SCC ARES/RACES

Santa Clara County ARES/RACES

We combine the functions of ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Communications Emergency Service), and ACS (California's Auxiliary Communications Service) into a single organization so our served agencies don't have to worry about who to call.

Our organizational structure follows the California SEMS (Standardized Emergency Management System) model, with the Operational Area (county) supporting the cities, agencies and unincorporated areas within the county borders.

Related upcoming events

  • 2020-05-02 09:00 - 2020-05-02 12:00

    The course description and handouts are available via the link below.

    Good message passing skills are critical to effective communications.

    This class will start with a review of basic message passing skills and work up through tips and techniques for accurate and clear communications.  It will include numerous exercises for practicing learned skills and techniques.

    Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format)

    Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email.

    Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.

    Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted.

    NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes.

    Class size is limited to the first 55 people that sign up.

    Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz ,+ offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.

    Note: 90% or better class time attendance required for credit.

    Instructor: TBD