CCARES is directly affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and is dedicated, by Charter, to provide Emergency Communications (EmComm) for the good of the public. One of the most important missions of CCARES is to directly support Culver City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a Federally sponsored and locally funded group of Emergency Service Workers that volunteer to augment Emergency Responders in a major emergency such as an earthquake.
CCARES also stands ready to provide EmComm for disasters that could be thousands of miles away, such as was the case after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Iniki.
CCARES is a group of federally licensed Amateur Radio Operators who are skilled and equipped to provide many types and modes of voice and data communications. During a major disaster, many, if not most, commercial communications capabilities can be eliminated or completely disabled. CCARES strives to deploy communications capabilities which are not dependent upon commercial power, making them perfectly suited for EmComm.
Our Board of Directors:
Kevin Sherwood, AJ7C, President
Steve Herbert, K6CRW, Vice President
Doug Smith, Kj6OGX, Secretary
Dr. Mike Landau, K6MDL, Treasurer
David Golden, KG6QEB, Member at Large