MARCH 2024 General Meeting
Wednesday, March 06, 2024 at 7:30 pm
PLease NOTE – New Location for this Meeting!
799 Pine ST. Carlsbad CA 92008
Doors open at 7:00 pm for pre-meeting socialization
meeting starts at 7:30 pm
We will continue the year in fine style with a presentation by Joe Gardeski – N6JO
Meet Joe Gardeski, N6JOCommunications Manager Oceanside CERT
WHAT IS OCEANSIDE CERT?
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs.
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
PARC and CERT have a lot in common, and the organizations have always worked closely together. I’ve been a member of PARC for years and have enjoyed having both current PARC club president, Joe Peterson/K6JPE…and before him, Dennis Baca/KD6TUJ…as members of our Oceanside CERT group.
My proposed presentation agenda would include
– an overview of CERT, in general;
– background on our local Oceanside CERT organization; and
– info on the Oceanside CERT Communication team, which is our Ham group within CERT (as you may or not be aware, many of our CERT Hams are also members of PARC).
Join us in-person at
the PINE ST Community Center
799 Pine St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
or via Zoom at:
Meeting ID: 987 3689 7490
PARC was founded in February of 1936 and strives to provide the best services available to the San Diego HAM community. PARC hosts monthly membership meetings at the Harding Community Center (3096 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008)., details about the next meeting can be found on the Events page. We also host several annual events, like Field Day, Operating Day, and a picnic. Our repeaters serve not only as a means of communication for all HAMs in the area, but also host specific nets to allow specific topic discussions or practice for emergency preparedness. Some of our nets include the National Traffic Service (NTS), MARA, SATERN, and Red Cross. Special interest nets include Microwave, Ham Help, Handi-Hams, and the new C4FM Help group.
Did you know that Palomar Amateur Radio Club is now a 501(c)3 non-profit organization? This means that donations of items and cash are tax-deductible! We are also registered with Amazon Smile, simply follow the link and search for Palomar Amateur Radio Club as the charitable organization, then all of your purchases done through Amazon Smile will result in small donations from Amazon to support the club. Please contact the board for more information.
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Radios for Scouts is a program that the club sponsors, through generous contributions by our members, to provide a brand new pre-programmed Baofeng radio to local Boy Scouts who pass their Technician class exam and obtain their first callsign! Please contact the board for information on sponsoring this project
Our repeaters are located near the top of Palomar Mountain, at about 5600ft above sea level, and operate on a battery bank that is fed by commercial power. We proudly maintain independent power for several weeks in the event of an extended grid outage, and indefinitely if we make a trip with a generator and fuel.
Thank you for stopping by, feel free to give a shout out on our repeaters, or join us for our monthly meeting!
Membership is not a requirement for using the repeaters or attending the meeting. However, we would encourage you to join the club and experience all the benefits of membership.
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