190508, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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190508, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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  • The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California.
  • We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or widespread disaster.
  • On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator.
  • Net information:
    • Wednesday at 2000 hours / 8:00 P.M
    • KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5
    • Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM
  • We also provide an outline of each net at:  viewforum.php?f=2
  • Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion!
II.  CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign)
  • All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators
  • All guests (non-CERT visitors)
  • Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins)
  • Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM, for the use of the repeater:  https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM
    • A message from David:  "Hi folks...that time of year is coming soon. In January I will be paying the annual lease on the repeaters. If you like to donate, you can do so with Paypal. My account is subytec977@yahoo.com. Any donation is appreciated!"
    • A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink:  http://cert.gardengrovefire.org
    • The KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/
    • Garden Grove CERT nets:  Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news.  Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities.
[font="Times New Roman", serif] REGISTER[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] MAY 31, 2019 - JUNE 2,2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] BASIC CERT[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif]NOBLE CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER
BEAUMONT, CA 92223 [/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] TENTATIVE[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] JUNE 12, 2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] CERT REFRESHER TRAINING[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] SAN JACINTO[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] TENTATIVE[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] AUGUST 16-18, 2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] BASIC CERT [/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] HEMET[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] REGISTER[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] OCTOBER 5, 2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] CERT REFRESHER TRAINING[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] NORTON YOUNGLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
 RIVERSIDE, CA 92507[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] REGISTER[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] OCTOBER 11-13, 2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] BASIC CERT[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] CITY OF MORENO VALLEY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
 MORENO VALLEY, CA  92553[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] TENTATIVE[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] OCTOBER 16-17, 2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] WEST COUNTY EMPLOYEE CERT[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] BEN CLARK TRAINING CENTER[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] REGISTER[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif]OCTOBER 19-20, 2019
OCTOBER 26-27, 2019[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] BASIC CERT[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] NORTON YOUNGLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
 RIVERSIDE, CA 92507[/font]
[font="Times New Roman", serif] TENTATIVE[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] BASIC CERT[/font] [font="Times New Roman", serif] HEMET[/font]
  • Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA):  KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com, for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/
    • Facebook Group link:  https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/
    • Weekly net on Monday night at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2
    • RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA.
    • Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com
    • Field Day 2019 Preparation:
      • N1MM Logger+ will be used:  http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php
      • FD contesting, outreach, and socializing
      • FD Volunteers needed
      • Raffle and good times.
      • Displays, discussions, classes and demonstrations.
  • ARES:  http://aresnwrc.org/  Rick/KK6CTT
    • Weekly net on Thursday night at 1900 on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5
    • Meeting:  Riverside Red Cross located at 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507 (2nd MON of the month).
  • Jurupa Citizen Corps:  KM6DPS Greg
  • Country Village:
    • Meeting:  2nd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room.
    • Anyone curious or wanting to become a new member; you are always welcome to stop by!
  • Mesh Network:  Successfully tested the path from the 2019 Field Day site to the AREDN backbone on Pleasants Peak.
  • Outdoor Adventure USA:  1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2:  http://www.oausa.net/ (click on "net preview")
    • Topic list:  http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=174&t=3722
    • 2019 OAUSA Net Schedule:
      • 05/09/19 - Camp Lighting
      • 05/16/19 - Camp Coffee
      • 05/23/19 - Memorial Day, No Net
      • 05/30/19 - Firearm Sights, Scopes,and Mounting Options
      • 06/06/19 - SOTA (Summits on the Air)
      • 06/13/19 - Field Day Discussion and Prep
      • 06/20/19 - Field Day, No net
      • 06/27/19 - Field Day Wrap-up
  • Red Cross:
    • Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside.
    • The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/beco ... nteer.html
    • Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net @ 1945 with Gordon West WB6NOA:
    • 2-Meter CLARA Network; 145.220 MHz frequency, -0.60 MHz shift with a 103.5 MHz tone  http://www.145220.com/onairevents.htm
    • ARES Supporting Red Cross exercises:
      • Regional exercise, "Desert to the Sea," (Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co and Orange Co), 18 May 2019.  If interested, please let KK6CTT know.
  • Kodiak Ultra Marathons Volunteers needed:  https://www.kodiak100.com/ (KJ6OEO)
    • Volunteer opportunities here:  https://www.kodiak100.com/volunteer
    • Information:
      • The 7th annual Kodiak Ultra Marathons will take place August 16-18, 2019 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Lake sits at 7,000 ft in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. The 100 mile distance will start and finish in the Big Bear Village and will circumnavigate the entire Big Bear Valley. The Kodiak also offers a 50-mile distance and a 50K, which will be run along the same track as the 100-mile race. The 100 miler will start at 6PM Friday (that's right - a night start!). The 50 miler will start at 4AM on Saturday on Holcomb Valley Road near Lake Baldwin, and finally the Back 50K will start at 6AM am at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.
      • There will be six crew-accessible aid stations along the Kodiak 100 mile route, including the start/finish area in the Village. Pacers are permitted starting at Mile 52. No pacers in the 50M or 50K race.
      • We encourage all spectators to enjoy the start/finish area in the Village. We will have a beer garden, food and sponsor booths setup on Saturday.
      • Proceeds from the Kodiak benefit the San Bernardino Search & Rescue, Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, Mountain Top Radio Association, and the Big Bear Middle School Interact Club.
  • Great Shake Out registration is open:  https://www.shakeout.org/california/
    • Utah leads California in registration by over double in 2019!  Get the word out and let's close that gap!
IV.  2019 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG
  • 1st Quarter (JAN-MAR):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC:  Date TBD
    • 1st deployment of EDGAR in support of the Red-Eye Net held nightly on the Keller Peak Repeater (part of the 02/13 RIV ECG Net)
    • Guest Speaker:  N6LMA with a report on the Yuma Hamfest.
    • Guest Speaker:  KM6DPS, Greg, "Yes, I'm a Red Cross Volunteer."
    • Social Event:  Events have mostly been walks with CERT or Go-Bags in order to; 1) exercise, 2) visit and hike nice areas and 3) spend some face time working COMMs from different locations and environments.
      • MT Rubidoux walk:  01/20, 02/10
      • Indian Hills walk:  03/09
    • Ed Fong combined antenna order?
  • 2nd Quarter (APR-JUN):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC:  Date TBD
    • Guest Speaker:  TBD
    • Riverside RC Chapter, 06 APR 2019, Red Cross, Riverside Chapter Shelter Exercise
    • Social Event:  Spring Picnic; 22 JUN 2019 co-located with RCARA Field Day 2019.
    • 22 JUN 2019 from 0800-1800; Field Day with RCARA at Martha McClean Anza Narrows Park.
      • MESH network display
      • Invite other EMCOMM and other preparedness groups
      • Jurupa Citizens' Corps
      • RACES
      • ARES
      • LDS
      • SATERN
      • CERT Advanced Communication Class
  • 3rd Quarter (JUL-SEP):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC:  Date TBD
    • Guest Speaker
    • TBD
    • Social Event:  Gear In The Park (GIT-P); date and time TBD
  • 4th Quarter (OCT-DEC):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC:  Date TBD
    • Guest Speaker:  TBD
    • Social Event:  Riverside Fire Department Communication Exercise; date and time TBD
  • Ed Fong antenna group order to be placed before Field Day 2019, NLT 15 MAY.
  • Diamond D-130J Antenna
    • Discone design delivers a broadband, low gain compromise.
    • In service over 15 years.
    • Used for scanning receivers and occasional transceiver use on the 2 meter and 70 centimeter ham bands.  Also designed to transmit on the 1 1/4 and 6 meter and 23 and 33 centimeter amateur bands.

Continuing the discussion of Ham radio / Electronic used equipment sources: Thrift Stores
·        Dynamic inventory necessitates frequent visits.
·        Feast or famine.  If nothing screams “buy me” save for your next visit.
·        Great prices on:
o  Base station transceiver extension speakers. Originally sold as desktop computer speakers or surround sound home stereo speakers.  Look for thick, solid cabinets.  You’ll need to wire them with connectors suitable for your radio.  Will improve the receive audio of almost any portable, mobile or base transceiver typically equipped with a 1 to 3 inch internal speaker.
o  Tripods.  Look for heavy duty tripods sold as mobile DJ or sound reinforcement speaker stands.  Easily adapted to support antenna systems such as verticals, mesh network nodes or even dipole endpoints.
o  Chairs, tables and shelters for Field Day.  “Camping gear” is Field Day gear.
o  Storage containers.  Tubs or bags for wire antenna kits and tools.
o  Hand tools
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Riverside County Sheriff
Riverside Police Department
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