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Morgan Hill Amateur Radio Society

Among other things related to ham radio, MHARS operates two repeaters

Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club

GVARC is the Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club.
This site is also the home of WB6ZVW.com and W6GGF.com. GVARC members live primarily the Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, and Hollister areas of Northern California.

MAC: Mutual Aid Communicator Program

Mutual Aid Communicators (MACs) are amateur radio operators who have volunteered their time, their expertise and their equipment to provide communications services during times of need. These individuals are trained and prepared to provide a variety of communications services and are available for deployment throughout the county, according to the county mutual aid mechanisms. The MAC Program defines standards of performance and includes several types and levels of qualifications. These qualifications are the basis for resource typing and effective and efficient resource assignment.

Fremont Peak Repeater Association

Fremont Peak Repeater Association (FPRA) is celebrating 30 +years of service. The association was established in 1977. FPRA is a group of dedicated volunteers serving the communications needs of San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Monterey County ARES

The trained operators of Monterey County ARES provide reliable primary and secondary communication links for the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Operations Centers in cities throughout the county, as well as organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the major local hospitals. Local ARES members are registered in the Monterey County Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program

Santa Cruz ARES

Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System

AA6BT, 146.115(+) 100PL – coordinated through N6NAC, 444.625(+), 110.9PL

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