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.

November 6, 2017 (OCRACES Meeting, Eckhoff)
2 m: Ray Grimes, N8RG
Pager: Ernest Fierheller, KG6LXT

November 13, 2017
2 m: Walter Kroy, KC6HAM
Pager: Bob McFadden, KK6CUS

November 20, 2017 (Cooperative T-Hunt)
2 m: Martin La Rocque, N6NTH
Pager: Tom Tracey, KC6FIC

November 27, 2017
2 m/70 cm/6 m/1¼ m/10 m: Matt Luczko, KM6CAO
Pager Jack Barth, AB6VC

December 4, 2017 (OCRACES Holiday Dinner,
no regular meeting, no net)

December 11, 2017
2 m: Bob McFadden, KK6CUS
Pager: Ken Bourne, W6HK

December 18, 2017
2 m: Fran Needham, KJ6UJS
Pager: Scott Byington, KC6MMF

December 25, 2017 (Christmas, no nets)