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PARTICIPANTS MUST CONSULT THIS PAGE FOR PLAN UPDATES,    AFTER ACTION REPORTS (FIRES, LOST PERSON SEARCH, POWER OUTAGES, SNOW STORMS, ...); PRACTICE NETS, DRILLS,   ETC..

 IMPORTANT NOTICE

As of 1/27/2022, the Emergency Radio Operations Center TEAM approach has been adopted.

 Prior reports and after action:  002  001

9 / 22/ 2022 A cash reward is being offered for the identity of the person(s) doing the malicious keying of the emergency use repeater and the established emergency communications plan.  Contact Nathan for specifics to receive the cash reward.  530-474-3267.

 

09/25/2022  Incident Resource page updated for new Wild Fire Camera system..

Please see the new camera link here  AlertCalifornia - Home  

Thank you Village Bravo 1  (Doug).  Several new features (appears you can place cursor on a specific part of the image and obtain a true north bearing.

9/23/2022  Wild Fire Cameras -  links non operational.

09/23/2022   Frontier Land Line Failure for Village (AREA of 400 homes no land line)  (those only having Frontier Land Line have no ability to call 911, receive reverse 911, report fires, etc...).  1745 hours. Called Frontier - 1.5 hours dealing with Frontier games and BS. Per Frontier, expect 48 hours for matter to get routed to outage team (they need to "determine if there is an outage".  Frontier claimed they didn't know about any Outage, and kept denying there was an  outage or Area outage, etc... . Frontier was repeatedly  advised that emergency radio operators in Area of 400 Homes all reported no dial tone on Frontier Land Lines for the entire Village Area (400 homes- and that this is in a very high risk area for Wild fires). Frontier continued to ignore the fact of an Area Outage which risks human life and could result in deaths (fires, heart attacks, elderly, etc...).  K6PDS "Escalated" to an supervisors supervisor, but Frontier continued with its word games.   Village S2 also called Frontier.  Frontier claimed that people with non working land lines could call Frontier - but refused to explain how someone with a non working land line can use it to make a call reporting that such land line is not working.  

Those on frequency (EROC 9) responding : S1  F1  F8  B1  S3; B3.  Those responding on frequency 760 10: MWM (rest Area); PDS (village) and a station in Redding.   

If there is a fire in the Village it could impact all areas of Shingletown.   

2115 hours - Frontier Village (400 homes) land lines -  no dial tone. 

09/24/2022 - 1005 hours - Frontier Village (400 homes) land lines -  still no dial tone.

09/24/2022 - 1725 hours - Frontier Village... still no dial tone. (several people have called frontier reporting outage).

                      1939 hours - E1 made inquiry on EROC 9 as to status of  Village Frontier LL outage. F1 responded and S6 updated with more recent information (she had text message from Frontier) - advising we are part of a  larger outage. Frontier did not advise as to: cause of outage; size of outage; or  estimated  time of restoration.  Thank you Village S6.  Midway advised that Frontier LL is working in their Area. Appears impact is the Village.

09/25/2022 - 0743  Frontier Land Line still not working.

09/25/2022 - 1100 hours - Frontier Land Lines now operational. Village Radio Reports (EROC 9):  F1  S9  F8  S1  B1  I1  S3 

We need additional Hams in Shingletown to get involved.  

 

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   09  /  22 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M    AND

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH

                                                    PROCEDURE for suspect smoke,

                                                    fire, embers)     

Primary Channel: EROC  9 (TX / RX);   with  Relay:  “10  Relay” (Ham)

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (F1);      10 Relay (S1  /  KB6BZL); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action.

 

TOTAL NET TIME

 

13

 

MIN

(from initial tone out activation to closing)

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

(# of Shingletown Divisions)

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

(# of neighborhoods)

Total Stations Reporting from All Areas:

  (each Area having done  its own Area Net and

   relaying into SER Net Control its Area summary report)

 

23

 

TOTAL

 

(Total STNS reporting)

 

 

 

 

  Village            D3N   VL   

                            Emerg. Radio Operations Center

17

Stns

VL:     F1  F7  S1  S2  E1  S9  L3  L4  S6  S7  F8  F2  I1  T10  L9  L10  B1

  Midway            D2N   MW   

4

Stns

MW     ON EROC 9

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

1

Stns

LH       ON EROC 9

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA      10 RELAY

            into EROC 9     MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC  (area Lead out on fires)

0

Stns

BC

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

0

Stns

SL          VIA E-MAIL

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  

 1. When a call is made by Net Control (e.g, “next”), only provide your tactical after Net Control states “next” (do not give your report at this point). There will also be a pause between reports by Net Control to allow any emergency traffic to break in. 

2.  Net Control will then “pick” a station and say “go” (e.g., “F1 go”). At that time F1 gives his/her report.  This avoids doubling (which means no one hears anyone).

 3.  Also, outside antennas are strongly recommended (you are preparing for emergency comms).

 4. Also, if you hear a station that Net Control can’t hear, then after Net Control states  “next”,   you would say (for example):   “F1  relay”, then Net Control will acknowledge  and say “F1 relay go”.  F1 is to then obtain the report  (from the station that they can hear but Net Control can’t)  and relay it into Net Control.

 GREAT JOB TONIGHT!   THANK YOU.

Note: Request was made on 760 (10) for any non hams from areas not able to reach EROC 9 to send a report by e-mail or phone to show they are participating. 

 

09/22/2022 Repeater returned to ... 10 Papa.
09 / 21/ 2022  - 1030 hours - thunder lightening over Shingletown

Repeater 760  10  placed back on monitor mode (... 10 Alpha) due to malicious multipile keyings while holding down of PTT. If anyone knows who is doing please immedately advise. Such is jeopardizing an established emergency communications system.  EROC TEAM to use alternate communications plan.

Vehicle with vehicle breakdown (remote are) unable to use repeater due to the malicious keyings. ... 

09 /21 / 2022 - approx 0940 hours Water system not working in Village. Broken water Pipe. Person who spoke to water company advised restoration estimated to be 6 hours.  QWI TX on EROC 9. Those responding on Frequency:  F1, S2, S6, T10, F8. As of 1028 hours no voice message system contact from water company. 1100 hours (in person contact)- water company employee advised rain is inhibiting repairs. Estimated time for restoration not known (TX on EROC 9)

1244 hours Water services now operational (TX on EROC 9)..

Village Stations which responded during this incident: F1, S2, S6, T10, F8, B1, S9

After Action:  When Water Services are out, all stations should respond so that we know which areas within our neighborhood have water pressure. Reason:  If there was a fire and Cal Fire needed to use hydrants, it would be very beneficial to be able to advise Cal Fire as to which areas (streets) have water pressure.  If no one has water, then Cal Fire needs to be advised so that as they respond they recognize there is no water available locally and Water Tenders may be needed.. 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   09  /  15 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M    AND

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH PROCEDURE

                                                                 for suspect smoke, fire, embers)     

Primary Channel: EROC  9 (TX / RX);   with  Relay:  “10  Relay” (Ham)

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1);      10 Relay (S1  /  KB6BZL); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            . 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action.

 

TOTAL NET TIME

 

13

 

MIN

(from initial tone out activation to closing)

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

(# of Shingletown Divisions)

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

(# of neighborhoods)

Total Stations Reporting from All Areas:   (each Area having done  its own Area Net and  relaying into SER Net Control its Area summary report)

 

20

 

TOTAL

 

(Total STNS reporting)

 

 

 

 

  Village          D3N   VL      Emerg. Radio          Operations Center

14

Stns

VL:      F1  S1  S2  F7  S6  S7  I1  F8  F2  T10  L3  L4  B1  S9

  Midway            D2N   MW   

3

Stns

MW     ON EROC 9

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

1

Stns

LH       ON EROC 9

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA      10 RELAY   into EROC  9     MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC  (area Lead out on fires)

0

Stns

BC

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

1

Stns

SL       A1 VIA E-MAIL

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  

1. When a call is made by Net Control (e.g, “next”), only provide your tactical after Net Control states “next” (do not give your report at this point). There will also be a pause between reports by Net Control to allow any emergency traffic to break in. 

2.  Net Control will then “pick” a station and say “go” (e.g., “F1 go”). At that time F1 gives his/her report.  This avoids doubling (which means no one hears anyone).

3.  Also, outside antennas are strongly recommended (you are preparing for emergency comms).  

4. Also, if you hear a station that Net Control can’t hear, then after Net Control states  “next”,   you would say (for example):   “F1  relay”, then Net Control will acknowledge  and say “F1 relay go”.  F1 is to then obtain the report  (from the station that they can hear but Net Control can’t)  and relay it into Net Control.

 GREAT JOB TONIGHT!   THANK YOU.

Note: Request was made on 760 (10) for any non hams from areas not able to reach EROC 9 to send a report by e-mail or phone to show they are participating. 

 

FORWARD FIRE - COMMUNITY COMMENTS  (Incident of 9/9/2022) (click to read)

As to the video link, you may need to copy and paste it into a new window to view.

Haven't had time to do more extensive reports on our recent fire activity. But, here is a snapshot overview:
 
1.  Wilson Inciden09/12/2022 - - Illegal Burn Pile 4955 Wilson Hill road. Advisory and Monitoring on EROC 9 only (held off 760 announcement pending monitoring of situation)..
     Monitoring activated approx 0951 hours   / Deactivated approx 1029 hours. 
     Matter not showing on Watch duty or Shingletown   Community Fire web sites at time of incident
     Thank you to BK6BZL (VILLAGE S1)  for initial alerting.
2.  Black Incident 9/11/2022:  Approx 2012 hours Black Incident:  Highway 44 and Inwood Road. Parallel Fire Nets  on 760 and EROC 9.  Fire Nets deactivated 2044 Hours.
 
     Thank you KB6BZL (VILLAGE S1) for initial alerting.     
3.  Forward Incident  9/9/2022 - Net activity on 760 and EROC 9.   Our Radio operations continued from about 1445 hours until deactivation at about 2124 hours (approx 6 1/2 hours of periodic bullet point summaries of incident as it progressed). Several stations continued silent monitoring (radio  and/or internet resources) after Net deactivation.
         Thank your KK6SWE for initial alerting.

I plan to summarize more fully. There were many stations on frequency helping out during the above matters. 
Thank you to everyone who helped out.
Nathan
09/05/2022  - No SER Practice net this week.
To All Radio Operators:
1.  September 5, 2022 – Repeater 760 (Ch 10 and Ch 55)  placed on monitor mode only (no ability to TX into repeater). (Malicious interference continuing, and violation of FCC rules, etc...).

2.  No Practice Net this week.

3.  EROC 9   is the CORE primary frequency.  Due to geography, only limited areas can reach. Areas not able to reach EROC 9 Nets must set up their own emergency communications plan.  The Frequency designation for EROC 9 may be changed in the future if there is intentional interference. In this regard, two changes had to previously be made due to malicious interference. Those changes still allowed all prior radio programming holders to still listen.  However, if another change is required,  such old prior radios will NOT be able to listen. The SER Plan has sought to avoid such last step, but malicious deviants persist.   Active / participating stations / in good standing,  will be notified if there is a change. No action needed at this time.
4.  SER HQ stations, please follow the alternate HQ Plan.

Thank you.

 

September 5, 2022,  760 repeater placed on Monitor mode only (no ability to transmit).

 (July, 2022 - WILD FIRE SEASON): 760 repeater may be placed on Monitor only mode (no ability to transmit) due to abuse and harrassment by hams and non hams violating FCC rules.  EROC TEAM (radio levels 1.5 and above) and HQ USE VILLAGE EROC PLAN.  In the event 760 is periodically returned to Normal Operations, key stations may not be monitoring 760 due to the harrassment . Use Alternate EROC backup plan.  If you (or your Area) are not part of the EROC Team system (and participating), you need to figure out your own emergency communications before a wild fire hits.

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   09  /  01 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M    AND

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH PROCEDURE

                                                                 for suspect smoke, fire, embers)     

 

Primary Channel: EROC  9 (TX / RX);   with  Relay:  “10  Relay” (Ham)

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (F1);      10 Relay (S1  /  KB6BZL); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action.

 

TOTAL NET TIME

 

13

 

MIN

(from initial tone out activation to closing)

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

(# of Shingletown Divisions)

Areas Reporting

3

AREAS

(# of neighborhoods)

Total Stations Reporting from All Areas:

  (each Area having done  its own Area Net and

   relaying into SER Net Control its Area summary report)

 

22

 

TOTAL

 

(Total STNS reporting)

 

 

 

 

  Village            D3N   VL   

                            Emerg. Radio Operations Center

17

Stns

VL:      F1  F7   S1  S2  S9  T10  F8  F2  S6  S7  I1  L3  L4  L9  L10  B6  C1

  Midway            D2N   MW   

4

Stns

MW     ON EROC 9

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

0

Stns

LH       ON EROC 9

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA      10 RELAY

            into EROC 9     MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC  (area Lead out on fires)

0

Stns

BC

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

0

Stns

SL       A1 VIA E-MAIL

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  

 1. When a call is made by Net Control (e.g, “next”), only provide your tactical after Net Control states “next” (do not give your report at this point). There will also be a pause between reports by Net Control to allow any emergency traffic to break in. 

 2.  Net Control will then “pick” a station and say “go” (e.g., “F1 go”). At that time F1 gives his/her report.  This avoids doubling (which means no one hears anyone).  

3.  Also, outside antennas are strongly recommended (you are preparing for emergency comms).

   4. Also, if you hear a station that Net Control can’t hear, then after Net Control states  “next”,   you would say (for example):   “F1  relay”, then Net Control will acknowledge  and say “F1 relay go”.  F1 is to then obtain the report  (from the station that they can hear but Net Control can’t)  and relay it into Net Control.

 GREAT JOB TONIGHT!   THANK YOU.

Note: Request was made on 760 (10) for any non hams from areas not able to reach EROC 9 to send a report by e-mail or phone to show they are participating. 

 

08/31/2022  1506 hours Cal Fire Tone Out Vegetation fire - Inwood area (Wengler Hill Road and Ponderosa Way). Inwood IC; TAC 11; ground and air resources dispatched.  (in area of -121.957   40.524 Fire Mappers,(such location may be the IC).  1/2 acre in vegetation with 1 structure threatened. Advisory issued on EROC 9 (with Village, Midway and Long Hollow all immediately responding  on frequency.  GREAT JOB TO RADIO RESPONSE!  (No  response from Inwood on Inwood 1).   Highline Camera had visual smoke column, then smaller and then not visible.  1519 hours - Cal Fire - forward progress stopped, canceling units and air attack. 1520 hours,  Flight radar shows 3 aircraft having circled location and now leaving area (West bound).  Advisory deactivated at 1527 hours. Advisory was issued with resolution on 760 - MWM only Ham station responding on 760. 
08 / 30 /2022   2014 hours Smoke Check Squaw Springs Rd and highway 44. Smoke column.   2021 hours Cal Fire on scene -  advised outdoor fire pit.  2029 hours  Engine available (fire contained to fire pit).  Silent monitoring deactivated. Scan. K6PDS.
Below is the summary of our Net Last Night  08  /  25 /  2022 (this is in addition to the  Shooting and Fire reporting  that we dealt with earlier in  the day).
 
NOTE:  The total net time was 13 minutes, which included the first 5 MINUTES where each station determined whether any of the problems on Formats Tango 9a or Tango 9M existed (e.g., PG&E power, cell phones, ability to call 911, earthquake damage, etc...). PLUS each station going outside and performing the QWA PROCEDURE  to determine if there was any suspect smoke, fire or embers at their location. This step took 5 minutes.
AFTER that ALL OF THESE REPORTS WERE THEN TRANSMITTED BY RADIO, with relays and inter-area relays and relays from Ham; with all of the  reports being mapped and summarized with Net Control Recommendation then being made. Such is followed by deactivation and closing. This last step was completed in 8 minutes!
 
Each of you did a fantastic job. Think about how much information covering multiple neighborhoods was all accumulated, mapped, summarized, with recommended action within 8 minutes under the SER system. Each of you helps make this work.
We can all take pride in this and recognize our ability to almost immediately transmit and know what is happening, even when all other communication systems have failed.

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   08  /  25 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M    AND

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH PROCEDURE

                                                                 for suspect smoke, fire, embers)     

INCLUDED  PRACTICE EXERCISE  FOR A VILLAGE STATION TO ACT AS INTER-AREA RELAY TO PICK UP REPORTS FROM MIDWAY AND LONG HOLLOW AND RELAY AREA REPORTS TO NET CONTROL.  TO BE DONE WHEN NET CONTROL CAN’T HEAR SUCH AREA(S).  

GREAT JOB VILLAGE FOXTROT 8 (INTER-AREA RELAY).                                                       

Primary Channel: EROC  9 (TX / RX);   with  Relay:  “10  Relay” (Ham)

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1);      10 Relay (S1  /  KB6BZL); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action.

 

TOTAL NET TIME

 

13

 

MIN

(from initial tone out activation to closing)

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

(# of Shingletown Divisions)

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

(# of neighborhoods)

Stations Reporting by Area

21

TOTAL

(Total STNS reporting)

 

 

 

 

  Village  VL D3NEmerg. Radio Operations Center

15

Stns

VL:      F1  F7  T10  F8  F2  S1  S2  I1 B6  S6 S7 S3  L9  L10 B1

  Midway            D2N   MW   

3

Stns

MW     ON EROC 9

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

1

Stns

LH       ON EROC 9

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA      10 RELAY  into EROC 9     MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC

0

Stns

BC

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

1

Stns

SL       A1 VIA E-MAIL

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  

 1. When a call is made by Net Control (e.g, “next”), only provide your tactical after Net Control states “next” (do not give your report at this point). There will also be a pause between reports by Net Control to allow any emergency traffic to break in. 

 2.  Net Control will then “pick” a station and say “go” (e.g., “F1 go”). At that time F1 gives his/her report.  This avoids doubling (which means no one hears anyone).

 3.  Also, outside antennas are strongly recommended (you are preparing for emergency comms).

4. Also, if you hear a station that Net Control can’t hear, then after Net Control states  “next”,   you would say (for example):   “F1  relay”, then Net Control will acknowledge  and say “F1 relay go”.  F1 is to then obtain the report  (from the station that they can hear but Net Control can’t)  and relay it into Net Control.

GREAT JOB TONIGHT!   THANK YOU.

Note: Request was made on 760 (10) for any non hams from areas not able to reach EROC 9 to send a report by e-mail or phone to show they are participating.  Only above areas reported.

Shooting Incident  08/25/2022  (QWI – Safety Alert).  [please review for what you transmit and what you don’t]  

NOTE: Sheriff report subsequently determined this was a SWATTING (False report originating out of the country)

Approx. 1545 hours – Tone out Medical with staging – Alpine Way and Lack Creek Rd. area. Shooting  / Suspect loose.

 1547 hours – Village Bravo 1 issued QWI safety alert on EROC 9.  Great Job  Bravo 1.

 Village F1 (K6PDS) Monitoring:  Cal Fire 20; Sheriff  21; EROC 9;  and 760 (Ch 10).  Periodic QWI Safety Advisory issued on 760 (Ch 10) and EROC 9 -  Reported shooting in Area of Alpine Way and Lack Creek Road Area (just south of highway 44 and Black Butte Road) – recommended persons stay out of area due to police activity in area.

 During incident, considerable information was derived from monitoring.

 However;  TX on EROC 9 and Vill 10 (760 repeater) was essentially limited to advising of the Police activity related to the reported Shooting in the Area of Alpine Way and Lack Creek Road, just south of highway 44 and Black Butte Road; that the Sheriff was issuing a code red shelter in place for an area ½ mile around the incident; and recommendation that persons stay away from the Area for safety. 

 ONLY THE ABOVE LIMITED INFORMATION WAS TRANSMITTED BY SER NET for the following reasons:   to avoid jeopardizing police activity / operations;  not causing panic to persons who may know persons involved; and sometimes the address given by dispatch may not be the actual address (i.e., wrong address).

 Thus, the following was NOT transmitted by the SER net over EROC 9 OR  VIL 10 (760)  frequencies:

 1.    The street address of the incident as reported by Police Dispatch (lat and long was plotted on SER Net map during incident for internal purposes) ;

2.    Report that person was shot with a Glock style weapon, and that the suspect has firearm pointed at the front door (apparently based on a phone report).  Possibly shot female.

3.    Request for armored vehicle.

4.    Request for drone from RPD.

5.    Swat team.

6.    Request that School District stop any buss traffic in area.

7.    Difficulty in Law enforcement locating the specific property involved (due to the large lot sizes, roads, etc…).

8.    Visual of person at a single story 

9.    Have Cod Red Shelter in place order issued for a ½ mile radius around incident scene. (NOTE: this specific item of information was transmitted by SER Net).

10.  Residence with female on the porch or patio is NOT the correct residence.

11.  1st driveway to North – Green Residence.  Dark color Dodge Ram just drove up – male Blue Shorts, Blue Shirt, Bald – just pulled up. Law Enforcement not going down – man possibly armed with an AR.

12.  Male called form target address; - juv at home - sais nothing going on – Sheriff to contact by phone.

13.   Request for a GPS position on prior cell phone came back negative.

14.   Flight radar shows CHP helicopter still over incident area.

15.  (law enforcement)  Team driving up driveway – 4 people (2 adults male / female; and 2 juv  male / female) coming out of house – all compliant.

16.  Drone no longer needed.

17.  CHP helicopter left scene (flight radar) (this was TX by SER net)

18. 1726 hours Shelter in place lifted.  

SER Net QWI deactivated approx. 1720 hours.

Thank you to Village (VL)   Bravo 1 for initial Safety Alert;  and Village India 1 for road report coming up highway 44; and all others who were on frequency.

 PLEASE ADVISE AS TO ANY COMMENTS / RECOMMENDATIONS.  K6PDS.

 

Withrow Fire Incident  08 /25/2022:  REPORT TO BE ADDED.
 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   08  /  18 /  2022     1900 HOURS 

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M    AND

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH PROCEDURE

                                                                 for suspect smoke, fire, embers)                                                            

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1);      10 Relay (S1  /  KB6BZL); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

3

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

24

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village  VL D3NEmerg. Radio Operations Center

20

Stns

VL:      F1  F7  S1  S2  I1  B6  T10  T11  L3  L4  C1  S9  F8  F2  S6  S7  S3  B1  L9  L10

  Midway            D2N   MW   

3

Stns

MW

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

0

Stns

LH

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA   10 RELAY into EROC 9

         MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC

0

Stns

BC

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

0

Stns

SL 

  Other Areas:

0

   

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  

1. When a call is made by Net Control (e.g, “next”), only provide your tactical after Net Control states “next”. There will also be a pause between reports by Net Control to allow any emergency traffic to break in. 

 2.  Net Control will then “pick” a station and say “go” (e.g., “F1 go”). At that time F1 gives his/her report. This avoids doubling.

 3.  Also, outside antennas are strongly recommended.

 4.  Per S1 (Don), solar activity adversely impacted ability to hear stations tonight.  If you have trouble hearing, advise,  for example , “scratchy / readable” “ scratchy not readable” … . Certain stations may be able to take corrective action.   

5. Also, if you hear a station that Net Control can’t hear, then after Net Control states  “next”,   you would say (for example):   “F1  relay”, then Net Control will acknowledge  and say “F1 relay go”.  F1 is to then obtain the report  (from the station that they can hear but Net Control can’t)  and relay it into Net Control.

 GREAT JOB TONIGHT!   THANK YOU.  

Note: Request was made on 760 (10) for any non hams from areas not able to reach EROC 9 to send a report by e-mail or phone to show they are participating.  Only the above areas reported.

 

DATE: 8/16/2022 ALL STATIONS HIGH ALERT

SEVERE FIRE WEATHER FORECAST TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY:

  RED FLAG;

  POTENTIAL ABUNDANT LIGHTENING;

  ALL STATIONS BE ON HIGH ALERT;

  CONDUCT QWA PROCEDURE ROUTINELY AND REPORT AS NECESSARY; AND

  MONITOR  24/7.

  ABOVE TX ON EROC 9 (MULTIPLE VILLAGE STATIONS AND MIDWAY ON FREQUENCY AND ACKNOWLEDGED TRANSMIT (THANK YOU). ALSO,  THANK YOUR VILLAGE B1 FOR RECOMMENDING THE ABOVE.

  ABOVE TX ON 760 (CH 10) - ONLY ONE HAM RESPONDED - KB6BZL (THANK YOU DON).

DATE: 8/15/2022 COMMUNICATION FAILURES.

IMPACTS INCLUDE:  INABILITY TO DIAL 911 AND/OR RECEIVE REVERSE 911 CALLS; INABILITY TO REPORT FOREST FIRES OR OTHER EMERGENCIES; LACK OF INTERNET RESOURCES FOR FOREST FIRES, …

STATUS APPROX 1710 HOURS AND AFTER

(NO REPORTS OF LAND LINE FAILURE)

STN - MWM HAS STARLINK

(rest area)

FRONTIER INTERNET

CELL PHONE

- OTHER THAN STARLINK

VILLAGE           EROC 9

n/a

FAILURE

FAILURE

MIDWAY           EROC 9

 MW 1

n/a

FAILURE

UNKNOWN

STARLITE        (RELAY)

n/a

FAILURE

FAILURE

WILSON HILL  760 / 10

SWE

n/a

FAILURE

UNKNOWN

REST AREA      760 /10

MWM

HAS CELL

AND INTERNET

(STARLINK)

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

OTHER AREAS – NO RPTS

                          

 

 

APPROXM 1727 HOURS K6PDS CONTACTED FRONTIER: Frontier advised Area Outage has been escalated to common cause. Number of customers impacted – unknown. Estimated time for restoration – none.

 

10/15/2022    approx   2040 hours – Village F1 – Internet and Cell phone now working.

 

OBSERVATIONS

Radio Operators: Recently we have had the following: Frontier Land Line Failure;  Frontier Internet Failure (and voip); and  Cell phone failures (thus no ability to call 911 or receive Reverse 911, etc...).  Also, we had a brief information gathering local event for a potential fire (UTL)  as well as a report of smoke  (UTL).  All stations should be prepared to go mobile if needed to obtain visual reports on any fires that may be near them (Mag mount on vehicle is strongly recommended, if possible). But, potentially the "rubber ducky" may work as long as you have a clear shot to the repeater (emergency only - e.g., fire in the Shingletown Core) http://www.shastadefense.com/Shingletown%20Core%2010.jpg

For the above incidents, the SER RADIO PLAN / SYSTEM was the only system that was operating 24/7 allowing for immediate communications to everyone who has their radio on and helping out. Information at the speed of light.   Thank you for assisting and being part of  it. 

Recent reports are at:  http://www.shastadefense.com/SER-REPORTS-AFTERACTION.htm

 

Date  8/13/2022  Radio relay of report of fire at Shingletown Store (relay from Redding AI6D) . Information gathering  on EROC 9 (Cal fire monitoring) and mobile comms on EROC 9 - F1 and F7; and MWM did internet resource search and reported on 760 (his internet up, not using Frontier); K6PDS mobile - viewing from lookout Milville Plains / 44 NO smoke located. UTL -  Information gathering deactivated.  (approx  1130 hours).  Village has no frontier internet and no cell (verizon).

Thank you Mike in Rest Area W6MWM; AND BILL  AI6D (REDDING).

 

Date: 8/13/2022    0900 hours - observed Frontier Internet Outage in Village (stations reporting at various times: F1 F7  S3  F8   L3  B6  i1 T10 ).

THIS SITUATION IS SERIOUS AS IT IMPACTS THE ABILITY OF PERSONS TO REPORT A FIRE; and the ability to monitor wildfire cameras and other resources for early detection and warning.

F1 called Frontier - Area INTERNET Outage according to Frontier due to power outage in Palo Cedro; Frontier working on situation - no other information available.  

ALSO, VERIZON CELL SERVICE OUTAGE.  

BOTH OF ABOVE STILL OUT AS OF 1632 HOURS and 1730 hours.

1730  hours Village Frontier internet still out - F1 called Frontier - employee stated 1200 customers inpacted, but is a level 1 (apparently low priority), and don't know the cause (still looking into it); and no estimated time for restoration.. Employee evasive and not answering questions.. Requested Manager call back and that matter  be escalated.  (NEVER GOT THE MANAGER CALL BACK).  Also, Verizon Cell phones still out  (F7  T10) also AT & T Cell not working.  Midway has Internet. Same status as of 1800 hours.   Village i1 reported library has also been without internet and cell phone today.  Updated TX on 760 and EROC 9.

Above still out 2240  and 2350 hours. 

SUNDAY MORNING AT ABOUT 0800 OBSERVED FRONTIER INTERNET BACK ON - but is very slow at F1. 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   08  /  11 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH PROCEDURE                                                                  for suspect smoke, fire, embers)                                                            

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1);      10 Relay (S1  /  KB6BZL); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

20

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village  VL D3NEmerg. Radio Operations Center

16

Stns

VL:      F1  F7  B1  F8  F2 S1 S2  I1 T10 L3 L4  S6  S7  L9  L10  S9

  Midway            D2N   MW   

2

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA 10 RELAY into EROC

MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC

0

Stns

 

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

0

Stns

SL  A1 Working on comms.

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:   

Date: 8/11/2022 1134 hours ... 1215 ... hours ...  Frontier Landline intermittent failure (no dial tone, then works, then no dial tone) - Stations reporting:  F1  S6  I1  B1  F8  S1 ...   F1 reported to Frontier. 
 QWI - QWL 08/08/2022 - lightening srike Shingltown Core Area.

Lightening strike  (approx 2230 hours  - per internet resource - lightening) in area of 40.4752  - 121.7589 (approx.  3 - 1/2 miles NE of Digger Butte; and approx 3- 1/2 miles SW of highway 44 and Rock Creek Road - Defiance Canyon area near Rock Creek Rd).   Recommend all stations be alert and perform QWA for area for next 2 weeks.

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   08  /  04 /  2022    

Report:                   QWA ACTIVATION – NOT A DRILL

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda:   NOT A DRILL – QWA ACTIVATION – REPORT OF SMOKE

 

REPORT ON EROC 9 FROM  VILLAGE  S3 THAT LATOUR LOOKOUT REPORTED SMOKE IN AREA OF SHASTA FOREST VILLAGE.

 

QWA (NOT A DRILL) TONE OUT ON EROC 9 AND 760 (10).

REPORTS TAKEN  AND KB6BZL (S1) WENT MOBILE AND COVERED THE VILLAGE STREET BY STREET PROVIDING RADIO REPORTS. THANK YOU DON AND PEGGY  (S1  / KE6PCR).                                                      

Primary Channel:  EROC  9 AND 55 (760) 

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (F1 /  PDS)            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :     ALL QWA     UTL (UNABLE TO LOCATE)

Net Control Recommendation:   QWA PROCEDURE DEACTIVATE AT

                                                        APPROX 1622 HOURS

TOTAL NET TIME (APPROX)

 

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

16

TOTAL

ALL QWA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL OF BELOW REPORTED      QWA

  Village                D3N                         VL

                                                                 

12

Stns

F1   F7   S9  S6  L3  F8  T10   C1   T11  B1  S2 S1

  Midway            D2N                    MW

2

Stns

MW1    MW3

  Long Hollow   D3N                      LH

1

Stns

LH

  Rest Area         D3N                      RA

1

Stns

W6MWM ON760 (10)

   Battle Creek     D4N                      BC

0

Stns

 

   Starlite             D4N (via e-mail)   SL

0

Stns

 

  ALL OTHER AREAS OF SHINGLETOWN-  REQUEST WAS       MADE ON 760 (10) FOR REPORTS FROM   ANY HAM OR NON HAM   - NO RESPONSE.

 

0

 

Stns

 

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:   This was a fantastic turnout by Village, Midway, Long Hollow and Rest Area.  All of these stations were on frequency to respond to a report of smoke.  GREAT JOB!

 OTHER AREAS OF SHINGLETOWN – NEED TO PARTICIPATE.  

COMMENT: THE ABOVE QWA PROCEDURE REQUEST (BREVITY FIRE WATCH FOR SMOKE, FIRE AND EMBERS) WAS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION. OTHER THAN THE FOLLOWING HAMS - MWM, PDS, BZL, and PCR (3 OF THOSE ARE ALL IN THE VILLAGE and 2 are husband & wife), THERE WERE NO OTHER SHINGLETOWN HAMS THAT HELPED OUT. 

 At this very time, the Mckinney Fire (Siskiyou County) is in the local news and as of 8/5/2022 is 59,636 acres and only 10 percent contained. 4 Dead. 

AS TO EMERGENCY RADIO OPERATIONS CENTER - VILLAGE CORE, IT IS FANTASTIC THAT WE HAVE SO MANY NON HAMS  WHO ARE HELPING OUT.  ALSO, THANK YOU TO THE HAMS THAT ARE HELPING.  TOGETHER, WE HAVE AN EFFECTIVE AND OPERATING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.   THANK YOU!

 

8/ 4/2022   DRILL FOR PRACTICE NET

DEAR RADIO OPERATORS:

 
THIS DRILL IS SIMILAR TO THE LAST DRILL - EXCEPT WE WILL USE ACTUAL TACTICALS (THIS IS A DRILL) WHICH MAY BE USED DURING A FIRE NET. THESE ARE TAKEN FROM THE INTERNET RESOURCE PAGE http://www.shastadefense.com/SER-Incident-Resources-Information.htm   AND RADIO FREQUENCY LISTING.
 
Background:  As you know in the event of an emergency (e.g., fire meeting certain criteria...) EROC Team Stations (Hams and Non Hams) may be directed to go to Channel 055 (760 repeater with TX capability). In that case,  Fire Net operations would be conducted on 055 (instead of EROC 9 ), and  in that case,  EROC STATIONS would conduct the Fire Net on 055 (e.g.,  Tacticals:  Flight  Radar,  Internet Camera,  Internet Wind, Cal fire 20, etc...).
 
TACTICALS WILL BE ASSIGNED DURING THIS DRILL BECAUSE NON HAMS CAN'T TX ON 760 (NON EMERGENCY). BUT IN AN ACTUAL EVENT, FIRE CONTROL WOULD SAY "NEED INTERNET WINDS" ETC..., AND STATIONS WOULD VOLUNTEER TO PERFORM THE NEEDED TASK (I.E., ASSISTANCE THEY CAN ACTUALLY PROVIDE).
DRILL:
We will do a check in on EROC 9 (using standard procedures)
Then EROC stations will be directed to go to 055 (Non Hams are not to TX on 055 because this is only a drill).

Each EROC station that previously checked in on EROC 009 will be given a TACTICAL  (e.g., " Foxtrot 1, INTERNET WINDS" ).

HAMS ON 055 will be given a TACTICAL and asked How copy.
 
Non Hams, unable to reach EROC 009 will be given a TACTICAL and they are requested to respond via e-mail
     Example: "Non Hams unable to reach EROC 009 your TACTICAL IS "CAL FIRE 20". Please respond by e-mail.
Stations will be directed when to return to EROC 009.
On EROC 009 Net Control will request each station when called to read back their specific TACTICAL and how well they heard Net Control on  055 (e.g., loud and clear,       readable,      not readable).
    Example:     Net Control on EROC 009:         "  Foxtrot 1  go "   : 
                       Response                                     "  Foxtrot 1,    INKS CAMERA  loud and clear, out."
                       Net Control on EROC 009          "  Roger Foxtrot 1" ...
Purposes / objectives:

To practice moving to / from 055.
Test your propagation from repeater.
GET ALL STATIONS FAMILIAR WITH THE TACTICALS WHICH WILL BE USED DURING A FIRE NET.
 
AFTER THE NET IS DONE, EACH STATION SHOULD GO TO THE INTERNET RESOURCE PAGE AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE RESOURCES LISTED.

Thank you.

Nathan

 
08/01/2022  (2046)  - CAL FIRE TONE OUT - POSSIBLE  STRUCTURE FIRE CAMP MCCUMBER. Cal Fire responding. Deer Incident Command; TAC 11. PDS attempted radio contact with CS ON 760 - no response.

Silent monitoring (K6PDS)  continued (during this process - power restored to Village - other areas still out- see below).

2058 hours. False Alarm    .Cal Fire Cancelled all incoming.  K6PDS.

08/01/2022  POWER OUTAGE:

1746 HOURS - VILLAGE REPORTS - POWER OUT (i1  L3 B6 C6, and others). (ON EROC 9 )

                        - Midway - power OUT  (ON EROC 9 )

                        - Long Hollow - power OUT  (ON EROC 9 )

                        - Inwood - power OUT (contact by Village F1 on Vill 7)

                        - Rest Area (W6MWM) - 760  (10) - POWER ON (only Ham / Area Coord. to respond on 760).

                        - Starlite (A1) (via e-mail / non ham)  - POWER ON  (thank you Starlite A1)

NOTE:  WITHIN ABOUT 1 MINUTE - Village, Midway and Long Hollow all had coordinated and established Area Power Outage on EROC 9 

AS OF  1810 HOURS  both the Internet Statewide Power Outage site; and the PG& E outage map site still did NOT show any power outage.  THAT IS 24 MINUTES AFTER THE POWER OUTAGE HAD ALREADY BEEN REPORTED ON EROC 9 SO THAT MIDWAY, LONG HOLLOW AND VILLAGE HAD IDEA OF EXTENT OF AREA POWER OUTAGE.

At about 1811 hours the PG & E Power outage map now showed the outage. But, as of 1813 hours, the State Wide Power outage map still did not show any outages.

PG & E message system called and advised Village F1 that as of 1756 hours  184 customers were impacted (but this was clearly false since the Village alone has approx.  400 homes).  As of 1845 PG&E message system left follow up message that 1175 customers were without power and that PG&E was working to resolve.

2001 hours - power still out.

2052 hours - POWER RESTORED TO VILLAGE (REPORTS - F1, F7, F8 i1  S6  S9 T10  L3)

                 -Power still OUT FOR MIDWAY,  LONG HOLLOW ,  INWOOD (VIL 7)

2149 hours - Midway reported Power restored (EROC 9). 

                      Long Hollow - no response (EROC 9).   Inwood - no response on Vill 7.

 

07/31/2022 - Frontier Land Line failure Div 3 North - Villiage  (area with approx 400 homes)  (thus no 911 or reverse 911 ability  for those with Land Line only). Discovered 0745 HOURS.  0825 hours Village stations reporting area failure on EROC 9:    F1, F7, F8, S3, L3, C1 (has only Cell phone):  F1 called Frontier -which was not aware of outage. Frontier will escalate to  common cause (cause not known  at time of reporting).  TX on 10 (760) of Div 3 North - Village outage. No other Divisions (Hams) responding. K6PDS.

Late afternoon - Frontier Land Line still not working. TX 760  - W6MWM responded (Rest Area - Div 3 North) - he no longer has Frontier - went to Starlink and has cell service that is working.

Follow up call to Frontier - I was this time told - "No technicians available, its Sunday, all are resting". Requested immediate manager call - I was told manager would call me on cell - NO call received.

Note:         Midway 1 (Div 2 North)  reported on EROC 9 - Frontier Land Line is working. 

                  Starlite  C2 (Div 4 North) responded to K6PDS TX on 760 that phones are working in starlite (C2  Responded via  e-mail  as requested on K6PDS TX on 760 radio).

 07/312022 Village (Div 3 North) 1725 hours and 2300 hours; Frontier Land Line still not working (no dial tone).

08/01/2022 Village (Div 3 North) approx 0900 hours FRONTIER LAND LINES NOW WORKING.

Areas Responding in above matters:  Village, Rest Area, Midway, Starlite.

 

NOTICE (July, 2022 - WILD FIRE SEASON): 760 repeater may be placed on Monitor only mode (no ability to transmit) due to abuse and harrassment by hams and non hams violating FCC rules.  EROC TEAM (radio levels 1.5 and above) and HQ USE VILLAGE EROC PLAN.  In the event 760 is periodically returned to Normal Operations, key stations may not be monitoring 760 due to the harrassment . Use Alternate EROC backup plan.  If you (or your Area) are not part of the EROC Team system (and participating), you need to figure out your own emergency communications before a wild fire hits.
DATE OF NET OPERATIONS 07/28/2022 1900 HOURS

TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY FIRE NET ON 760 - EROC TEAM  See Report Here.

Village and Midway participated.  Great Job to you guys!!

The rest of Shingletown was absent and didn't even send e-mails (as requested on air) as to whether they could hear the 760 repeater.

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   07  /  21 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda: Practice SITREP  FMT Tango 9A  /  9M

                                     QWA Procedure (BREVITY FIRE WATCH FOR suspect smoke,  fire, embers, procedure)                                                            

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1); 10 Relay (F1 / K6PDS); 

        Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;

        Cal Fire 20 (F7);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME

15

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

20

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village  VL D3NEmerg. Radio Operations Center

13

Stns

VL   F1 F7 L3 L4 I1 F8 F2 T10 C6 C1 B1 S6 S7

  Midway            D2N   MW   

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N    LH

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N    RA

1

Stns

RA 10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N    BC

0

Stns

 

  Starlite             D4N    SL (via e-mail)

1

Stns

SL  A1 Working on comms

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:   Murs comms with Starlite being worked on. VL  F1 raised antenna – but SL A1 could only hear static. In life threatening emergency SL  A1 use village 10 (Ham Repeater).  At present, no Ham relay for Starlite.

 
07/17/2022: Power Outage  0750 hours. Report intake on  Eroc 9 - Reports of power out 

       VILLAGE - power out: reports  F1, F7, F8, S6, T11,c1. i1; L3, S3, S9, S1, S2, T10, B1 (LL). 

        Other Areas Power out report (EROC 9): Long Hollow; Midway, Inwood  (Inwood freq).

Other AREAS (ch 10 / 760) WITH POWER:  Starlite (AJ6KJ);  WILSON HILL (KK6SWE).

Total 19 radio reports.

[OBSERVATIONS NOTES DURING OUTAGE  - START:

State power outage map on internet - shows ERRONEOUS INFORMATION - claims ONLY 184 customers out. (Village has 400+/- homes alone). 

PG&E phone messages:  1st call also reflected erroneous information  -  claimed only 184 homes, and estimated restoral at 1300 hours. PG& E phone message at 0834 hours now advises 1175 customers impacted. Crews to be on site by 0853 "to determine cause" of outage.  Thus, PG&E gave estimated time for restoration, above, before they even had crews on scene and before they have even determined the cause.  

Observation: SER Radio reporting had MORE ACCURATE immediate reporting of extent of outage than PG&E reported (as well as the state power outage map on the internet which also reflected erroneous extent of outage). 

0858 hours PG& E updated phone message:  1175 customers impacted; crew on site, "working to investigate and resolve".

0948 hours - power still out. 

END OF OBSERVATION NOTES DURING OUTAGE].

1014 HOURS   - Power on: Reports  F1, F7, i1, L4, S6, T10, T11.  Rest Area (MWM).

                          - POWER STILL OUT:  MIDWAY; LONG HOLLOW.

                            Flight Radar indicates slow moving aircraft  appears to be searching NW of   Village,  and North of

                                                   Inwood. - & then aircraft left area. (had fligth path west of Village along highway 44 to Inwood and then followed Inwood road North

1030 Hours       - Power OUT - Long Hollow  (Midway - no update).

1038  Long hollow and Midway report POWER RESTORED.

       ALL AREAS HAVE  REPORTED POWER RESTORED. (Inwood - no response).

       Deactivated.   73

07/16/2022  Smoke Check 2319 hours - Cal Fire tone out - smoke check Woodridge Drive and Wilson Hill Area. 2322 hours, Engine 73 responding. (SER - estimation - in area of -121.885    40.480).  SER: Cameras: Wilson Hill; Inks, Eagle, Highline;  all wrong direction.  Tuscan 2 - viewing UTL).  2340 hours Engine 73 traveled Wilson Hill and Woodridge - UTL. 2341 hours E73 available.  SER silent monitoring deactivated. F1 / K6PDS    F7. 

07/14/2022     DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   07  /  14 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core  (VOLUNTEERS / COMMUNITY SERVICE).

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

Net Agenda:  Check ins were followed by:

Radio EVACUATION AND COMMUNICATIONS PRACTICE (DRILL WILDFIRE EVACUATION)  - INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN OVER RADIO FOLLOWED BY PRACTICE DRILL SCENARIOS. STATIONS VOLUNTEERED FOR TX AND RX ON SCENARIOS.

 PRACTICE ONLY DONE ON EROC 9. IN FUTURE WILL DO ON 10 (760) (but need more Hams to make this effective).

 THIS WAS A GREAT PRACTICE AND GREAT JOB BY ALL!                                                        

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (F1 /  PDS); 10 Relay (S1  / BZL)

            .                                

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS  WERE CHECK INS;

                                                        FOLLOWED BY RADIO EVACUATION

                                                        PRACTICE DRILL FOR WILDFIRE (DRILL)

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME (APPROX)

15

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

22

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

                                                                  VL

15

Stns

F1, F7, L3, L4, F2, F8, T11, T10 S6, S7, B1 C1, i1, S1

 (C6 PHONE)

  Midway            D2N                    MW

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N                      LH

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N                      RA

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC  MWM

  Battle Creek     D4N                      BC

0

Stns

 

  Starlite             D4N (via e-mail)   SL

1

Stns

A1 Working on comms

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:   Murs comms with Starlite being worked on. At present, no Ham relay for Starlite. 

 IT WOULD BE GREAT TO FIND REPRINTS OF THE THE OLD SHINGLETOWN MAP (FROM THE OLD RIDGE RIDER NEWS) – S1 / BZL RECOMMENDATION.

 

07/11/2022  1250 hours through 7/12/2022 1000 hours- Village Area Frontier Land Line Failure. Impact: no ability to receive reverse 911 or make 911 calls for those with land line service  (RADIO REPORTS on Village EROC 9 FROM:  F1,  S6, F8, S3, and  L3). Reports on 760 (Ch 10) - only 1 area responded (Wilson Hill (KK6SWE) - Land Line functioning). Other Shingletown Areas - no response. 

Cell phone used to call Frontier, and was advised as follows:: it is a Frontier Network outage; technician aware; no estimated time for restoration of service; large area impacted but frontier unable to advise as to number of customers; Frontier confrmed outage escalated to Area outage. Outage Reference Number: 109922A308B6393D.  NOTE: internet with Frontier is working at time of reports. K6PDS.

During the report intake, a person keyed the repeater multiple times in a very aggressive manner (no ID provided).

As of 7/11/2022  2018 hours; 2125 hours; 2340 hours; - Frontier Land Line Failure still existing (thus, over 10 + hours without ability to dial 911 or receive reverse 911 on Frontier Land Line -and we are in Fire Season).

07/12/2022   1000 hours: frontier land line service now operational - per reports of:  F1  S6;  S1; L3.

Note: Almost 24 hours without land line service in Village.

07/11/2022 - We need more Ham operators.  The local  ham club had their net tonight. They had 17 hams on their club net. Only 1 of those helps out with Shingletown Emergency Radio Communications.   The Emergency Radio System has only a few hams helping. Most of the participants are non hams for emergency communications.    We need more people to become Ham operators who are interested in emergency communications.
07/10/2022 Power Outage - 1312 hours - Wilson Hill (KK6SWE) reported power outage. No other Areas reporting outage. 
07/07/2022 - Smoke  Check - Cal Fire tone out 0754 hours - 1st hand relay reporting as in  area of Ash Creek Road and Dersch. K6PDS silent monitoring. 0755 hours  E  (engine) 73 responding . 2nd report updating as  in area of Crystal Spings Ranch  near "Lost" (s/b Lack) creek.  0804 hours K6PDS viewing Cameras: Inks; Tuscan #2; Eagles Nest; Highline. Tuscnan #1 - A-no visible smoke. ... Internet Winds in reported area - out of West 1 mph. 0814 hours E 73 in area. Internet Cameras - still nothing showing. ... 0738 hours E 73 searched area - UTL - E 73 available.  Silent monitoring deactivated. K6PDS

prior reports see:  002 001