South Sonoma County
Auxiliary Communication Service
Serving Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sonoma State University, surrounding areas, and provides relay traffic to the costal relays.
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South Sonoma County

Auxiliary Communication Service

About ACS

The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is a program created to supplement government emergency communications with professional, unpaid volunteer staff. ACS is not an amateur radio club. It is part of local government and operates under the authority of the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management.

About South Sonoma County ACS

The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is subdivided in to units serving geographical areas. The South Sonoma County Unit serves the communities of Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park and Sonoma State University.

Leadership

Unit Leader Eric Swanson WB6MVT 707-762-3118 H 707-478-3408 C
Assistant Harold Nygaard KD6WYF 707-763-0331 H 707-536-3285 C
Assistant David Pearson K6DBP 707-280-8499 C
Petaluma EOC John Barkdoll W6JEB 707-591-1323
Cotati EOC Harold Nygaard KD6WYF 707-763-0331 H 707-536-3285 C
Rohnert Park EOC Barbara Schrock K6BES 707-367-0106
SSU EOC {vacant}
Packet Susie Demarinis N6SED 707-782-0678
APRS Ed Jacobson W1EJ 707-364-4482
ATV Robert Belknap W7RAB 510-394-4890

Frequencies

Purpose Frequency
Tactical Repeater 146.910 – 88.5 PL
146.910 – 88.5 PL (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 147.405 Simplex
South County EOC-EOC /ATV 223.460 Simplex
Rohnert Park CERT Simplex 146.420 Simplex
County Emergency HF Day 7245 kHz
County Emergency HF Night 3915 kHz
State Weekly OES Net Wednesday 10:00 AM 7230 kHz

Nets

When What Frequency / Repeater
Mondays at 1900 hours Sonoma County ACS Net 146.730 – 88.5 PL
145.350 – 88.5 PL (alternate)
Mondays at 1915 hours South Sonoma County ACS Net 146.910 – 88.5 PL
Tuesdays at 1930 hours Sonoma-Mendocino Coast HF Net 3.928 MHz (or there about) 7.245 MHz (Emergency net day light frequency)

Downloads

ACS Manual
Volunteer Handbook
RMS Express ICS-213 Form for Sonoma County ACS
ACS_Packet_Manual

Links

Sonoma County Operational Area ACS
Earthquake Information USGS
Weather NOAA
Redwood Empire DX Association (REDXA)
Sonoma Mountain Repeater Society SMRS
Amateur Radio ARRL ARES
Winlink 2000 www.winlink.org
FEMA Independent Study: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100

Join ACS

ACS Level One Training Requirements (in addition to in-person training)
IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System IS-100
IS-700 ICS for National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction IS-700
ACS Level Two Training Requirements (in addition to in-person training)
IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Inital Action Incidents ICS-200
IS-800 ICS for National Response Framework, An Introduction IS-800
All FEMA Independent Study Courses FEMA Courses