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Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service
South Los Angeles, Lomita & Marina del Rey Stations – Districts 3, 17 & 27
2024 Events
Please Sign Up for These Important Participation Opportunities in Addition to Monday Night Nets
Minimum Hour Requirements Have Been Reinstated For This Year
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June 08, 2024
DCS Quarterly Training
0830-1030 hours via Zoom
  • Three subjects will be presented including a completely new class on DCS member safety.
 
May 18, 2024
61st Annual Armed Forces Day Parade - Other Hours
Torrance Blvd

  • Support to the Torrance DSV group
  • Torrance's Armed Forces Day Parade has the distinction of being the nation's longest running military parade sponsored by any city
  • Operating at the parade to support the City of Torrance's TARA radio team were: 
    • Deane, Staff 50; 
    • George, T-151; 
    • Joe, R-01; 
    • Steve, T-227; and 
    • Prospective DCS member Steve, KN6YDX.
May 14, 2024
PVPUSD Disaster Radio Drill
  • 0930 W6SBA Repeater
  • Then simplex on our EOC Link
April 27, 2024
Torrance Community Safety Fair
- Other Hours
Del Amo Mall near PF Chang's
1000-1400

  • Safety exhibits, demonstrations and infomational displays 
  • Hosted by Torrance Police and Fire
  • Torrance Amateur Radio Association will share a table with Torrance OES
April 09, 2024
PVPUSD Disaster Radio Drill
  • 0930 W6SBA Repeater
  • Then simplex on our EOC Link
March 17, 2024
Los Angeles Marathon
- Other Hours
  • The 39th 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 finish line, and the Multi-agency Command Center at the LA City EOC 
  • There were 6 DCS Members who participated: 
    • Steve prospective member, WS3
    • Koichi B-01, WS8
    • Martin Z-504, Med 8
    • Chuck M-32, Med 12 
    • Deane S-50, LA City EOC 
    • Eric N108, LA City EOC 

March 16, 2024
Countywide Drill  0900 - 1300
  • Scenario was Solar Flare Activity disrupting radio communications, affecting satellite communication, power grid, etc. 
  • A request for search and rescue assistance took some members out of the drill
  • Operating modes were voice, NBEMS and Winlink.
  • Command post at SCC Trailer A instead of SBI 
March 12, 2024
PVPUSD Disaster Radio Drill
  • 0930 W6SBA Repeater
  • Then simplex on our EOC Link
March 05, 2024
Election Night Support - Torrance Landing Zone
  • Thanks go to our operator team (Diana, S-60; Deane, S-50; Gary, T-222; Cindy, T-223; Jeff, T-230; and Jeff, T-234) at the Primary Election Night ballot transport operation in Torrance. 
  • We reported to Torrance Airport at the address shown in DCS Election Night instructions but found no LASD activity there. 
  • Team members discovered on their own the actual site was four miles away at the Torrance Courthouse parking lot where this activity has historically been
  • The rest of us then travelled there for a successful operation.
March 02, 2024
Quarterly Training
  • Topics
    • Preparing for Operating at an Incident Command Post
    • Learning from AUXCOMM
    • Renewing your amateur radio license

February 24, 2024
Training for the March 16 Exercise
0900-1100
  • Staff 71, K-05 and Staff 17 are hosting a training session specific to our upcoming March 16th drill. 
  • Topics we will cover 1) what to expect with a solar flare 2) examples of tactical and ISC 213 messaging and 3) live voice practice
  • Watch for WebEx invitation.
February 17 or 22, 2024
District Member Meeting
  • Our next semi-annual Districts 3/17 member meeting will be held via Zoom 
  • Identical sessions on both Saturday, February 17, 0830-0930 hours and on Thursday, February 22,  1930-2030 hours. 
  • Attend the one that best fits your schedule.

February 13, 2024
PVPUSD Disaster Radio Drill
  • 0930 W6SBA Repeater
  • Then simplex on our EOC Link
February 11, 2024
46th Annual
Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K/5K
  • As in previous years, we  augmented the Redondo PD Volunteers in support of the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K/5K. 
  • Thanks to Deane, S-50 for serving as net control and our DCS members on the course Ray, T-88; Mike, T-109; Jeff, T-230; and Jeff, T-234.
  • Activity Request
  • After Action Report
  • Sign-in Sheet

January 09, 2024
PVPUSD Disaster Radio Drill
  • 0930 W6SBA Repeater
  • Then simplex on our EOC Link

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