SARES - Sunnyvale Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(January 2022) Wolfgang Polak, AI6SL, has accepted the role as the
new Emergency Coordinator for Sunnyvale ARES/RACES. We are grateful and would
like to welcome him into this new position. We would also like to express
our Thanks to Jerry Thalls, KG6HI, for many years of service and excellent
leadership during his time as EC.
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What is SARES?
SARES is the local ARES group of radio amateur volunteers serving the
City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. We provide reliable backup
communication links as well as additional eyes & ears and hands where
needed, always linked with 2-way radio. Under the mutual aid agreement we
also provide services to neighboring cities, the County of Santa Clara
Office of Emergency Management as well as to help organizations such as
the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. SARES also operates 2m
and 70cm repeaters hosted by the City of Sunnyvale DPS and a 70cm repeater
hosted by the SARES-RG (Repeater Group) on Crystal Peak.
How is SARES organized?
SARES is an independent citywide ARES group of the ARRL (American Radio
Relay League) Santa Clara Valley Section. SARES has about 70 members
in Sunnyvale and is led by a team of one Emergency Coordinator with
seven Assistant Emergency Coordinators. SARES is part of the SPECS net
(Southern Peninsula Emergency System) and SVECS net (Silicon Valley
Emergency Communications System).
What is in it for you ?
Free training opportunities as net control station, traffic handler,
VIP shadow, etc.; quarterly meetings with featured speakers; quarterly
exercise drills in the field and tabletop simulated emergency tests to
practice your skills; you can meet fellow hams and last but not least
you give back to your community and earn recognition by your community
by helping in times of need.
Other activities and social events:
Other non-disaster services that SARES provides: locating missing person,
child or vehicle. And don't forget the biggest emergency simulation
event of the year: ARRL Field Day on the last full weekend in June. We
traditionally serve as the primary communicators in the Lakewood Village
Christmas Parade each year. SARES has a traditional bi-weekly luncheon
at a local restaurant where you can meet other members of the group. For
the holiday season you and your family are invited to join us for a
Membership in SARES is at no cost for you, and all services provided
by Radio Amateurs are strictly on a volunteer basis according to
the FCC Rules Part 97, which prohibit compensation for amateur radio
operators. The City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety provides
us with administrative support.
Please download the SARES Brochure (PDF format, 1094881 Bytes) .
EC and AECs (alphabetical by call suffix)
Wolfgang Polak AI6SL, EC [e-mail] [phone]
Loretta Keller WB6BWQ, AEC [e-mail] [phone]
Thomas Leibold KK6FPP, AEC [e-mail] [phone]
Andreas Ott K6OTT, AEC [e-mail] [cellphone +1-408-431-8727]
Roger Pease KE6PPI, AEC [e-mail] [phone]
Steve Bennett KK6UCO, AEC [e-mail] [phone]
Walt Lee K6WAL, AEC [e-mail] [phone]
Skip LaFetra AA6WK, AEC [e-mail] [phone]
Jerry Thalls KG6HI, Emeritus
Phil Stewart K6PHL, Emeritus
To get more information about Sunnyvale ARES, please send e-mail to the EC
Wolfgang Polak AI6SL.
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