Senior Center Radio Install July 11, 2011 No Comments

A Motorola radio will be installed in the Senior Center July 21 @ 9am. Please let us know if you’d like to help.

Field Day 2011 June 29, 2011 No Comments

W6O: Huntington Beach, CA RACES

Operating 6A in ORG this year. Our traditional location over-looking the Pacific Ocean once again provided plenty of public exposure. This year, we deployed the City’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Volunteer Management Response Unit for the first time.

The air conditioned trailer is equipped with two-way radios for the fire and police department, and includes VHF and UHF Amateur Radio gear and an ATV system as well as generators, battery power and lighting.

A highlight of our operation included a visit from George Barker, NA1F, an ex-ARRL Hq. staffer, and Public Television cameraman. We look forward to seeing our 15 minutes of fame on upcoming video productions in the near future.

73 and see you next year,

Wayne KH6WZ
Huntington Beach RACES PIO

Wanye KH6WZ also posted this to the ARRL web site.

Huntington Beach RACES Receives Mayor’s Award May 17, 2011 No Comments

Huntington Beach RACES received the Mayor’s Award in recognition of it’s service to the Huntington Beach PD 2011 Baker to Vegas running team. Congratulations to all!!

Baker to Vegas 2011 Communications Support April 13, 2011 No Comments

The Huntington Beach RACES Baker to Vegas Communication Team will provide mobile communications support to the Huntington Beach Police Department Running Team’s participation in the 27th Annual Baker to Vegas Relay Race.

HB RACES looks forward each year to providing the best communications resource for the Huntington Beach Running Team. We use this event as an opportunity to practice implementing a reliable communications net in a difficult environment and fostering our working relationships with the Huntington Beach Police Department. This year 12 RACES communicators will provide radio communication support to the running team. This year HB RACES is coordinating with the Nevada Amateur Radio Club (NARC) and testing cutting edge Internet linking of several repeater systems including our local Santiago Peak 2-meter machine. HB RACES communicators should keep an ear on our local machine if they’re not headed out of town this weekend.

HB RACES provides live tracking of the runner’s position via APRS ham radio equipment during the race. The position reports are available via any Internet connected PC at Huntington Beach Runner Position Report Huntington Beach has a 3:30pm (PDT) start time on Saturday, April 16th.

HB RACES communicators follow the Huntington Beach runner and are available at the upcoming stages to provide updated position reports and assistance to runners waiting for their leg to start. The stage communicator will have the unofficial leg times for the running team and any special instructions relayed from the team captain.

HB RACES Communicators are available at the Hunting Beach Running Team’s Staging Suite at the Hilton – Las Vegas. Runner status information and unofficial leg times are available. Call the room and ask for the RACES communicator. We can assist you in getting messages to the racecourse runners. Cell phone coverage is spotty along the course, but our ham radio resources provide 100% coverage of the racecourse allowing voice communication to all participants and the follow van.

BtoV Meeting Tonight April 11, 2011 No Comments

Reminder that The Baker to Vegas team has a mandatory meeting Monday at 6pm in the EOC. We are still in need of some 2nd shift communicators. If you are even thinking about it please join us in the EOC Monday.

Questions please give me a call at my number in the roster.

Margaret

Tsunami Photos March 11, 2011 No Comments

The Tsunami from the Japan earthquake hit Huntington Beach Friday morning. There wasn’t much of a Tsunami. We only saw a couple of feet tidal surge. These photos were taken from the main tower on the HB pier.

Beach Evacuated


surf view to the north

View of surf


marker to monitor surge

Traffic post used to monitor surge


Tod the lifeguard

Lifeguard Tod


picture of wave off huntington pier

Good surf not a result of the tsumani

Snow at the Santiago Repeater Site February 21, 2011 No Comments

The recent storm blanketed the local mountains with snow including the WD6AWP repeater site at Santiago Peak.

Baker to Vegas 2011 Communications Support February 10, 2011 No Comments

Huntington Beach RACES Baker to Vegas Communication Team will provide mobile communications support to the Huntington Beach Police Department Running Team’s participation in the 27th Annual Baker to Vegas Relay Race scheduled for April 16 – 17, 2011.

HB RACES looks forward each year to providing the best communications resource for the Huntington Beach Running Team. We use this event as an opportunity to practice implementing a reliable communications net in a difficult environment and fostering our working relationships with the Huntington Beach Police Department.

HB RACES provides live tracking of the runner’s position via APRS ham radio equipment during the race. The position reports are available via any Internet connected PC at Huntington Beach Runner Position Report. Huntington Beach begins their relay run in Baker, California on Saturday, April 16th and finishes on Sunday, April 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada

HB RACES communicators follow the Huntington Beach runner and are available at the upcoming stages to provide updated position reports and assistance to runners waiting for their leg to start. The stage communicator will have the unofficial leg times for the running team and any special instructions relayed from the team captain.

HB RACES Communicators are available at the Hunting Beach Running Team’s Staging Suite at the Hilton – Las Vegas. Runner status information and unofficial leg times are available. Call the room and ask for the RACES communicator. We can assist you in getting messages to the racecourse runners. Cell phone coverage is spotty along the course, but our ham radio resources provide 100% coverage of the racecourse allowing voice communication to all participants and the follow van.

Plans are being developed to provide radio communication support to the running team. Contact Margret Cerecedes, KE6OAR if you would like to participate in this communication event and be sure to attend the upcoming General Membership Meeting on March 7th, 2011 to learn more.

Web links to learn more:
http://www.bakervegas.com/
http://www.b2v.org/
http://tracking.b2v.org/
http://b2v.findu.com/

Surf City Marathon 2011 – 2 Meter Net Audio February 6, 2011 No Comments

The audio from the 2011 Surf City Marathon 2 meter net is at https://files.me.com/tim.sawyer/bwec0e. The net starts about 20 minutes into the recording. My apologies for the slightly slowed down speed of this recording. Everybody sounds like they’ve had one to many drinks.

2011 Net Supervisor (Jan revision) January 28, 2011 No Comments

Here’s the current net control supervisor document.

2011NetSupvJanuary