On JUNE 7, 2016 four members of our RACES group supported The Orange County Registrar of Voters by providing communications during the transportation of ballots from the precincts in Laguna Woods to The Vote Tally Center. Don K6IAA, Ernie W6ETS. Jim K6EEE AND TOM K6ZMS communicated with The Tally Center telling them when The Collection Van left Laguna Woods, the time it left and what precinct numbers were on the van.
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT TRANSPORTATION
On Saturday June 25, 2016 we again held our Field Day Operation at our ham shack in Clubhouse 1. We could not use Laguna Woods City Hall, as we had in the past few years, due to ongoing construction. Partcipants included Art K7TX, Don K6IAA, Jim AA6JJ, Jim K6EEE and Lee K6QAX. 33 single side band contacts were made on 40 meters and 97 contacts on 20 meters. Jim K6EEE made a number of contacts on CW from gate 14.
FIELD DAY 2016
THE GREAT SHAKEOUT 2016
On October 20, 2016 members of The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club assisted The Village's Disaster Task Force with radio communications during The Great Shakeout. This nationwide earthquake drill is held to better prepare citizens to function effectively during an earthquake. Simple emergency messages were passed from The Disaster Task Force Report Center Coordinators via The Ham Operator assigned to them to The VMS Incident Command Center.
Members who participated were Dave KI6CJL, Don K6IAA, Ernie W6ETS, Gabi KG6YWU, Ian N6RLT, Jim AA6JJ, Jim K6EEE, Mike KA6VPG, Street KK6KUG and Tom K6ZMS.
Jim K6EEE coordinated the drill and acted as net control.
CITY / COUNTY RACES DRILL
On Saturday Oct. 7, 2017 Laguna Woods RACES participated in The City/County RACES & MOU ACS Exercise. Our group manned The Laguna Woods Emergency Operating Center at City Hall. Practice messages were sent and received from The Orange County Emergency Operating Center and Orange County Cities. We sent and received 9 messages via UHF/VHF frequencies, sent and received 9 messages via Winlink, established contact with W6ACS via HF (40 meters) and contacted Laguna Woods Village Security Dispatch via their repeater. Participants were (left to right in the photo) Dave KS6RFI, Jim K6EEE, Don K6IAA, Gayle W9GCG and Lloyd W9LEG. Jim K6EEE and Ernie W6ETS coordinated the drill.