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Upcoming Meetings

The next on-the-air meeting will be on Wednesday , September 6,2017, at 8 PM just after the county wide net held on that date.

The next on-site meeting will be on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 6 PM, in the sheriff's training center at 951 Low gap Road, Ukiah

Shakeout October 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Once again we will be supporting the statewide earthquake drill starting at 10:19 AM. Go to [https://www.shakeout.org/california] We will be creating simulated damage assessment traffic messages and sending them to the Emergency Operations Center for evaluation. Coordination will be via the usual local net frequencies and operators. Where possible we will be using fldigi and flmsg for sending these messages with voice being a backup mode.

See this website under RESOURCES/General Information/Operating Tips for “Digital Messages via Ham Radio” for information in downloading the software and using this efficient message transmission method.

CHP HQ Letter to all Commands regarding using radios while driving

A recent letter from CHP to all commands states, in part:

For the purposes of Section 23123.5(f) CVC, a radio installed and mounted in a vehicle with a wired hand microphone (e.g. business band or citizen band [CB] radio) is not considered a wireless communication device, nor is it considered a specialized mobile radio device, and therefore is not subject to enforcement under this section.

To see the whole letter, go to:

CHP-Enforcement-of-Section-23123

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Every mobile operator is advised to keep a copy of this letter in their vehicle and show it to an officer if stopped. Be polite. Note this will not include a hand held radio held up to the face. Use a microphone!