Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service
South Los Angeles, Lomita & Marina del Rey Stations – Districts 3, 17 & 27
2023 Events
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November 16, 2023
2023 Medical Response and Surge Exercise

November 11, 2023
DCS Quarterly Training

  • Net Control Training for various situations
October 22, 2023
Prepared Peninsula Expo
  • Thanks go to Deane, Staff 50; Gary, T-222; Cindy, T-223; and especially Bob, N-01 (Lakewood DCO) for staffing our DCS booth 
  • There was good traffic and conversation with the visitors relevant to disaster communications 
  • Other related agencies exhibiting:
    • Rancho Palos Verdes' PVAN radio organization
    • Lomita Station with the Explorers
    • LASD Narcotics 
    • PV Estates PD and their NART city radio group 
    • PVP CERT
  • Activity Request
  • After Action Report
  • Sign-In Sheet

October 19, 2023
Great California Shakeout
@ 10:19

October 14, 2023
DCS Fall Drill

Voice-only exercise inspired by the Great California Shakeout
  • 0900-1300
  • Thank you to those participating in last Saturday's DCS Countywide communication exercise that was based on a magnitude 5.8 earthquake off Santa Monica.
  • Saturday's exercise is in lieu of our usual Great ShakeOut exercise 
  • DCS members checked in locally with Mercalli Scale reports & availability
  • District NC reported status
  • District NC took reports from local operators & report information to County NC
  • District NC also tasked members responding to County tasking

October 07, 2023
DCS Quarterly Training

  • Net Control Training for various situations
July 8, 2023
DCS Severe Weather Drill
0900-1400 hours
  • County-wide drill
  • Shift A from 0900 to 1130
  • Shift B from 1130 to 1400
June 24-25, 2023
ARRL Field Day
  • We operated a class 1F (EOC) Field Day station from the Lomita radio room.
  • Our main objective was to gain experience with the new HF radio and antenna installations. 
  • There were some issues of familiarity with the radio settings, computer and software idiosynchroncies.
  • More training is needed on the equipment before the next event
  • Field Day provided a good opportunity to test simultaneous HF and VHF operations in a crowded contest situation.
  • Activity Request
  • After Action Report
  • Sign-In Sheet
May 06, 2023 
Gardena Public Safety Fair
1000 to 1400
Gardena City Hall Lawn
1670 W 162nd St Gardena

  • Our District participated as an exhibitor at the City of Gardena Public Safety Day. Members staffing our booth were: Vickie T-217, Steve T-227, Diana S-60 & Deane S-50 
  • We had a fair amount of interest at our booth and we made important contacts with Gardena Emergency Coordinator and other city leaders including the police chief.
  • This event was sponsored by the Gardena Police Department along with L.A. County Fire Department which serves Gardena.
  • Activity Request
  • After Action Report
  • Sign-In Sheet
  • More Photos

April 20 & 22, 2023 
District Member Meeting
Online via WebEx

  • TopicsCovered:
    • Upcoming DCS operating activities
    • Monday night nets from Lomita Station or home
    • Recent technical developments at Lomita Station DCS room
    • The South Bay cities EOCs: Where are they and some new directions
  • Our next District member meeting will be in mid-October.

March 20, 2023
DCS Annual Member Meeting
  • Held Online
March 19, 2023
Los Angeles Marathon
(Other Hours)
  • The 38th running of the Los Angeles Marathon went from Dodger Stadium and finished on the Avenue of the Stars in Century City
  • Amateurs staff the water stations, medical aid stations, the start and finish lines, and the Incident Command Post. 
  • There were 8 DCS Members who participated: 
    • Ray L-113, Mile 2
    • Koichi B-01, Mile 4
    • Martin Z-504, Med 8
    • Chuck M-32, Med 12
    • Diana S-60, Net Control 
    • Deane S-50, LA City EOC 
    • Eric N108 LA City EMD Intern
March 18, 2023
County-wide Drill
  • Thank you to our 10 members and Manhattan Beach's city radio officer Paul, K6PEC, who participated in the DCS communication exercise simulating area-wide electric grid outages affecting portions of Los Angeles County. Besides voice traffic we also engaged in multiple NBEMS messages and one Winlink message between Lomita Station and the county command post for this exercise.
  • DCS voice and digital operators were operating on portable power from district stations and from field locations
March 14, 2023
PVPUSD Disaster Radio Drill
  • 0930 W6SBA Repeater
  • Then simplex on our EOC Link
March 04, 2023
DCS Quarterly Training
  • Held Online
  • 3 Topics
    • Radio Relays for DCS both voice and digital
    • Having a power plan for power outages
    • Digital radio soundcard interfaces
February 12, 2023
44th Annual
Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K/5K
  • We led a successful radio operation at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K. 
  • Working with us were four Redondo Beach Police Department Volunteers who are also licensed hams and several other city radio group operators. 
  • Serving from our DCS unit were: Diana, S-60, net control; Deane, S-50,  Shadow to the Race Director; Ray, T-88, Rover in the Start/Finish area; and Jeff, T-234, at Mile 4 on The Esplanade
  • Activity Request
  • After Action Report
  • Sign-in Sheet

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