190724, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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190724, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

Post by KK6CTT » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:22 am

  • 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:  http://topic.rivecg.net/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.
 AUGUST 16-18, 2019
 OCTOBER 5, 2019
 OCTOBER 11-13, 2019
 OCTOBER 16-17, 2019
OCTOBER 19-20, 2019
OCTOBER 26-27, 2019
 NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019
  • 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.
  • 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:  
  • Outdoor Adventure USA:
    • Thursday evenings, 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:
      • 07/11/19 - Firearms
      • 07/18/19 - enjoying Wine on the Trail
      • 07/25/19 - Fire Extinguishers
      • 08/01/19 - Water for the Outdoors
      • 08/08/19 - Camp Breakfast Ideas, Gear, and Recipes 
      • 08/15/19 - TBA
      • 08/22/19 - Destination Utah and Arizona
      • 08/29/19 - Labor Day - no net
      • 09/05/19 - Food Preservation While Camping
      • 09/12/19 - Outdoor Camping Heat Sources (campfires, cooking, heaters, etc)
      • 09/19/19 - Favorite Outdoor Meals and Appetizers (recipes too!)
      • 09/26/19 - Ham Radio in Emergencies and Disasters (ARES, SATERN, Skywarn, RACES, Pactor, etc.)
  • 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
  • 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 Exercise
    • October 17, 2019
    • 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.
  • 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
  • Name Brand MTC Radio Deal:  The ICOM IC-2730A provides VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF simultaneous receive capability as well as VHF/UHF receive. Main dials, volume, squelch knobs and primal buttons are symmetrically laid out for each band.  https://www.mtcradio.com/crazy-daily-deal-limited-quantity-hurry/
  • Sorry if you did not get the deal but I have no control of the sales.
  • This is a very capable radio with all the bells and whistles of a dual band, dual monitor/receive/transmit radio capable of crossband repeat (VHF/UHF).
  • We used a fellow ARES member's radio during the last Desert to The Sea Red Cross/ARES exercise and it work very well in the crossband mode.
  • The only (big) negative with this radio is the fact ICOM does not package the mounting hardware for the radio's detached face plate which for some operators is a critical piece of equipment and I see their displeasure but as far as a capable radio with all the bells and whistles of an analog dual band/dual monitor radio, this is one to consider for the price.  Especially when deals like this are available and the fact that it is one of the big three radio manufactures; that really does help.
  • "Round Table" discussion:
    • What do you perceive as your top three "threats" to you and your family's safety and security?
    • What actions would you or have you taken mitigate the potential problems?
    • How does amateur radio play into your plan and is this a family plan or only a plan known to you.
    • Future net ideas; topics you would like to discuss. 
  • Cooling Centers:  A way to aviod serious and sometimes deadly heat related injury at home.
    • Close to home:  Last year a 96 year old on our block with some typical health issues was "hold up" in her home and we noticed she had not been using her AC or opening her home in the evening as is customary (know your neighbors and your neighborhood).  We called her family to let them know and they sent the granddaughter out.  The grandmother was not responding to telephone calls or attempts to knock at the window and doors.  Eventually we made entry into the home with the granddaughter's authorization and I found the grandmother in a "sweat-box" of a home in bed and in very poor shape.  About the time we got to her the fire department arrived and they took her vitals and decided to transport her to the hospital via ambulance.  This was a "good ending" but too often these situations turn deadly and there is no need for situations like this to go that far.  Please check on your loved ones and provide them with the information or help they need to not meet their senseless demise.  She is now 97 and well adjusted to her assisted living conditions where she is receiving the care she needs!
    • Inland Empire Cooling Centers "Shine On"  http://www.ieshineon.com/guide/inland-empire-cooling-centers/
    • Fox 11 News cooling center resources for OC, IE, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties  http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/list-of-cooling-centers-in-la-oc-riverside-and-san-bernardino-counties
    • Do not forget about your pets.  They cannot fend for themselves and need our help to stay healthy as well.

Contingency Planning: One is none; two is one; three or more adds to the score!

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