OCHEART-Orange County Emergency Amateur Radio Team

3/21 Team Meeting

OCHEART Team Zoom meeting for March 2024  includes an update on the  Team and a terrific overview of HIPAA from Duane Mariotti. We greatly appreciate Duane’s presentation as a training tool for all OCHEART members. Enjoy the replay.

OCHEART Team Meeting June 15, 2022

6/15 Team Meeting

OCHEART Team Zoom meeting for June 2022 includes an update on what our Leadership Team has been discussion, a conversation about the recent county wide Winlink exercise and some finding from our recent simplex net. We also welcomed Bob Smith from San Bernardino County who is working to create a hospital emergency communication support team […]

OCHEART Team Meeting May 18, 2022

5/18 Team Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our May  18, 2022 Team Zoom meeting. After recapping our May In-Person meeting this past Saturday, we discussed the status of some of our projects and discussed SEMS (Standardized Emergency Management System) that California uses during emergencies. SEMS is the prototype that FEMA used to model and create their NIMS […]

OCHEART Team Meeting May 14, 2022 - In Person

Team Meeting…In Person

We will be holding our next in-person Team meeting on Saturday, May 14th from 0900 to Noon. Our meeting will working with Winlink (bring your radio, connection device and or cable, and your laptop) to ensure everyone can send and receive Winlink messages at least using a Telnet (internet) connection. Our goal is to have […]

OCHEART Team Meeting February 16, 2022

2/16 Team Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our February 16, 2022 Team Zoom meeting. We covered the status of some of our projects and discussed SEMS (Standardized Emergency Management System) that California uses during emergencies. SEMS is the prototype that FEMA used to model and create their NIMS structure. The two are very similar, but in California […]

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9/15 Team Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our September 15th Team Zoom meeting. We discussed our participation in and the results of the HEAR test  from earlier in the day, recapped our first in person meeting at the end of August and had a general discussion about the upcoming OCRACES drill on October 2nd. The meeting was […]

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8/18 Team Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our August Team Zoom meeting. We discussed how we plan to monitor various alternate radio frequencies during wide spread emergency events so that we can stay informed , our revised Net scripts that will bring more variety to our weekly net events, and we discussed our in-person meeting at CARE […]

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6/16/2021 Team Meeting

A huge thank you to Kriss Larson (KR6ISS) for covering the Orange County Emergency Channels that can be monitored with your amateur radio or a regular scanner. You can watch the discussion here and read the details below. All Orange County city and county police, fire and paramedic communications are on one 800 mHz digital […]

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OCHEART Team Meeting 2/17/2021

Our February OCHEART Team Zoom meeting was a terrific  introduction to APRS lead by Ted Lavino (KG6LZP). Starting with the definition of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), Ted reviewed how APRS works (see APRS.org for additional details), the frequency we use here in the US (144.39) and the system’s architecture. From there Ted explained the […]

OCHEART Team Meeting January, 2021

OCHEART Team Meeting 1/20/2021

At the OCHEART January 2021 Zoom Team meeting, Kriss Larson (KR6ISS) educated the Team about the non-Amateur communication tools that most U.S. medical facilities use today. He discusses how the staff members use the various communication devices and explores some of the options additional options available to hospital staff as well as some of the […]