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The Northern California Chapter of APCO International, Inc.

NAPCO is saddened by the loss of a friend and Past APCO President, Gregg Riddle.

To read more click here.

Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chetcuti Room
450 Poplar Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030 

Meeting Sponsors:

June Presentations

We have posted the most recent chapter meeting presentations from May:
Commercial-Panorama Antennas
Keynote-CSI Telecom

2014 APCO Voting Now Open

This is just a reminder that APCO International has opened up the polls for the 2014-2015 Executive Committee Positions. Vote now through August 5 at 1:50 PM central time. If you have not already done so, please go to this website to cast your vote electronically: Back in June, the Northern California Chapter hosted […]

Redwood City Dispatcher in Need of Help

Hi everyone, This is a shameless request for help for one of our dispatchers Audrey Scott. Audrey is a 19-Year Veteran dispatcher, tactical dispatcher, communications training officer, POST instructor – loves being a dispatcher (a supervisor’s dream employee). In June, Audrey underwent significant brain surgery to remove a tumor from the front left lobe area. […]

Wideband Renewals Longer Accepted by FCC

It has just been learned that the FCC WILL NOT process a license renewal if it contains WB emission designators. Those possessing waivers to continue WB usage must add an attachment to their renewal application indicating the FCC waiver information, or a statement that the spectral efficiency requirement is satisfied, in order for processing to […]

Frequency Log Updated

The newest frequency log containing FCC updates for Northern California has been posted and is ready for download from

APCO Member Chapter Services Committee Update

The APCO Member Chapter Services Committee is your conduit between APCO International, and members. The MCSC will send out a newsletter each month and we will post it here. The newsletter is packed each month with informative information so our members can take advantage of what the Association offers. News and Updates The APCO International Conference […]

Legislative Update July 10, 2014

The California Legislature is on it’s summer hiatus for the month of July, so there are no new issues, but here is where we stand with the bills we have been monitoring: AB 1717 – Perea – Pre-Paid Wireless 9-1-1 Surcharge In May APCO and the CA Public Safety 9-1-1 Coalition went in opposition to […]

First Net Town Hall Meeting – Lakeport, CA

As you may know, in February 2012, Congress enacted The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (the Act), containing provisions to advance public safety capabilities in the United States. The Act directs the establishment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and the creation of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet’s […]

Frequency Log Updated

The newest frequency log containing FCC updates for Northern California has been posted and is ready for download from

COML Training Now Open for Registration

A COML is the focal point within the Communications Unit. The All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) course trains emergency responders to serve as radio communications unit leaders during all-hazards emergency operations. COML responsibilities include developing plans to effectively use incident communications equipment and facilities, managing distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating the […]

APCO WRC 2015 Update

We are less than 280 days away from the start of the APCO Western States Regional Conference, being hosted by our own chapter in Sacramento. And things just got real!

FCC Public Notice

The FCC has posted the following Enforcement Advisory in regards to non-narrowbanded systems come the January 1, 2013 deadline. Read it here and make sure your agency is Narrowband Ready soon!

FCC Enforcement Advisory

Occupational Analysis

As the only ANSI accredited Public Safety Communications Association, APCO continues to facilitate many Occupational Analysis (OA). The OA process helps to further the national standard of all positions within and related to Public Safety Communications. If you have any questions or are interested in being placed on an interest list for future expert panelists, please contact Jackie Pace.

OA Workgroup Packet
Public Safety Communications Article

The monthly meeting fee will is $25.00, $10.00 for retired. Lunch is included with registration for all regular monthly chapter meetings.

Chapter Monthly Meeting Standard Order of Business Effective for 2013

Registration: 0900-1200
Welcomes and Introductions 0930-1000
Chapter Business, Consent Agenda 1000-1030
Committee Reports 1030-1045
Break 1045-1100
Keynote Speaker 1100-1200
Lunch and Door Pizes 1200-1300
Frequency Coordination and Operations Breakout Session 1300- +/-
NPSPAC Region 6 and 700 MHz Region 6 Committees immediately following Frequency Coordination: 13XX-1430 +/-

Stay Informed

Mark the Date
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    Milbrae, CA
  • APCO International
    August 3-6th, 2014
    New Orleans, LA
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, August 14th, 2014
    Vacaville, CA

Keep up to date: Check out the latest calendar postings.

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