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The Great Shake Out Statewide Drill

October 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

TCARES will be with the County OES in the Emergency Operations Center on Striker Court. We will begin a Net around 10:19 am (the time of the simulated earthquake) and react to a simulated area wide power and communications outage.

California Shakeout Drill

THURSDAY OCT 19, 2023 10:19 am
You can participate in a special annual emergency net with organizations across California.  TCARES and TC Office of Emergency Services are planning an emergency NET to demonstrate the TCARES repeater infrastructure during a simulated communications outage following a simulated major earthquake incident. 


Our goal is to see check-ins from Pinecrest to Jamestown, from Mariposa to Angels Camp, and from Modesto to Yosemite National Park! (AND ALL POINTS IN-BETWEEN)


CHECK-IN format.
It will be a directed net, but we will not have a roll call.
First we will ask for checkins by repeater usage starting with Columbia, then Pinecrest, then Moccasin and then Duckwall (suffix alpha sequence). We will ask for simple YES/NO answers for questions about power and phone status.

CONCISE checkins. We are looking for rapid efficient check-ins. After the net is over, general chit-chat may resume.

“This is JOE, K6JO, with/at (location or organization) on Columbia Repeater, Power is ON, Phone OFF.”

Your (location (home, mobile, etc) or organization) examples:
– Cedar Ridge, TH CERT
– Sonora, Adventist Health
– Sonora, Fairgrounds
– Columbia, Airport
– Groveland, Sheriff CSU
– Phoenix Lake, Home
– Tuolumne City, Summerville High

GMRS/FRS Relays: Many local areas have very active GMRS groups. (Twain Harte, Columbia, Groveland, etc) Local leaders will relay and report how many GMRS contacts were made at the end of the NET.