Saturday, September 30
10:00 AM
 ICS/SEMS/NIMS Combo Class
WhenSat, Sep 30, 10:00 AM -
Where1000 Villa St., Mountain View
Description This is a combo class for ICS/SEMS/NIMS and fulfills ICS100, SEMS Intro, and IS700 classes.   It is being taught by Lynn Borwn, the former Emergency Manager of Mountain View.  If you are new to ARES/RACES or want a refresher for these subjects, this is the class for you.  The class will be in the Auditorium at 1000 Villa in Mountain View which is to the left of the main door. Although this is listed as City Training, the class is open to any Ham from Santa Clara County.  Sign up below so we know how many handouts to print.  For additional information, contact Phil Henderson at kf6zsq@yahoo.com. This class is open to the first 45 people who sign up.
Saturday, October 7
9:30 AM
 Los Altos Fall Festival Day 1
WhenSat, Oct 7, 9:30 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description Day 1 of a two-day Fall Festival in Los Altos.  Walk through the Festival and enjoy the vendor booths and music.  Choose from the morning, afternoon or both shifts. AM Shift: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM PM Shift:  1:00 PM - 5 PM
Saturday, October 7
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part B
WhenSat, Oct 7, 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. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the handouts.  NO handouts will be available at the training. Location of the training:  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 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 7
12:00 PM
 Packet TNC/Radio Deviation Tune-Up
WhenSat, Oct 7, 12:00 PM -
WhereSNY Public Safety HQ
Description This event is separate from the packet class.  You must sign up separately. Following the training class, we will have a calibrated service monitor available for anyone who wishes to check their TNC/radio for deviation or other parameters.  We will have 120V AC and 12V DC (Powerpoles) available.  We will also have adapters to connect to SMA, BNC, UHF and N-type connectors on your radio's antenna port. If you wish to check/adjust your radio/TNC, come prepared with: Radio (no antenna is required) TNC-to-radio cable TNC TNC-to-PC cable PC with PuTTY or Outpost/Ipserial or other terminal emulator Knowledge of how to put your TNC into calibration mode and produce mark and space or square-wave tones (read your manual and practice the steps before coming) Knowledge of how to set your radio frequency, tone, etc. Unless you are an expert with your TNC and radio, it is recommended to bring the manuals for both Important notes: If you wish to attend, you MUST sign up in advance.  Please arrive on time.  Anytime between 12:00 and 12:30 is fine. We can not let you in before noon because the training class will still be in session and we don't want to disturb the class.  If you arrive too late, we may not have time to work on your system before we have to vacate the room. 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 (Driver License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted.
Sunday, October 8
9:30 AM
 Los Altos Fall Festival Day 2
WhenSun, Oct 8, 9:30 AM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description Day 2 of a two-day Fall Festival in Los Altos.  Walk through the Festival and enjoy the vendor booths and music.  Choose from the morning, afternoon or both shifts. AM Shift: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM PM Shift:  1:00 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 PM
 Introduction to Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenTue, Oct 10, 6:00 PM -
WhereMorgan Hill 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 handouts.  NO handouts will be available at the training.   Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format) LOCATION:  Morgan Hill PD EOC/Training Room, 16200 Vineyard Blvd., Morgan Hill, CA 95037.  The training room is directly accessible from the parking lot. 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 30 people that sign up.
Thursday, October 12
7:00 PM
 EC Council Meeting Reminder
WhenThu, Oct 12, 7:00 PM -
WhereSanta Clara County EOC
Description Quarterly EC Council Meeting. Attended by City ECs / AECs / or their delegates. Review of upcoming drills or exercises, and any other relevant topics affecting both County and City RACES.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise County Positions
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: If you are taking part with your city/agency team setting up an alternate EOC radio room then sign up on the appropriate city page (the page will be created for each city/agency once an RVSP is received from the city EC). The signups on this page are for those participants who want a MAC Evaluation or want experience working in the alternate county EOC radio room.  You can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both pages -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor.  If your city is not participating then only sign up on this page. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Campbell
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Campbell team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Cupertino
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Cupertino team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Los Altos Hills
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Los Altos Hills team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Milpitas
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Milpitas team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Morgan Hill
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Morgan Hill team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of San Jose
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of San Jose team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM
 County-wide SET Exercise - City of Sunnyvale
WhenSat, Oct 14, 8:00 AM -
WhereEd Levin County Park-Milpitas
Description PLEASE READ: This signup is for the City of Sunnyvale team that will be establishing an alternate EOC radio room at the park. If you are from another city/agency please locate the page for your agency to sign up (a city/agency page will be created once an RVSP is received from the city EC). If you wish to also take part in a MAC evaluation or other county activity (Packet, Net Control, Shadow, or Field Ops) you can take part in both your city's/agency's alternate EOC and a county function by signing up on both this page and the county page -- just coordinate the schedule with both your EC/city shift supervisor and the county shift supervisor. SET: "Simulated Emergency Test" More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details. Individuals who do not have a current DSW registration with Santa Clara County ARES/RACES can register when they arrive at the drill.  Registering for DSW during check-in at the drill may delay check-in by as much as 20 minutes, so plan accordingly. If you are a registered county DSW, you are expected to use the Resource Net. Follow standard Resource Net procedures. If you are NOT a registered county DSW, simply check-in at Staging. The Resource Net is for registered county DSWs only.
Saturday, November 4
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations - Type II - Adv / Troubleshooting
WhenSat, Nov 4, 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 outlets. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the handouts.  NO handouts will be available at the training. 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 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.
Tuesday, November 14
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenTue, Nov 14, 6:00 PM -
WhereMorgan Hill 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 handouts.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format) LOCATION:  Morgan Hill PD EOC/Training Room, 16200 Vineyard Blvd., Morgan Hill, CA 95037.  The training room is directly accessible from the parking lot. Class size is limited to the first 30 people that sign up.
Sunday, November 26
4:30 PM
 Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
WhenSun, Nov 26, 4:30 PM -
WhereDowntown Los Altos
Description Assistance is needed for the Festival of Lights Parade.  Briefings will be around 4:45 to 5:51 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. In case of a rain-out (hasn't happened yet), the parade will be delayed to the following Sunday. There are four positions available: Checkpoint, Rover, Shadow and Net Control.  Shadows may be limited to 8, and 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 9
9:00 AM
 2017 End of Year Summary
WhenSat, Dec 9, 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.  Course materials will be posted prior to the class. 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. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the handouts.  No handouts will be available at the training. LOCATION: Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office Auditorium on the first floor of 55 W Younger St. San Jose. Class size is limited to the first 80 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.