RACES Meeting Notes, May 8, 2018

Emergency Vests: 

  • The vests were ordered April 2, 2018.
  • It takes 6 to 8 weeks to make a vest because they are made when ordered and cut from raw materials.  We were told that the University of California, Berkley has ordered 200 of these vests.
  • Being manufactured in Canada, shipping of the vest may be delayed for border inspection.
  • We have contacted the company to find out the progress of this order.

Status on funds for EOC radios:

  • The purchase for these radios has been inserted into the city purchase process.

Field Day: 

  • Date: June 23-24.
  • Placentia RACES will only work the event Saturday only.   We will not participate Sunday.
  • Location for Placentia RACES to work this event is city hall.
  • The city emergency command vehicle has been requested.

National Night Out: 

  • Temporarily canceled due to lack of funds.

Next Meeting:

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7PM.
  • Radio Check-in June 12 at 6:45.  Use repeater 449.680 (-) with PL 131.3 Hz.  Please note that there were problems with this repeater during May meeting.  If you have a dual band radio, it would be wise to also monitor Placentia simplex frequency, 145.645, as this will be used in case the repeater is not working.