There are over 470 amateur radio operators in Coos County. about 100 belong to the local ham Club and ARES/RACES...potentially we have an additional over 370 Radio operators to provide "Boots on the Ground" visual reports of damages or injuries during a disastrous event.
EYEWARN is a group of trained amateur radio volunteers providing disaster reporting services for any
licensed Radio operator that chooses to report damages or injury.
In a catastrophic event all normal emergency response services are overwhelmed...County Emergency Managers can use our help in providing visual situational awareness from amateur radio operators in affected areas.
The EYEWARN NET will be open for practice on Tuesday evenings @ 6:30 pm on 146.58 mhz Beginning Feb. 4, 2020
We are open to all licensed Hams... In an "EVENT" all Emergency frequencies will be passing life saving traffic to and from our County Emergency Manager at the EOC. This Net is designed to tap the many licensed amateur radio operators that have critical information that needs to get to the EOC , we use open non emergency frequencies... Simplex is used as most Repeaters will be down after a day without electricity or tower damage. The NET will log info to the Coos ARES/RACES group to be relayed to the EOC.
This site is made possible by the generous donations from Coos County Radio Club and Coos County ARES/RACES
Also we could not exist without the blessing, direction and format that Clark County, Wa. EYEWARN has allowed us to follow.