Trinity County ARES


Trinity County Disaster Preparedness Fairs

Trinity County Amateur Radio Club

American Red Cross - Trinity County

Annual Event


2006

Top's-Longs Shopping Center, Weaverville

TCARC ECU DEPLOYED AT PREPAREDNESS FAIR TCARC PACKET DEMONSTRATION

Longs Drug - Tops Super Foods Shopping Center-Weaverville- Saturday, May 14th, 2005 - MORE PHOTOS


The Annual Trinity County Red Cross Preparedness Fair gives the Trinity County Amateur Radio Club and the TC Amateur Radio Emergency Service group a chance to show the public and members of other Emergency Groups their Emergency Communications Unit (ECU). This converted travel trailer provides portable VHF and Shortwave Ham Radio communications.

A computer logs activity, provides digital video/photo and data for Slow Scan TV, Image Transmission, Data Communications, FAX and voice communications. The ECU has self contained AC and DC power sources. The trailer stores and supports it's VHF/UHF and Shortwave Radio Antenna Systems. The communications can be direct or using mountaintop "repeater systems" that are solar powered and provided by another TC "Ham Radio" group.

In this post 9-11 world, your local radio amateur neighbors are part of the "Original" homeland security communications going back to WW2. One member of the group is affiliated with US Army Military Affiliate Radio System that brings even more opportunities for communications in emergencies.

Through the years the ECU has been used in Search and Rescue, Fire and Weather Emergencies, Training and Field Exercises with other Groups and Agencies. This equipment is operated to support or supply emergency communications in Trinity County or for mutual aid responses to other Northstate locations. The American Red Cross, County of Trinity and the California Department of Forestry have been supported in their activities several times by TC ARES/TCARC.

You are invited to any meeting of the Trinity County Amateur Radio Club to find out more about this Hobby that provides a valuable service during times of emergency.

The TCARC can help you become a licensed radio amateur. Morse Code is nolonger mandatory to obtain a license anymore. The sky is nolonger the limit for Ham Radio, Astronauts and Cosmonauts have been contacted from Trinity County, across town or across the world, communications is educational and exciting.

At the 2002 RC Preparedness Fair, the digital relay equipment aboard the International Space Station was used to test the TCARES wide-area message broadcast ability, with a greeting from Weaverville, "seen" on Ham Radio computer screens East to Houston, Texas., South to Mexico, and North to Canada. The TrinityCam INFOsite has information about homeland security, emergency preparedness, Ham Radio, Business, Tourism, Community Events and many other related topics. .

Often Fire, Ambulance, Public Safety and Emergency Response equipment is present at the Preparedness Day Event for your inspection. Various community groups provide hand-outs, and opportunities to join and be trained in their areas of expertise so you can serve your community. The Trinity County Red Cross has several classes and ways to serve our community.

Special thanks to LONGS DRUG STORE, Weaverville, that has consistantly supported the Red Cross Preparedness Fair and our community. Allowing the use of the parking lot area, displaying civic information, Tourism Information, and supporting local groups is greatly appreciated. Thanks Long's!!

TCARC ECU INFORMATION


2006 PHOTOS

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red cross drawing prize

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TCARC ECU Display WVL FIRE new engine

Ham Radio Emergency Radio Set-up and Weaverville Fire Dept's New Engine

MORE PHOTOS- 2005

CHP Trinity River Office Display TCSO Boat and Trailer

Trinity River CHP and Trinity County Sheriff participated

Ham Radio Operators Ham Radio Operators

Ham Radio Operators from Humboldt, Shasta and Trinity County Visited.

TCARC Members TCARC Members

Local TCARC Ham Radio Operators operated the ECU

TC Red Cross Preparedness Day TC Red Cross Preparedness Day

TASA Trinity Animal Shelter Auxilary shows The Care of Animals in Emergencies is Important

Ham Radio Operators Ham Radio Operators

Pony Rides were availiable for Kids of All ages, with Music and Food!

USFS Fire Engine Smoke Free California

USFS Fire Equipment was on Display and the Childrens Activity from the Smoking Health Group


2003 PHOTOS

Rainy Preparedness Day

Red Cross Preparedness Day 2003 Expo at Longs, Weaverville


2002 PHOTOS

Longs Drug - Tops Super Foods Shopping Center-Weaverville- Saturday, April 13th, 2002

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