RACES and CERT participated in HRO Ham Jam as a TEAM!
Members of the Anaheim CERT/RACES team came together to show the public that
we as a City, we as TEAM(together everybody accomplishes more) are prepared to respond to our cities Emergency Management Department's request to provide Emergency Communications.
Approximately 15 members of the Anaheim CERT/RACES team got the Emergency Communications trailer from our city yards, to HRO(Ham Radio Outlet), set up the trailer for information and recruitment to both CERT(Community Emergency Response Team) and RACES(Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Team).
Other community organizations like the Red Cross Disaster Services van, the Orange Count RACES van and displays from both the SATERN(Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) and the Hospital Disaster Communications teams.
We had about 6 hams(Amateur Radio Operators) that live in Anaheim and/or its surrounding communities show enough interest to sign a form for follow up information on membership to Anaheim CERT/RACES. We passed out about 150 postcards informing the ham radio community that 1)we as a team are here to be of assistance to our communities 20 that our K6CF Repeater was up and operational on the frequency of 2 Meters 146.265 (+)offset and a tone of 136.5 Closed Tone 3)that the K6CF Repeater was soon to have a Voting Receiver with RF link to our Repeater in the Anaheim Hills via the Anaheim Police Station on Harbor Blvd. This would allow hams visiting our city to use their ham radios with as little as 300mw and access our repeater anywhere in Anaheim and most of Orange County.
Members of the Anaheim CERT/RACES team assisted the HRO staff and other organizations in their set up of their displays.
At the end of the days event, we, as a team prepared the Communications Trailer for its return trip to the city yard and was returned to it's parking space for the next time it is used. We as a TEAM believe in the concept of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"!