Welcome to Clatsop County, Oregon Aux Comm

Providing Amateur Radio Emergency and Public Service Communications Throughout Clatsop County, Oregon

Announcements

New Local Area Net!

A CERT/MRC net will take place every Tuesday at 7:00pm on the Arch Cape repeater, 146.74


New EOC Frequency Matrix

Now available for members on Operations Documents page


Net Control Operators Needed!

Help with ARES NET on Monday evenings. It's an excellent opportunity to improve your radio skills.

Click here to contact Net Manager Robin KN0LL


Be Sure to Check the Activity Calendar for Upcoming Events!


ATTENTION AUX COMM VOLUNTEERS

Please remember to record your volunteer hours.



By Jack Heffernan | December 1, 2017 | The Daily Astorian

As wind howled and rain pounded the pavement in December 2007, Clatsop County’s entire emergency management department huddled inside a parked car to catch some sleep.

The task wasn’t too difficult — the department consisted of just one part-time employee.

Gene Strong, a retired Wahkiakum County sheriff, was the county’s emergency services coordinator. For five days, he and other North Coast residents were cut off from the rest of the world. He stayed at the sheriff’s office in Astoria to coordinate response efforts and try — often in vain — to request help from the state.

Trees littered the roadways. Communication channels went down. Two people died and thousands lacked vital resources for days. County staff scrambled to react.

Things slowly began to normalize after about a week. But as the skies became clearer, so too did the need for emergency officials to learn from the experience and make some fundamental changes.

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