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County-wide Communications Exercise - Packet

Date: 09/17/22 Start: 8:45 AM End: 1:45 PM Location: Raynor Park, Sunnyvale
Credential Credit (What's this?): Yes

THIS SIGN-UP IS FOR PACKET OPERATORS.  For other signups see the links below:

Field Ops

Net Control


Event Staff

Overall Event:  This is a county-wide exercise focused on emergency communications.  It is designed to provide participants with valuable in-field operating experience.  It will include several fun and challenging assignments.  Of course, standard County procedures will be used:  Resource Net, ICS documentation, Performance Standards and Best Practices.

Packet Operator Assignment: This activity is for those with some Packet operations experience.  Everyone should be familiar with connecting to the county’s bbs’s and sending and receiving both plain text messages and PackitForms.

If you do not have a packet station one may be available for you to use. You will assemble this packet station with the items provided and use it to send message traffic.  Please note priority on this equipment will go to P3 evaluations.
If you have your own portable packet station you are encouraged to bring it and set up in the outdoor location or with your own battery or other power source and send message traffic provided to you. You may need to bring a table and chair and sun shielding.  If you require AC power or have other equipment questions, please contact the Packet Manager / Evaluator as soon as possible.

Sign-Ups:  Click on each position name to read the requirements for each position, then pick the position you prefer.  There will be two shifts at this event.  You can elect to take part in one or both shifts. If you take part in two shifts you will do a different activity during each shift.

Shift 1 - 08:45-11:00

Shift 2 - 11:30-13:45

You must arrive at staging 30 minutes before your first shift.  For all shifts you need to be able to set-up and be operational by the start of your shift.  You must also pack-up and vacate your work area qucikly after your shift is over.

Credential Evaluations:  Credential evaluations will be offered for P3 and P2 credentials. Credential candidates should review the Credentialing Program Handbook and be prepared for an assignment suitable for the evaluation they are requesting.

If you want an evalution and all the positions are taken, contact the via email.  We may accomodate you depending on staffing and the number of participants, but no guarantees.

More Details:  Consult the drill details page for more information.

Note:  If you do not have a valid county DSW you may sign up and attend but not check into the Resource Net as they will not be able to track you.  You can register as a county DSW before the drill. You will need to sign up for the DSW Registration in advance.


  Note:  Sign-up will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14th.


The following positions are available for this event. You can state your preference when you sign up for the event. The event coordinator will attempt to accommodate your request. Based on the event and its requirements, the event coordinator may move hams to positions other than those requested.

Click on a position title for a description of the specific requirements for that position

P3 Evaluation - 1st Shift0
P3 Evaluation - 2nd Shift1
P2 Evaluation - 1st Shift0
P2 Evaluation - 2nd Shift0
Packet Operator - W/equip. - 1st Shiftyes
Packet Operator - W/equip. - 2nd Shiftyes
Packet Operator - No equip. 1st Shift1
Packet Operator - No equip. 2nd Shift2
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