This page is under construction. To learn how to participate in emergency communications and public service events in San Joaquin County, please contact David Coursey, N5FDL.
Amateur Radio emergency communications in San Joaquin County is organized in multiple ways. There is no longer an ARES group in the county, it’s function has been taken over by California Emergency Volunteers, a not-for-profit founded by N5FDL, K6VZT and N6TMA.
CEVOL works with county agencies, hospitals, clinics and other organizations to provide for their emergency communications needs. The group also works with Ripon Fire and the County’s Joint Radio Users Group, comprised of all fire departments in the county except Stockton, Lodi and Manteca.
The group also installs and maintains multiple repeater systems, with the ultimate goal of providing handie-talkie coverage on at least one repeater everywhere in the county. CEVOL also organizes HamCram licensing events and will soon begin offering the Oregon ACES emcomm training in Northern California.