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May 3, 2024
07:00 PM Pacific Time
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Emergency Communications in Cupertino and Santa Clara County ARES / RACES
Darryl Presley, KI6LDM


This presentation is an overview of what is required to provide emergency communication within Cupertino and in Santa Clara County.   Today   s world of EmCom has evolved with updated standards required by volunteer radio amateurs when working with emergency operation centers (EOC), served agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs).   We will cover various aspects including expectations, along with training and skills required by today   s hams when it comes to providing emergency communications.   

Darryl Presley (KI6LDM) was first licensed in 2007 as a technician then upgraded to General in 2008 and finally, received his Extra in 2011.   Darryl has been active with the Cupertino Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CARES) since 2007 and is the Field Day coordinator for CARES.   He has a Mutual Aid Communicator (MAC) endorsement from Santa Clara County and also holds a Field Responder level 3 (F3) credential from Santa Clara County ARES/RACES.      Darryl is also an active member and serves as a director on the board of directors for the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association (PAARA).   

Darryl works at Oracle in engineering and development with a focus on systems high availability and disaster recovery.   Other interests include long walks with our dog Riley and SCUBA diving.


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Topic: PAARA Club Meeting
Time: May 3, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Club Meetings

The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) (except when the first Friday lands on a holiday and typically moved to the 2nd Friday of the month).

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting location has changed. We will now be meeting in Meeting Room H6, in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Further information is below.

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Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.

After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSO at Mountain Mike's Pizza, located at 3918 Middlefield Rd, in Palo Alto. It's literally next door to Cubberly.

Board Meetings

The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the home of Marty Wayne, W6NEV.  Address is: 1039 Bryant Way, Sunnyvale, CA.  We conduct most of our club business there in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings.  Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.

A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:

September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.

October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting.  Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.

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