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SJC EMCOMM Freqs
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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What I describe may not work for you and may even be unsafe. Always follow your local policies and procedures!

Also, unless specifically mentioned, this site is about VHF/UHF operations and not HF, which is very often different for very good reasons.

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Stockton: 147.210 + N5FDL and 444.500 + K6TRK (linked)

Copperopolis/Gopher Ridge: 147.015 + and 444.400 + N5FDL (linked)

Mt. Oso: 146.895 - N5FDL and 443.825 + PL 107.2

Affiliated Repeaters

Bear Mtn.: 146.090 + and 444.250 + WB6ASU (linked)

Mt. Delux: 145.210 - PL 100.0 WA6SEK (10mi S of Tracy)

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Saturday
Dec142013

Where's the Ambulance?

It’s my observation that ambulances covering events are almost always parked at the wrong location relative to where people are likely to become sick or injured. That’s true if the event is a walk, run, ride, etc., that occurs over a distance. This isn’t such an issue for events at a fixed location.

Each event is different, but on an out-and-back route, placing the rig at the start/finish line means an incident at the turn-around could be very far away. Especially, if you have other medical coverage at start/finish, the rig really belongs out on the course. Perhaps at a spot where accidents are most likely.

This is not one-size-fits-all. In our case, we moved the rig from start/finish about a third the way out on the course in a spot where the ambulance could quickly get started in any direction. (It was parked on a cross street where we had volunteers stationed and could drive on the closed streets used as the course with little danger).

Hams don’t often get involved in these decisions, but event organizers may not think about these things and the ambulance crew may not understand the specific hazards of the event where they are standing-by. So, it’s worth thinking about, especially if you will be assigning a radio or a ham to the ambulance.

 

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