Area 2 – Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Oak Park

Welcome to the website for the Ventura County Area 2 Auxiliary Communications Service/Amateur Radio Emergency Service/ (ACS/ARES).

Emergency Coordinator:

Assistant Emergency Coordinators:

Emergency or Disaster Procedures for Area 2 ACS Members

When an emergency or disaster occurs first make sure you and your family are safe and secure!

On 2 meters monitor the Area 2 Rasnow repeater (ACS channel 2) and the countywide repeater (ACS Channel 9: Repeater 145.200 minus PL 127.3).

  • ACS Ch. 2 – 147.885, minus offset, PL 127.3, on Rasnow Peak (BOZO)
  • ACS Ch. 12 – 146.445, simplex
  • ACS Ch. 9 – 145.200, minus offset, PL 127.3, on Sulphur Mtn.
  • ACS Ch. 32 – 146.850, minus offset, PL 127.3, on Grissom Peak

Updates on the emergency will be given at the top of the hour, 20 minutes after the hour and 20 minutes before the hour on the Area 2 repeater. Click here for additional emergency operation information for ACS members.

Area 2 Frequency List

Area 2 EOCs

ACS/ARES Area 2 Nets

  • 2 Meter Test check-in Tues 7:00-7:25 P.M. | 147.885 MHz, negative offset, PL 127.3 | Area 2-2 Meter Script
  • 220 (1.25 Meter) Test check-in Tues 7:10-7:25 P.M. | 224.700 MHz, negative offset, PL 156.7 | Area 2 – 220 (1.25 Meter) Script
  • 440 (70 cm) Test check-in Tues 7:10-7:25 P.M. | 449.440 MHz, negative offset, PL 131.8 | Area 2 – 440 (70cm) Script
  • At 6:45-7:15 P.M. on the second-fourth Tuesdays of the month there is a simplex net on ACS Channel 12: 146.445 simplex.
  • At 7:30 P.M. there is a Ventura County-Wide Net on ACS Channel 9: Repeater 145.200 minus PL 127.3.

Area 2 Conducts an Operational Readiness Test (ORT) on the first Tuesday of every month.
Ventura County ACS Net Script
Ventura County ACS ORT Script

ACS/ARES Area 2 Voice and Message Operations
Alinco VHF/UHF Radios | Set-up | Equipment Manual
HF Radios | Equipment Manual
Console Equipment | Cheat-Sheet

ACS/ARES Area 2 Digital Operations

Area 2 Training Programs

Questions? Comments?
Contact Zak Cohen, N6PK, Area 2 Emergency Coordinator.

rev. 10/22/2020