OCRACES

County of Orange (California)
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service


Orange County Sheriff's Department
Emergency Management Division


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Net Control Assignments

All 2-meter OCRACES ACS 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 one of the four 70-centimeter repeaters, followed by a roll call on the 223.760 MHz repeater, and finally by a roll call on the 52.620 MHz repeater. Net-control stations are expected to have a strong, reliable signal. Avoid using a handheld radio. If there is a repeater failure, run the net on simplex, on the repeater output frequency. If you are running the net at the Orange County EOC at Loma Ridge on a meeting night, arrive at the EOC RACES Room by 1850 hours and activate the net equipment. Use the OCRACES ACS call sign of W6ACS when running the net from the EOC. If you are running the net at the Sheriff's Academy on a meeting night, run it from your mobile or portable station in the parking lot. When a station checks in, respond only with “Roger” and nothing else (no city name, no member name, no “Good evening or other greeting,” and no “Thanks for checking in”). If a called station does not check in, proceed to the next station. Do not say, “Nothing heard,” unless you run the net on simplex. After the initial roll call, when checking in late members, applicants, and visitors, acknowledge those check-ins with “Roger” and their call sign, so they know who you are acknowledging (in case of doubles).

If you are assigned net-control duty and you are not able to serve, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. If the assigned or substitute net-control operator does not show up at net time, any other net member may run the net. The roll call and preamble are posted on the “Forms” page of the https://ocraces.org website. After signing out the 2-meter ACS net, monitor for applicants and visitors who may have questions regarding County of Orange RACES.

Weekly net reminders are automatically sent via AlertOC text and email to OCRACES members. Notifications of drills, activations, and deactivations are sent via various AlertOC deliveries, such as text, email, mobile phone, work phone, and home phone. As soon as a member confirms receipt (not required for net reminders), subsequent delivery methods are stopped.

February 5, 2024 (OCRACES Meeting on Zoom)
2 m: Joe Selikov, KB6EID

February 12, 2024
2 m: Chuck Streitz, KK6HFS

February 19, 2024
2 m: Randy Benicky, N6PRL

February 26, 2024
2 m/70 cm (449.100 MHz)/1¼ m/6 m:
Ken Bourne, W6HK

March 4, 2024 (OCRACES Meeting on Zoom)
2 m: Joel Bishop, AJ6ZP

March 11, 2024
2 m: Ken Bourne, W6HK

March 18, 2024
2 m: Ted Lavino, KG6LZP

March 25, 2024
2 m/70 cm (448.320 MHz)/1¼ m/6 m:
Scott Byington, KC6MMF