Sunday, December 1
4:30 PM
 Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
WhenSun, Dec 1, 4:30 PM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description **Note** We are about full so signups are disabled at this time.  If you still want to join us, please send an email to jim_clark@pacbell.net and we can probably get you on the list.  ** 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. MAC evaluations may be available at this event.
Saturday, December 7
10:00 AM
 Annual Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade
WhenSat, Dec 7, 10:00 AM -
WhereSanta Cruz Ave@Main Los Gatos
Description The 63rd annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday,  December 7, 2019 in downtown Los Gatos, rain or shine. The parade starts at 11:00a and ends at approximately 1:30p. Again, this year, Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation, LG Lions Club, and the LG/MS PD have asked the LG/MS ARES-RACES group to provide a cadre of hams for help in providing communications during the parade in case of emergencies, as well as to help locate lost parents, children, and dogs. This is an easy way to help out the community, enjoy the parade (over 200 "floats", and put a smile on all of us “kids”). We would like to field a team of ARES Ham operators for this event. We usually have an equal number from Los Gatos/Monte Sereno and from other parts of Santa Clara County.  The positions include Incident Control, Planner, Logistics, Operations, Net Control, Scribe, and Rover. You will need a hand-held ham radio (5W output + spare battery). A better antenna than the standard “rubber ducky” is recommended. Wear an ARES or similar bright green vest and dress in layers as it is likely to be cold in the morning but may warm up. While it may rain, it has only once in 61 years. The streets will be closed at 9:00a so parking becomes a challenge as the morning progresses. Our Incident Command Post will be at the Town Plaza (corner of Main St and N. Santa Cruz Ave). In addition, we will have pop up tents with chairs, water, etc. on the grass outside for radio operations. Be sure to arrive before 10:00a. Allow extra time due to need to find parking. We will gather at the Incident Command Post (ICP) location at 10:00a for a briefing and confirmation of assignments. Have your radios programmed for the following frequencies:  * Resource Net = W6PIY 2m: 147.390 MHz, + offset, PL 151.4 Hz.  Resource net will be active by 9:00a for those who wish to checkin when leaving home.  Be sure to start your ICS-214 and 309 when you leave home. Best to bring them on a clipboard. * Primary Message Net (Parade 1) = 441.000 MHz (LG/MS Tac3). Optional PL 88.5 Hz when transmitting. Once you arrive at the ICP, you should sign in on the ICS-211, and switch to this Message Net. * Secondary Message Net (Parade 2) = 146.595 MHz (LG/MS Tac2). Optional PL 88.5 Hz when transmitting. Used when Message Net 1 is not available. * Tertiary Message Net (Parade 3) = 147.480 MHz (LG/MS Tac1). Optional PL 88.5 Hz when transmitting. Used when Message Nets 1 & 2 are not operational.  If you can not communicate on the current Message Net, contact Resource Net for instructions. To sign up, "click" the box below. For questions contact Peter Hertan at 1-408-315-0209 or K6PLH@yahoo.com.
Saturday, December 14
9:00 AM
 2019 End of Year Summary
WhenSat, Dec 14, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W Younger, Sheriff's Office
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.  The detailed course description and downloadable classroom materials will be available for download a few days prior to the class at the link below.  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the handouts.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Intended Audience: Any new or experienced hams or MACs.  This class is intended to provide updates on any new or updated materials presented in the current year..  It is NOT intended to be a review for already presented core classes.  This class will be different year to year as we update existing classes or add new materials. LOCATION: Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office Auditorium on the first floor of 55 W Younger St. San Jose. PARKING:  Please park in the large lot across the street from the Sheriff's office building.  Do NOT park next to the Sheriff's office.  (It's 2 hrs only and it needs to be open for folks who have business with the Sheriff.) 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 100 people that sign up. No coffee or food is allowed in the room, only water.
Saturday, December 14
12:00 PM
 County DSW Sign-Up
WhenSat, Dec 14, 12:00 PM -
Where55 W Younger Ave.
Description Santa Clara County Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Sign-Up Background (i.e. Why): The State Disaster Service Worker Volunteer program provides certain protections for volunteers helping in a disaster and in some training events.  Registration with the Santa Clara County DSW program is needed by anyone who will be activated under SCCo DSW rules.  This includes people participating in county-sponsored drills/exercises and, of course, real incidents.  In particular, it includes all Mutual Aid Communicators (MACs), hospital net operators, any anyone else who wishes to participate in county-sponsored events, whether those events are in your city or elsewhere. Who: This activity is for anyone who plans to participate in county sponsored exercises or be activated by the county for real emergency incidents (including *ALL* Mutual Aid Communicators and "hospital net" personnel) and who does NOT already have a DSW registration card with a 2020 expiration sticker on it. What: Immediately following the Year-End training class, we will have a group DSW registration session with a representative of the county Office of Emergency Services.  OES will administer the oath, sign your DSW form, and provide you with a new, signed DSW card with a 2020 expiration sticker. Note:  This is a separate sign-up from the training class that will take place in the same room from 09:00 to 12:00.  If you need to register for county DSW, sign up here, whether or not you plan to also attend the class.  This will give us a count of how many people to expect. How: Download the DSW form and the exemplar with instructions below.  Print out and fill in the DSW form according to the instructions in the examplar.  Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.  Your form must be legible to be accepted.  Bring the completed form with you to the registration event. DSW Registration Form Instructions for completing DSW Registration Form Also bring a clipboard or notepad or something else to write on when signing your form and when filling out the DSW ID card that you will receive at the event.  There may not be any tables available. When: We will start immediately after the training class is finished (approximately 12 Noon).  If you are not attending the training class, please remain OUTSIDE the room until the class is finished in order to minimize disruption of the class. Where: Sheriff's auditorium, 1st floor, 55 W Younger Ave., San Jose (Sheriff's Office Building). Park across the street (no permit is required on the weekend).  Do NOT park next to the Sheriff's office.
Tuesday, December 17
8:30 PM
 Training Net - Message Passing Practice
WhenTue, Dec 17, 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 a few days before 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, January 1
8:00 AM
 Los Altos New Year's Day Fun Run
WhenWed, Jan 1, 8:00 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description The annual Fun Run in downtown Los Altos.  Usually Los Altos hams only, but others are welcome.  This is a low-key event (i.e. don't expect a lot of documentation like the Festival of Lights parade...).  Headset nice, but not required (it's not that noisy). We meet at 8:00, deploy around 8:30, the event starts at 9:00 and the streets are opened by 11 AM.  Join us for an early cup of coffee and welcome in the new year!
Saturday, January 4
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Jan 4, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Prerequisite:  Familiarity with the Introduction to Emergency Communications course materials is highly recommended.  Attendance of Fundamentals of Emergency Communincations is required. The course description and handouts are available via the link below and will be updated prior to the class. Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format) Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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.
Saturday, February 1
9:00 AM
 Net Control - Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Feb 1, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and materials are available via the link below. Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training. LOCATION: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. That location is given below. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave. Thomas Brothers Map 832-D1 Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Class size is limited to the first 55 people that 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.
Saturday, February 8
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part B and Type II
WhenSat, Feb 8, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Prerequisite:  Field Operations Type III, Part A The course description and handouts are available via the link below and will be updated prior to the class. Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format) Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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.
Saturday, February 8
9:00 AM
 Introduction to Emergency Communications
WhenSat, Feb 8, 9:00 AM -
WhereCupertino City Hall/EOC
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 should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.   Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 THAT SIGN UP Location: Cupertino EOC,  10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino
Thursday, February 13
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Feb 13, 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:  TBA 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, February 22
10:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - CITY participation
WhenSat, Feb 22, 10:00 AM -
WhereCounty and City
Description Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill.  This sign-up is for participation at the city level.  If you are participating in the drill at the city level, and your city has established it's own event to capture sign-ups, then sign-up on your city's event.  If not, then you can sign up here.
Saturday, February 22
9:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation
WhenSat, Feb 22, 9:00 AM -
WhereSCC 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: The drill description page will be provided prior to the drill. 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 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 MACs and MITs.  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 is 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 MACs and MITs. We also have the need for some radio room support personnel to perform logging, EOC runner function, simulated message injection, and other functions. MAC Evaluations:  MAC Evaluations may be offered for the N3, N2, P3 and P2 qualifications, 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, 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. 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, March 7
9:00 AM
 Net Control - Type III, Part B
WhenSat, Mar 7, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and materials are available via the link below. Click here to see the course description and the course materials (PDF format)  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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.
Saturday, March 14
9:00 AM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications
WhenSat, Mar 14, 9:00 AM -
WhereCupertino City Hall/EOC
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 use? 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 should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 THAT SIGN UP Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) LOCATION: Cupertino EOC, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino
Wednesday, March 25
8:00 AM
 Statewide Medical Health Exercise (2019 SWMHE)
WhenWed, Mar 25, 8:00 AM -
WhereVaries, see sign-ups
Description This is the rescheduled 2019 annual Statewide Medical Health Exercise (SWMHE). Event Details:  See the 2019 Statewide Medical Health Exercise details page. Sign-ups:  Are currently disabled.  They will be enabled closer to the event. Only sign up for a Hospital location if you are familiar with that facility.  Consult with the Hospital Net coordinator before signing up at the MHJOC.
Saturday, April 4
9:00 AM
 Net Control - Type II
WhenSat, Apr 4, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts are available via the link below. Click here to view the course description and download the course materials (PDF format)  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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.
Saturday, May 2
9:00 AM
 Message Passing - Tabletop
WhenSat, May 2, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts are available via the link below. Good message passing skills are critical to effective communications. This class will start with a review of basic message passing skills and work up through tips and techniques for accurate and clear communications.  It will include numerous exercises for practicing learned skills and techniques. Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format)  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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, May 14
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, May 14, 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:  TBA 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, May 23
10:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - CITY participation
WhenSat, May 23, 10:00 AM -
WhereCounty and City
Description Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill.  This sign-up is for participation at the city level.  If you are participating in the drill at the city level, and your city has established it's own event to capture sign-ups, then sign-up on your city's event.  If not, then you can sign up here.
Saturday, May 23
9:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation
WhenSat, May 23, 9:00 AM -
WhereSCC 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: The drill description page will be provided prior to the drill. 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 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 MACs and MITs.  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 is 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 MACs and MITs. We also have the need for some radio room support personnel to perform logging, EOC runner function, simulated message injection, and other functions. MAC Evaluations:  MAC Evaluations may be offered for the N3, N2, P3 and P2 qualifications, 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, 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. 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, June 6
9:00 AM
 Event Planning Table Top
WhenSat, Jun 6, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description This class will address the skills and planning activities necessary to create the plans for drills, public service events, and activations.  The class will include interactive table-top exercises.  Prerequisites:  Must have completed any of the level 2 classes in any of the following areas; Field Ops, Net Control, Packet, and Shadowing.  This class is strongly suggested for ECs and AECs. The course description and classroom materials are available via the link below. Event Planning Table Top - course description and materials This is an advanced level class and does require some pre-class homework. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 40 people that 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.
Wednesday, June 10
6:00 PM
 Introduction to Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Jun 10, 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 should bring their own printed copy of the handouts.  NO handouts will be available at the training.   Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format) LOCATION:  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave. Thomas Brothers Map 832-D1 Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Class size is limited to the first 50 people that sign up.
Wednesday, July 8
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Jul 8, 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 use? 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 should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) LOCATION:  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave. Thomas Brothers Map 832-D1 Class attendees will be admitted by showing a photo ID (agency issued ID or Drivers License) to the Records staff. Class size is limited to the first 50 people that sign up.
Saturday, August 1
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Aug 1, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts are available via the link below. Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format)  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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 13
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Aug 13, 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:  TBA 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 22
10:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - CITY participation
WhenSat, Aug 22, 10:00 AM -
WhereCounty and City
Description Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill.  This sign-up is for participation at the city level.  If you are participating in the drill at the city level, and your city has established it's own event to capture sign-ups, then sign-up on your city's event.  If not, then you can sign up here.
Saturday, August 22
9:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation
WhenSat, Aug 22, 9:00 AM -
WhereSCC 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: The drill description page will be provided prior to the drill. 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 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 MACs and MITs.  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 is 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 MACs and MITs. We also have the need for some radio room support personnel to perform logging, EOC runner function, simulated message injection, and other functions. MAC Evaluations:  MAC Evaluations may be offered for the N3, N2, P3 and P2 qualifications, 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, 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. 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 12
9:00 AM
 Shadowing - Type III
WhenSat, Sep 12, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts are available via the link below. Click here complete course information, including downloadable course materials Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts were updated on 07/30/2019. 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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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.
Saturday, September 19
9:00 AM
 Cross-Band Repeating / Antenna Fundamentals
WhenSat, Sep 19, 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 bring their own printed copy of the materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. NOTE:  Please remember to bring your HT's 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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 55 people that 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.
Saturday, October 3
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part B
WhenSat, Oct 3, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Prerequisite:  Packet Operations Type III, Part A The course description and materials are available via the link below. Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format) 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 set up.  Message addressing within the Santa Clara County ARES/RACES BBS network is also discussed. Students are encouraged to bring their own packet equipment for the hands on activities.  Use of dummy loads is encouraged since the class BBS will be located in the classroom. A list of classroom activities will be provided.  If you do not have packet eqyuipment you can complete the course exercises using a laptop with Wi-Fi capability. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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. 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, November 7
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations - Type II - Adv / Troubleshooting
WhenSat, Nov 7, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
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 are STRONGLY encouraged to bring battery operated stations.  There are not enough power outlets. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  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 physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. 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 50 people that 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, November 12
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Nov 12, 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:  TBA 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.
Thursday, November 19
8:00 AM
 Statewide Medical Health Exercise (SWMHE)
WhenThu, Nov 19, 8:00 AM -
WhereVaries, see sign-ups
Description This is the annual Statewide Medical Health Exercise (SWMHE). Event Details:  TBD. Sign-ups:  Are currently disabled.  They will be enabled closer to the event. Only sign up for a Hospital location if you are familiar with that facility.  Consult with the Hospital Net coordinator before signing up at the MHJOC.
Saturday, December 12
9:00 AM
 2020 End of Year Summary
WhenSat, Dec 12, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W Younger, Sheriff's Office
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.  The detailed course description and downloadable classroom materials will be available for download a few days prior to the class at the link below.  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the handouts.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Intended Audience: Any new or experienced hams or MACs.  This class is intended to provide updates on any new or updated materials presented in the current year..  It is NOT intended to be a review for already presented core classes.  This class will be different year to year as we update existing classes or add new materials. LOCATION: Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office Auditorium on the first floor of 55 W Younger St. San Jose. 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 100 people that sign up. No coffee or food is allowed in the room, only water.