Wilson Radio Team is Successful in First Major Drill
Wilson High School’s students decided
after the area code (562) outage in October to do something positive to help
become part of the city’s communication solution. Six students (five
pictured) successfully conducted a radio team drill when 4,700 students were
evacuated during an earthquake simulation on November 23rd.
With the help of Gordon West, WB6NOA, Sibyl Kierns KA6RXX, and Robert Dalley
KF6YGY, students successfully contacted the Long Beach Emergency
Communication Operations Center, the Long Beach Yacht Club’s repeater, and
local simplex frequencies. Students were also able to monitor emergency
frequencies and school emergency frequencies in order to keep a log of how
the drill proceeded.
The team will finish their course work and take their exams for their
amateur radio licenses next
February. Principals Alex Flores and Joe Pistoia
were very impressed with the new radio teams’ performance. These students
are a great example of good kids helping their community in Long Beach.
oe Pistoia, Jorge Hernandez, Omar Zahzah, Armando Lopez,
Duran, Tyler Hickey, Alex Flores
Gordon West WB6NOA Sibyl Kierns KA6RXX Robert Dalley