Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CCARES)
Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service is a volunteer organization of area residents who have their FCC amateur radio license for UHF transmission (some have higher level licenses for other longer range transmission frequencies as well). These community members work with the fire department to provide communication using several reserved frequencies in case of emergencies which might disable telephone, cellular phone, and overload government and commercial radio communication. Community members are encouraged to study for and take the 35 question test required for this FCC radio license, acquire a radio, and assist with vital inter-neighborhood and Culver City wide communication in case of a widespread disaster or emergency.
One Blair Hills resident is a members of CCARES: Jonathan Melvin, call sign KG6NXE. Detailed information about CCARES is available at http://www.faradic.net/~khalil/ccares.htm.
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