Next Saturday, December 1, we (Poway Amateur Communications Team) will be conducting another drill with the City of Poway. We are stepping up the game a bit. Red Cross will be conducting a parallel exercise, with some coordination for a shelter setup. We also have a plan for ARES (NA6MB) to set up the gear at Pomerado (aka Palomar Hospital, Poway) to connect with Poway AuxComm.
We are also hoping to get some PNEC Neighborhood Coordinators to connect with nearby hams, and thus to Poway AuxComm, and thus to the Poway EOC.
This is pretty ambitious. This is pretty cool!
For the Poway Auxiliary Communications Team, we would love to have your participation.
We will be making up 3×5 cards with damage/injury reports. These will be available at the breakfast next Saturday, with extras being available at Fire Station 1 (the AuxComm center). We expect to have cards with damage report information in envelopes with addresses. Your mission, should you accept, is to go to the address on the envelope, open the envelope, and report the damage on the 3×5 card to AuxComm.
We plan to set up two radios at AuxComm. One will be on the Mt. Woodson analog VHF repeater (145.180-, PL 107.2), and the other on simplex. This time, Woodson will be the primary. If the repeater is busy, try contact on simplex. We’d like to see both frequencies busy.
More details will be coming. Including guidelines and frequencies.
The drill will be from 0930-1130, with a hot wash afterward (around 1200) at Poway
Fire Station 1.