190410, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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190410, 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 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:  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
  • Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM, for the use of the repeater:  https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM
    • The Repeater Club Campout is scheduled for May 10-12 at Prado Regional Park.  http://cms.sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/Pra ... lPark.aspx
    • 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/1187612
    • 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.
 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.  The monthly meeting, scheduled for tomorrow April 11 will feature a State of the Club address by Club President Michael Anderson.  There will also be a discussion related to plans for Amateur Radio Field Day.
    • 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:
      04/04/19 - Camp Cooking With the Dutch Oven04/11/19 - New Ham Radio Round-Up04/18/19 - Easter, No Net04/25/19 - Vehicle Computers05/02/19 - CERT05/09/19 - Camp Lighting05/16/19 - Camp Coffee05/23/19 - Memorial Day, No Net05/30/19 - Firearm Sights, Scopes,and Mounting Options06/06/19 - SOTA (Summits on the Air)06/13/19 - Field Day Discussion and Prep06/20/19 - Field Day, No net06/27/19 - 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
    • More about recent Red Cross activities will be discussed later in tonight's net.
  • ARES Supporting Red Cross exercises:
    • 27 APR 2019, Red Cross, Sound the Alarm in Lake Elsinore, CA area.
    • 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
    • 23 JUN 2019 from 0800-1800; Field Day with RCARA at Martha McClean Anza Narrows Park.
      • TBD:  MESH network display
      • TBD:  Invite other EMCOMM and other preparedness groups
      • TBD:  CERT Advanced Communication Class
      • Waiting on approval from RCARA Field Day 2019 Committee
  • 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.  FEATURED PRODUCT(S)
  • Ed Fong antenna group order to be placed before Field Day 2019, NLT 15 MAY.
  • Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR5550
    • Single band VHF or UHF
    • Analog / DMR Digital
    • Programming cable and software not included
    • Control head separation kit and programmable function microphone available
    • Starting around $300 used, $600+ new.
  •  California Campfire Permit
VI.  DISCUSSION TOPIC
  • News from KK6CTT on the Riverside Red Cross (RC) Shelter Exercise:
    • Conducted radio check on Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to Riverside Red Cross HQ.
      • Good test of the ERV/Low Band radios from vehicle back to RC HQ
    • Conducted deployment of RC repeater to Box Springs Park parking area.
    • The magnetic mount antenna in the go-box did not work well on the fiberglass topped ERV so we changed over to a J-pole on a 12 foot tripod and it helped immensely.
    • We tested both a deep cycle marine battery and a Honda 2000 generator and no discernible difference in audio quality or output.
    • Although the system was taxed due to the hill mass between the parking area and the Riverside RC HQ the system worked well show great future potential.
  • Wrap up of last weeks discussion on buying used radio equipment.
    • Accessories that may not be included
      • Radio Mounting brackets, power cables and antenna connector adapters.
      • Microphones.  Even if a stock microphone is included, you might consider upgrading to a microphone with programmable function buttons.  These provide a substantial safety benefit when operating mobile.
      • Extension Speakers. A large 4-6 inch extension speaker will provide much better receive audio than the typical 2-3 inch speaker inside many mobile radios.  The improvement is really dramatic when connected to a portable radio.
      • Programming Cables. If not provided by and tested by the seller, it will need to be purchased separately. Be sure to purchase a good quality cable from a reputable vendor. Do you really want to plug an aftermarket cable of questionable quality into an expensive transceiver.
      • Programming software. May require an expensive purchase or subscription.
      • Warranty.  Repair by the manufacturer is very expensive.  (Yaesu)
    • A note on high power transmitters.  In the commercial market, VHF and UHF transceivers can have RF output power levels exceeding 100 watts and require a power source in excess of 20 Amps DC.  Installation of this type of equipment requires power harnesses of 4-8 AWG. These transceivers require more vehicle real estate and are usually trunk mounted.  Thick power harnesses and control head cables must be routed through the vehicle.  Antenna systems for these radios must be permanently installed.  Temporary antennas such as magnetic mounts utilize cable paths through door and hatch openings.  Those paths can cause pinching of the feedline and expose the cables to undesired movement by passengers and pets.
    • Beware of knockoff accessories marketed as "OEM" or Original Equipment Manufacturer.  The term OEM is thrown around loosely by many Ebay vendors.
VII.  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Join the American Red Cross to Sound the Alarm, a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event.
 
  • On April 27th the American Red Cross in Lake Elsinore, CA needs your help to install free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events.
  • Every day, seven people die in home fires and the Red Cross wants to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies. Volunteers work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety, and fundraise for this lifesaving mission.
  • One day of your life can change someone else's forever. Join us to Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
 



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