190320, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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190320, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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I.  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 wide spread 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:  viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12
  • 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
REGISTER   MARCH 22-24, 2019  BASIC CERT  CITY OF LA QUINTA
 78495 CALLE TAMPICO
 LA QUINTA, CA 92253
 TENTATIVE  APRIL 5-7, 2019  BASIC CERT  SAN JACINTO
 TENTATIVE  APRIL 12-14, 2019  BASIC CERT  BEAUMONT
 TENTATIVE  APRIL 26-28, 2019  BASIC CERT  HEMET
 REGISTER  MAY 3-5, 2019  BASIC CERT  CITY OF MORENO VALLEY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
 22870 CALLE SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOS
 MORENO VALLEY, CA  92553
 TENTATIVE  MAY 8, 2019  CERT REFRESHER TRAINING  MOUNTAIN TOP
 TENTATIVE  MAY 17-19, 2019  BASIC CERT  MECCA
 TENTATIVE  JUNE 12, 2019  CERT REFRESHER TRAINING  SAN JACINTO
 TENTATIVE  AUGUST 16-18, 2019  BASIC CERT   HEMET
 TENTATIVE  OCTOBER 4-6, 2019  BASIC CERT  IDLYWILD 
 REGISTER  OCTOBER 5, 2019  CERT REFRESHER TRAINING  NORTON YOUNGLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
 459 CENTER STREET
 RIVERSIDE, CA 92507
 REGISTER  OCTOBER 11-13, 2019  BASIC CERT  CITY OF MORENO VALLEY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
 22870 CALLE SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOS
 MORENO VALLEY, CA  92553
 TENTATIVE  OCTOBER 16-17, 2019  WEST COUNTY EMPLOYEE CERT  BEN CLARK TRAINING CENTER
 REGISTER OCTOBER 19-20, 2019
                &
OCTOBER 26-27, 2019
 BASIC CERT  NORTON YOUNGLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
 459 CENTER STREET 
 RIVERSIDE, CA 92507
 TENTATIVE  NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019  BASIC CERT  HEMET
 
  • 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 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 xmad...@aol.com
  • ARES:  http://aresnwrc.org/  Rick/KK6CTT
    • Net every THU night @ 1900; nets 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:  Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection.
  • Outdoor Adventure USA:  1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2.
    • Topic list:  http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=174&t=3722
    • 2019 OAUSA Net Schedule:
      • 03/07/19 - 5 Minute Destinations - Favorite Camping Spot
      • TBD - Remote QRP
      • TBD - Edged Implements II
      • TBD - Camp Cooking Methods
      • TBD - Animals of the Mojave Desert
    • When flexed:  A temporary Fix:  N6USO Repeater (Sunset Ridge); 145.440 (-) 136.5 (also check IRLP and Echolink).
  • 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
    • Riverside ECG Walk:  We've had one up MT Rubidoux this year but ready for more!
  • ARES Supporting Red Cross exercises:
    • Riverside exercise, 06 APR 2019, volunteer through ARES.  If interested, please let KK6CTT know.
    • Regional exercise, "Desert to the Sea," (Riverside Co, San Bernardino Co and Orange Co), 18 May 2019.  If interested, please let KK6CTT know.
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
    • Social Event:  Spring Picnic; date and time TBD
  • 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
V.  FEATURE PRODUCT(S)
  • California Campfire Permit
  • Great opportunity to purchase a Baofeng, Raddiodity, UV-5RX3 for $39.99.  https://www.radioddity.com/collections/ ... kie-talkie
    • Review:
      • I've had two UV-5R3 radios from this company for over a year and use them during our walks and test them frequently to see if they work on several programmed frequencies (2m, 1.25m and 70cm).
      • They are just like the UV-5R (fit and finish/aesthetics) and all the accessories I have for the UV-5R have worked on these radios.  It is nice to mix and match antennas, connectors and batteries.
      • They programmed easily, although I have not recently done anything but clone the two once I found a good mix of frequencies.
      • I have not had any issues with either radio and for the money I rate this a 4.5 out 5.0 all things considered and being a Baofeng product; this is a good one.
      • The only drawback I have is that they do not come with a triband antenna or the programming cable (I'm not 100% sure about the cable).  There are two antennas provided, one for 2m VHF-70cm UHF and the second for 1.25m VHF.
      • I purchased the following triband antennas:
  • Ed Fong antenna group order to be placed before Field Day 2019, NLT 15 MAY.
VI.  DISCUSSION TOPIC
  • ARES test simplex net on FRI, 15 MAR 2019 @ 1500-1600 potential new repeater site:
    • The test went well and there will be more like it.  These exercises are really a great way to not only give feedback but also to get feedback on how well your system is working.
    • At times there are some really great opportunities to work through the issues from your radio shack.
    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
  • Training with Riverside County EMD/CERT:
  • Lessons learned at the training:
    • In an emergency you will not always get to work with people you have trained with in the past.  During this event I worked with people I had not even met before; it is good to know our frame of reference comes via similar/standardized training.  Take a Basic CERT class and reinforce with refresher and advanced training.
    • Reach out and work outside your comfort zone quickly, you cannot do this work safely if you do not establish bonds with others quickly.  What one person remembers or has experience doing, can change the safety and outcome of your efforts dynamically both good and bad!
    • You do not have eyes in the back of your head, you need someone to help "cover your six."  Meaning watch your back; this is by all means a "human resource."
    • Just when you thought you had enough gear, you do not.  It is also good to be able to improvise when necessary; do not get "tunnel vision."
    • Light is important, if you do not have a headlamp for your helmet, get one to compliment your flashlight.
    • When searching a building without power, prop doors open and open window coverings to shed light on your search area.  Control what little of your environment you can.
    • By the way, your CERT bag that you might have received at the completion of your training is a starter/novice kit.  Get better gear that fits you well and works under duress.
    • Talk to victims, ID yourself, find out something about them and work through your situation by explaining who you are and what you are doing.
    • There are some good volunteers out there and their are others who might not be suited for all jobs but EVERYONE has potential to help during an emergency.  Just as everyone can be part of the problem and not the solution, that's where your training and experience can help in an emergency situation.
    • Take advantage of all potential training events; there are a lot of opportunities out there!
VII.  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
  • http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/
  • Zone 1 extends 30 feet* out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.
    • Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation).
    • Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
    • Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.
    • Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.
    • Relocate wood piles into Zone 2.
    • Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows.
    • Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks.
    • Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.
    Zone 2
    Zone 2 extends 100 feet out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.
    • Cut or mow annual grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches.
    • Create horizontal spacing between shrubs and trees. (See diagram)
    • Create vertical spacing between grass, shrubs and trees. (See diagram)
    • Remove fallen leaves, needles, twigs, bark, cones, and small branches. However, they may be permitted to a depth of 3 inches.
  • Defensible space:  https://www.riversideca.gov/fire/pdf/re ... o-2009.pdf
  • Aedes aegypti is not native to California. It is a small black and white day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans. This mosquito is capable of transmitting several viruses, including Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya. There are no reports of these diseases being transmitted locally by this mosquito; however, there is potential for them to be introduced by infected international travelers. In the presence of a large population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a sick returned traveler can become a source leading to local transmission of disease.  In this age of global commerce, Aedes aegypti has found several paths into California.  It has been detected in 12 counties and 107 cities throughout the state.  View the California Department of Public Health map at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DC ... ionMap.pdf
  • Residents can reduce the chances of being bitten by Aedes aegypti or other mosquitoes by taking the following precautions:
    • Make sure that doors and windows have tight‐fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes and repair or replace screens with tears or holes.
    • Eliminate standing water and containers that can hold water from around the home.
    • Avoid outdoor activities during dawn and dusk hours when possible.
    • Report neglected swimming pools and standing water sources by calling Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District at (951)340-9792.
    • Apply insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 and follow label instructions.
  • Report neglected swimming pools and standing water sources by calling Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District at (951)340-9792.
  • Residents experiencing mosquito bites during the day or unusual mosquito activity should report them to the Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District at (951)340-9792 or by visiting www.northwestmvcd.org.
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