Links & Resources

The following links contain “need to know” and “nice to know” information.

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
ARRL Home Page
Southwest Division
Santa Barbara Section
ARRL Band Plan

ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
ARES Home Page
ARES Manual pdf
ARES Field Resources Manual pdf
ARES Emergency Coordinator Manual pdf

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
RACES Home Page
Additional RACES Sites

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Cal OES Home
Cal OES Auxilliary Communications Service (ACS)
Cal OES Communications Reserve Unit

Ventura County Auxilliary Communications Service (ACS)
Ventura County ACS/ARES Net Script
Ventura County ACS/ARES ORT Script
Ventura County ACS/ARES Net Rotation

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Thousand Oaks CERT
Oak Park CERT
Ventura County Fire CERT

Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART)
Thousand Oaks DART

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
FCC Home Page
FCC Part 97
ARRL – FCC recent action
FCC – Universal Licensing System
FCC Amateur Radio License Renewal
License Lookup

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA Home Page
FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) Courses

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Rabbit System
Cactus Repeater System
PAPA Repeater System
SMRA Emergency Repeater Network
CalNet Network
California Repeaters
Southern California Open Repeaters
Ventura County Repeaters

Local Agencies
Ventura County Sheriff
American Red Cross
City of Thousand Oaks Home
City of Thousand Oaks Emergency Preparedness
Salvation Army Network
Los Angeles County DCS-22
Los Angeles County DCS
Ventura County Fire Dept.
Caltrans Auxiliary Radio Service (CARS)

Disaster Information
Hazmat guide

National Weather Service
National Weather Service Western Region
National Weather Service Los Angles/Oxnard
Southern California Earthquake Data Center
USGS Earthquake Information

SkyWarn Home Page
Basic Storm Spotters’ Guide pdf

Radio Propagation Information
Current Sunspot Cycle Information
Great Propagation Resource Site
Another Resource Site

Packet Information
Outpost Packet Software Download
Winlink, Winmor and RMS Software
Integrating RMS Express in a Local System
Fldigi Software Download

Message Information
FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) Message Forms
All FEMA ICS Forms pdf | Word-fillable
National Traffic System (NTS)
Complete Standard NTS Message Handling

Amateur Radio Reference Resource
Volunteer Public Service Site

Ventura County Amateur Radio Clubs
Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC)
Ventura County Amateur Radio Club (VCARC)
Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS)
Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club
Pleasant Valley Amateur Radio Club (PVARC)

rev. 03/26/2024