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CAL FIRE & REPEATERS

Oct 9th, 14:03

WB6VRJ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Does anyone know anything about CAL FIRE wanting to get rid of repeaters that are for ham use? I need details-is this true?
Oct 9th, 14:29

W1VT

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxEty6jC5po&t=1563s
HRN 414: There Is No Such Thing As Free Rack Space! David Goldenberg W0DHG and Jim Aspinwall NO1PC discuss this week's BIG California ham radio story. Was the repeater kicked out of the CalFire vault, or did the state just decide that it needed to be "official"....
This kind of misrepresented rant is what gives Ham Radio Operators a bad name.
Oct 20th, 22:22

N2NJL

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This is the most recent. Does not put ARRL in a good light so it may disappear. I am a new ham and this video has me wondering where my money goes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHzyk457zIM
Oct 21st, 10:22

W1VT

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http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/sacramento-valley
"The State of California has not made any determination we can find 'that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit.' What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates."

"Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected."

"Their advice is not to elevate this to State Legislators or the Governor's office. In Southern California, wherein sites managed by the U.S. Forest Service have required repeater owners to post bonds to cover the dismantling of their sites if they cease operation. Negotiation has resulted in considerable easing of the original requirements and a modification of terms to help mitigate the short-term financial impact on those repeater owners."

73, Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, Pacific Division Director
Oct 21st, 11:06

KX4Z

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Thank you for that information. I would assume that ACTIVE groups who are carrying out full scale exercises and generally keeping up to day with HSEEP....would have a much better standing here. And it might be a better idea to be diversified from the locations of the authorities' machines......
Oct 26th, 22:44

N2NJL

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYSR8Q_N-FE

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