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In the past various individuals and Amateur Radio organizations have come forth to provide emergency response communications where it was needed. Those affected by a disaster deeply appreciate the dedication and effectiveness of ham radio operators. Recent disasters have reaffirmed the need for ham radio operators to augment governmental operations. The DCF is used to link communicators together before, during, and after disasters. This is to augment local communications with communicators outside the effected area.

This forum, established in February 2007, is for those who recognize the need to share information: lessons learned, preparedness planning and disaster relief coordination. It is intended that all organizations involved in preparedness and response, including, but not limited to ARC, ARES, RACES, FEMA, Sky warn, Salvation Army, ERC, MARA and Homeland Security will participate in the Disaster Communicators Forum (DCF) for the betterment of the whole.

DCF members may post messages and information at:


Forum membership is limited to Licensed Amateur Radio Operators, therefore, the applicant’s FIRST NAME, LOCATION, and CALL SIGN must be included in the request and in the YAHOO PROFILE. We reserve the right to moderate messages sent to the group and refuse, delete or ban membership at our discretion.


The DCF Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Net meets every Sunday following the American Red Cross Communicators Net that starts at 6 PM Pacific Time.

The nets meet on EchoLink *DCF-ARC* Conference Node #336037 and IRLP Reflector 9257 which are linked together 24/7 to allow Echo link and IRLP nodes to communicate. These channels may be used in the event of a disaster to link communicators together. The VoIP provides another means for local response personnel to communicate.

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