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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:   001

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   06  /  30 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Happy 4th of July weekend.

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

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

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

                                     QWA Procedure (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

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

14

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

9

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

2

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

 

  Starlite             D4N (via e-mail)

1

Stns

Working on comms

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

  06/292022  Smoke Check - 1515 hours. Cal Fire Tone out - in area of Mt. Meadows Rd and Thatcher.  Silent Monitoring. Internet Cameras - no visual.  1531 hours - false alarm BBQ. Silent Monitoring deactivated.

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   06  /  23 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)                                                            

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

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

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

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME

13

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

20

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

13

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

3

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

 

  Starlite             D4N (via e-mail)

2

Stns

Working on comms

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

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   06  /  16 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)                                                            

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

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

        Cal Fire Monitor (F1);        160 TC (F1/K6PDS);    

        10 Relay (S1 / KB6BZL).                                 

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

21

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

15

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

 

 

 

 

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:   

 

06/15/2022 - approx 1252 hours Cal Fire Tone out - Vegitation Fire 7644 Ponderosa Way  (in approximate area of  -121.938   40.510)  (approximately 1.7 miles West by North West from Center of Village Area). Incident "Ponderosa". TAC 11 - vil 28.  Cal Fire Responding together with air attack and air tanker. Ai6D thank you for TX on 760 (VLL 10).  SER / EROC Advisory information  issued (no formal activation - monitoring situation) - issued on EROC 9 and Vill 10. Wind out of south at 10 mph  Inks camera and Tuscan Cameras - not pointing in direction of fire. Thus, no visual on fire. Flight radar - two air assets inbound to incident A240 and T 84).  1306 hours Cal Fire reported - spot fire out by locals. Cal Fire canceling  ground and air assets. Monitoring update issued on EROC 9 and Village 10 and advisory deactivated at 1306 hours. Thank you to S6, S9, F7, F1 (k6pds),  W6MWM and AI6D (Redding, Bentronics) and the person who relayed to AI6D..
06/09/2022  - Smoke Check Village - Cal Fire tone out smoke check in Village  (reporting party at 7269 Shasta Forest Drive.   EROC smoke check conducted in Village (on EROC 9)  (multiple Village Stations reporting - wind and smoke odor levels or lack of smoke odor).  Preliminary mapping indicates source appears to be from the Southernly / East by South East section  of the Village.  Cal Fire UTL approx 2205 hours. B3 Reported a neighbor to his South (off of Kaysie Ray Court) appears to have a "warming fire" and are near it. Smoke odor has dissipated. F1 mobile - UTL.  Smoke Check deactivated.

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   06  /  09 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)  Also- Stns practicing with revised radio programming                                      

Primary Channel:  EROC  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

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

        Cal Fire Monitor (F7);        160 TC (F1/K6PDS);    

        10 Relay (S1 / KB6BZL).                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME

 

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

3

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

19

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

15

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

3

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

0

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:   Had some difficulties with all stations being on revised comms plan (which has been required due to intentional / malicious radio interference on prior plan). After Net, Cal fire toned out a smoke check in Village. It was good that we practiced because stations performed very well doing a Smoke Check on EROC 9.

 

05/25/2022  - working on improvement to Emergency Comms Plan on 760.   Immediately malicious interference was encountered - immediate keying with no identification following by holding down PTT and transmitting over 760 the weather Channel. This is a person who has the radio right near them, and has two radios.
05/24/2022 - 0655 hours - Woman interrupting Monitoring on Vill Ch 9
05/24/2022  - Vehicle fire Viola Area. Incident:  "Brokeoff"   (12:16 AM)   in area of -121.68069   40. 518658.
05/23/2022  Village Land Line Failure (no dial tone - thus no ability to call 911 or receive reverse 911 call).  Dial Tone restored early afternoon.  Thank you to those on frequency and to Peggy for contacting Frontier. 

Note: During Land Line Failure (no dial tone) we had maliciousl keying on Village Channel 9 (Murs)- holding PTT down, no identifier, repeated several times and MCW (electronic keyer, possibly a Bencher Iambic  type). Source of  malicious interference appears to be a  local  Ham operator in/near the Village Emergency Operations Center.   A few local Hams destroyed the Overall SER Plan for Shingletown; now at least one ham is continuing to destroy the remaining smaller based Emergency Operations Center. 

5/21/2022  1517 hours- random monitoring check by  K6PDS / F1

RESULTS:    ON 10 ALPHA - only K6PDS

                      ON EROC 1 AND Vill  9:

                            F1, L3,  F7,  i1, Long Hollow

What is our grade?

 

5/21/2022  Fire - Tahoe Incident approx 0645 hours -  Single Creek & Tahoe Midway. In area of -121.983  40.503.  Camp Trailer with spread to vegitation. Stopped at   1/10  acre.  Cal Fire concluded 1014 hours.     

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   05  /  19 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)

                                     

Primary Channel:  Vill  9;                  Relay:  10  Relay 

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

        Cal Fire Monitor (F1/K6PDS);        160 TC (F1/K6PDS);    

        10 Relay (S1 / KB6BZL).                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action  BUT,  DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER, CONDUCT QWA PROCEDURES ROUTINELY AND REPORT AS NECESSARY.

TOTAL NET TIME

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

17

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

11

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS: 

 

 

 
 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   05  /  12 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)

                                      Testing of  10 Allstar Link procedure                       

Primary Channel:  Vill  9;                  Relay:  10 Alpha Relay 

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

        Cal Fire Monitor (F7);  160 TC (F1/K6PDS);   10 Alpha Relay (F1 / K6PDS).                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

15

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

18

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

14

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

2

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 Alpha RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

10 Alpha RELAY into EROC

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS: 

 

05/12/2022  - Shots fired ... Dollar General Area ... SER Area Emergency Alert issued... police helicopters responding; police responding ... highway 44 closed ....  suspect apprehended... 44 opened..  Emergency Alert Deactivated.  

Thanks to  Ai6D  (Redding, Bentronics)  for radio advisory of Shingletown situation 

05/ 09/2022 -  1742 hours Cal Fire Tone out - Fire Alarm Black Butte Junior High. Ponderosa IC; Tac 11; 1744 hours - Resources  Responding:  E 2463   E 2483  E2417  E 2421  WT 21  E21.... .   1758 Hours: Ponderosa IC - unable to locate heat source ... cancel balance. Silent Monitoring deactivated. K6PDS.
 05/6/2022  At this time, the BARE MINIMUM frequencies to SCAN are:

EROC 1     AND
EROC 14 (ALERT)

Only LEVEL 2 operators and above  have such.  This is because of the malicious interference.
 
Long Hollow and Midway, please call me on phone regarding the above.
This substantially diminishes the alerting system that was built into the SER Plan from the beginning. But, this is needed in order to have at least some type of team on frequencies 24 / 7. 
For those who recognize that these simplex frequencies have substantial limitations in our mountain area, they will recognize the loss.

 

For those who think they know everything about which they know nothing,  it won't mean anything.
The Pot smokers and their ilk can take their victory lap now. at least until we get hit with a fire storm.
Nathan
  5/5/2022 - the RIPCORD Exercise (initial practice) was cancelled. 

Intentional Radio interference continues. At present major Key stations are adapting to more limited means of monitoring. They can no longer continue being subjected to being awakened in the middle of  the night, etc.. .  The significance of this is totally missed by most. The concept is so obvious and logical - if no one is listening at 2:00 A.M., when the big one hits and reverse 911 is down,  then no one gets alerted.   The cumulative negative impact on emergency communications will be felt.  But, it will be too late.  At present, it looks like Shingletown may be the next Paradise.  Those causing the interference and destruction of the Emergency Radio Plan will then most likely be the loudest voices from the ruble.

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   05  /  05 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)                        

Primary Channel:  Vill  9;                  Relay:  10 Relay 

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

                Cal Fire Monitor (F7);  160 TC (F1/K6PDS);   760 Relay (S1 / BZL).                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

22

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

15

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

3

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  n/a  

05/5/2022: Silent Monitoring - Smoke Check:  1452 HOURS Cal Fire tone out - Savanah Way - 1502 Hours, E 2462 investigating. UTL 1511 Hours and  Silent Monitoring Deactivated. K6PDS.
5/4/2022: Silent Monitoring Fire Works  2031 hours Cal Fire tone out - 3 males with fireworks in area of Camino Oro and Dersch. Engine 2463 responding, Training responding...   Internet winds out of SE at 9mph;  Internet wind gusts out of SE 17 mph. ... Engine on Scene investigating. ... Engine 2463 available 2101 hours.  Silent monitoring deactivated. K6PDS.
04/29/2022  - EROC operations Frequency Modification.  Due to continued harassment, changes have now had to be made to the EROC operational frequencies.  The psycho woman doing this evil is obviously receiving some "coaching" on what to do and how. But, she has left some unintended "finger prints" and indicators.  The first Ham attacks were led by a few and destroyed an alerting system that served over 100 TO 150 Square miles in seconds. That has essentially been destroyed..  Now, the key AREA that is attempting to run the remaining operations is under attack. The SER program has as its purpose the providing of emergency communications so Shingletown residents so they have warning about wildfires, evacuations,  etc... .   This fire season is going to be very rough.  Hopefully, we make it through. There is a lot of rough seas ahead. . Thank you to those few dedicated Hams and Non Hams who are helping out.
04 / 25 / 2022: Creek Incident (vegetation fire):  1302 hours.  Silent Monitoring (EROC).  Vegetation fire 32677 Rock Creek (Manton) / in area of  -121.837    40.446.   Approx 5 miles SE of Village,  3. 5 miles South of Rest Area. Fire  approx  50 X  100. slow rate of spread. Smoke column visible Wilson Hill Camera 132 Deg. True.  TAC 11. Cal Fire responding Engines / water tender.  as of 1316 hours  Fire contained;  as of 1317 hours no smoke visible from Wilson Camera. Aprox 1325 hours Engine 2531 available at scene - estimate 1 hour commitment.  No SER  EROC activation issued. SER Silent Monitoring Deactivated. Thank you Village F7  Village F1.
Advisory - Planned Practice Exercise:  We are planning a DRILL practice exercise which will involve taking SITUATION REPORTS;  CONDUCTING QWA PROCEDURES (I.E., CHECKING FOR SUSPECT SMOKE, FIRE, AND / OR EMBERS);  DURING AND PART OF A DRILL FIRE NET.  All of these Emergency Radio Procedures will be concurrently employed during this Practice Exercise.

The Drill Fire Net will have drill activations for Tacticals, including:  Cal Fire Monitor; Mapping; Triangulation;  Inks Camera;  Air Ops, Flight Radar;  TAC 11 Monitor; and Ground Team.   QWA reports will made during pauses in the Fire Net reporting, so as to provide information as to other areas which may be showing Drill Suspect Smoke, Fire and/or Embers. Remember, the "Known" Drill Fire is not "suspect smoke or fire". Rather, you are being alert for any other Fires, Smoke or Embers which may be starting during an active Fire. Situation reports will also be done for the purpose of knowing which areas may be without power, have no cell service, no telephone,  unable to dial 911 etc... .   Fire Control will issue Bullet Point Summaries on the Primary Net Frequency which are to be relayed over the 760 repeater.  Each report will be prefaced with  "DRILL".

In Preparation, all stations should review and become familiar with the Incident Resource Page HERE  

Since this will be a DRILL, the primary frequency will be Vill 1 (with Relays to/from 760. This is because the Village is the Emergency Radio Operations Center.  EROC TEAM  Ham and Non Ham  Volunteers are asked to please participate.

Please note that in the event of an actual activation, it may be necessary for the EROC Team Ham and Non Ham Volunteers to conducted Fire Net l operations on 760 (Ch 55 - the Ham repeater).

Next week is too early for the above exercise.  We may conduct a "Mini" Drill of the above in advance.  It may be several weeks before the Full excrcise.  EROC Team Volunteers will be needed to fill the Tactical operations. Please help out. 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   04  /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)                        

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1);     Mapping (F1 / K6PDS) ;  Cal Fire Monitor (F7);              160 TC (F1/K6PDS);   760 Relay (S1 / BZL).                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

22

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

14

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  Stations should only give tactical when Net Control requests reports.  When Net Control calls your tactical (e.g., “F1 go”) , then give your report.  This is to avoid doubling.

 
   4/14/2022 - SER Net Practice cancelled.  Happy Easter and enjoy our rain.

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   04  /  07 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)

                           

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

                                Cal Fire Monitor (F7);160 TC (F1); 760 Relay (S1 /BZL).                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

13

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

23

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

15 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  Reminder - Stations should only give tactical when Net Control requests reports.  When Net Control calls your tactical (e.g., “F1 go”) , then give your report.  This is to avoid doubling.

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   03  /  31 /  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 (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)

                       PLUS – DRILL RADIO RELAY TO 911 OF HEART  ATTACK (DRILL) WITH

                                     DRILL ADDRESS                 

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

                                    Cal Fire Monitor (F1);160 TC (F1); 760 Relay (S1 / BZL).

                                    DRILL 911 RELAY: F8 STEPPED UP  DURING NET–

                                    THANK YOU !

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

17

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

20

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

13 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

0

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

MARCH 27, 2022 - ADVISORY OF PRACTICE EXERCISE:

DEAR RADIO OPERATORS:

Next Thursday our practice net will include a DRILL involving passing of emergency traffic.
A designated station during the Net will make a "DRILL EMERGENCY" call into the Net.

We will need another station (any station which is not a control station - i.e., a station that is not acting as Net Control, Mapping, Cal Fire Monitor, 760 relay,  etc...) to advise Net Control that they can make the call (after Net Control makes the request).
No actual call to 911 will be made since this is a drill.  While the volunteer 911 relay station makes the DRILL call  to 911 (No actual call made)  the Net will continue, and the 911 relay station will at some point report back into Net Control that the Drill 911 call was made. Cal Fire Monitor is to also report to Net Control that the Drill 911 call was transmitted by Redding (there will be no actual transmit by Redding).  The purpose of this is that during an actual event, we want to make sure the call was acted upon.
Thus, during this next Practice, we will be handling "drill" emergency traffic while we are simultaneously taking situation reports (which are actual reports) and QWA reports (which are actual reports).
During a future actual Shingletown  Fire, we may have emergency traffic, while we are concurrently taking situation reports, taking QWA reports (to determine if there are any other suspect fires, embers, smoke),  while conducting mapping of all reports and additionally running the  FIRE NET (with triangulation on the location of the fire, Cal Fire Monitor, winds, measuring distance from neighborhoods, have reports by mobile radio operators viewing fire, receiving Camera reports,  etc...).  We need the Level 2 radio operators to step in and be able to function in all of these positions.   I will practice with each of you.
PLEASE HELP OUT AND PARTICIPATE (I.E., report into the net and provide the requested information).
Following the SER Procedures, we should be done in less than 17 minutes.
The  TV News has stated that CAL FIRE recommends people have a communications plan for their community.  Well, you have one that actually works. So, please step in, follow the plan, and help out so we can keep it going.
Fire Season is here.
 
Thank you.
Nathan

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   03  /  24 /  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                      

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

                                    Cal Fire Monitor (F7);  160 TC (F1);  760 Relay (S1 / BZL).

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

12

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

18

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

13 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

3

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   03  /  17 /  2022

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

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

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

                                         QWA Procedure (a specific procedure for .. suspect smoke, fire or embers...)

                             PLUS   EROC TEAM DRILL (Freq Hop)

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1); Mapping (F1) ; Cal Fire Monitor (F1)

                                    160 TC (F1); 760 Relay (S1 / BZL); Village 1 Relay (F7).

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

17

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

20

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

13 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

0

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   03  /  10 /  2022

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

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

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

                                          QWA Procedure

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1); Mapping (F1) ; Cal Fire Monitor (F7)

                                    160 TC (F1); 760 Relay (S1 / BZL).

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action

TOTAL NET TIME

16

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

2

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

4

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

18

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

12 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

 
2022 03 10 (Ridge Incident) - Fire approx 1342 hours K6PDS East bound 44. Just East of Waterleaf and 44 (and just west of Shasta Forest Drive) smoke column on south side of hwy 44.  Made U turn, came back viewed scene. Determined not controlled burn. Wind causing fire to spread in Easterly direction, and  increasing in size.  Made call on Village 1 for F7. Made radio contact - then Cal Fire Pick up truck arrived (they had also viewed the smoke and turned around).  Helped Cal Fire use hand tools to prevent further spread while waiting for engine to arrive.  Cal Fire Engine arrive and applied water. In the area of approx -121.915  40.497. Matter concluded. K6PDS
2022 03 07 1154 hours Veg  Fire (Ponderosa IC) fire near  Buffalo across from Ponderosa Way  / 44. In area of   121.9373   40.5096. Approx 1  1/2 miles NW of Western boundary of Village. Imformational Traffic on Village 1:  F1 and S6 monitoring Cal Fire Radio traffic. Inks Ridge camera - no view of incident.  No Fire Net activation pending monitoring of situation. No Emergency Alert Tone out activation pending monitoring of situation.  1203 hours -  Cal Fire at scene  - reported 5 by 5 out by locals. Cancel balance. QSY Scan. Situation Monitoring deactivated. 
2022  03  05  (0820 hours) :  turned off 760 repeater due to repeated keying of repeater - very aggressive (no ID). Could hear TV in background as person held PTT multiple times.
2022  03  04:  Vehicle Fire - No activation - Silent monitoring of Cal Fire Traffic. Mobile IC.  Approx 2107 hours, Cal Fire responding to fully involved vehicle  fire - RV (5th Wheel)  in area of Mobile Park Drive and Dandelion Drive. Approx  .7 miles (7/10ths of a mile) SE of Shasta Forest Drive and Highway 44.  ...  confined to vehicle. WT  20 at  scene approx. 2120 hours.  ... used  Tac 12. and  Tac 11.      Cal fire at approxomately  2219 hours - estimated approx. 45 min commitment time. 2220 hours silent monitoring deactivated.
2022 03 03:  No SER Net Practice (practice was cancelled)..

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   02  /  24 /  2022

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

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

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

                                          QWA Procedure

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1); Mapping (F1) ; Cal Fire Monitor (F7)

                                    160 TC (F1); 760 Relay (S1 / BZL).

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

22

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

16 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

0

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   02  /  17 /  2022

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

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

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

                                          QWA Procedure

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1); Mapping (F1) ; Cal Fire Monitor (F7)

                                    160 TC (F1); 760 Relay (S1 / BZL).

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

24

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

16 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   02  /  10 /  2022

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

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE  

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

                                          QWA Procedure

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control (B1); Mapping (F1) ; 160 TC  (F1); 

                                    760 Relay (S1 /BZL).

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

Corrected count

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

12 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into EROC

 

 

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   02  /  03 / 2022

Report: SER Practice NET - Village Core.  

Emergency Radio Operations Center: VILLAGE 

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

                                     QWA Procedure

Net Reports Summary:  ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA 

Recommendations      :   no action

TOTAL NET TIME

14

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

5

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

23

TOTAL

 

  Village D3N - Radio Operations Center

15 

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

760 RELAY into VIL 1

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

760 RELAY into VIL 1

1/28/2022  and 1/29/2022  SER Net - Village CORE report:   Village Fronter Land Line -no dial tone..

1/282022   1940 hours - Village area Frontier Land line failure - no dial tone (Village CH 1 reports - all Frontier Land Lines - no dial tone). Frontier contacted via cell. Frontier  not aware of failure. Escalated to Manager who advised will issue common cause and escalate..

During the LL Failure malicious playing of music on 505.  

As of 2359 hours, Village still  subject to Frontier complete Land Line Failure (thus, lack of ability to receive reverse 911 and make 911 calls on Frontier Land Line).

1/29/2022  midnight  08 hours - Frontier Village Area still subject to complete Land Line failure.

1/29/2022  1000 hours - Frontier Village Area still subject to complete Land Line failure.

Village F1 called Frontier - no outage per Frontier (using cell phone). Frontier wrong - No Village phones had Land Line. Then during argument with Frontier  Village radio reports came in with reports of - Land Lines now restored, then Land lines off, some on some off , then on, etc.. .  Finally at approx 1050 hours all Village LL operating (at least for now). Frontier is going out Monday to inspect their substation for problems.

End.

 

1/27/2022  IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION SER PLAN:

Due to routine intentional interference and malicious blocking of emergency communications, and the non participation of Shingletown Areas (hams and non hams)  the SER Plan will now encompasses ONLY  3 specific NEIGHBORHOOD AREAS  (Village, Midway, and Long Hollow) PLUS - Hams  reporting from- Battle Creek and Rest Area.  THE 760 REPEATER IS NOW A CLOSED REPEATER. The SER Plan will no longer seek to coordinate any other Areas!

Areas Reporting were: Village (13 stations); Midway (3 stations); and Long Hollow (1 station).

Tonight, 1/27/2022) we only had one Ham who to work the ham net while concurrently working an Active Fire Situation in Shingletown. The Fires were toned out by Cal Fire just shortly before 1900 hours (which was the practice net start time). Requests for Ham assistance were ignored. Malicious interference with the emergency nets compounded the situation. Poor propagation made it more difficult for this single Ham station who was acting as Net Control, Area Coordinator, Mapping Station, Triangulation,  Tac 11, camera,  and while  working 3 other frequencies.

We have only 4 hams (including myself) who have been working this SER system.  Those dedicated few  have helped out a lot and their help is greatly appreciated. They couldn't be here tonight.  But, in their absence, none on the local Shingletown Ham "Club" members bothered to help out. Disgusting! So much for the  "Emergency Service" aspect of Ham radio.
Combine the stress of the above with the fact that some moron obstructed both the Village net and the Ham nets tonight during an Active Fire.
 
In this regard, if anyone knows the name and identify of this individual who obstructed the nets tonight, and will sign a proper affidavit, I am offering a $150.00 Reward to the first person who comes forward and provides the proper signed affidavit. This offer expires on February 29, 2022. You must have personal knowledge of the person and their actions and sign the appropriate affidavit.  This offer also extends to the individual(s) who broadcast yesterday the Weather Channel alerts, etc...,  repeatedly on the 760 repeater.
Effective immediately,  future SER Nets will be for the specific 3 neighborhood areas.  Such are the Areas on frequency and reporting.  OTHER AREAS HAVE NOT COORDINATED OR ORGANIZED, AND DO NOT ASSIST.   WORKING TO COORDINATE HAS BECOME FUTILE AND NON PRODUCTIVE. THE DESTRUCTIVE ACTIONS OF SPECIFIC  LOCAL HAMS AND NON HAMS HAS CAUSED THIS SITUATION.  IT IS CLEAR THAT, EXCEPT FOR A FEW HAMS, THE OTHER SHINGLETOWN HAMS WILL NOT COME THE THE AID OF SHINGLETOWN EVEN WHEN FACED WITH FIRES, EVACUATIONS, AND LIFE AND DEATH EMERGENCIES.  REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS HAVE BEEN IGNORED, AND EVEN INTERFERED WITH. THE  SER SYSTEM HAS OPERATED TO ACTIVATE OVER 100 SQUARE MILES WITHIN SECONDS - AND IT HAS BEEN DESTROYED. NO OTHER EMERGENCY RADIO SYSTEM EXISTED IN SHINGLETOWN BEFORE THE SER PLAN.

As a result, the 760 Repeater is now a CLOSED repeater. If there is the continuation of the malicious interference (e.g., keying pf repeater; keying followed by  loud radio / TV in background; keying and transmitting weather channel information while sending false emergency signal tones; keying at 2:00 AM. ... 4:00 AM... etc..., in the morning waking people up;  blocking of radio traffic during actual emergencies ( e.g., forest fires  ... etc...)),  the repeater will simply be turned off.  Such transmissions are a clear violation of FCC rules.  

Certain specific Hams will be granted permission to use the 760.

The few specific Areas, for which the SER Plan will continue, are now forced to determine how to conduct emergency communications in order to  avoid what has become routine intentional interference and malicious blocking of communications.

1/23/2022:  

SER Team Member Areas

Midway ( NON HAMS);

Long Hollow (NON HAMS);

Village (KB6BZL,   KE6PCR,   K6PDS,  AND NON HAMS);

Rest Area  (W6MWM AND NON HAMS);

Battle Creek (KQ6CS AND NON HAMS).

The SER Plan will seek to prioritize Inter-Area Mutual Assistance for SER TEAM MEMBER AREAS. Participation is essential for this to work.

Non Ham SER Team Members, in these SER Team Areas, are asked to be prepared to help out on Ham Frequencies when requested in order to perform emergency life saving tactical functions. We simply don't have enough Hams who help out for forest fires and other  emergencies. 

Participation is necessary for this emergency communication system to work.

Nathan  530-474-3267

1/22/2022: This evening, a random monitoring check  was done for the Village - on Village 1.
The Village Area had 8 people who immediately responded on Frequency (dispersed throughout the entire Village Area). GREAT JOB VILLAGE.

This compares to the Ham Net Monitoring Check earlier today where only 1  Ham (W6MWM) responded. And, no non Hams answered the call to provide an e-mail response (e.g., "scanning and  heard you").  One ( 1)  response out of approximately 200+ radios is not ..... good. 
WOW:  GOOD THING WE DON'T HAVE A FIRE SUCH AS THE ONE BURNING RIGHT NOW IN BIG SUR, which 
 began around 7:30 p.m. Friday and, by Saturday morning, had burned 1,500 acres... 5% contained, ... mandatory evacuations. In Shingletown we have no rain and high winds... .

For this to work and continue, we all need to participate.

Again, Great Job Village and Rest Area (W6MWM).

Nathan

DATE OF NET OPERATIONS:   01  /  20 /  2022     1900 HOURS

Report: SER Practice NET

 

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

                                     QWA Procedure (suspect smoke, fire, embers, procedure)                                                            

Primary Channel:  760;                  Relay:  505  Relay 

Tacticals Activated:  Net Control  ON 760   WITH 505 Relay. 

        Mapping (CS) ;

        Cal Fire 20 (CS);   160 TC (F1/K6PDS);    

        .                                 

Net Reports Summary              :   ALL REPORTS   QXA   QWA

Net Control Recommendation:   No Action;

TOTAL NET TIME

22

MIN

 

Divisions Reporting

3

DIV

 

Areas Reporting

6

AREAS

 

Stations Reporting by Area

26

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

  Village D3N – Emerg. Radio Operations Center

17

Stns

 

  Midway            D2N     

4

Stns

 

  Long Hollow   D3N

1

Stns

 

  Rest Area         D3N

1

Stns

10 RELAY into EROC

  Battle Creek     D4N

2

Stns

 

  Starlite             D4N (via e-mail)

1

Stns

Working on comms

AFTER ACTION COMMENTS:  At present, no Ham relay for Starlite.

 

01/15/2022: Format Tango 9A revised. Destroy all prior versions.  

Format updated for confirming changes. 

During our 1/13/2022 SER practice net (report is HERE), we conducted a Drill with a Drill Area reporting an Earthquake of  /M8 (buildings collapse); and also reporting a complete communications failure; need for food and water for 20 people, together with request for a neighborhood communications center. Also the Drill Area conducted a Brevity QWA procedure (which after a massive earthquake would be a good idea)  to determine if there was any suspect smoke, fire or embers.  Format added the "/NR___" Q code qualifier code for  "number" (e.g., " /N4 /NR 20")  and a few other items facilitating rapid recordation by Ham Mapping and Net Control Stations.  During the net, two relays of this report were done (i.e., once from the neighborhood into the Ham net and again between Ham control stations). Reports were all mapped and summarized with Net Control Recommendations.

The report for the above was "Fmt Tango 9A   Div 5 North    Area: Drill 1, STNS  reporting 15,  QTH N 

                                               /F  /M8    / N4 /NR 20     /N5 /NR 20   /R1    QWA    end"

Using this system, the Mapping and Control stations are able to merely check boxes with minimum writing, so time can be expended reviewing all reports and spending energy determining what to do - not scribbling down notes for say 12 different areas and then mapping them while relaying the reports,  etc...  . 

If the Drill had been an actual event, then a request would have been made that all Shingletown Stations report back (from their Ch1 nets)  as to what amounts of food, water, and radio operators they could supply.  Coordination of supplies, deliveries, and resources would then need to be made. Separate sub nets may be required to facilitate and coordinate. These operators would be coordinated with SER Net Control and SER HQ Stations. But, we have only a few Hams, and if they are not available?  Then what happens?

Well. yes we need more Hams.  BUT THE IMMEDIATE SITUATION RESPONSE IS CLEAR.  NON HAMS need to become proficient in how the system works. If Hams are not present, you may be needed to step in to save lives.  And yes, that could include your life and/or a family member in the devastated area which is 15 miles away from you. How can we help mom and dad who are 15 miles away and had buildings collapse in their neighborhood and all other forms of communications have failed.   Well, here is an option for you.  We will also be practicing Welfare Checks between different Areas / Neighborhoods in Shingletown. 

FMT  TANGO 9A  (HAM) -report intake    updated 2022  01 15  [ note: page 2 includes all the situation report items for both Tango 9A(Ham) and the NEIGHBORHOOD TANGO 9M.  ALL ARE ON ONE PAGE (SIMPLE). SO PRINT IT OUT AND HAVE IT WITH YOUR RADIO].

Please help out.  

Nathan

01/08/2022 – approx 2300 hours Cal Fire Tone out – Shasta Forest Village – Residential structure fire 30681 Figaro.  SER Tone out - Full Village Area Fire Net activation  on  Village Ch 1.  Village F1 went mobile to scene (SOS strobe flash activated on Vehicle to assist responding Cal Fire units to specific address). F1 determined (interview of residents at scene) all residents at fire location had evacuated residence, and reported no spread to vegetation. Village F7 and Village S1 handled Village Fire Net.  Cal Fire Dispatch and CDF Tac 11.   Cal Fire thereafter arrived on scene. Cal Fire - Fire knocked down (2310 hours).  Radio Request for portable electrical heater made on Village Ch 1 –  Village Bravo 3 volunteered use of heater.  Thereafter, heater request cancelled, Cal Fire advised house not habitable tonight. Persons at house will spend night at neighbors.  Village Fire Net deactivated approx 2325 hours.

 01/08/2022 -  Cal Fire Tone out Residential Structure Fire (approx 1444) –  SER QWI Advisory issued on 505.   In Area of  7604 Arbor Lane (Sites Road Area).  Cal Fire Responding. Cal Fire advised on scene / electrical wire down … PG&E on scene.  Cal Fire cancelling units. QWI Advisory deactivated approx 1515 hours..

01/ 06/ 2022  Simplex Practice Net:  Total Time  20 Minutes (3 Divisions; 4 Areas; 17 Stn Reports).

We used Net Control Station with 2 Relay Stations due to propagation problems. 

Please read the After Action Points. Every one can learn from our practices.  

We are currently using Tacticals for Relay Stations as follows:  Relay East, Relay North, etc..

Considering changing Relay Tacticals to identifying the Area of the Relay Station - thus:  "Relay Village";   "Relay Battle Creek", etc... . .  Please provide comments. Idea is so stations know the location of the transmitting station they are hearing.

More Non Hams need to report by e-mail as to what they hear so we can improve. 

Don't wait for a disaster or Forest Fire to Happen. Help out now.  SEE REPORT HERE

2022  01 04   Glen Incident.  Shingletown Fire - 1416 hours: SER Net QWI advisory transmit on 505 (760 low battery 12.0 v  snow / ice). Residential Structure Fire in area of 28693 Glen Oaks Road (approx  -121.993    40.496).  In Area southernly  of  Highway 44 and Black Butte Road. Approx less than 1.5 Miles westerly of Area Midway.  Cal Fire Responded and on scene. TAC 11. Power lines down at scene. PG&E  ETA  1515 hours. Periodic SER Net Advisory TX issued. 1457 hours – Fire Knocked down per Cal Fire. Advisory SER Net Ops deactivated 1458 hours. K6PDS
12/29/2021 Approx.  1430 hours - Random Monitoring / Propagation Test done on 505 (since saving 760 batteries for emergency traffic).
 
760 may go offline when the batteries run out.  This is one of the reasons for the Scan PLAN: i.e., scanning  your ch 1,  Ch 10 (760) and Ch 13 (505) scanning.
Responses were as follows:
 
1.  Midway (on Village Ch 1)
2.  Village - one Station F 7 (Village Ch 1).
3,  Rest Area  (W6MWM).
 
No other responses.    ...
 
We have a  person repeatedly hitting the 760 machine (TV / radio in background). If you know who this is, please ask them to stop. Such reduces the batteries and the repeater will shut down sooner - thus, not available for emergency traffic.
Nathan  530-474-3267

 

12/16/2021 Practice Net:  Total Time  13 Mintutes!   SEE REPORT HERE

AFTER ACTION POINTS:

1.   All STATIONS NEED TO WORK ON THEIR OUTSIDE ANTENNAS FOR SIMPLEX.

2.   ALL STATIONS SHOULD HAVE BATTERY BACKUP OR OTHER MEANS TO KEEP RADIOS ON

          24/7 WHEN THERE ARE PG&E OUTAGES.

3.   WE HAD MULTIPLE NEIGHBORHOODS (THEY DIDN’T REPORT IN TONIGHT) WITHOUT ELECTRICAL,

          WITHOUT TELEPHONE, WITHOUT INTERNET, DOWNED POWER LINES, ETC…

4.   760  REPEATER NOT USED TONIGHT AS PRIMARY. REASON-TO CONSERVE BATTERY FOR ANY

          EMERGENCY  TRAFFIC  (SILENT MONITORING DURING NET).

5.   WAKE UP CALL: STATIONS TURNING OFF RADIOS TO SAVE BATTERY DURING POWER OUTAGES TOTALLY DEFEATS THE   CONCEPT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.   SOMEONE HAS TO BE ON FREQUENCY AT THE TIME YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY!

6.   NON HAMS WILL BE CRITICAL DURING AN EMERGENCY AS WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH HAM  OPERATORS HELPING SHINGLETOWN DURING EMERGENCIES. THUS, WE ALL MUST  PRACTICE.

 

12/15/2021 - 1110 HOURS: Monitoring Check on 505. Result - No response from any HAM.  Winter storm conditions exist: snow, power outages, no cell phone, no internet in various areas etc... .  (Note: BZL later responded on 505 that he was in the shop and heard me on the scanner).

AFTER ACTION POINTS:

  1.  NON HAMS - PLEASE BE READY TO RESPOND. YOU MAY BE A VITAL RESOURCE FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.  USE CH 55 AND CH 58 FOR EMERGENCY TRANSMIT. RELAYS MAY BE NEEDED. 

  2. Outside antennas are very important.

  3. An Emergency Communications system is only as good as our participation.

 

12/9/2021 SHINGLETOWN EMERGENCY RADIO - Practice Nets: 

Our SER practice Nets tonight included a non ham station in the Village relaying 3 Drill reports to the Village Area Coordinator. This shows how a Non Ham in a neighborhood net can facilitate communications for reports they receive from other  neighborhoods outside his/her own area (this can of course also be done for relays within your own area). The Village Area Coordinator in turn relayed these 3 Drill reports into the Ham net for mapping, etc... .  

We covered (drill and actual): 7 Divisions;  11 Area Neighborhoods; 48 station reports completed in 26 minutes.

See Report HERE

 

12/02/2021 SHINGLETOWN EMERGENCY RADIO  -   Practice Net  WITH actual Fire Net Activation during net - 760 Repeater:

Our Practice Net Agenda  was for situation reports (actual and Drill) including determining Neighborhood needs and conditions due to having (DRILL): no electricity, no telephone land lines, no cell phone, no internet, no 911 services; earthquake  with  magnitudes; together with certain areas in need of drinking water.  All of his was done while we simultaneously conducted an Active Fire Net due to an actual Fire with explosions (Fern Incident) that was toned out by Cal Fire during our Net.  In addition to the Fire Net,  we processed (Actual and Drill) 90 individual station reports covering 15 neighborhoods. Our net  (Situation Reports  and  Fire Net) was completed in approximately 60 minutes

FIRE NET - (FERN INCIDENT) - Fern Road East – grow houses – two large outbuildings on fire.  Multiple explosions, … The SER net activated Fire Net procedures during Situation Report Net. Such Fire Net took a large amount of the Net Time. The Fire Net was deactivated after reports as to the Fires Location, and after monitoring TAC 11, monitoring Round Mountain camera, estimating fire location and mapping (fire north of the Shingletown Core), and concluding no present risk to Shingletown Core Area.  During this Net, including the Fire Net, all situation reports were taken, Neighborhood conditions and needs (drinking water) reported and mapped.  This was a very busy net.   SEE REPORT  HERE

11/19/2021 Practice Net 760 Repeater - UPDATED:

Our Net Agenda  was for situation reports only (Format Tango 9A – Hams; and Tango 9M - non hams).  

The SER Plan has a goal of processing 100+ Station Reports and have reporting from approximately 20 different Areas / Neighborhoods.  In order to “stress test” the SER Ham net processing, and practice for higher volume,  we are now including DRILL AREA REPORTS in the SER Nets. This will increase the number of Individual Area Reports being received by the Ham Net Control (i.e., the reports relayed into the Ham Net from Areas/Neighborhoods).  WHY? Because these are the reports which require the SER Ham Net to : Record each Area Report; Assign a control number; post and  process each report on Mapping Board (which is done by the NCS and each Ham Mapping Station);  prepare report summary; reconcile the report summary; perform  Analysis; and have Net Control to make Recommendations for Actions to be  taken or not taken.  Drill reports may include such matters as: communication failures,  earthquakes, etc… .  The more efficient the Area /Neighborhoods are run (i.e., all base level reporting done in each  Area Net following the SER Pan), will facilitate overall Ham and Area/Neighborhood reporting.

For this Practice Session, the Summary of Reports (all actual reports were QXA; some of the Drill Reports were for complete communications failure with no assistance needed) follows : 

 

ACTUAL RPTS

DRILL RPTS

TOTAL

Divisions

 5 mix-actual  & drill

Included in left  Col.

5

Areas

6

5

11

TOTAL # of individual Area Reports processed by Ham NCS and Mapping Stn(s)

7

5

12

Station Reports:

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   Battle Creek

                    0

 

0

   Long Hollow 

                    0

 

0

   Midway

                    3   QXA

 

3

   Village

                  13