Loma Prieta Amateur Radio Club

Serving the Los Gatos Mountains community with emphasis on emergency preparedness and response

AB6VS 440.550MHz+       AE6KE 146.835MHz-      KC6TYG 440.650MHz+     all with CTCSS 94.8

Net control volunteers 

4/8   - Kathi KI6POY
4/15 - David N2RDT
4/22 - George AE6KE
4/29 - Austin AB6VU

Monthly meetings
Our next meeting is May 1 at Burrell Forest Fire Station

Club meetings are normally held the first Thursday of each month at CAL FIRE's Burrell Forest Fire Station (25050 Highland Way). Meetings start at 7:00 PM and usually last about an hour.

Weekly nets
The LPARC ARES & club net is conducted each Tuesday at 7:15PM on the AB6VS & AE6KE repeaters. The Santa Cruz County ARES net is conducted each Tuesday at 7:30PM on W6WLS & KI6FKX. Complete information is available from the Santa Cruz County ARES web pages.

Events/Classes

  • Saturday April 26, 2014

We are looking for a half dozen volunteers to practice radio skills and provide support for the Mountain Emergency Response Corp (MERC), the local disaster response unit of the Red Cross on Saturday April 26, 2014, from 0900 to 1200. 

MERC will be opening a simulated shelter at the Loma Prieta Community and would like to have ARES radio operators assist with communications during this drill. They will simulate getting permission from Santa Cruz chapter to open the shelter, register clients and set up the dormitory in the gym. Radio traffic during the drill would include logistical requests and status reports. 

Volunteers are needed for Net Control, Shelter Manager shadow, and someone at the Red Cross in Santa Cruz to communicate with the RC Santa Cruz chapter (or simulated). Extra volunteers will be located “in the field” handling message traffic from simulated disaster sites (may work from home or on location). 

Contact Gary Watson, skypoodleg@gmail.com if you would like to take advantage of this training opportunity.

Gary Watson
Emergency Coordinator
Loma Prieta ARES

  • Contact bbailey@stellarsolutions.com for information on license classes.

Santa Clara County ARES/RACES training schedule