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County of Orange RACES ACS (OCRACES) (W6ACS)
RACES Operational Area Coordinators:
      
Peter Jimenez, KI6UTE, OCSD Emergency Communications Coordinator; Work: 714-704-8080; Fax: 714-704-7902
       Erik Schull, KE6BVI, OCSD Senior Telecommunications Engineer; Work: 714-704-7937; Fax: 714-704-7902
Chief Radio Officer:
RACES Capt. Ken Bourne, W6HK
Radio Officer - South Squad:
RACES Lt. Scott Byington, KC6MMF
Training Officer and Assistant Radio Officer - North Squad:
RACES Sgt. Tom Tracey, KC6FIC
Assistant Radio Officer - North Squad:
RACES Sgt. Jack Barth, AB6VC
Assistant Radio Officer - North Squad:
RACES Sgt. Ernest Fierheller, KG6LXT
Assistant Radio Officer - South Squad:
RACES Sgt. Bob McFadden, KK6CUS
General Meetings:
First Monday of each month (second Monday in September), 1930 hours, online until further notice
URL: https://ocraces.org/ and https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ocsd-races/info (Yahoo! Group)
Open Repeaters:
      
146.895 MHz (136.5 Hz PL), net Mondays at 1900 hours
       52.62 MHz (103.5 Hz PL)
       1287.650 MHz (88.5 Hz PL)
       1287.675 MHz (88.5 Hz PL)
       1287.700 MHz (88.5 Hz PL)
       1287.775 MHz (88.5 Hz PL)

City of Anaheim RACES (W6APD)
RACES City Coordinator:
Sagar Patel
, Emergency Manager, Anaheim Fire & Rescue; Work: 714-765-4071; Fax: 714-765-4008
Chief Radio Officer: Ducky Breton, KW6ACK
Assistant Chief Radio Officer:
Jonathan Ramos, W6TFK
Meetings:
First Tuesday of each month, 1815 hours, Office of Disaster Preparedness
URL: https://anaheim.net/1209/RACES and https://www.facebook.com/AnaheimRACES/

City of Brea RACES (W6BRE)
RACES City Coordinator:
Lisa Keyworth
, Police Dept.; Work: 714-990-7622; Fax: 714-671-4424
Radio Officer:
Dick Bremer, WB6DNX
Meetings:
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, City Hall, Room C, 2nd Floor
URL: http://www.ci.brea.ca.us/404/RACES

City of Buena Park RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Sgt. Mario Escamilla
, Police Dept., Work: 714-562-3915; Fax: 714-523-2911
Chief Radio Officer:
Don Piantoni, WA6NFO
Assistant Chief Radio Officer:
Lloyd Martin, KM6PRA
Alternate Radio Officer:
Grahame Emerson, AD6GE
Meetings:
First Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, Police Department
URL:
http://www.bppd.com/news_detail_T3_R5.php

City of Costa Mesa Emergency Service Amateur Communications (MESAC) (RACES)
RACES City Coordinator:
Jason Dempsey, Emergency Services Administrator, Costa Mesa Police Dept.; Work: 714-754-5333; Fax: 714-754-5002; 24 Hour: 714-754-5260
Chief Radio Officer: Patrick Williams, KJ6PFW
Radio Officer:
Eric Bowen, W6RTR
Meetings:
Fourth Wednesday of each month, 1830 hours, 99 Fair Drive
URL: https://mesac.org/

City of Cypress RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Loree Erpelding, KJ6DRP, Police Dept; Work: 714-229-6620
Chief Radio Officer: Chris Romines, W6CAV
Chief Technology Officer: Ed Kane, W6ONT
Logistics Officer: Loree Erpelding, KJ6DRP
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month

City of Dana Point RACES (Tri-Cities RACES)
RACES City Coordinator:
Aaron Rosen, Emergency Services Coordinator; Work: 949-248-3579; Fax: 949-234-2820
Tri-Cities RACES Chief Radio Officer: Joe Lopez, W6BGR

Radio Officer:
Drew Holtz, KI6IZD
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 1900 hours
URL: https://www.tricitiesraces.org/

City of Fountain Valley Amateur Communications Team (FACT) (RACES) (WA6FV)
RACES City Coordinator:
Marco Avila, Police Dept.; Work: 714-595-4885; Fax: 714-593-4459
Chief Radio Officer: Alan Hill, W6ARH
Assistant Radio Officer:
Garry Jones, N6NQN
Meetings:
First Saturday of each month, 0730 hours, 10200 Slater Ave.
URL: https://www.fountainvalley.org/335/RACES and https://www.qsl.net/fvraces/

Repeater: 145.260 MHz (136.5 Hz PL), net Mondays at 1930 hours

City of Fullerton RACES (K6FUL)
RACES City Coordinator:
Kathy Schaefer, Division Chief of Administration/Fire Marshal, Fire Dept.; Work: 714-738-6511
Radio Officer: Gene Thorpe, KB6CMO
Meetings:
Fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December), 1830 hours, 1580 W. Commonwealth Ave. (location sometimes changes)

City of Huntington Beach RACES (HBRACES) (W6HBR)
RACES City Coordinator: Brevyn Mettler, KI6FRG, Fire Dept., Emergency Management & Homeland Security Office; Work: 714-374-1565; Fax: 714-374-1591
Chief Radio Officer: Jim Hansen, KG6ZDP
Assistant Chief Radio Officer: Greg Turlis, K6GAT
URL:
https://w6hbr.net/ and https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/departments/fire/emergency_preparedness/races/

Repeaters: 145.140 MHz (110.9 Hz PL), net Mondays at 1915 hours; 447.940 MHz (100 Hz PL)
AllStar Node: 49370
EchoLink Node: W6HBR-R

City of Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications (IDEC) (RACES) (N6IPD)
RACES City Coordinator: Sgt. Jasper Kim, Police Dept.; Work: 949-724-7000; Fax: 949-724-7077
Radio Officer: Pete Bergstrom, K6PB
IDEC Captain:
Leo Keefe, N6YH
IDEC Operat
ions Lieutenant: Bob Pestolesi, KE6GYD
Meetings:
Fourth Thursday of each month, except third Thursday in November and none in December (contact IDEC or listen to Thursday-night net for meeting location), 1900 hours
URL: https://www.cityofirvine.org/office-emergency-management/idec-ham-radio and http://n6ipd.org/index.html

City of Laguna Niguel ACS (WE6ACS)
ACS City Coordinator: Phil Robinson, City Emergency Services Coordinator, Work: 949-362-4312; Fax: 949-362-9840
Chief Radio Officer: Russ Lange, KK6URR
Deputy Radio Officer:
David Gorin, KB6BXD
Meetings:
Third Thursday of each month, 1900 hours, City Council Chambers
URL: https://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/90/Auxiliary-Communications-Services

City of Laguna Woods RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Chris Macon, City Manager; Work: 949-639-0525
Chief Radio Officer: Bruce Bonbright, NH7WG
Deputy Radio Officer:
John Pilger, K6PIO
Assistant Radio Officer:
Jim Riedel, K6EEE
Assistant Radio Officer:
Don Schwab, K6IAA
Meetings: Second Friday of each month, 0900 hours, Laguna Woods City Hall
URL:
https://lagunawoodsvillage.com/amenities/clubs/amateur-radio-club

Repeater: 147.615 MHz (136.5 Hz PL), net Thursdays after Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club net at 1930 hours

City of Los Alamitos RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Robert Acosta, Emergency Services Coordinator; Work: 562-431-2255, ext. 445; Fax: 562-431-6499
Chief Radio Officer: Michael Peer, WD6CDN
Assistant Radio Officer:
Art Remnet, KM6RSY
Meetings:
Second Wednesday of odd months, 1900 hours, alternating between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Police Departments
URL: https://races41.com/

Repeater: 449.300 MHz (141.3 Hz PL), net Wednesdays at 1930 hours

City of Mission Viejo RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Paul Catsimanes, City of Mission Viejo; Work: 949-470-3017; Fax: 949-458-1386
Chief Radio Officer: Charley Speelman, WA6RUZ
Training Officer:
Bob McCord, K6IWA
Meetings:
First Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, 200 Civic Center
URL:
http://www.mvraces.org/

City of Newport Beach RACES (K6NBR)
RACES City Coordinator:
Sgt. Brandon Rodriquez, Police Dept.; Work: 949-644-3665; Fax: 949-718-1065  
Chief Radio Officer: Steve Livingston, KM6JON
Assistant Radio Officer: Larry Somers, KB6FW
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month (except July, August, and December), 1900 hours, 870 Santa Barbara Dr.
URL: http://www.nbpd.org/programs/races_program.asp

City of Orange Amateur Radio (COAR) (RACES) (W6OPD)
RACES City Coordinator:
Carmen Cardenas, Police Dept.; Work: 714-744-7328; Fax: 714-744-7320
Chief Radio Officer:
Will Stoddard, KJ6IA
Assistant Radio Officer:
Cliff Guice, KG6MIG
Assistant Radio Officer:
Don Poysa, KØVNJ
Meetings:
First Tuesday of each month, 1830 hours, 1107 N. Batavia Ave.
URL: https://www.cityoforange.org/1399/City-of-Orange-Amateur-Radio-COAR-Volunt

Repeater (closed): 446.140 MHz, net Mondays at 1930 hours

City of Placentia RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Police Dept.; Work: 714-993-8176; Fax: 714-524-3459
Radio Officer: Mark Garrett, KG6CAV
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, City Hall, 401 E. Chapman Ave.
URL: http://www.placentia.org/151/RACES

Net: Second Tuesday at 1845 hours on 145.645 MHz simplex

City of San Clemente RACES (Tri-Cities RACES)
RACES City Coordinator: Steve Foster, City Emergency Planning Coordinator; Work: 949-361-6109; Fax: 949-492-5289
Tri-Cities Chief Radio Officer: Joe Lopez, W6BGR
Radio Officer: James Hammons, N6JWL

Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 1900 hours
URL:
https://www.tricitiesraces.org/

City of San Juan Capistrano RACES (Tri-Cities RACES)
RACES City Coordinator: Lynne Mata, Safety & Emergency Services Manager; Work: 949-234-4565; Fax: 949-234-4566
Tri-Cities Chief Radio Officer: Joe Lopez, W6BGR
Radio Officer: Deborah Yee Litt, WAØJRO
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 1900 hours
URL:
https://sanjuancapistrano.org/Departments/Emergency-Preparedness/RACES-Radio-Amateur-Civil-Emergency-Services and https://www.tricitiesraces.org/

City of Seal Beach RACES
RACES City Coordinator: Cpl. Joe Garcia, Police Dept., Emergency Services Coordinator; Work: 562-799-4100, ext. 1165; Fax: 562-493-0634
Chief Radio Officer:
Mark Stanford, W6MCS
Assistant Radio Officer: Dick Crowe, KG6XJ
Meetings:
Second Wednesday of odd months, 1900 hours, alternating between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Police Departments
URL: https://races41.com/

Repeater: 449.300 MHz (141.3 Hz PL), net Wednesdays at 1930 hours

City of Westminster RACES
RACES City Coordinator:
Sgt. Ron Weber, Police Dept.; Work: 714-548-3734
Acting Chief Radio Officer: Adam Valek, N6HVC
Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of odd months, 1800 hours, 8200 Westminster Blvd.

American Red Cross, Orange/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties, Disaster Services TechnologyCommunications (WB6QDG)
Coordinator:
Monica Ruzich, Disaster Program Manager–Disaster Cycle Services; Work: 714-481-5329
DST Communications Region Lead:
Steve Holte, KK6QAP
Orange County DST-Communications Training Lead: Dave Popko, AF6TN
North Orange County DST-Communications Lead: Bill Rose, KA6HMS
Meetings:
Third Thursday of odd months, 1900 hours, 600 Parkcenter Drive, Santa Ana

Orange County Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Team (OCHEART)
Coordinator: David Gorin, KB6BXD, ARES District Emergency Coordinator
Assistant Coordinator: Dave Black, WB6VEM, ARES Emergency Coordinator
URL: https://ocheart.net/

Orange County SKYWARN
Coordinator: Scott O'Donnell, WX6STO
Assistant Coordinator: Manny Vizinho, KG6IQL
NWS San Diego - SKYWARN Weather Spotter Program Manager:  Alex Tardy
URL: http://www.swskywarn.org/, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SW_SKYWARN/info, https://www.facebook.com/OCSkywarn, https://twitter.com/OCSkywarn, and https://www.weather.gov/sgx/

For City and County updates, please e-mail Peter Jimenez and Ken Bourne