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General information about South Sonoma County ACS

Date

Time

Event

Location

Driving instructions

Every Monday

1915

Weekly ACS Net

146.91R – 88.5

Check in Monday night at 1915 hours for the latest information. See “Nets” section for details.


General Information

Unit Leader:

Eric Swanson (WB6MVT)

Assistant Unit Leaders:

Harold Nygaard (KD6WYF); Petaluma

Rick Sealock (N6GY); RP, Cotati, SSU

EOC Coordinators:

Cotati: Paul Kidd (KK6H)

 

Petaluma: Matt (KE6LPO)

 

Rohnert Park: John (KK6FAD)

 

Sonoma State Univ.: Susan (N3SU)

Coordinated EOC Radio Tests

Unit Leader Meetings

To be added

Nets

When

What

Frequency/Repeater

Mondays at 1900 hours

Sonoma County ACS Net

146.730 – pl88.5

145.350 – pl88.5 (alternate)

Mondays at 1915 hours

South Sonoma County ACS Net

146.910 – pl88.5

Tuesdays at 1930 hours

Sonoma-Mendocino Coast HF Net

3.928MHz (or there about)

7.245MHz (Emergency net day light frequency)

 

 

 

Frequencies

Purpose

Frequency

Tactical Repeater

146.910 – pl88.5

146.910 – PL 88.5 (decode) Simplex if Repeater fails

 

Tactical Simplex – EOC TO EOC

146.550 Simplex

Resource Simplex Petaluma

147.495 Simplex

Resource Simplex Rohnert Park, Cotati, SSU

 

South County EOC-EOC /ATV

147.405 Simplex

 

223.460 Simplex

Rohnert Park CERT Simplex

146.420 Simplex

 

 

County Emergency HF Days

County Emergency HF Night

STATE WEEKLY OES NET WEDNESDAY 1000AM

 

 

7245Khz

3915Khz

7230Khz



Links

Sonoma County Operational Area ACS

 Earthquake Information USGS

Weather NOAA

Redwood Empire DX Association [(REDXA) [the DX Ham Club on HF]  http://www.redxa.com

Sonoma Mountain Repeater Society SMRS

Amateur Radio ARRL ARES

 Winlink 2000 www.winlink.org

TRAINING – ACS

Level One is the entry requirements volunteers have to complete to become qualified as Radio Operators in the Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS).
Level One training requires:
•IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System.
•IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction .
•Introduction to the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).
•ACS Mission, Structure and Organization.
•ACS Alert and Mobilization Procedures.

FEMA Independent Study: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100

FEMA Independent Study: IS-700 Introduction to NIMS http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a

LEVEL 2

Level Two training is for ACS volunteers who have completed at least 6 of the following:
•Checked into radio nets.
•Attended local meetings.
•Completed optional/suggested training events.

And been through at least one activation, exercise or public service event.
Level Two requires completion of:
•Level One.
•Formal Message Handling.
•Net Control Operation.
•EOC Orientation.
•IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents .
•IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction .

A message handling and net control operations class is offered on the first Saturday of August.
EOC Orientations are offered quarterly through Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services,
Emergency Management Division.  Contact your Unit Leader to learn how to sign up for the
EOC Orientations.  IS-200 and IS-800 are offered online for free through the Federal
Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Independent Study Program, links below.
Please email a copy of your certificate to your Unit Leader for your personnel file.

IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Inital Action Incidents ICS-200

IS-800 NATIONAL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.b

LEVEL 3

Level Three is offered to ACS members who server or have a desire to serve in a leadership role.
Level Three requires:
•Completion of Level Two.
•Working with Agencies.
•Volunteer Management.
•Public Safety Communications Systems.
If you are interested in Level Three, use your chain of command to work with the Operations Assistant Radio Officer.  Below are some online courses through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Independent Study Program that will assist in accomplishing Level Three requirements:

IS-244.B: Developing and Managing Volunteers
http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-244.b

IS-802: Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #2 – Communications
http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-802

All FEMA Independent Study Courses FEMA Courses

 


People To Contact

Unit leader – WB6MVT (Eric)

Packet Station and APRS – K6ETA Steve 

ATV – Susie KJ6ORL

Training – If interested contact Eric WB6MVT

Hospital Net – WB6MVT (Eric)

Web Site Maintenance – N6GY (Rick) (rickseal@sonic.net)