Wednesday, June 26
9:00 AM
 Golden Eagle Exercise - 2024
WhenWed, Jun 26, 9:00 AM -
WhereSCCo EOC & Hellyer Park
Description The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (BAUASI), Golden Eagle Exercise will take place on Wednesday, June 26th. This is Santa Clara Counties portion of this exercise. See event page for more details. For Santa Clara County the exercise will simulate a Commodity Point Of Distribution (C-POD) at Hellyer Park. RACES will provide communications with the County EOC from the C-POD location.  There may also be some communciations between the County EOC and regional/state assets which may or may not be part of Golden Eagle, primarily on HF SHARES frequencies. Operators and evaluators (these are not Credential evaluators but rather drill process/procedure evaluators) will be needed at both the POD location and the County EOC. At the County EOC, preference will be given to those holding an ERO Endorsement. At the C-POD location, preference will be given to those with N3 and P3 credentials. More details will be provided nearer the date of the exercise. If you want to sign-up for a position at this exercise contact the DEC for approval at:   cro@scc-ares-races.org No RACES Credential evaluations will be offered.
Wednesday, June 26
8:00 AM
 Golden Eagle Exercise - 2024 - San Jose
WhenWed, Jun 26, 8:00 AM -
WhereEmma Prusch Park, San Jose
Description San Jose RACES along with organizations accross the bay area will be participating in the Golden Eagle 2024 full-scale exercise. San Jose RACES part in the exercise will be to provide additional communication channels via WEN and amateur radio between a CPOD (community points of distribution) field site and a DOC (disaster operations center) field site.  Both sides are planned to be setup in Emma Prusch Farm Park (https://maps.app.goo.gl/GbyA5dxXZrSa2JgE7) While other players (ex. CERT, PD, DOT, etc...) will have specific duties and objectives at each, San Jose RACES will be demonstrating the following capabilities and more Setup, and demonstration of WEN connectivity between the CPOD and DOC. Demonstration of WEN VOIP, internet hotspot, and document capture/printing capabilities Domonstration of amateur radio message passing capabilities between the  sites More details to come as we plan the exercise.
Wednesday, July 3
8:00 PM
 Morgan Hill 4th of July Fireworks Watch - Wednesday July 3rd
WhenWed, Jul 3, 8:00 PM -
WhereMorgan Hill Police Department
Description This is a great opportunity for new radio operators to get experience in a low key setting!   Morgan Hill will deploy 3 fireworks patrols to watch and report observed fireworks in  designated neighborhoods.  Each patrol will be a combined CERT and amateur radio pair.  Each patrol will be provided a LED attention getting flashing beacon and magnetic door signs for their vehicle.  The focus is be visible and to report observations. In past years the apperance of the watch patrols has suppressed just about all fireworks activity keeping our hillside communities fire safe. All participants will be sworn in as Morgan Hill disaster service workers, and this exercise will provide practice for windshield assessments and field communications.  
Thursday, July 4
12:30 PM
 Almaden Lake Park - July 4th Festival
WhenThu, 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.
Thursday, July 4
8:00 PM
 Morgan Hill 4th of July Fireworks Watch - Thursday July 4th
WhenThu, Jul 4, 8:00 PM -
WhereMorgan Hill Police Department
Description This is a great opportunity for new radio operators to get experience in a low key setting!   Morgan Hill will deploy 3 fireworks patrols to watch and report observed fireworks in  designated neighborhoods.  Each patrol will be a combined CERT and amateur radio pair.  Each patrol will be provided a LED attention getting flashing beacon and magnetic door signs for their vehicle.  The focus is be visible and to report observations. In past years the apperance of the watch patrols has suppressed just about all fireworks activity keeping our hillside communities fire safe. All participants will be sworn in as Morgan Hill disaster service workers, and this exercise will provide practice for windshield assessments and field communications.  
Friday, July 5
8:00 PM
 Morgan Hill 4th of July Fireworks Watch - Friday July 5th
WhenFri, Jul 5, 8:00 PM -
WhereMorgan Hill Police Department
Description This is a great opportunity for new radio operators to get experience in a low key setting!   Morgan Hill will deploy 3 fireworks patrols to watch and report observed fireworks in  designated neighborhoods.  Each patrol will be a combined CERT and amateur radio pair.  Each patrol will be provided a LED attention getting flashing beacon and magnetic door signs for their vehicle.  The focus is be visible and to report observations. In past years the apperance of the watch patrols has suppressed just about all fireworks activity keeping our hillside communities fire safe. All participants will be sworn in as Morgan Hill disaster service workers, and this exercise will provide practice for windshield assessments and field communications.  
Saturday, July 6
9:00 AM
 Message Passing - Tabletop
WhenSat, Jul 6, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Course Details: Click here for the course details, including pre-class homework and in-class course materials 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 Department of Public Safety at 700 All America Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's 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, July 5.  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, July 6
8:00 PM
 Morgan Hill 4th of July Fireworks Watch - Saturday July 6th
WhenSat, Jul 6, 8:00 PM -
WhereMorgan Hill Police Department
Description This is a great opportunity for new radio operators to get experience in a low key setting!   Morgan Hill will deploy 3 fireworks patrols to watch and report observed fireworks in  designated neighborhoods.  Each patrol will be a combined CERT and amateur radio pair.  Each patrol will be provided a LED attention getting flashing beacon and magnetic door signs for their vehicle.  The focus is be visible and to report observations. In past years the apperance of the watch patrols has suppressed just about all fireworks activity keeping our hillside communities fire safe. All participants will be sworn in as Morgan Hill disaster service workers, and this exercise will provide practice for windshield assessments and field communications.  
Wednesday, July 10
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Jul 10, 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 Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 700 All America Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's 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. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9.  
Saturday, July 13
9:30 AM
 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival - Saturday
WhenSat, Jul 13, 9:30 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description This is a two-day event.  This entry is for Saturday, July 13.  If you want to sign up for Sunday, go here.  Evaluations for F3 and N3 are available on Saturday. See the note below. 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 9:30 to 2:00 PM.  The PM shift will run from 1:30 PM to 6:00 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.
Sunday, July 14
9:30 AM
 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival - Sunday
WhenSun, Jul 14, 9:30 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description This is a two-day event.  This entry is for Sunday, July 14.  If you want to sign up for Saturday, go here. Evaluations may be offered both days.  If you request an evaluation, be sure to read the note at the end of this description.  Evaluations are dependent on the availability of evaluators. 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 9:30 to 2:00 PM.  The PM shift will run from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM.  Note: We may be offering evaluations, so stay tuned.  They may be available for Saturday only, but please check back.
Tuesday, July 16
8:30 PM
 Training Net - Message Passing Practice
WhenTue, Jul 16, 8:30 PM -
WhereResource Net Repeaters
Description This is the quarterly Tuesday evening Training Net. The training net will be be held on the Resource Net Repeaters (AA6BT 146.115, N6NAC 444.625, and W6ASH 145.270) 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.  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. You should expect that the first message to be passed will only include prowords required in F3 evaluations (see page 36 of the Credentialing Program Handbook). Overall, it is anticipated 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.shtml
Saturday, July 20
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Jul 20, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W. Younger, Ave., San Jose
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:  This class will be held in the Sheriff's Auditorium in the County Sheriff's building at 55 W. Younger Ave. in San Jose. Park in the large lot across the street from the building. Do not park in the smaller lot next to the building.. What You Need To Bring: HT with plenty of battery for 3 hours. You should be able to operate on extra low power, so it shouldn't be a problem. Minimum of earbud or headphones, so we don't bother others with radio chatter. A headset (headphones with boom microphone) is recommended for best audio quality (hearing and speaking). If you come without a headset or earbud you will be asked to leave. Course slides: Bring your own copy of the course slides--either printed or on a tablet or PC. Clipboard or other writing surface. There may not be tables, only chairs, in the room. Printed copies of all other course materials (see the course description page for all course materials - link above). The in-class exercises will require you to write on the various forms. Water, as you desire.  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 40 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 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 3
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Aug 3, 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 at 700 All America in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's license of 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.  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 8
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Aug 8, 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 (will be pubished the week before meeting) 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. The front doors of the Sheriff's office are locked at 6pm. You will need to push the buzzer to the right of the double doors to gain entrance and provide your name.  We will provide a list of attendees before the meeting.  EVERYONE will need to sign up here in advance to be on that list by Monday 8/5 at 6pm.
Saturday, August 17
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part B and Type II
WhenSat, Aug 17, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W. Younger, Ave., San Jose
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:  This class will be held in the Sheriff's Auditorium in the County Sheriff's building at 55 W. Younger Ave. in San Jose. Park in the large lot across the street from the building. Do not park in the smaller lot next to the building.      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 40 people who sign up. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 16. 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 24
9:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation
WhenSat, Aug 24, 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. 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. The front door is locked on weekends, you will need to use the button on the right hand side of the double doors to get buzzed into the lobby. 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 for the drill. Your ID will be checked. You are on the pre-approved list which is based on the sign-ups on this page. The deputy will buzz you into 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 doors for the EOC. Sign in at the reception counter. Then go down the hall to the right to find the radio room.   Sign-ups will close at 7am on Thursday August 22th.  
Saturday, August 24
9:00 AM
 Morgan Hill Quarterly Communications Drill
WhenSat, Aug 24, 9:00 AM -
WhereMHPD EOC
Description Our scenario is being developed.  We will use packet and voice to send status reports and requests for resources to the county.  We will use voice to send status, local observations, and resource requests between the field CERT teams and the City EOC.
Saturday, August 31
8:00 AM
 Ham Cram (for Technician License) - open to the general public
WhenSat, Aug 31, 8:00 AM -
WhereEl Camino Hospital Mt. View
Description The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno ARES/RACES group is planning their 26th “Ham Cram” class as a public service to all who wish to support their family and community in an Emergency (or Public Service Events). The class is designed for CERT and other neighborhood groups whose members are interested in getting a ham license but is also a great way to increase the ranks of local ARES-RACES teams.  We encourage all of our Ham Cram graduates to continue with the County Introduction to and Fundamentals of Emergency Communications classes and all other County ARES-RACES offerings for building and maintaining emergency radio skills. It is an instructor-led Ham Cram with 4-6 instructors for the day.  The slides were originally created by the Saratoga Amateur Radio Assocation (SARA) and, of course, have been updated for the current 2022-2026 Question Pool. There have been well over 500 graduates since 2016 with a pass rate of over 90%.  Attendees come principally from Santa Clara County, but have included individuals from San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Sacramento counties, among others, between the ages of 12 and 92, with and without technical skills. The class starts promptly at 08:00 and ends at 16:00 with lunch and other breaks.  The FCC Volunteer Examiners (SVVE.org) take over at 16:00 to conduct the FCC testing process, which is now entirely on-line, though the class is in-person. The class will be held at El Camino Hospital's Mountain View facility, in conference rooms A & B. Parking is available on-site. A map will be provided to those who sign up.  Full information can be found at LG/MS Ham Cram Technician Class Flyer on Google Drive. SIGNUPS ARE CURRENTLY WELCOME BUT NOT THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. Instead, contact Peter Hertan, K6PLH@yahoo.com, to sign up.
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM
 Cross-Band Repeating / Antenna Fundamentals
WhenSat, Sep 7, 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. Location of the training: The location for this training is Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 700 All America Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendess may need to show a photo ID (driver's license of 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 6.
Saturday, September 21
8:30 AM
 County-wide Communication Exercise
WhenSat, Sep 21, 8:30 AM -
WhereTBD
Description The annual County-wide Communications Exercise for 2024 will be held on September 21. Please save the date on your calendar, and check back here for the exercise details and sign-ups in August or September.
Saturday, October 5
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part B
WhenSat, Oct 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. 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 at 700 All Amerca Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's 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, October 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.    
Wednesday, October 16
6:00 PM
 Introduction to Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Oct 16, 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 Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 700 All America Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's 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. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15.
Saturday, November 2
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations - Type II - Adv / Troubleshooting
WhenSat, Nov 2, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvalu 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 of the training is the Sheriff's Auditorium  at Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 700 All America Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's 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, October 30. 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 7
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Nov 7, 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 (will be pubished to the EC list the week before meeting) 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. The front doors of the Sheriff's office are locked at 6pm. You will need to push the buzzer to the right of the double doors to gain entrance and provide your name.  We will provide a list of attendees before the meeting.  EVERYONE will need to sign up here in advance to be on that list by Monday evening 11/4.
Wednesday, November 13
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Nov 13, 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 Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 700 All America Way in Sunnyvale. Class attendees may need to show a photo ID (driver's 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. Sign-ups will be closed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14.  
Saturday, November 16
9:00 AM
 County EOC Radio Room Orientation
WhenSat, Nov 16, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W. Younger Ave., San Jose
Description   Prerequisites, Course Description, and Course Materials: Please read the EOC Radio Room Orientation page for complete information on prerequisites, course details, and course materials. We will follow the prerequisites closely for this class. Location:  This class will be held in the EOC, located in the County Sheriff's building at 55 W. Younger Ave. in 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. Push the button on the intercom outside the front door to the building, and inform the deputy that you need to go up to the 4th floor EOC for a training class. After asking your name and verifying that you’re on the attendees list, the deputy will unlock the front door.  Enter and go to the window on the left. 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 down the hall to the right, past the radio room, to the main EOC room. 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 Tuesday, November 12.            
Sunday, December 1
4:00 PM
 Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
WhenSun, Dec 1, 4:00 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: eight 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. DSW Information: DSW  coverage for the County of Santa Clara -or- the City of Los Altos is required.  If you do not have either of these, you will be sworn in at the event.  Non-DSW personnel are required to arrive 15-30 minutes because of this.
Saturday, December 14
9:00 AM
 2024 End of Year Updates
WhenSat, Dec 14, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W. Younger, Ave., San Jose
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: This class will be held in the Sheriff's Auditorium in the County Sheriff's building at 55 W. Younger Ave. in San Jose. Park in the large lot across the street from the building. Do not park in the smaller lot next to the building. NOTE: Sign-ups will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 13.  Class size is limited to the first 100 people who sign up.