ARES Web Links

The following links may be useful to you in connection with your AREAS activities:

Southern Peninsula Emergency Communications System (SPECS)

Santa Clara County ARES/RACES

ARRL Santa Clara Valley Section

Loma Pioneer Repeater Club

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Sign-up for Monday night VHF net

Sign up for Monday night UHF Net

PacFORMS Update for MV CERT - 10-09-17

Mountain View Antenna Drops

Webmaster Phil Henderson (KF6ZSQ@yahoo.com)

Events

Current

Next Drill Event: The CERT/ARES drill is on Saturday, October 21, from 1300 to 1700.   We need voice and Packet operators for the 9 CERT Command Posts and also for Net Control at 1000 Villa.   New Hams (or those with limited experience) will be placed with an experienced Ham.   At lease two Damage Assessment reports will be expected from each CERT.   These can be done by Packet or Voice if no Packet is available.   In addition, a Fire Department truck will be visiting each CERT CP, like was on last year.   Both the CERTs and FD benefitted from those visits.

Note, if you already signed up on the CERT list and you are going to operate a radio or packet station, PLEASE SIGN UP ON THIS LIST ALSO.   We need to know who will be operating so we can provide you with up to date instructions.

To Sign Up, Go to: http://www.k6mtv.org/events/DrillSignup.html.

Past

CREEK SURVEY DRILL
On February 18, 2017, we participated in the county wide drill, and our drill was to do a survey of the Stevens and Permanente Creeks at prescribed survey locations and record the real status of the creeks.   The goals were to report the status of the information via simplex and repeater radios to net control and take pictures up and down stream.   Mountain View CERT members were invited to assist as observers. The photographic results at each survey location can be viewed at this URL:
Creek Survey Pictures

Resources

Frequencies for Programming Radios

Santa Clara Co. Frequencies - These frequencies are organized by City in Santa Clara County and were prepared by Jerry Haag (SK) to match the order of frequencies programmed into the radios in the ARES shack in Mountain view.   The format is Excel, XLS.

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties frequencies - There are two sheets to this Excel (XLSX) file.   The first has Santa Clara County frequencies from the County website and they are sorted numerically.   The list is separated into Frequently Used, VHF, UHV and Packet.   The Frequently used frequencies are repeated in the subsequent sections.   The second sheet contains Frequently Used, VHF, UHV and Packet frequencies for San Mateo County.   There is no guarantee that I have captured all of the SMC frequencies.   Note that both sheets are laid out so that you can print a frequency sheet. You will have to do some re-formating to match your radio programming program requirements.   Prepared by Phil Henderson.

ICS Forms (PDF format)

ICS-205 MTV Communications Plan

ICS-211A MTV RACES Sign-in

ICS-213 MTV Damage Summary, 3-26-14 CERT

ICS-213 General Message Form. 3-26-14

ICS-214 MTV Unit Log

ICS-309 MTV Communications Log

ICS-314 MTV Windshield Damage Survey

911 Emergency Message Form

Current roster of net participants (ICS 211A)

PDF File (New Format, 10-08-17)

Net Control Scripts

MV Script for Monday night net (from K6MTV) (.PDF)

MV Script for Monday night net (from remote location) (.PDF)

Practice Recording Call Signs with Audio Recordings

Training Presentations

K6MTV Station Operations (.PDF)

Operating in an Amateur Radio Net (3-26-16)

Principles of Net Control (.PDF)

Principles of Message Passing (.PDF)

Introduction to HF Comms June 25, 2016 - 5.9 MB Acrobat files 2 Slides per Page OR 4 Slides per Page

Hams and Red Cross (large file) (.PDF)

CERT/Ham Communications (large file)

Disaster Service Workers/RACES Activation - 05/20/17 (.PDF, 4 slides/pg)

DSW Guide to Worker's Compensation (.PDF)

Amateur Packet Radio/CERT in Santa Clara County

Powerpoint Presentation (.PPT)

Adobe Format (.PDF)

SEMS/NIMS Combo Class

On-Line Courses

Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001)

IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

Map of the World from Mountain View (.PDF)

Map of Bay Area from Mountain View (.PDF)