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OC RACES

Orange County RACES

Orange County RACES has Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with many of the cities in Orange County as well as other agencies and organizations that assist in passing critical information in the event of an emergency.  

Many of these MOU organizations have a WINLINK system that can be used to pass email traffic between the County EOC and city or agency EOCs.

WINLINK relies on the internet to provide high speed traffic but also utilizes several data radios operating on Amateur Radio frequencies to provide a low speed path in the event that the internet is not available.

Broadband-Hamnet/AREDN Mesh Networking can be used to provide a high speed backup for WINLINK in the event that the internet is not available.  That is why, in Orange County, we are trying to establish a mesh node at each EOC that has WINLINK.