A great way to learn about and practice emergency communications. To communicate effectively in time of disaster requires the Joe Fridayapproach: Just the facts.
This class will consist of hands-on training drills using a two-way radio. As a bonus, members of the emergency communication group LAFD ACS (LAFD-Auxiliary Communication Service) as well as LAFD CERT will be on hand to encourage you to become better radio operators.
Learn how to efficiently communicate on a walkie-talkie radio so that when the time comes, you’ll be prepared! This series of radio trainings is open to all people interested in emergency radio communication using FRS/GMRS radios, aka, Walkie-Talkies or “blister pack radios.”
If you have an FRS or GMRS radio, please bring to the meeting. Remember to have fresh or fully-charged batteries installed in the radio(s). Don’t worry if you don’t yet have a radio, they will have some for you to practice with during the meeting.
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Sherman Oaks Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Date & Time:
Sunday, September 16
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Radio Nets Emphasizing Emergency/Disaster Preparedness.
If you have a ham radio license and your call sign doesn’t appear here: ________,please let me know what it is. Licensed amateurs are encouraged to check in on the ham radio nest listed below.
FRS/GMRS nets. (Family Radio Service/General Mobile Radio Service.) Radio operators are encouraged to check into any (or all!) of the following nets:
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council net meets every Sunday, 10:00 am (or at the conclusion of the ham radio EP net), on channel 5.
Neighborhood Council Valley Village net meets the last Sunday of the month, 10:00 am, on channel 5.
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council net meets the first Monday of the month, 7:00 pm, on channel 15.
CERT South Bureau (Westside Village) net meets the first Tuesday of the month, about 7:30 pm (follows a ham radio net), on channel 15 via GMRS repeater. Net control may also be able to hear you simplex, so if you are not GMRS licensed, give it a try.
Amateur Radio (ham) nets. Licensed amateur radio operators are encouraged to check into any (or all!) of the following nets:
Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness net meets every Sunday morning, 9:00 am, on 145.570 mHz simplex
Hillside Communities Emergency Communications (HCEC) net meets every Saturday morning, 8:30 am, on 144.505 mHz, +600 kHz, PL tone: 162.2.
CERT South Bureau (Westside Village) net meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm on the Hughes repeater, 445.620 mHz, -5 mHz, PL tone: 127.3.
Southern California Mutual Aid net meets every Tuesday at 7:00 pm on 447.820 mHz, -5 mHz, PL tone: 67.0.