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"Shingletown Emergency Radio"

For the local Station Operators - who actually Operate their station ...

When there is smoke at 2:00 A.M., and your question is - "where is the fire"? (and the fire department is asking "where is the fire" ? ...

 "The few who matter, are on frequency."

This program is about coordinating Station Operators from different reporting locations in the mountains / hills of our community in an effort to triangulate on possible source locations of smoke.

***** PART 1:   SER - Scheduled Nets:  

FREQUENCY PLAN:   USE FREQ. PLAN / SCHEDULE: FORMAT NOVEMBER, BLOCK 2.  

Revised Net Time - 1900 HOURS THURSDAY

SMOKE REPORT GO KIT FORMS - 

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND HAVE IN YOUR GO-KIT

FORMAT SCRIPT 030 - SMOKE ALERT OUTLINE   UPDATED 20160909
FORMAT TANGO 4 Smoke Check Report   updated for QTH Home Location and Time 7/29/2016
Symbols for Smoke Alert Mapping  
Smoke Report Word Meanings and Q codes FORMAT MIKE 7  UPDATED  20170408
SMOKE LOOKOUT LOCATIONS - FORMAT ROMEO 7  (version 20160724)  
Other suggested items:  compass; protractor; straight edge; laminated map; grease pencil

  Quick Call         Morse Code Trainer (consider for emerg. comms)     CW light Video

ALSO, Format is here (Script 201).  

Reference:  Format Script - Training Script 101-smoke reports (for intake of smoke reports)

FORMAT for Alert: (FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE ALERT PROCEDURES SHINGLETOWN AREA)

HF NET: FORMAT NOVEMBER BLOCK 2 - CHECK INS (VOICE and DIGITAL) -

                  AS OF JUNE 23, 2016 WE WILL DO THE HF NETS ONLY WHEN ACTIVATED. 

National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook Predictive Services National Interagency Fire Center                      

        Monthly Seasonal Outlook   Extended Outlook Image

Link for Incident Information  http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current

A select few are conducting an informal Smoke Reporting Program. This is not a once a week  "check in net".  Rater, this is a community service by  local  Operators [seeking 24/7 monitoring] (any Ham anywhere, who can hear us) who actually care about helping to locate smoke from a forest fire so that the Fire Department can respond and put it out [before our homes are burned to the ground].   Mountains, shifting winds, ridges and valleys make it hard to locate a fire (especially at night). Each person may not be able to monitor 24/7, but with a group, and each person making a bona fide attempt, it can be done. 

How hard is it?  TURN ON YOUR RADIO AND JUST LEAVE IT ON! 

Do that and you are already among the select few (maybe top 5% of station operators) who are actually doing something to help stop a disaster before it happens! You are being proactive, not reactive.

You don't have to say anything. Just have your radios on and listen using any one of the FREQUENCIES FOLLOWING THE PLAN. Then respond when a smoke report is made, or other emergency is heard, or observed, or if you smell smoke, you call in your smoke report.  Obviously, we need people on the air to hear a call. That is where you come in - you merely report your situation from your home, or other location.  This is NOT a substitute for 911. If you have an emergency, dial 911. You can even listen on a "quiet" frequency so you don't hear people randomly talking. Control stations would map the results of radio smoke reports in an effort to locate the potential source of smoke and call in the results.  Want to join in?   

Call 474-3267 for information. 

At this point (7/2016),  future efforts will be to seek coordination with those who are actually monitoring their radios under the PLAN set up for local comms.  The PLANS are here.  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 radio(s),  and leave it on!

KEY SMOKE REPORT Forms are ABOVE, AND MORE BELOW.

That's it.  

 It is what it is.   "The few who matter, are on frequency."

73    K6PDS

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Part 2:      EMERGENCY CONTACT PLAN

NOTE:  FORMAT NOVEMBER IS THE Shingletown Emergency Radio RADIO  NET FREQUENCY PLAN  (based on Shasta Emergency Radio)  .   

SER net controls will direct public to the FREQUENCIES IN FORMAT NOVEMBER   ONLY. 

SER Nets use the same plan for our weekly nets as for emergency situations (i.e.,  FORMAT NOVEMBER BLOCK 2).  That way, people get used to the same routine. Find us on the frequencies set forth in the plan.

Over  1 and 1/2 years (actually about 2 years as of July 2016)  have gone into this effort. There are other aspects of the plan. Deviations will only result in confusion and inability to communicate in disaster situations.    If you are really serious, then TURN ON YOUR RADIO AND LEAVE IT ON, MONITOR,  SHOW UP FOR EXERCISES,  AND HELP OUT WITH THE PLAN.

FIRE SEASON IS HERE - IT'S TIME FOR ACTION.  

Also, Net Controls need to know that someone is out there helping out. So please, speak up during the nets. At least check in at the requested time.  Please join in.

Thank you.  Shingletown Emergency Radio 

[FORMS ARE BELOW - please download and use-

PARTS 3 THROUGH 11, BELOW.

PART 12  IS OTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES]

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Or call: 530-474-3267

Download the frequency plan and start preparing for emergency communications in the event of such things as:  snow storms, power outages, flooding, civil unrest, etc... 

SHASTA EMERGENCY RADIO FREQUENCY PLAN - PDF FORMAT (click to download) - FORMAT NOVEMBER: (version 20160624

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:

Some Other Communication Emergency Formats:  (download and print out) - Place in your Emergency Comms Binder / Folder and have with your go-kit.

Be sure to have in your Ready GO KIT the lastest version of forms. Not all formats have been uploaded from prior web site (such in process) (CLICK ON LINKS)

     

PART 3:    SHASTA EMERGENCY RADIO NETS - EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OVERVIEW (MURS,  VHF, HF, FIELD OPERATIONS, LIAISON)

Links to some other information - page down to bottom of page (after FORMATS) - e.g., surviving a nuclear bomb, etc... .

     
PART 4:     MAPPING / Location Identification - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
     
   FORMAT ROMEO 4 Version 20160207 updated 20160423 SIMPLEX MAPPING - EMERGENCY RADIO COMMS (SIMPLEX) - continuing projecty (applies to forest fires, fire patrols, etc...)

[Base station to Base station / Base station to field locations]

   FORMAT ROMEO 5 N/A  Map of Shingletown Area - suggest you pick up map from the Shingletown Store (cost approx. $2.00).
   FORMAT ROMEO 6 Version  20160427 Highway 44 Road Markers and Locations for Reporting.
PART 5:  COMM LOGS / RADIOGRAM / etc...
   FORMAT SIERRA  Version    20150801        ICS 309-A  Comm Log
   FORMAT SIERRA 1   ARRL RADIOGRAM
   FORMAT SIERRA 2 Version  20150315 ICS 213 Plain Text General Message

PART 6:   EARTHQUAKE REPORTING               

   FORMAT TANGO              Version 20160414 Rev 20160501 Earthquake Reporting Event Call in (Earthquake, Explosion etc...)
   FORMAT TANGO 1 Version 20150221 Revised 20160501 Mike Mike Summary Report (Earthquake, Explosion etc...)
   FORMAT SCRIPT EQ/EX Version 20151031 Script - Earthquake / Explosion
   MIKE - MIKE EARTHQUAKE SCALE WALLET CARDS Version 20150129 Mike Mike Earthquake Scale Wallet Cards (carry with you)

(See Updated FORMAT TANGO 5 (combo EQ and smoke)

     

PART 7:  SMOKE CHECK REPORTING             

FORMAT SCRIPT 030 - SMOKE ALERT OUTLINE VERSION 20160909-   REVISED  FORMAT SCRIPT 030 - SMOKE ALERT OUTLINE
FORMAT SCRIPT 031- Smoke Alert  MAP  symbols VERSION 20160611 FORMAT SCRIPT 31 -SmokeAlertMAPsymbols20160611
 FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE ALERT PROCEDURES VERSION 20160518 FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE ALERT PROCEDURES SHINGLETOWN AREA)
   FORMAT TANGO 4 Version    20160418& prior REVISED 20160729<<< Smoke Check Report
Format Script - Training Script 101-smoke reports (for intake of smoke reports) Version 20160506 Format Script - Training Script 101-smoke reports (for intake of smoke reports)
Format Script - Training Script 201 - Relay Smoke Reports Version 20160509 Format Script - Training Script 201 Relay Smoke Reports
   FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE REPORTS VERSION 20160420 SMOKE CHECK NET SCRIPT
   FORMAT TANGO 5 - COMBINATION MIKE-MIKE EARTHQUAKE SCALE AND SMOKE REPORTING, WALLET CARD Version 20150129 Revised 20160422 MIKE-MIKE EARTHQUAKE SCALE AND SMOKE REPORTING, WALLET CARD.

CARRY WITH YOU (UPDATED FROM THE MIKE MIKE SCALE  WALLET CARD) (prior VERSION 20150129)

     
    Reference Material : Wind Direction and compass
     
PART 8:   FIELD TEAM(S) - AREA DRIVE THROUGH - RAPID NEEDS / DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
     
FORMAT UNIFORM - AREA DRIVE THROUGH Version 20150212 updated 20160510 (FILE DATED 20160511) AREA DRIVE THROUGH - RAPID NEEDS / DAMAGE ASSESSMENT 
FORMAT SCRIPT - Training Script 401 -Damage Assessments Version 20160512 FORMAT SCRIPT - Training Script 401 - Damage Assessments
     

PART 9:    NET CONTACT REPORTS - BLANK

   FORMAT PAPA 1   2 meter Version 20160406 Net Contact Report / Check in Listing (blank)
   FORMAT PAPA 3    HF Version 20151008 HF Frequency Report / Check in Listing (blank)
     

PART 10:  ROUTINE NET SCRIPTS                  

   FORMAT SCRIPT - MURS   Sample Murs Net Script  (non Hams can set up their own neighborhood net) (Also, listen to the Ham Net)
     
     

PART 11:  Refrence Materials:                                 

     
 Reference Material 004 -Tactical CAllsigns and Procedures   Tactical Callsigns and Procedures
 Reference Material 005- Q Codes   Q Codes
 Reference Material 006 - Common Abbrev. CW Work   Abbrev. CW Work
 ARRL NTS Methods And Practices Guidelines   ARRL NTS Methods And Practices Guidelines
     
  Lat / Long     Plotting points on maps using Latitude and Longitude
 Inter Agency Wildland Fire Module Field Guide 2012-2013   Inter Agency Wildland Fire Module Field Guide 2012-2013

PART 12:    OTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS TEAMS

 

 

 

 

Is your County Prepared?

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Historical information below: 

The 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... .  

At 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 radio,  and 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.

To those who helped out during these past years, your actions are GREATLY APPRECIATED!  Thank you!

Please 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.

I 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 room.

As 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".  

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Shingletown Oath keepers is no longer operating.

NORTH STATE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT - non operating 

SHASTA EMERGENCY RADIO NETS - non operating

SOKERRT - non operating

Community Emergency Radio Preparedness Operations and Projects:

       - Smoke 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 operating).

       - Operation Protect the Protectors (no longer operating).

       - 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 local operators).

       - 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).

 

We are asking all Ham Radio Operators to help out with fire season - The Regional effort has been SUSPENDED DUE TO LACK OF COMMUNITY INTEREST . 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. 

SMOKE CHECK NET: Please note:  I made contact with, developed plan with Cal Fire, and established Liaison with Cal. Fire as to this smoke check program. Cal Fire is  working with us (April, 2016). Please spread the news about the Smoke Check program so that maximum community benefit may be achieved. Liaison with Cal. Fire should be through myself.  

                However, during actual smoke check reporting situations,  the respective Net Control Station running the Net would contact Cal Fire via 911 and request call back to relay Smoke Check Information (i.e., the results of the smoke mapping). We will have meetings concerning these procedures.  This system is NOT a substitute for 911. If you have an actual emergency, call 911.  Thank you.  Nathan 474-3267. 

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Join in,  learn, share what you know, and set up emergency nets in your County, City, etc... . Coordinate and help set up liaison emergency nets.  Please put us in contact with any one else who is doing what we are doing for liaison and coordination

These are Public service projects of Shingletown Oath Keepers.   

[Formats are below [now above].

We invite Radio Clubs, Community Organizations, Veterans , and Liberty minded Americans to be part of community emergency preparedness. For example, you can assist with our SER Smoke Check program. This program was conceived, designed and set up by Nathan Zeliff, Attorney at Law and CCW instructor,  to benefit the community.  However, to make it work, the community needs to participate and follow the plan. Please help out. Whether  Licensed or not, there is a place for you.  Have a Radio? Can you smell smoke? Can you tell the direction from which the wind is blowing?  Well, you can help! Even if you are not in the Shingletown Area, the Smoke Check program is relevant to any area subject to forest fires. Work with us. Extend the program to your area. Are you training?  Why not?

One of our focus points over the past 1 and 1/2 years has been Emergency Communications preparation and training. We NEED YOU!  YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!  Several Formats and scripts that SOKERRT has developed are included below. Those assisting need to follow our FORMATS and net procedures. Please check into our Nets. 73

In Shingletown, STARC is now assisting with the SER Smoke Check Program. This is  great for Shingletown! Thank you STARC.

 

   Nathan Zeliff  / ShastaDefense

Above are projects of  Shingletown Oathkeepers and include: Shasta Emergency Radio Nets;  and the Shingletown Oath Keepers Emergency Radio Response Teams. 

Call: 530-474-3267