‘Events’ Archive

Baker 2 Vegas 2016 March 22, 2016 No Comments

Thanks to all that participated this year. Another daytime scorcher: 98 degrees air temp at 3 pm when our team started and over 120 degrees on the blacktop. Our team did well but there were a number of medical casualties from other teams, some serious enough to require medevac out to Vegas (see attached video). […]

SurfCity Marathon 2016 February 8, 2016 No Comments

Another great job by HBRACES to support the event this year. Weather was very hot and dry, but fortunately there were no serious medical calls. A lot of heat exhausted runners in need of transport, but for about 1.5 hrs there were a significant amount of “downed runner” calls for medical aid. HBRACES, supported by […]

SurfCity 10 2015 October 25, 2015 No Comments

A slow day at the SurfCity 10

HB Fire Open House 2015 October 11, 2015 No Comments

In spite of the oppressive heat there was a great turnout for the event and great demonstrations of fire attack and extrication of trapped victim from MVA. A big thanks to all HBRACES that braved the heat and help setup, teardown, and represent us at this important event. For those of you that were not […]

800 mhz Failure Shadow Drill 2015 September 27, 2015 No Comments

The 800 mhz failure “Shadow Drill” drill lasted 10 hours and was purposed to simulate failure or OVERLOAD of the 800 mhz system with HBRACES then providing all HB Fire dispatch and tactical communications via amateur (HAM) radio.

HBRACES FIELD DAY 2015 June 28, 2015 No Comments

Congratulations and a job well done to all participating in Field Day 2015. Great time, great food, great scenery, and, oh…….yeah, GREAT RADIO !!! Here are some pictures of our fabulous Field Day site on the Beach, SurfCity USA:

Announcing: Field Day 2015 June 27 and 28 June 6, 2015 No Comments

Who: Huntington Beach Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) team will demonstrate and practice their emergency radio communications skills in a nation-wide drill called “Field Day.” RACES (pronounced “RAY-sees”), is a program endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC Part 97, Section 407), that uses trained amateur radio […]

HBRACES City Hall Antenna Farm Work Detail December 22, 2014 No Comments

Tim (wd6awp) and Roy (n6sld) on the roof of HB City Hall replacing the old triband 2m/220/440 and 2m/440/6m with new units. Hardline checks to the EOC confirmed no issues. Radio tests in the HBEOC RACES radio room confirmed significant improvement. Thanks and great job!

HB RACES Field Day 2014 Wrap-Up July 13, 2014 No Comments

There was a small turnout at the 2014 Field Day event. But the weather and scenery were great and the food was excellent. All participants had a good time. A contact with the ISS – the International Space Station NA1SS – was made. In the picture below, Tim Sawyer WD6AWP, is steering the antenna while […]

Tim WD6AWP Installing the new FDOC RACES Antenna. Thanks to the HBFIRE Truck crew for their support. July 9, 2014 No Comments