star Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service
Lomita Station – District 17 &
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District 3


2021 Archived Messages


Routine: 12/13/2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 12/13/2021 0935 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We sincerely thank all DCS members for serving Los Angeles County and its cities during 2021. It's been an honor and privilege to serve and we look forward to more activities in 2022 as conditions allow. Our weekly messages resume on January 3, 2022, but we will be standing-by if an event requires DCS involvement over the holiday weeks. Have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the New Year.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 12/13/2021 0940 hours
To All Members
rom: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Parts of our weekly District nets are being operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station but we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 12/13/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Tonight's nets are our last in 2021. After a two-week holiday break our weekly nets resume at 1930 hours on January 3, 2022, when it is also our turn operating DCS' countywide net at 1900 hours from the Lomita Sheriff Station.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 12/06/2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 12/06/2021 0935 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

As the holiday season arrives consider buying a new battery for your handheld radio. The battery you got eight to 10 years ago probably won't hold much of a charge now. As always at the start of a new month please ensure all your radio batteries are fully charged.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 12/06/2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Parts of our weekly District nets are being operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station but we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 12/06/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Next week's District net (December 13) will be our last in 2021. After a holiday break our weekly nets resume at 1930 hours on January 3, 2022, when we are also operating DCS' countywide net at 1900 hours from the Lomita Sheriff Station.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 11/29/2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 11/29/2021 0935
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Arrangements are still being made for members with pre-2021 LASD Volunteer badges to pick up their new badges at the Lomita Station. We will advise those members when their badges are available at Lomita.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 11/29/2021 0940
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Parts of our weekly District nets are being operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station but we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 11/29/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Santa Claus is traveling along many South Bay streets on evenings starting after Thanksgiving weekend. Although not a DCS event nor eligible for "DCS hours", Torrance's Santa Float organization is seeking ham operators to communicate from the "scout" cars that precede the Float announcing Santa is coming. If interested in participating on one or more nights contact our fellow member Mark Lidikay at [email protected].
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 11/22/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 11/22/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Arrangements are still being made for members with pre-2021 LASD Volunteer badges to pick up their new badges at the Lomita Station. We will advise those members when their badges are available at Lomita.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 11/22/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Parts of our weekly District nets are being operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station but we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 11/22/2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Santa Claus is traveling along many South Bay streets on evenings starting after Thanksgiving weekend. Although not a DCS event nor eligible for "DCS hours", Torrance's Santa Float organization is seeking ham operators to communicate from the "scout" cars that precede the Float announcing Santa is coming. If interested in participating on one or more nights contact our fellow member Mark Lidikay at [email protected].
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 11/15/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 11/15/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to our 12 members from Districts 3/17/27 who attended last Saturday's DCS Quarterly Training via Webex. We hope you learned something new. As discussed Saturday, any members who are not yet operational with Winlink or NBEMS can access several excellent online sources for self-training--we will provide personal assistance as needed.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 11/15/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Parts of our weekly District nets are being operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station but we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 11/08/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 11/08/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Regarding new DCS badges to replace expired ones: 1) Today we are submitting all info and photos for those members reporting badges expiring December 2021; 2) For members with pre-2021 expirations unable to pick up their new badge at the Sheriff Communications Center on September 25 we will be advising this week how to receive and sign for your new badge at the Lomita Sheriff Station.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 11/08/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Although parts of our weekly District nets have been operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station since late March we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 11/08/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS Quarterly Training is Saturday, November 13, from 0830-1100 hours via Webex. More info and the Webex link to follow later this week.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 11/01/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 11/01/2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Our inspections of all disaster ham radio equipment at the 23 Palos Verdes schools are finishing this morning. So far all was found in order, except for a few small components missing at three school sites. Teacher and staff retirements unfortunately resulted in no licensed operators at four schools.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 11/01/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Final call: If your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2021 expiration let me know by this Friday, Nov. 4, and include a JPEG portrait photo of yourself in DCS shirt or business casual attire (it can be a cellphone photo, but you should look presentable in the picture). I will forward your info and photo to the proper place for having a new badge made. Seven of our members so far indicated they have badges expiring this December.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 11/01/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Although parts of our weekly District nets have been operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station since late March we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-04)

Routine: 11/01/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

 DCS Quarterly Training is Saturday, November 13, from 0830-1100 hours via Webex. More info and the Webex link to follow.
(LMT-05)


Routine: 11/01/2021 0955 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Today being the first of a new month, please take time to ensure all your amateur radio batteries are fully-charged and ready to go.
(LMT-06)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 10/25/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 10/25/2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Our inspections of disaster ham radios at the Palos Verdes schools are continuing. However with only one visitor at a time allowed in school offices we couldn't have our usual two-person teams. Nevertheless we will finish the radio checks by Nov. 1.
(LMT-02)

Routine: 10/25/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

If your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2021 expiration let me know by October 31 and include a JPEG portrait photo of yourself in DCS shirt or business casual attire (it can be a cellphone photo, but you should look presentable in the picture). I will forward your info and photo to the proper place for having a new badge made. Seven of our members already indicated they have badges expiring this December.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 10/25/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Although parts of our weekly District nets have been operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station since late March we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-04)


Routine: 10/25/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Great ShakeOut exercise. We learned a lot, including about a new group using our TAC-3 simplex frequency on high power from 3,000 feet up in the San Gabriel Mountains without using Tone Squelch. Much like we link the W6TRW 2-meter and K6RH 440 repeaters for Monday night nets we were able to cross link K6RH 440 with TAC-3 simplex during the final hour on Thursday. We also exchanged NBEMS traffic with the cities of Manhattan Beach, Torrance, and Rolling Hills Estates.
(LMT-05)

(End of Messages)

Routine: 10/18/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 10/18/2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please advise when you can participate: We need fully-vaccinated DCS members for the annual technical inspection of all 220 MHz disaster amateur radio equipment at the Palos Verdes Peninsula's 23 school sites this week and next. To simplify this year's inspection (the first since 2019) only three school sites will be visited each day between 0900-1200 hours. Dates when we need volunteers are: Wednesday, Oct. 20; Friday, Oct. 22; Monday, Oct. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 26; and Friday, Oct. 29. Face coverings must be worn while on school campuses. Additionally, I am handling the school sites on Oct. 19, Oct. 28, and Nov. 1 where some unique situations or equipment exist.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 10/18/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

If your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2021 expiration let me know as soon as possible and include a JPEG portrait photo of yourself in DCS shirt or business casual attire (it can be a cellphone photo, but you should look presentable in the picture). I will forward your info and photo to the proper place for having a new badge made. Seven of our members already indicated they have badges expiring this December.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 10/18/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Although parts of our weekly District nets have been operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station since late March we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-04)


Routine: 10/18/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We are participating in this year's Great California ShakeOut on Thursday morning, October 21, to simulate the initial earthquake; and on Saturday morning, October 23, simulating the ongoing disaster response. Exercise information will be sent to members by tomorrow evening, Oct. 19.
(LMT-05)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 10/11/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)

Routine: 10/11/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

If your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2021 expiration let me know as soon as possible and include a JPEG portrait photo of yourself in DCS shirt or business casual attire (it can be a cellphone photo, but you should look presentable in the picture). I will forward your info and photo to the proper place for having a new badge made. Six of our members already indicated they have badges expiring this December.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 10/11/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Although parts of our weekly District nets have been operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station since late March we still need volunteers to handle the other portions from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 10/11/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We are participating in this year's Great California ShakeOut on two dates: Thursday morning, October 21, to simulate the initial earthquake; and on Saturday morning, October 23, simulating the ongoing disaster response. More information to follow as the dates near.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 10/04/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for other stations on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 10/04/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

If your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2021 expiration let me know as soon as possible and include a JPEG portrait photo of yourself in DCS shirt or business casual attire (it can be a cellphone photo, but you should look presentable in the picture). I will forward your info and photo to the proper place for having a new badge made.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 10/04/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Volunteers are needed to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 10/04/2021 0935 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Our technical inspection of 220 MHz disaster ham radio gear at 23 school sites on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is still being organized. Due to a confluence of factors our visits to schools will take place this month instead of in September.
(LMT-04)


Routine: 10/04/2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We are participating in this year's Great California ShakeOut on two dates: Thursday morning, October 21, to simulate the initial earthquake; and on Saturday morning, October 23, simulating the ongoing disaster response. More information to follow as the dates near.
(LMT-05)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 09/27/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for stations net control cannot hear on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 09/27/2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

If your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2021 expiration let me know as soon as possible and include a JPEG portrait photo of yourself in DCS shirt or business casual attire (it can be a cellphone photo, but you should look presentable in the picture). I will forward your info and photo to the proper place for having a new badge made.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 09/27/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Volunteers are needed to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 09/27/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Our technical inspection of 220 MHz disaster ham radio gear at 23 school sites on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is still being organized. Due to a confluence of factors our visits to schools will take place during October instead of September.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 09/20/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in. DCS members should also relay for other members that net control cannot hear on simplex.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 09/20/2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to our members who served at helicopter landing sites on Recall Election Night. Operating at Torrance were Bob, T-22; Gary, T-222; Cindy, T-223, and Jeff, T-230, in addition to myself while Kiran, Y-107, operated at Santa Monica Airport with two West Hollywood DCS members.
(LMT-02)

Routine: 09/20/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Volunteers are needed to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 09/20/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Last week we notified six of our members who have new badges ready for pick-up this Saturday at the Sheriff Communication Center. Other members will have new badges available in the near-future and notified then.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 09/13/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for stations net control cannot hear on simplex. We are operating 2-meter TAC-1 simplex tonight from the South Los Angeles Sheriff Station DCS room--please use this opportunity to test your signal path.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 09/13/2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to everyone who attended either of our virtual District meetings last Wednesday evening or Saturday morning. We realize virtual meetings are not feasible for all members...if you couldn't attend either meeting we'll be glad to send by email a short report on what was presented.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 09/13/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Volunteers are needed to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 09/13/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We are fully staffed for Recall Election Night at the Torrance helicopter landing zone and District 27-Marina del Rey is supporting election night operations at Santa Monica Airport. All participating members will receive separately the information for DCS' activity at their site.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 09/06/2021 1000 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, AI6DF

There are no District nets tonight in observance of Labor Day. Our weekly nets resume next Monday, September 13.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 09/06/2021 1010 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please attend either of District meetings being held virtually this week: Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 1930-2030 hours or Saturday, Sept. 11, from 0830-0930 hours. Both meetings are identical and the Webex meeting link information will be sent separately.
(LMT-02)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 08/30/2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 08/30/2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please advise me no later than tomorrow, August 31, if you can serve at the Torrance helicopter landing zone on Recall Election Night, Sept. 14, from 1945 hours until about 0100 hours, Sept. 15. We require one more member...are you available?
(LMT-02)


Routine: 08/30/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Volunteers are needed to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months. We have scripts that make net operation easier and combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 08/30/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Two identical virtual District meetings are being held in September via Webex--attend whichever works best for your schedule. The first session will be Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, from 1930-2030 hours and the other on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 0830-0930 hours. The meeting link information will be sent as the dates near.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 08/23/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 08/23/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please advise by August 31 if you can serve on our five-person DCS team at the Torrance helicopter landing zone on Recall Election Night, Sept. 14, from 1945 hours until about 0100 hours, Sept. 15. DCS is supporting Sheriff's Department ballot transport operations at seven heliports for this recall election which is classed at the same level as a presidential election.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 08/23/2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 08/23/2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to those who participated in Saturday's DCS interoperability exercise with three other disaster amateur radio groups. It was an excellent learning experience for all four groups and we'll be discussing it in the near future.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 08/16/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 08/16/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS members are needed at the Torrance helicopter landing zone and other heliports to support Sheriff's Department ballot transport operations on Recall Election Night, Tuesday Sept. 14, from 1945 hours until about 0100 hours, Sept. 15. If you are able to serve please let me know as soon as possible before August 31. We are advised this election is being treated at the same level as a presidential election.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 08/16/2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 08/16/2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS is participating in an interoperability exercise Saturday morning, Aug. 21, with three other government-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups. Using portable power (no mains AC allowed) DCS members should check in with the Sheriff's Communication Center on K6CPT-2 simplex only...and relay for anyone that SCC cannot hear. Information on this drill was emailed last Friday and will be sent again later this week.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 08/09/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 08/09/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS members are needed at the Torrance helicopter landing zone and other heliports to support Sheriff's Department ballot transport operations on Recall Election Night, Tuesday Sept. 14, from 1945 hours until about 0100 hours, Sept. 15. If you are able to serve please let me know as soon as possible before August 31. We are advised this election night is being treated at the same level as a presidential election.
(LMT-02)

Routine: 08/09/2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 08/09/2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to our members who attended Saturday's DCS Quarterly Training via Webex. If you were unable to attend because of the Rolling Hills Estates "Hills Are Alive 10K" or another activity a recording of Saturday morning's classes is available for playback beginning later today. The Webex link to access this recording will be emailed separately.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 08/02/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 08/02/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 08/02/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS Quarterly Training is being held virtually this Saturday, August 7, during 0830-1100 hours with three updated subjects taught: DCS Advanced Message Handling (updated for Winlink use); Understanding GPS Coordinates; Hydration basics; and brief discussion of an August 21 joint communication exercise with other radio groups. The Webex online meeting link will be sent via separate email. We realize some District members are operating at the Rolling Hills Estates "Hills Are Alive 10K/5K" at the same time as Quarterly Training.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 08/02/2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

It being the start of a new month please use this as a reminder to ensure all your amateur radio-related batteries are fully charged and ready for use.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 07/26/2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 07/26/2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 07/26/2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS Quarterly Training will be held virtually on Saturday, August 7, during 0830-1100 hours with three updated subjects taught: DCS Advanced Message Handling (updated for Winlink use); Understanding GPS Coordinates; Hydration basics; and brief discussion of an August 21 joint communication exercise with other radio groups. The online meeting link will be sent next week to all.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 07/26/2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Advising about two early-Fall activities our DCS Districts support: We've learned the Lomita Fair at St. Margaret Mary Church will not be held in 2021 (usually the weekend after Labor Day). However in mid-September we expect to conduct the annual technical inspection of all disaster amateur radio equipment at 19 public and four private school sites on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. More info on the latter activity as the dates near.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 07-19-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 07-19-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 07-19-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

I hope to schedule a virtual District meeting before Labor Day on two dates/times that best meet everyone's schedules. Our last in-person District meeting was planned for mid-March 2020 but pandemic stay-at-home orders came instead. We realize some members have limited bandwidth or data caps that constrain video meetings for them.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 07-19-2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We would like to advise about two early-Fall activities our DCS Districts have supported. We've learned the Lomita Fair at St. Margaret Mary Church will not be held in 2021 (it usually is the weekend after Labor Day). However in mid-September we expect to conduct the annual technical inspection of all disaster amateur radio equipment at 19 public and four private school sites on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. More info on the latter activity as the dates near.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 07-12-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in and relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 07-12-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-02)

Routine: 07-12-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

I hope to schedule a virtual District meeting before Labor Day on two dates/times that best meet everyone's schedules. Our last in-person District meeting was planned for mid-March 2020 but pandemic stay-at-home orders came instead. We realize some members have limited bandwidth or data caps that greatly constrain video meetings for them.
(LMT-03)


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Routine: 07-05-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

There are no DCS nets this Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Our nets resume on July 12 at 1930 hours.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 07-05-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 07-05-2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

It being the start of a new month please ensure all your radio batteries are fully charged and ready to go.
(LMT-03)


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Routine: 06-28-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in or relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 06-28-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

There will be no DCS nets on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Our nets resume on July 12 at 1930 hours.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 06-28-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 06-28-2021 0925 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We hope those who operated during ARRL Field Day this past weekend had good experiences, whether from home or at a club site (a few of the latter were in our area). Your operating time and time for set-up/take-down (but no travel or meal time) may be reported as "Other Hours." These are not "DCS Hours" that would apply to the 48-hour annual requirement.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 06-21-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours will use the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in as well as relay for any stations net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 06-21-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We hope you can operate in ARRL Field Day this weekend from your home or other safe location. Field Day is mostly a nationwide demonstration of amateur radio operation using emergency power from 1100 hours Saturday to 1100 hours Sunday. Contacts may be made on 6-meters, 2-meters, 220, and 440 simplex frequencies (no repeaters) in addition to the usual HF bands (80, 40, 20, 15, and 10-meters.) For complete Field Day rules see the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules or feel free to ask us. If you submit your Field Day log to ARRL for combining your score with fellow club members be sure everyone spells the club's name exactly the same.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 06-21-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 06-21-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Since late March we have operated several portions of each week's District net from the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room using a single operator. Last Monday night we moved beyond that when Staff 50 and I jointly operated in the LMT DCS room. Additionally we believe the NBEMS transmit issues intermittently experienced at Lomita in previous weeks' nets have now been identified and resolved.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 06-14-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in as well as relay for any stations that net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 06-14-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

We greatly appreciate all our members who took time during the past 10 days to get the programming updated in their LASD-owned Kenwood TK-290 HT radio (or be issued one of these radios). If you experience any issues with these radios please contact Deane, Staff 50.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 06-14-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 06-14-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Since late March we have conducted several portions of each week's District net from the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room using a single operator. We hope to increase that to two operators in the room by mid- to late-Summer.
(LMT-04)


Routine: 06-14-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Last week the Marina Del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau announced its 4th of July Fireworks show will be held on Independence Day, although this year's show is only half the length of those in pre-pandemic years. In the past DCS teams provided communication support to the Marina Del Rey Sheriff Station on 4th of July with foot patrols at three areas around the Marina basin. We are awaiting word whether DCS support will be needed this year and will advise further.
(LMT-05)


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Routine: 06-07-2021 1510 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

If you could not make it to SCC last Saturday 5 June and would like your County-issued TK-290 updated with the current programming, I will be available next Saturday 12 June from 0900-1200 to do the updates. We can do it safely from my garage with the garage door open. The programming update package is posted on our website at: https://www.qsl.net/lmtdcs/MembersOnly/2021-06-05_Using%20DCS%20Kenwood%20TK290%20Handheld%20rev3.1.pdf
I also will have the radio and Challenge Coins for T-109 and the batteries requested by T-223. Diana will take care of the other Challenge Coins. My address is 22113 Albert Avenue, Torrance 90503. I will be listening on our Tac 3 and K6CPT-4a.
(LMT-05)

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Routine: 06-07-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets starting at 1930 hours are using the 2-meter W6TRW repeater cross-linked with the 440 K6RH Rolling Hills repeater, our 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice and NBEMS), the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater, and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and members of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in as well as relay for any stations that net control cannot hear.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 06-07-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to our members who went to the Sheriff's Communication Center last Saturday to pick up their needed materials. For several members who only needed DCS Challenge Coins I have yours and will make arrangements to get them to you.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 06-07-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate portions of our weekly Districts nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)

Routine: 06-07-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60


Since late March we have been operating one or more portions of each week's District nets from the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room. Until further notice we will continue limiting DCS room use to one operator at a time due to our radios' close positions.
(LMT-04)

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Routine: 06-01-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

There were no DCS nets on May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. Our weekly nets resume next Monday, June 7, at 1930 hours with portions operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 06-01-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

It being the first day of a new month please take time now to ensure all your radio-related batteries are fully-charged and your disaster supplies are in good condition.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 06-01-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We still need volunteers to help operate our weekly Districts nets from home stations. We expect handling portions of Monday night nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)

Routine: 06-01-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

This Saturday morning, June 5, at the Sheriff's Communication Center several pandemic-deferred "distributions" will be held in the covered picnic table area. First, LASD Kenwood TK-290 handheld radios can receive a programming update. Second, new batteries for your TK-290 will be available if needed. Third, Kenwood TK-290 radios can be issued to those requesting one (please notify me in advance at [email protected]). Fourth, interim DCS badges for newer members will be issued. Fifth, DCS uniform items (short-sleeve shirts, jackets, and hats) will be available for pickup only to those who submitted uniform order forms by May 19. Lastly, DCS Challenge Coins ordered since late 2019 will be available for pick-up.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 05-24-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members calling on simplex not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 05-24-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

There will be no DCS nets next Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Our weekly nets resume on Monday, June 7, at 1930 hours.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 05-24-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate our weekly Districts nets from home stations. We expect handling portions of Monday night nets from home stations for several more months and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 05-24-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Mark your calendar for Saturday morning, June 5, at the Sheriff's Communication Center. That's when several pandemic-deferred "distributions" take place in the covered picnic table area. First, your LASD Kenwood TK-290 handheld radio can receive a programming update. Second, new batteries for your TK-290 will be available if needed. Third, Kenwood TK-290 radios can be issued to those requesting one (please notify me in advance at [email protected]). Fourth, interim DCS badges for newer members will be issued. Fifth, DCS uniform items (short-sleeve shirts, jackets, and hats only) will be available for pickup to those submitting order forms by last Wednesday, May 19. Lastly, DCS Challenge Coins ordered since late 2019 will be available for pick-up.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 05-17-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members calling on simplex not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 05-17-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to everyone who participated in Saturday's DCS Spring Communication Exercise. Most seemed to learn something new about their radios, operating on VHF simplex, and/or operating on 10-meter/6-meter FM . We will be following-up with areas where we could do better and to provide additional operating knowledge for all members.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 05-17-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate our weekly Districts nets from home stations. We expect handling portions of Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 05-17-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Mark your calendar for Saturday morning, June 5, at the Sheriff's Communication Center. That's when several pandemic-deferred "distributions" take place in the covered picnic table area. First, your LASD Kenwood TK-290 handheld radio can receive a programming update. Second, new batteries for your TK-290 will be available if needed. Third, Kenwood TK-290 radios can be issued to those requesting one (please notify me in advance). Fourth, interim DCS badges for newer members will be issued. Fifth, DCS uniform items (short-sleeve shirts, jackets, and hats only) will be available for pickup after submitting your order form by this Wednesday, May 19 to Staff 17 Mike Farrell at [email protected]. Lastly, DCS Challenge Coins that many ordered since late 2019 will be available to pick-up.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 05-10-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members calling on simplex who are not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 05-10-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

All members are encouraged to participate in the DCS Spring Communication Exercise this Saturday, May 15, during 0830-1030 hours. Details are being emailed later this week. All members will have extended opportunities for communicating on 2-meters besides checking in with their District. Another aspect will be DCS 10-meter and 6-meter FM voice communication for those with the capability.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 05-10-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate our weekly Districts nets from home stations. We expect handling portions of Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


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Routine: 05-03-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members calling on simplex who are not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 05-03-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

The simplex voice portions of tonight's District nets will be operated from the South Los Angeles Sheriff Station DCS room. This marks our first operation there since late 2019. Please use this opportunity to test your signal path into the South L.A. Station.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 05-03-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We need volunteers to help operate our weekly Districts nets from home stations. We expect handling portions of Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 05-03-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to our 13 members from Districts 3, 17, and 27 who attended DCS Quarterly Training via Webex last Saturday along with Deane, Staff 50, and myself. We hope you found the classes informative.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 04-26-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

This week's District nets at 1930 hours Monday will use the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members calling on simplex who are not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 04-26-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

During tonight's District nets we are operating all simplex and NBEMS portions from the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room. Please check in to test your signal path with the Lomita Station as part of our gradual return to full operation there.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 04-26-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Please volunteer to help operate our weekly Districts nets from your home. We expect handling portions of Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 04-26-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS Quarterly Training resumes via Cisco Webex this Saturday, May 1, during 0830-1130 hours. Three essential DCS classes are being repeated to refresh all members but newer members are especially encouraged to attend. Saturday's classes are: 1) DCS Basic Message Handling; 2) Understanding the Motorola CDM-1550 radio in Sheriff Station DCS radio rooms; and 3) Understanding the Kenwood TK-290 handheld radio issued to many members. The latter two presentations will also review the DCS Countywide frequency plan across all Districts. The Webex one-click link to the Quarterly Training will be emailed separately to all members.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 04-19-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours will use the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members calling on simplex who are not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)

Routine: 04-19-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Portions of our weekly nets are now being operated from the Lomita Sheriff Station's DCS room on most Monday nights. Other net segments will continue from home stations until further notice. Currently only one DCS member at a time should operate in the Lomita Station's DCS room due to close distances between the three radio positions.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 04-19-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Please volunteer to help operate our weekly Districts nets from your home. We expect handling Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 04-19-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

All members (and especially our newer members) should plan to attend DCS Quarterly Training being held virtually on Saturday morning, May 1. Topics, times, and more info will be announced shortly.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 04-12-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control. During the NBEMS segments members are encouraged to send one of their own messages to the net.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 04-12-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

During our March 22 and April 5 Monday night nets we started a gradual return to operating from the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room. All our installed equipment there was tested and still works after a year of inactivity. But until further notice only one DCS member at a time should be in our radio room due to close distances between the three adjacent operating positions. We are sanitizing all touchable surfaces before each net and still observing face-covering protocols.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 04-12-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Please volunteer to help operate our weekly Districts nets from your home. We expect handling Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 04-12-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

All members (and especially our newer members) should plan to attend DCS Quarterly Training being held virtually on Saturday morning, May 1. Topics, times, and more info will be announced shortly.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 04-05-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 04-05-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

District 27 DCS members (Marina del Rey) are included in our Monday night nets and weekly messages until MDR has a new District Communications Officer and local net operation resumes there. We welcome Hilel, Y-608, and Kiran, Y-801, on any of our repeater or simplex frequencies.
(LMT-02)

Routine: 04-05-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

Please volunteer to help operate our weekly Districts nets from your home. We expect handling Monday night nets from home stations well into 2021 and have scripts that make net operation easier. Our combined coverage from W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters enables many without good simplex coverage to handle our main net. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 04-05-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

It being the start of a new month please take time now to ensure all your radio batteries are fully charged.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 03-29-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District nets at 1930 hours are using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with the 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 03-29-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

District 27 DCS members (Marina del Rey) are being included in our Monday night nets and weekly messages until MDR has a new District Communications Officer and local net operation resumes there. We welcome Hilel, Y-608, and Kiran, Y-801, on any of our repeater or simplex frequencies.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 03-29-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 03-29-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

A series of short videos on how to use Winlink is now on the County DCS website in the Members Only section (click on "Winlink Help Videos, 2/21"). If you missed DCS' January 16, 2021, virtual Winlink class or need a refresher you will find these videos helpful.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 03-22-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District net at 1930 hours is using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 03-22-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Our nets tonight will include operating with one member in the Lomita Sheriff Station DCS room. This is for testing DCS' equipment there to ensure everything is connected and working since the last DCS net from the Lomita Station on March 9, 2020.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 03-22-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)

Routine: 03-22-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

A series of short videos on how to use Winlink is now on the County DCS website in the Members Only section (click on "Winlink Help Videos, 2/21"). If you missed DCS' January 16, 2021, virtual Winlink class (or need a refresher) you will find these videos helpful.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 03-15-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members

From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Tonight's District net at 1930 hours is using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater cross-linked with 440 Rolling Hills repeater, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 03-15-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

The DCS 220 repeater (K6CPT-3) recently returned to normal service after getting some replacement parts. All DCS members with 222-225 MHz transceivers are encouraged to use this repeater.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 03-15-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 03-15-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please contact me or Deane, Staff 50, if you still experience problems completing your LASD emergency personal information sheet at https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf. We are glad to fill out and send the form with your information...recognizing the PDF-fillable form might not work for everyone.
(LMT-04)


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 Routine: 03-08-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight will use the W6TRW 2-meter repeater (there's no 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link this week due to an equipment issue), the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 03-08-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

The DCS 220 repeater (K6CPT-3) recently returned to normal service after getting some replacement parts. All DCS members with 222-225 MHz transceivers are encouraged to use this repeater.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 03-08-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 03-08-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please contact me or Deane, Staff 50, if you still experience problems completing your LASD emergency personal information sheet at https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf. We are glad to fill out and send the form with your information to get these done...recognizing the PDF-fillable form doesn't always work well for those using tablets or phones.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 03-01-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is on the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 03-01-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

The DCS 220 repeater (K6CPT-3) last week returned to normal service after replacement parts were installed. All DCS members with 222-225 MHz transceivers are encouraged to use this repeater.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 03-01-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 03-01-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Updated Sheriff's Department emergency contact information forms were due yesterday and everyone must completely fill out their form. Do not check the "I have NO changes from last year" box even though all the information you fill in might really be unchanged. Contact me or Deane, Staff 50, if you still experience problems in completing your emergency information sheet at https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf
(LMT-04)


Routine: 03-01-2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Today being the start of a new month...please take time to ensure all your radio-related batteries are fully-charged.
(LMT-05)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 02-22-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members

From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is on the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 02-22-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to everyone who participated in the DCS Winter Communication Exercise this past Saturday morning. For those with NBEMS capability Deane, Staff 50, had created as an NBEMS template the Situation Report (SitRep) form Cities/Agencies use to report into the County EOC. You will find this on our District website at: https://www.qsl.net/lmtdcs/Events/2021/SitRep.html. Instructions for loading the SitRep form into your FLMSG directory are also on our website...see page 3 of the Winter Communication Exercise description at: https://www.qsl.net/lmtdcs/Events/2021/DCS%20Winter%20Communication%20exercise%20%202021.PDF
(LMT-02)


Routine: 02-22-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 02-22-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to those who already returned their updated Sheriff's Department emergency contact information form. If not, be advised that in 2021 all LASD volunteers and LASD employees must complete by February 28 the entire form with current information, not by simply checking the "no changes" from prior year box. The form is at https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf and returned to Staff 11 at: [email protected].
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 02-15-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is on the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 02-15-2021 0915 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS' Countywide Winter Communication Exercise is this Saturday, February 20, during 0800-1030 hours utilizing voice, Winlink, and NBEMS from home stations. Full information will be emailed separately to all members later today.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 02-15-2021 0920 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 02-15-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to those who already returned their updated Sheriff's Department emergency contact information form. If not, be advised that in 2021 all LASD volunteers and LASD employees must complete by February 28 the entire form with current information, not by simply checking the "no changes" from prior year box. The form is at https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf and returned to Staff 11 at: [email protected] .
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 02-08-2021 0900 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 02-08-2021 0905 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS' Countywide Winter Communication Exercise is Saturday, February 20, during 0830-1030 hours utilizing voice, NBEMS, and Winlink. Please plan to participate from your home using whichever modes you have. Full info to follow next week.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 02-08-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 02-08-2021 0910 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please complete your annual Sheriff's Department emergency contact information form as soon as possible. For 2021 all LASD volunteers and LASD employees must complete the entire form with their current information, not by simply checking the "no changes" from prior year box. The form is at: https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf and should be returned to Staff 11 at: [email protected] by February 28.
(LMT-04)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 02-01-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 02-01-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS' Countywide Winter Communication Exercise is Saturday, February 20, during 0830-1030 hours utilizing voice, NBEMS, and Winlink. Please plan to participate from your home using whichever modes you have. Full info to follow as the date nears.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 02-01-2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into the first half of 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 02-01-2021 0955 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please complete your annual Sheriff's Department emergency contact information form as soon as possible. For 2021 all LASD volunteers and LASD employees must complete the entire form with their current information, not by simply checking the "no changes" from prior year box. The form is at: https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf and should be returned to Staff 11 at: [email protected] by February 28.
(LMT-04)


Routine: 02-01-2021 1000 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Today being the start of a new month take time now to ensure all your amateur radio batteries are fully charged and ready to go.
(LMT-05)


(End of Messages)

Routine: 01-25-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter simplex TAC-1 frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 01-25-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS' Countywide Winter Communication Exercise is Saturday, February 20, during 0830-1030 hours utilizing voice, NBEMS, and Winlink. Please plan to participate from your home using whichever modes you have. Full info to follow as the date nears.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 01-25-2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into the first half of 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 01-25-2021 0955 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Please complete your annual Sheriff's Department emergency contact information form as soon as possible. For 2021 all LASD volunteers and LASD employees must complete the entire form with their current information, not by simply checking the "no changes" from prior year box. The form is at: https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf and should be returned to Staff 11 at: [email protected] by February 28.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 01-18-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District net at 1930 hours tonight is using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter simplex TAC-3 frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 01-18-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you to our District members who attended Saturday's online Countywide Winlink training class. During the next month we will provide Winlink training opportunities via Webex for additional members in Districts 3 & 17.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 01-18-2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into the first half of 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 01-18-2021 0955 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

If it's the start of a new year it's time to complete the annual Sheriff's Department emergency contact information form. For 2021 all LASD volunteers (and employees) are required to complete the entire form with their current information, not simply check "no changes" from prior year. The form can be downloaded at: https://lacdcs.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/employee-personal-information-2021.pdf and should be returned to Staff 11 at: [email protected] by February 28.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 01-11-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District nets resume tonight at 1930 hours using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-1 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-1 simplex. All DCS members and those of the South Bay's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 01-11-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

DCS is holding a Countywide online training class this Saturday, January 16, during 0830-1030 hours on using Winlink to send email and/or attachments by radio. Winlink is used by other disaster amateur radio groups and complements NBEMS. A PDF document has been sent separately showing how to install the free Winlink Express software before the class starts and the Cisco Webex link you will need to sign in. Winlink Express works only on computers running Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 01-11-2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into the first half of 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 01-11-2021 0955 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Absolute last call: If you haven't already, let me know immediately if your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2020 expiration date shown near the bottom and also indicate the V-number on the front of your badge. As with other member badges awaiting re-issuance your existing badge is still valid until the new badges are issued.
(LMT-04)


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Routine: 01-04-2021 0930 hours
To: All Members
From: Jerry Kendrick, T-03

Our weekly District nets resume tonight at 1930 hours using the W6TRW 2-meter repeater and 440 Rolling Hills repeater cross-link, the 2-meter TAC-3 simplex frequency, our 220 simplex frequency (voice net followed by an NBEMS digital message); the 440 K6CPT-4a repeater; and concluding with another NBEMS message on 2-meter TAC-3 simplex. All DCS members and those of the South Bay 's city-affiliated disaster amateur radio groups are encouraged to check in on one or more frequencies. Please relay for members you hear calling on simplex who are not heard by net control.
(LMT-01)


Routine: 01-04-2021 0940 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Thank you again to all DCS members for serving our County and its Cities during 2020. We'll be seeking new ways for our members to continue training and communication skills while at home in 2021. Please advise me at [email protected] with your current internet service type (i.e., DSL, cable, FiOS, cellphone data plan, or ???) and its rated download/upload speeds if you know them. I will plan around our members' internet capabilities to have multiple versions of our training that match internet speeds and won't blow your monthly data cap.
(LMT-02)


Routine: 01-04-2021 0945 hours
To: All Members
From: Deane Bouvier, Staff 50

We expect operating weekly District nets from home stations well into the first half of 2021 and usually need three net control operators. Combined coverage of the W6TRW 2m and/or K6RH 440 repeaters will enable many to handle our main net without having good simplex coverage. Contact me at [email protected] with any Monday when you can help as net control from your home on any of our frequencies.
(LMT-03)


Routine: 01-04-2021 0955 hours
To: All Members
From: Diana Feinberg, Staff 60

Final call: If you haven't already, let me know immediately if your LASD Volunteer badge has a December 2020 expiration date shown near the bottom and also indicate the V-number on the front of your badge. As with other member badges awaiting re-issuance your existing badge is still valid until the new badges are issued.
(LMT-04)


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