Thursday, October 20th, is the Great California ShakeOut, and ACS will conduct an exercise that you can do from home or work. We will have a voice check-in on ACS channel 9 (145.200 – PL 127.3) and Winlink check-ins using the USGS form.
The time of the mock earthquake is 10:20 A.M. Please check in by voice 10:20 and 10:45 A.M. using your member number and FCC call sign. If you have only a handheld radio, look for a high, clear spot to operate from. An external antenna will generally provide better results than will a stock handheld-mounted antenna
If you have Winlink capability, please also send a Winlink DYFI form using the built-in template to DYFI@vccomm.org after 10:30 A.M. Please include your location’s latitude and longitude (decimal degrees with the longitude being a negative number) on your Winlink check-in form, as we will be mapping the results. If you are unsuccessful, wait a few minutes and try again.
ShakeOut (https://www.shakeout.org/) is a great opportunity to test your Winlink capabilities, provide valuable data to USGS and demonstrate your commitment to supporting community communications in times of need.
See the other registered Volunteer Radio Groups ( https://www.shakeout.org/whoisparticipating/ . )