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SJC1 - 147.210 + 114.8 Stockton (Stockton Pri)
SJC2 - 146.655 - 100.0 Tracy (County Pri)
SJC3 - 145.210 - 100.0 Tracy (County B/up)
SJC4 - 147.090 + 114.8 Lodi (North Pri)
SJC5 - 146.985 - 100.0 Manteca
SJC6 - 147.165 + 107.2 Stockton Club
SJC7 - 147.015 + 114.8 (East)
SJC8 - 147.105 + 67.0 Stockton
SJC9 - 146.895 - 114.8 Mt. Oso
SJC10 - 444.400 + 114.8 (East)
SJC11 - 444.325 + 94.8 Stockton (Stockton Pri)
SJC12 - 443.825 + 107.2 Mt. Oso
SJC13 - 444.575 + 107.2 Stockton (Pri)
SCJ14 - 444.850 + 114.8 Tracy (testing)
SJC15 - 444.500 + 114.8 Stockton
LLNL - 146.775 - 100.0 Livermore

Linked repeaters - SJC1/10 SJC2/LLNL SJC7/10

Tac1 - 146.550
Tac3 - 146.535
Tac4 - 146.430
Tac6 - 156.565
Tac7 - 146.590
Tac8 - 146.445
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Stockton: 147.210 + N5FDL and 444.500 + K6TRK (linked)

Copperopolis/Gopher Ridge: 147.015 + and 444.400 + N5FDL (linked) UHF is Yaesu System Fusion analog and digital — tone on analog only

Mt. Oso: 146.895 - N5FDL and 443.825 + PL 107.2 (not linked)

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Emergency Managers That Freak Me Out

MAD’s Alfred E. Newman has no worries. Or clues.Is it just me, or do emergency managers who behave as if they have it all covered freak you out, too?

I am talking about these guys—as indeed they are male—that act as if the volumes of emergency plans they’ve created contain so much wisdom that nothing could possibly go wrong. And they seem absolutely sincere in that belief.

Meanwhile, I often have bad dreams about what happens during an emergency when I can’t scrounge up enough operators to get all our positions covered.

It is easy for me to imagine a really big disaster in my county causing demand to vastly exceed supply. I am also realistic enough to know we cannot possibly be prepared for every eventuality. Just too many things that might happen and if several happen at once, well…

You know about the Scout motto, “Be Prepared”? But, can we ever, really, be truly prepared? I don’t think so. I believe that being as prepared as possible is important, but that a healthy dose of good, old-fashioned, fear of failure helps keep us on our toes.

Being prepared includes the understanding that we never really are. There is always something and over-confidence may be the worst sin of emergency management.

And one last thing: You over-confident types don’t fool the rest of us at all. Where you look in the mirror and see calm professionalism, the rest of us see, well… (See the illustration)

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Reader Comments (1)

Hay David
Your exactly right we can never be totally prepared for everything that happens its just not possible. Having said that we can be as ready and prepared as humanly possible and be as educated as we can to limit the impact. To be honest just lately we are unfortunately getting alot of practice with all thats happening around the world at the moment.

Dory Harvey.

Mar 14, 2011 at 11:22PM | Unregistered CommenterDory Harvey
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