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191016, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:42 pm
by N6LMA
INTRODUCTION
  • 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)
III.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • 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/
      • Dave posted:  "Time for another pizza party! Thinking 10/26...what say you?" and is looking for those who might want to attend. To be held at the RoundtTable Pizza in Orange.
      • 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.
REGISTER OCTOBER 19-20, 2019
&
OCTOBER 26-27, 2019
BASIC CERT NORTON YOUNGLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
459 CENTER STREET
RIVERSIDE, CA 92507
REGISTER OCTOBER 25-27, 2019 BASIC CERT LA QUINTA CITY HALL
78495 CALLE TAMPICO
LA QUINTA, CA 92253
REGISTER NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019 BASIC CERT PALM DESERT CITY HALL
73510 FRED WARING DRIVE
PALM DESERT, CA 92260
  • 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.
    • Ham testing for all 3 levels to be conducted on November 14th beginning at 5:00PM at the normal meeting place on Sierra Vista Ave. Testing fee is $5.00.
  • 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).
    • VHF/UHF communication exercise coming up to test the connectivity between all West Riverside County ARES groups.  More information to be announced.
  • Jurupa Citizen Corps:  KM6DPS Greg
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:  TBD
  • 4th Quarter (OCT-DEC):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC:  Date TBD
    • Guest Speaker:  TBD
    • Event:  Riverside Fire Department Communication Exercise; date and time TBD
    • Social Event:  TBD
V.  FEATURED PRODUCT(S)
  •   Portable broadcast band radios
  •  AM or FM?
    • AM Band .535 to 1.605 MHz  Propagation similar to which amateur band?
    • FM Band 88 to 108 MHz  Which amateur bands are nearby?
    • Available in all price ranges.  Can be found at yard sales and ham swap meets.
    •   Look for models with long telescoping whip antennas or provisions for connecting an external wire antenna.
    • Why avoid models with large speakers or advertising high fidelity?
    • Battery or solar / hand crank dynamo powered? (7 to 1)
VI.  Topic of Discussion

EARTHQUAKES
  • 1. PrepTalks: “The Big One” Podcast Team “Storytelling to Promote Action” 
         A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... nefnd7r2ck
  • 2. 89.3 KPCC: The Big One: Your Survival Guide
    • A. There's a 50 percent chance that some time in the next 30 years, Southern California will be crippled by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. It'll take less than two minutes for more than 10 million people to lose water, power, internet. Host Jacob Margolis and Producer Misha Euceph go on a journey to understand what the disaster means for Los Angeles, the U.S. and the world.
    • B. https://the-big-one.scpr.org/
  • 3. How preparing for a devastating earthquake will help you survive it
VII.  Public Service Announcement
  • Great American Shake out
    • Tomorrow, Oct. 17th at 10:17 AM   Are you ready?
  • What measures have you taken for earthquake emergencies?
  •  Drop, Cover, Hold On
    • What nearby loose objects may strike you where you have chosen to take refuge?
  •  3,863 participants are registered by 109 volunteer radio groups for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide in 2019.
  • There are 5 volunteer radio groups registered for the 2019 California ShakeOut in the Inland Southern California area, with a total of 127 participants.

Re: 191016, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:54 pm
by K9LMR
Emergency Communications Group - Riverside is now the sixth registered "Volunteer Radio Group" participating in the 2019 California Shakeout.

Many common portable transceivers from Wouxon and Baofeng include FM broadcast band reception.

Re: 191016, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:52 pm
by K9LMR
Outdoor Adventure USA Future Net Schedule
(as posted at forums.oausa.net)
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10/31/19 - TBA
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11/14/19 - Camping Repair Kit
11/21/19 - On Board Air Compressors
11/28/19 - Thanksgiving, No Net
12/05/19 - Favorite Camp and Off-Road Items
12/12/19 - Plants of the Mojave
12/19/19 - Gifts for the Outdoorsman
12/26/19 - Christmas Week, No Net