Tahoe Basin
Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Tahoe Basin ARES Members
and volunteering Ham Radio operators!

Welcome to the TBARES Information page.!
As this page grows, we'll include the necessary information,
web links and feedback to help the TBARES provide a professional
level of response to our communities emergency communication needs

South Lake Tahoe Emergency Phone Numbers
S. Lake Tahoe Public Saftey and information Phone Numbers

ARRL ARES Information

The Incident Command System (ICS)
Our local agencies follow the procedures provided by FEMA and described as the Incident Command System (ICS).

ICS was developed in the 1970's following a series of catastrophic fires in California's urban interface. Property damage ran into the millions, and many people died or were injured. The personnel assigned to determine the causes of these outcomes studied the case histories and discovered that response problems could rarely be attributed to lack of resources or failure of tactics. Surprisingly, studies found that response problems were far more likely to result from inadequate management than from any other single reason.

The ICS is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure, designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management. A basic premise of ICS is that it is widely applicable. It is used to organize both near-term and long-term field-level operations for a broad spectrum of emergencies, from small to complex incidents, both natural and manmade. ICS is used by all levels of government—Federal, State, local, and tribal—as well as by many private-sector and nongovernmental organizations. ICS is also applicable across disciplines. It is normally structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, and finance and administration.

The Incident Command System:
..Is a standardized management tool for meeting the demands of small or large emergency or nonemergency situations.
..Represents "best practices" and has become the standard for emergency management across the country.
..May be used for planned events, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism.
..Is a key feature of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

AMATEUR RADIO FREQUENCIES for Lake Tahoe Communications
Frequency  Mode		Location	Coverage Notes

147.240	Repeater(+)	East Peak	Lake Tahoe - Gardnerville - Carson
                          (requires PL of 123Hz)

146.850	Repeater(-)	Angels Roost	Lake Tahoe, Truckee - some Gardnerville and Carson
                          (requires PL of 123Hz)

145.350**Repeater(+)	S. Lake Tahoe Link to American River Canyon - **Freq change May 2011 Odd Offset
                            Your radio needs to transmit on 146.205Mhz
			Placerville, American River Canyon and Sacramento (requires PL of 123Hz)

145.150	Repeater(-)	S. Lake Tahoe  Link to Sacramento and parts of Bay Area
			(requires PL of 123Hz)

147.150	Repeater(+)	S. Lake Tahoe and Reno - Carson - Gardnerville
			(requires PL of 123Hz)

146.550	Simplex	         Coverage depends on power and location of your station

Additional Radio resources for NON Amateur Radio Individuals