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.

The pager system has been discontinued. Weekly net reminders are now automatically sent via AlertOC text and e-mail to OCRACES members. Notifications of drills, activations, and deactivations are sent in order via various AlertOC deliveries, such as text, e-mail, mobile phone, work phone, and home phone. As soon as a member confirms receipt, subsequent deliveries are stopped. (Net reminders do not require confirmation.)

December 2, 2019 (OCRACES Holiday Dinner)
No regular meeting, no net

December 9, 2019
2 m: Scott Byington, KC6MMF

December 16, 2019 (Cooperative T-Hunt)
2 m: Ernest Fierheller, KG6LXT

December 23, 2019
2 m/70 cm/6 m/1¼ m/10 m: Martin La Rocque, N6NTH

December 30, 2019
2 m: Ken Bourne, W6HK

January 6, 2020 (OCRACES Meeting, Eckhoff)
2 m: Ray Grimes, N8RG

January 13, 2020
2 m: Lee Kaser, KK6VIV

January 20, 2020 (Cooperative T-Hunt)
2 m: Walter Kroy, KC6HAM

January 27, 2020
2 m/70 cm/6 m/1¼ m/10 m: Bob McFadden, KK6CUS