From: Rob Brigham, K-34
To: All LACDCS members and LASD SAR Teams
Mark your calendars: An Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) event has been arranged for Saturday, July 23rd at the Trippets Ranch entrance to Topanga State Park, from 10:30 to 16:00 hrs. At least half a dozen 2-meter transmitters will be on the air. Some will be continuous and others intermittent, to simulate different kinds of emergency locator beacons and interference sources. A limited amount of extra direction-finding gear will be available for those who do not have any but would like to participate.
Also recommended are a pencil, protractor, compass and clip board. This is a DCS and SAR event, but a uniform is not required to participate for SAR, it is required for LACDCS members. Look for the registration table under the trees off the east end of the main parking lot.
The Trippets Ranch entrance is reached by taking Entrada Road east from Topanga Canyon Boulevard where it splits off north of "downtown" Topanga. Follow the signs to the Park Entrance.
The event itself is free, but there is a $10 fee for cars entering the Park (Carpooling is suggested)
Contact Rob Brigham, email@example.com, if additional information is required.
The Communications and Fleet Management Bureau (CFMB) Technical Reserve Company schedules a regular training and workshop session on the third Saturday of each month at the Sheriff’s Communications Center (SCC) in East Los Angeles. This activity was originally designed to give Reserve Deputies the opportunity to put in hours to help meet their regular obligations and become proficient on the CFMB equipment. Because DCS members regularly deploy with CFMB Mobile Communications Units (MCU’s), DCS members are welcome to regularly attend these workshops and are encouraged to work with the Reserve Deputies on these third Saturday sessions, to gain experience and training in helping to set up the MCU’s and military HF equipment used by CFMB.
While the Reserve Company tries to hold to the schedule, it is sometimes necessary to cancel or move these activities. Therefore before attending, DCS members are encouraged to contact Reserve Deputy Dick Rath at WA6NSR@GMAIL.COM to be sure the the session will be held.