191009, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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191009, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

Post by N6LMA » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:21 pm

 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 11-13, 2019 BASIC CERT CITY OF MORENO VALLEY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
22870 CALLE SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOS
MORENO VALLEY, CA  92553
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)
·       Boost Mobile Cell Phone Service
o  Pros
·        Inexpensive
·        Unlimited minutes
·        Unlimited texts
·        Unlimited long distance
·        Unlimited data on some plans
o  Cons
·        Sporadic coverage (unreliable and unpredictable)
·        Word of advice – if using google maps for traveling, refer to history for previously used page to find current location when you have no cell service.
 
·        MP1 Antenna by Super Antenna
o  Pros
·        Compact  
·        Versatile – covers entire range of ham bands
·        Manually tunable
·        Portable vertical
o  Cons
·        Noisy – ongoing testing to be conducted (possible longer whip?)
Somewhat pricey based on results
 
VI.  Topic of Discussion


·        Communications Plan

o   Always have a default planned frequency for communicating with family, friends, ect.
 
o   https://www.fema.gov/th/media-library/assets/documents/33524


·       Incident Radio Communications Plan (Form ICS 205)
·       Basic Radio Channel Use
o  Frequencies and tones
o  Transmit and Receive for repeater channels

o   Real World Example: Several weeks ago a loose plan was made to meet up at a friends campsite in a remote location.  The day of the visit was  decided but the exact time would be determined by other activities scheduled the same day.  Our friends did not have cell phone service at the campsite and our phone service was sporadic.  As we approached the area one day early, we made periodic calls on 146.52 MHz.  These calls were directed toward any amateurs who might be listening.  The next day we received a text suggesting 146.55 MHz would be our coordination frequency.  No two-way text conversation was accomplished.  As we approached the area we established voice contact and received turn by turn directions to the campsite.
 
VII.  Public Service Announcement
  • Upcoming Ham Tests 
            o            DMC/AFRTS-BC (March Air Force Base)    October 16th 2:00PM
              23755 Z St (4TH Street)
              Riverside, CA 92518

 
            o            
RCARA   November 14th 5:00PM
              4937 Sierra Vista Ave
              Riverside, CA 92505

 
           O     
ARRL  http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session



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