SARA 30th Anniversary Celebration

We want to invite you to the 30th anniversary celebration of the founding of SARA (Saratoga Amateur Radio Association (SARA).

Saratoga vicinity residents interested in ham radio
Hams, families and friends
CERTs, families and friends
General public

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friendship Hall at Prospect Center
19824 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Price: Free

Food: Sandwiches, snacks and drinks will be served

Please RSVP with your name, contact info and number of guests to help us plan the food.

Ron Jones
408 872-1301
Hope to see you and your family there.

Argonaut and Cox Divisions Conduct FRS Radio Functionality and Procedural Training

The Argonaut and Cox CERT Divisions conducted an evening of FRS radio functionality and protocol/usage training at Saratoga Prospect Center on Wednesday, 13 November. Led by Peter Melhus, the focus of the training was how to set up and utilize the Floureon M-880 handheld FRS radio, as well as how to structure FRS radio messages between field users and a dedicated Net Control officer. The difference between directed and non-directed radio nets was fully explained, and attendees were able – at the end of the classroom session – to conduct simulated radio communications using standardized radio procedures and protocol. This included formulating simulated field assessment and incident reports, and sending them via the radio to a simulated Incident Command Post under directed-net conditions. A total of 21 Argonaut and Cox CERT Division members participated in the training event.

December Activities

Free ICS 400 Class

December 2019 — Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management is holding a free ICS 400 class on December 3 and 4. This class can be difficult to find locally. Register by November 28 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ics-400-advanced-incident-command-system-complex-incident-training-tickets-18942771339

SARA Anniversary Celebration

December 7 – see http://saratogacert.org/2019/11/29/sara-30th-anniversary-celebration/

January Activities

CERT Academy – Campbell

Campbell Community Center
First Class: January 14, 2020
Graduation: February 1, 2020

General Information

Online ICS and NIMS Classes (100.c & 700.b)

Visit the Saratoga CERT Resources page for ICS and NIMS course material and resources.