, October 19
8:30 PM
 Training Net - Message Passing Practice
WhenTue, Oct 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 from the moderator 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
Wednesday, November 3
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Nov 3, 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 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. 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 6
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations - Type II - Adv / Troubleshooting (Zoom)
WhenSat, Nov 6, 9:00 AM -
WhereZoom
Description The course description and handouts will be available via the link below. Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format) Attendees should have their own printed 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: This class will be conducted on-line via Zoom. A Zoom invitation will be sent to those who have signed up. 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. NOTE: Sign-ups will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 5.  Class size is limited to the first 50 people who sign up.  
Thursday, November 11
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Nov 11, 7:00 PM -
WhereSheriff's Office - 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:   More TBD Roundtable 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.
Tuesday, November 16
8:30 PM
 Training Net - Message Passing Practice
WhenTue, Nov 16, 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 from the moderator 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
Sunday, November 28
4:30 PM
 Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
WhenSun, Nov 28, 4:30 PM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description Assistance is needed for the Festival of Lights Parade.  Briefings will be around 4:45 to 5:50 so you can be on station for the 6 PM parade start.  Dress warmly, bring fresh batteries and join in the fun. 5 watt HT required and headset highly encouraged. Shadows will work on 440. There are three positions available: Checkpoint, Shadow and Net Control.  Shadows: up to 14 Shadows are required. Net Control: will be around 4-6.  When signing up, indicate your preference.  We will do the best we can to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to move hams to other positions based on the needs of the parade.  Thank you for understanding. Evaluations for N3 and S3 should be available at this event. We are still working out the details.
Saturday, December 11
9:00 AM
 2021 End of Year Summary (Zoom)
WhenSat, Dec 11, 9:00 AM -
WhereConducted via Zoom
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 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: This class will be conducted on-line via Zoom. A Zoom invitation will be sent to those who have signed up. NOTE: Sign-ups will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 10.  Class size is limited to the first 100 people who sign up.