The Auxiliary Communication Services for the City of Palo Alto supplements emergency communications with volunteer staff. If you live or work in Palo Alto and are a communications professional, amateur radio operator, or are interested in learning about radio communications, we welcome your involvement. Questions or interested in joining? The ARRL deals with all aspects of amateur radio, also known as ham radio, including legislation, licensing, and contests. The ARES branch handles communications during emergencies such as search and rescue operations, aiding a ship in distress, providing communications services to a Red Cross shelter, and similar incidents.
Auxiliary Communications Services
South County ARES: Equipment and Installations by City
Posted on December 9, Welcome back, readers! It is remarkable that I now have the capability of communicating with people worldwide thousands of miles away, and I never cease to be amazed by that fact! I saved a copy of the original channel programming with the memory clone mode in Chirp and began to program my Georgia frequencies. Well, the interior of the shack is only half the equation! From GoVerticalUSA , I picked up some four foot military surplus green aluminum mast sections from, a ground stake and plate, some vent mount mast clamps, guy rings, rope, and lots of coaxial feed line.
Santa Clara County California
Although the location may vary somewhat, the main communications station is usually at the police department or fire department. The Emergency Coordinator EC for a particular city is responsible for equipment location and installation. Special thanks to these communities for providing space and equipment! There is a desk and two mounted radios. The power supply is under the desk.