Home-Based Station Operator


  • Operate radios in personal home station during an emergency.
  • Communicate with PARA’s primary EmComm station and other stations as required.
  • Periodically run one of the weekly nets on the Rattlesnake146.43 repeater.
  • Participate in simulated emergency tests.


  • Amateur radio license required
  • GMRS license recommended

Recommended Resources

  • Amateur VHF radio capable of reaching the Rattlesnake 146.43 repeater.
  • Backup power source (i.e. generator, batteries, solar panels).

Recommended Training

  • FEMA IS-100 – Introduction to Incident Command System
  • FEMA IS-200 – Basic Incident Command System For Initial Response
  • FEMA IS-700 – An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • FEMA IS-800 – National Response Framework, An Introduction