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HF (Voice) Communicator - Type III

Effective Date: To Be Determined

 Typical Duties:
  • Provide HF (Voice) communications to/from an EOC, command post, base camp, staging area type locations
 Required Training:
  • HF Operator - Type III (under development) - Santa Clara County ARES MAC Training
 Continued Eligibility:
  • Continued MAC qualification
  • Participate in at least two weekly (Monday night) nets per month
  • Participate in at least one ARES related HF net per month
  • Complete one Deployment Safety and one Disaster Preparation Article per month
  • Participate in at least two monthly meetings/trainings per quarter (averaged over the calendar year)
  • Participate in at least two county activations within each two-year period. (Note that this is an average of just one activation per year, but provides more flexibility in the case of travel or other scheduling limitations.) The activation may include: MAC exercises, public service events, real emergency incidents, or other activations as approved by the Emergency Coordinator/Assistant Emergency Coordinator or RACES Chief Radio Officer.


  • Participate in at least one county activation and at least one county "End of Year Summary" class within each two-year period. (Note that this option will still ensure the minimum level of currency with county standards and procedures, but is more difficult to schedule since there is only one "End of Year Summary" class each year.)


The Net is held weekly on Monday night on the N6ICW and K6IS repeater systems.  The two systems are linked during the net.

Time: 7:00 PM


N6ICW: 147.195 MHz (+) pl 123.0

K6IS: 145.190 MHz (-) pl 162.2


Calendar Agenda

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