OCRACES

County of Orange (California)
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service


Orange County Sheriff's Department
Communications & Technology Division


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Net Control Assignments

All 2-meter nets listed below start precisely at 1900 hours. On the fourth Monday, immediately following the 2-meter net, net control will run a roll-call-only net (no announcements) on the designated 70-centimeter repeater, followed by a roll call on the 6-meter repeater, followed by a roll call on the 1¼-meter repeater, and followed by a roll call on the 10-meter repeater. On general meeting nights, the assigned net-control operator may conduct the net from the OCRACES emergency response vehicle or from the OCSD Emergency Communications Manager’s office when the meeting place is at OCSD Communications & Technology Division. If there is a repeater failure, run the net on simplex, on the repeater output frequency. If you are running the net at the EOC or Eckhoff on a meeting night, arrive at your assigned net-control location by 1850 hours. Use the OCRACES ACS call sign of W6ACS if you run the net from the EOC or Eckhoff. If you are assigned net-control duty and you are not able to serve, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. City EOC stations are encouraged to run County ACS nets if the assigned or substitute net-control operator does not show up at net time. Any other net members (including full time government employees) may also run the net in such a circumstance. Acknowledge all applicant and visitor check-ins by their call signs (not just "Roger"). After signing out the 2-meter ACS net, monitor for stations who may have questions regarding County of Orange RACES.

OCRACES officers activate pager nets at approximately 1830 hours each Monday night. A numeric page to 146.895 MHz on Monday nights does not need to be acknowledged by the recipients if the priority is “1” (lowest level). If the page is to a different frequency, or a higher priority ("2" for possible activation and "3" for actual activation), or not on a Monday night, recipients must respond on the indicated frequency. A "0" priority indicates deactivation of an event, and a response is not required.

September 4, 2017 (Labor Day, no meeting,
no net)

September 11, 2017 (OCRACES Meeting, Eckhoff)
2 m: Tom Wright, KJ6SPE
Pager: Ken Bourne, W6HK

September 18, 2017 (Cooperative T-Hunt)
2 m: Jack Barth, AB6VC
Pager: Scott Byington, KC6MMF

September 25, 2017 (Cal OES Nets, OC EOC)
2 m/70 cm/6 m/1¼ m/10 m: Randy Benicky, N6PRL
Pager: Ernest Fierheller, KG6LXT

October 2, 2017 (OCRACES Meeting, Eckhoff)
2 m: Roger Berchtold, WB6HMW
Pager: Bob McFadden, KK6CUS

October 9, 2017
2 m: Ken Bourne, W6HK
Pager: Tom Tracey, KC6FIC

October 16, 2017 (Cooperative T-Hunt)
2 m: Scott Byington, KC6MMF
Pager: Jack Barth, AB6VC

October 23, 2017 (Cal OES Nets, OC EOC)
2 m/70 cm/6 m/1¼ m/10 m: David Corsiglia,
WA6TWF
Pager: Ken Bourne, W6HK

October 30, 2017
2 m: Ernest Fierheller, KG6LXT
Pager: Scott Byington, KC6MMF