We are looking for some Hams to help with communications on Saturday, May 6 for the PolkaDots 49er Family enduro. This is a timed off road motorcycle event held in the Eldorado National Forest between Placerville on Highway 50 and highway 88. There is a 50 mile course laid out in the forest where riders made up of dads, moms and kids, use their skills to reach each of the 10 checkpoints at specific times. Sometime they have to ride fast and sometimes they have to ride slow so they don’t arrive early. It is kind of like a road rally, but in the dirt.
NOTE: Due to weather, this has been moved to Wednesday March 29th.
Signup for the California International Marathon Dec. 4, 2016
We are starting to sign up volunteers for the California International Marathon - CIM. We will need nearly 40 radio operators.
This year all volunteers are required to sign up via a web site. They have a category for ARES/Radio operators
There is a place for members to select their volunteer group – including ARES, as well as enter shirt size, contact information, and check an event waiver. If you worked this event last year please be sure to enter your assigned location last year.
Our first training meeting for the year will be this Saturday, January 9, from 0900-1200 hours at the Sac Metro Fire Training Center at Station 106. The address is 2220 Park Towne Circle, Sacramento, CA 95825. The topic will be the Introduction to Emergency Communications course which is part of the Disaster Deployment Core Training.
All members are urged to visit the following URL and download the course materials. https://www.scc-ares-races.org/training/courses/Intro_to_EmComm/Course_Intro_to_EmComm.html These materials will not be available at the course. You may view the materials on a tablet, phone, laptop, or other mobile device.
October 18, 2015
Eppies Kids Duathlon. We have all the operators need to support this event.
October 17, 2015
The meeting that was scheduled has been cancled and the next meeting will be in January 2016.
October 15, 2015
The Great California Shakeout is a radio exercise that all Hams are invited to participate in. Sacramento County ARES is holding two net check-ins on the N6NA repeater 145.250 MHz (-) pl 162.2 Hz at 10:15am and 12:00pm.
October 12, 2015
Sacramento County ARES has a new Emergency Corridnator Bill Shaffer N6SGT. We want to thank John Staples KI6ZWW for the three years of service and dedication to bringing us to where we are today.
Everbridge Signup Procedure
Yolo County, Sacramento County, and Placer County are using the Everbridge Alert System.
It is important that each ARES member properly signup up for the Everbridge Alert system.
The Everbridge Alert system for Sacramento, Yolo, & Placer Counties have implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert residents about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency notification system enables officials to provide essential information quickly when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents.
For ARES members, the alert system will enable ARES emergency coordinators to notify their members of call outs, meetings, and other important information. To complete the sign-up process follow the two steps below.
Step 1: Go to Everbridge sign-up page and create a new account, if you have already created an account you do not need to create another one.
Step 2: Go to sacvalleyareas.org on and select your county or click here for Sacramento County, then fill in the form so that the section EC knows you have registered and you can be placed in the specific ARES alert group.