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Neighborhood Radio Watch

Introduction to Neighborhood Radio Watch Programs Feb 24, 2021

The El Dorado County Neighborhood Radio Watch is a public service project of the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club, but is not on amateur (Ham) radio. The EDCARC is planning several Zoom presentations of an Introduction to Neighborhood Radio Watch Programs. There are currently three Neighborhood Radio Watch groups in the county, with more planned. The Coloma-Lotus NRW covers that area and vicinity. The Oak Hill NRW covers Oak Hill and parts of Logtown, Sand Ridge, Somerset, and Pleasant Valley. The Cosumnes River NRW covers parts of Grizzly Flats, Omo Ranch, Mt. Aukum, Fairplay, Somerset, Outingdale, and Sand Ridge. All three Neighborhood Radio Watches hold weekly nets, where members check in by radio. The Introduction to Neighborhood Radio Watch presentations will be scheduled to precede the weekly nets. A live net will follow the presentation on Zoom, followed by a question and answer period.

The first presentation, in conjunction with the Coloma-Lotus net, will be at 6:30 pm on February 24th. The other presentations are tentatively scheduled for March 9th and 24th in conjunction with the Oak Hill and Cosumnes River nets. I will post the Zoom meeting link when available. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in any or all of the presentations, regardless of your location.

Radio for the Rest of Us! from Alan Thompson.

We've posted additional Neighborhood Radio Watch support materials on our web site at

Stay Tuned for Date and Time of these upcoming Workshops

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Radio Safety Nets.pdfTri-fold Neighborhood Radio Watch.pdfHow To Get Your GMRS License.pdfTwo-way Radio Needs Assessment.pdf

from Alan: Thank you so much for your participation in our Radio For The Rest of Us Webinar For The Oak Hills Area Fire Safe Council yesterday.
I'm following up to send you links to the video and audio files we used in the Presentation that did not play well during the Webinar. My apologies for the low sound quality (This was my first time running a Zoom Webinar!).

01. Paradise 911 Calls where callers were repeatedly told there was no danger to Paradise:
02. Sonoma County District 4 Supervisor James Gore about the need for Self-reliance During Disasters:
03. A High and Awful Price Documentary by Chris Smith on the limits of calling 911 during an emergency, and the disparity between the number of First Responders and evacuees:
04. NewsPager Alert Tone and Audio Message Example:

Please feel free to send me any questions or comments. And, if you would like a Webinar presentation for your group, please feel free to Email me.

For more background information about these Presentations and the work our Club is doing to enhance Community Safety, see:

Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6WN
Public Information Officer
The El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club
M. (530) 417 1451