Thanks to Don Metheny, AI7AD, Charlie Patton N7CMP, and Thia Bell KJ7CNH for providing useful links for locating Hams, and a way for finding your Neighborhood Association in the City of Eugene. These links are also available on this site’s Links page.

Call Sign Search

There are two ways I use to find the address of local hams if I know their call sign.

  1. 1.  Go to the official FCC database call sign lookup at License Search (fcc.gov) Then enter the call sign and search.  You’ll see their call sign listed.  Click on the call sign to see the details.and their address.  If they use a PO Box, you will not see their street address.
  2. 2.  Go to qrz.com and enter a call sign in the box at the left end of the top banner.  You will see the call sign and get the message: “Login is required for additional detail. Email: Login required to view.”  Joining is easy and free if you choose the basic option.  I stay logged in since I find this site easiest to use.  Your choice.  As you click on the tabs you will see an amazing amount of data including bearing and distance to their station.  This works because each user is asked to fill in a bit of data on their station.  

Neighborhood Search

To find out what neighborhood an address is in, go to City of Eugene Neighborhoods | Eugene, OR Website (eugene-or.gov) and scroll down to the section below the map that reads “Find my Neighborhood Association and City Council ward.”

Another Ham Locator Link

https://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php allows one to put on a map all the hams near a specified location. (e.g. grid square)

From Thia Bell KJ7CNH, a tutorial not directly related to EmComm, but a necessary skill for anyone doing emergency response. Thia also recommends checking out three related apps:

The video is cued to start at about 10:30, when the actual presentation begins. The beginning of the video consists primarily of “Zoom chat” that is not essential to the core content.

Midland T60 series FRS/GMRS radios : channels 23 – 36.

These use FRS/GMRS channels 1-21, with pre-programmed CTCSS (PL ) and DCS tones.
Midland FRS/GMRS T-60 series Channels 23 – 36

CTCSS – DCS

TXRXPrivacy Code
2301C-38
2403C-35
2505C-32
2607C-29
2715C-26
2817C-23
2919C-20
3021C-17
3102D-01
3204D-04
3306D-07
3408D-10
3510D-13
3612D-16

Andy Davis, KJ7JDN, spent Saturday, October 23rd checking in with the exercise volunteers in the field and at Net Control stations around Eugene. These are some of the volunteers in the Northeast District.