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Annual Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade

Date: 12/05/15 Start: 9:00 AM End: 2:00 PM Location: Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA
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The 59th annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday,  December 5th in downtown Los Gatos. The parade starts at 11:00 AM and will run until 1pm to 2pm.

Again, this year, the Los Gatos Lions Club has asked the Los Gatos ARES group to assist in the parade.

This is a low key, low stress way to help out our community and put a smile on all of us “kids”.

We would like to field a team of at least 10 ARES Ham operators for this event. We will need  8 “roamers”, 2 stationary operators and a couple of relief operators.

You will need a “hand held radio (5 W output & spare battery). A better antenna than the “rubber ducky”, and a “speaker-mike” is nice. Wear your ARES vest and dress in layers as it is cold in the morning but may warm up. This is a rain or shine event.

The streets are closed at 9:00 AM so be there early. The Net Control station will be the Town Plaza which is at the corner of Main St and Santa Cruz Ave.  We will have two pop up tents erected and DART will be located somewhere nearby. 

 We will gather at the Net Control location at 10:00 AM for DSW swearing in and last minute information and assignments.

 Have your radios programmed for the following frequencies:

Resource and talk-in frequency will be the W6PIY 2 meter repeater: 147.390 MHz, + offset, PL of 151.4 Hz. Primary Simplex frequency is: 147.480 MHz (Los Gatos Tac)

Secondary simplex frequency is: 146.595 MHz (Los Gatos Tac & CERT )

 To sign up "click" the box below or for questions contact Peter Hertan at 1-(408) 315-0209 or

Note: This event requires a City DSW card(which will be provided @ 10:00 AM day of the parade for those without a card. Requires official swearing in by a Town official)

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