It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency and to conduct club programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.
The TCARES membership provides communications assistance with fires, floods, search & rescue, and health & welfare message assistance to the Red Cross, without pay, using their own equipment, usually in twelve hour shifts. They have also provided voice and digital communications on amateur radio frequencies to assist California Department of Forestry and Forest Service officials with tactical communications, alleviating congestion of over-burdened OES radio systems.
Essential supplemental radio coverage was provided by TCARES to coordinate efforts during the A-Rock Complex, Moccasin, Ruby, Old Gulch, Creek and Ackerson Complex Fires. The club is on call around the clock to the Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services and under the Direction of the OES, assisted other counties during the 1997 floods. Amateur mobile communications have supported public service for road emergencies and access to 911. Numerous hours are devoted in support of local community events such as the Jamestown, Old Mill and Old Ville Runs, Field day, Rail Town days, and expositions at schools.
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