Emergency Communications Committee

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • The 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Los Altos Hills City Council Chambers

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Council Liaison: Gary Waldeck
  • Dru Anderson (Co-Chair)) KG6LAD
    Term Expires: April 2018
  • Scott Overstreet (Co-Chair) KG6LAD
    Term Expires: April 2018
  • Robert Anderson KC6ZWG
    Term Expires: April 2018
  • James Heinzelman KD6Y
    Term Expires: August 2019
  • Ben Hu KK6HH
    Term Expires: October 2019
  • Edwin Jones W7WPO
    Term Expires: October 2018
  • Andrew Kirk WB6CLS
    Term Expires: August 2019
  • Duncan MacMillan (Secretary) KI6VMY 
    Term Expires: July 2017
  • Jim Abraham W6EB
    Term Expires: April 2018
  • Sam Wood K6MSR
    Term Expires: April 2016

Associate Members

  • Mark Bailey N6DY
  • Ray Egan W6FQY
  • Peter Evans AI6MV
  • Bill Gibbons K6GH
  • David Gilmour WQ1K
  • Neil Katin AI6FI
  • Bill Lattin KK6PCA
  • Robert Lisbonne KG6H0D
  • Andrew Fawcett KI6MAF

  • Greg Olsen K6XM
  • John Pfefferle KJ6CBX
  • Bert Raphael KK6GNB
  • Bob Rowe AF6LD
  • Carol Starbuck K6PIG
  • Maynard Stevenson W7MVT
  • Dave Stewart KJ6JQT
  • Gerald Tomanek AF6HY

Committee Overview

The membership of this Committee shall consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 25 members, all of who are either licensed radio amateurs or individuals in training for the said licensed status. The Emergency Communications Committee currently has 10 members. Six members are required for a quorum.


The charges to and duties of this committee shall be:
  • Provide emergency radio communication services between the Los Altos Hills Emergency Operation Center (EOC) facility using federally sanctioned amateur (ham) radio operating frequencies in accordance with federally mandated amateur (ham) radio operating requirements and procedures and:
    • The Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (OES)
    • Amateur (ham) radio operators throughout the Town of Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas
    • Surrounding area municipal emergency communication facilities, hospitals and emergency service groups such as the Red Cross
  • Participate in periodic “simulated disaster” emergency communication drills and various set meetings as organized by the Amateur Radio Emergency System (ARES) District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) or other such officials and weekly ARES communication readiness/training nets that exist in our area
  • Provide occasional non-emergency communication services for other Los Altos Hills sanctioned groups as requested when possible and practical
  • Develop and train an “Associates” group of radio amateur operators within the Town of Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas who in time of need will be available to assist the Committee members in the performance of “charge” tasks. Training shall consist of offered instruction in emergency communication as well as in the basic skills necessary for passing the entry level amateur radio operator test administered by the Federal Communications Commission
  • Maintain the group’s radio equipment and update it as required via volunteer labor and budgeted acquisition of goods and services as required