formal net programs with goals of regional + communications and
County wide (Shasta, Tehama, etc...) coordination were suspended (7/26/2016) after almost 2
years of work in designing an emergency communications
program, working on community emergency preparedness, and
attempting to set up a National Net (HF) (digital and voice),
Western Regional Net (HF) (digital and voice), North State
Communication Coordination project, Shasta County Emergency
Coordination Project, etc... .
this point, future efforts will be to seek coordination with those who are
actually monitoring their radios under the PLAN for local comms.
The PLANS are there. Now, they just need to be used.
The informal group will be - Shingletown Emergency Radio.
ALL Ham operators are invited to take part - just turn on your
leave it on! But right now, there are only a few of us. Where
are all the rest of the Ham Operators? Can't reach them, their
radios are OFF.
those who helped out during these past years, your actions are GREATLY
APPRECIATED! Thank you!
note that the most recent Smoke Alert Plan has application to
other emergencies (e.g., earthquakes, assisting at the medical
center during a disaster, civil unrest, etc
...). Communities can look at what was done here (see
Formats below). You can use the work to help your community
prepare. Build upon our work here so you don't have to reinvent
the wheel. Time is short.
have also come to recognize the stone wall of reality - there is
overall apathy and lack of
interest by not only Ham radio operators, but the Shingletown community,
and population in general, as to emergency communications and
disaster preparation. Beyond apathy, I have faced
active resistance to the programs, and even actions which
reversed over a year of progress and work. I had previously
discussed the program with the Sheriff, and he suggested that I
discuss it at a specified "volunteer" group. I was
also invited to speak as a guest by a member. Well, when I
showed up, I was told by the "leader" that I would not
be allowed to present the information and that my program will
not be done in Shingletown. Of course, I had spent several hours
before that meeting making modifications to address points
raised by the Sheriff. At a local "town" type
meeting, I was a guest speaker and presented a power point on
the emergency communications plan, and community preparations,
and a recent state law, etc... . I was stopped by a large loud
mouth woman who (after fuming and squirming in her chair) jumped
up screaming at me while she raised her left arm straight
in the air (it reminded me of an inverted Nazi salute - I can
only conclude that she was a confused socialist, ). Just
a few highlights of trying to do something good for the
community. So now (after approximately 2 years), I have to scale back my assumptions, expectations,
must focus on making a living (not being retired), and recognize the factual reality of the elephant in the
to emergency communications, "The few who matter, are on
frequency." They are the people of
action. Others, when the fat is in the fire,
will simply be irrelevant. But,
"it is what it is".
Oath keepers is no longer operating.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT - non operating
SHASTA EMERGENCY RADIO
NETS - non operating
Community Emergency Radio Preparedness Operations and
Check Shingletown and surrounding area. Radio Operators to call in
smoke and wind reports to assist in locating fires. Both Licensed
Operators and NON licensed operators are needed to monitor Frequencies
(FORMAT NOVEMBER, BLOCK 1 - see above). Please call 474-3267 to discuss.
Fire Season is around the corner. SEE SMOKE
CHECK REPORT FORMAT TANGO 4, BELOW. Also, see note
below near bottom of page regarding the smoke check program. THIS
PROGRAM IS STILL BEING OPERATED FOR THE SHINGLETOWN AREA
Fire Patrol (Example: Teams
dispatched into forest at night for arson patrol). (no longer
- Operation Protect the Protectors (no longer
- MURS Neighborhood Radio
Connection nets for NON Hams (e.g., wild fires, snow storms, power
outages). (no longer operating)
- VHF Emergency Communications Nets.
(operating for local Shingletown - assuming interest continues with
- HF Nets (voice and digital)
(Local and Regional communications). (focus
is now local)
4th of July Red Flag Patrol
(proposed local project). (proposed - not operational)
Operation Backstop (per S.
Rhodes presentation). Backing up good cops, with overwatch while theyget gas,
coffee, etc. after the
TX cop was shot in the back of the head
while getting gas. Oath
Keepers Project. (proposed but not operational).
asking all Ham Radio Operators to help out
with fire season - The Regional effort has been SUSPENDED DUE TO LACK OF COMMUNITY
. All you have to do is turn on
your radio and report your situation. We need
all Ham Station Operators to participate to make
this project work. Join into our nets on Thursday
evenings at 2000 hours (8:00 P.M.) for practice and fun.