HB Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

What is HB RACES

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RACES provides (pronounced "RAY-sees"), was created in 1951 primarily to serve in civil defense emergencies to provide essential communications and warning links to supplement State and local governments. The program is endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC Part 97, Section 407).

Administered by the Fire Department, RACES members volunteer their time, skills and equipment to support the City during special events and real world emergencies. HB RACES is not an Amateur Radio club. It is a volunteer team within a Fire Department's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

HB RACES personnel are certified by the State of California as Disaster Service Workers and are trained to provide public safety communications support.

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You Can Join Our Team if You

Special Events Communications

We provide communications for special events (Public Service, Outreach and Training) such as:

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Our Priorities During a Disaster Include

Contact Us at

(714) 375-5178
[email protected]
Radio Nets are held on the
W6HBR Repeater
at 7:15 pm each Monday.
The Repeater Frequency is:
145.140 -600, 110.9 HZ

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Fire Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5411
Fax: (714) 374-1551

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