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

  • 2020-02-01 09:00 - 2020-02-01 12:00

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

    Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials

    Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materialsNo handouts will be available at the training.

    LOCATION: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. That location is given below. 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. Thomas Brothers Map 832-D1

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

    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: Laubach

  • 2020-02-08 09:00 - 2020-02-08 12:00

    Prerequisite:  Field Operations Type III, Part A

    The course description and handouts are available via the link below and will be updated prior to the class.

    Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (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: Fox

  • 2020-02-08 09:00 - 2020-02-08 12:30

    Congratulations! You just got your Ham Radio license and are anxious to get started... but how? There were plenty of new terms and concepts that you came across as you studied for your FCC exam, but what do they really mean? Puzzled by simplex vs. repeaters? Can't tell a PL tone from an offset? And, how do I get on the air with my radio? If this sounds like you, then this class – An Introduction to Emergency Communications – will give you plenty of the basics about your new hobby with hands-on exercises that should get you started with Ham Radio and Emergency Communications.

    This is the first of two basic courses designed to get new hams familiar with some common operating procedures, emergency communications, and getting on the air.

    Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  

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

    CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 THAT SIGN UP

    Location: Cupertino EOC,  10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino

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

    Instructor: Halchin

  • 2020-03-07 09:00 - 2020-03-07 12:00

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

    Click here to see the course description and the course materials (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: Laubach

  • 2020-03-14 09:00 - 2020-03-14 12:30

    Can you describe all of the major nets used within Santa Clara County? Do you know which nets are used for mobilization and message passing? Can you describe the three operational levels of the Resource Net and the procedures for each level? Do you understand how all of the fields of the Message form are to be use? Do you know what you need in order to get started as a net control? This Fundamentals course covers basic operating principles that Santa Clara County hams responding as DSWs should know and understand.

    This is the second of two basic classes designed to get new hams feeling comfortable with city and county operating procedures. It is also an excellent introduction for experienced hams who are new to Santa Clara County operations and an excellent refresher for experienced Santa Clara County hams as well.

    Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training. 

    CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 THAT SIGN UP

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

    LOCATION: Cupertino EOC, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino

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

    Instructor: Halchin

  • 2020-04-04 09:00 - 2020-04-04 12:00

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

    Click here to view the course description and download the course materials (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: Laubach

  • 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