Emergency Preparedness

If phones are down: Once you have assessed your damage and limitations, tune to the ABARC net frequency of 147.825 -103.5 and report your call sign, location, any damage and whether you need assistance to net control.

In case the repeater is down;
you should have the following frequencies programmed into your radio:

Helpful Links
Mendocino County Emergency Frequencies Local copy
Sonoma County Emergency Frequencies Local copy
www.radioreference.com Check for updates here. Click on Databases, California, your county

Things to have on hand:
  1. Enough water for 30 days on hand (1 gallon per person per day)
  2. Medications for 30 days
  3. Food, if you have a solar oven or BBQ with enough wood or propane; use the things in the refrigerator first
  4. Matches in a waterproof container
  5. Canned goods that need no cooking: tuna, chicken, ham, fruit, vetetables
  6. Can opener for food
  7. Pet food
  8. Handitalkie & batteries
  9. Flashlight & batteries
  10. First aid kit and reference book
  11. A whistle to call for help
  12. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  13. Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  14. A tent or plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  15. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  16. Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  17. Cash or traveler's checks, change
  18. Fire Extinguisher, check it monthly
  19. A compass
  20. Signal flare
  21. Paper and pencil
  22. Household chlorine bleach* - You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  23. Eye dropper
  24. mportant Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container or on a thumb drive
  25. A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person

A great article on being prepared:
Where to go During a Communications Shutdown: Local radio amateur group volunteers can help maintain communications
until the normal operations resume. by Ken Reid, KG4USN