HAM Radio volunteers are groups of licensed amateur radio operators who communicate with each other over a wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting modes. Today, there are approximately 675,000 amateur radio operators in the United States, and more than 2.5 million around the world.
La Mirada’s HAM Watch amateur radio group focuses on providing disaster communications support to the City during an emergency. HAM Watch volunteers actively participate in the annual Citywide Disaster Drill, providing essential communications between the City, emergency responders, and the County Office of Emergency Management.
La Mirada’s HAM Watch volunteers play an important role on the Public Safety team. Members conduct an on-air net meeting each Monday at 7:00 p.m. from the La Mirada City Hall basement Radio Room located next to Community Rooms A and B.
For more information on La Mirada’s HAM Watch volunteer program or becoming a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, contact La Mirada’s Public Safety Team at (562) 902-2960.