Bay Area RACES

Rich Parker, KD6JCT is the Emergency Coordinator for West Contra Costa County. He can be reached at (510) 237-2777 or Paged at (510) 873-7363, Cell (510) 499-4557.

What is RACES?

Races is an organization that is made up of amateur radio operators, who are registered with local authorities (ie Sherrif's departement), to assist in providing emergency communications in the case of a natural disaster.

RACES members reveive special training from the Red Cross in the areas of dammage assesment, shelter management and emergency communications procedures.

If you are interested in being a RACES member, contact RICH PARKER at the phone number above, or email him at

When checking in to the Thursday night 6:45 p.m. ARES/RACES net, please first try to check in on 147.510 simplex. If you can't make contact here, proceed to the 145.11 repeater. In case of an emergency, if the repeater is down, we'll all have a simplex frequency where we can meet.

Fire duty is available in and around Richmond! Contact Rich for more information.