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  1. Introduction to CERT Emergency Communications Network

    1. What is the "CERT EmComm Network?"   (196 visits to this link)

      Welcome to "CERT EmComm Network Portal."

      This site was developed by the Riverside Emergency Communication Group (ECG) to encourage interaction between radio operators and volunteers affiliated with disaster preparation organizations like the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) or California Disaster Corps. Portal discussions focus on subject matter related to communications options, radio operations, disaster preparedness, training and event coordination.

      Check out our website at http://cert-emcomm.net

      To see the core auxiliary communicators with the Riverside Emergency Communication Group (ECG), go to  http://www.rivecg.net

  2. CERT & EmComm Discussions

    1. Let's Talk About Emergency Communications (EmComm)

      Here's the place to discuss Emergency Communications

    2. Is there a "Net" on the radio?

      A "Net" is simply an “on-the-air” gathering of radio operators on a particular radio frequency, convening on a regular schedule, and are organized for a particular purpose like relaying messages, discussing a common topics of interest, in severe weather (for example, during a Skywarn activation), emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation. Share any Nets that would interest our readers.

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  3. Radio Gear & Tech Talk

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    2. "Off Grid" Communications

      Anything outside of base station operations should be posted here; portable operations, backpack configure, Go Boxes and vehicle mounted radios are just a slim example of operations.

    3. "On the Air" Protocols, Procedures, & Etiquette

      Let's talk about communication protocols and radio lingo.

    4. Computer Nexus with Communications

      If you are going to use a computer to perform communications tasks, this may be the place to have a great discussion.

    5. General Radio & Tech Discussions

      If your topic of interest was not covered above, then here is the place to discuss general radio and tech topics..

  4. Teams & Oganizations

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    2. City of Riverside - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

      The City of Riverside Fire Department- Office of Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program trains people to be self-sufficient following a major disaster when first responders are likely to be over tasked and not readily available to respond to every emergency.

      Website: http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/default.asp

    3. Riverside County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)

      The Riverside County, California Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is under the direction of the Riverside Emergency Management Department, Community Readiness Division. Maureen Heimstra, K6BSC is the Chief RACES Officer.

      Members of the Riverside County RACES group, also have collateral duties with the California Disaster Corps.

      Website: http://riversidecounty.wix.com/rivcoraces

    4. Riverside County - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

      The Riverside County CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

      Website:  http://www.rivcocert.org/

    5. Jurupa Citizen Corps

      Jurupa Citizen Corps volunteers have been serving the greater Jurupa Valley and city of Eastvale for more than 10 years. We strongly support FEMA’s mission for Citizen Corps nationwide which is: To harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

      Website: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/

    6. Riverside Emergency Communication Group (ECG)

      This forum is devoted to information and resources related to the Riverside EmComm Group or Riverside ECG.

      Website: http://www.rivecg.net

    7. Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA)

      Our club has been serving the Riverside area since 1955, and we have over 80 members. We hold our monthly meetings on the second Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the La Sierra University Church Conference Center directly behind the church located at the corner of Pierce and Sierra Vista. Our meetings and club membership are open to everyone interested in Amateur Radio.

      Website: http://www.W6TJ.org

    8. Country Village Radio Club (CVRC)

      This forum is used by the members of the Country Village Senior Apartments in Jurupa Valley.

    9. Citizen Radio Emergency Service Teams (CREST)

      Citizen Radio Emergency Service Teams are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. CREST Communications provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc.

      Home Page: http://www.crestcom.org

    10. Southwest California SkyWarn

      Southwest California SKYWARN is an all volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. It's service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.

      Website: http://swskywarn.org/

  5. Market Place

    1. Trading Post

      If you looking to trade equipment or radio related service, here's your place to advertise.

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    2. For Sale

      If you are selling radio communications related items, post it here.

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    3. Wanted

      If you are looking for an item particular to radio communications, post your request here.

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    4. Advertisements

      Do you have a product to share with the group? Do you have a skill, service, or business? Please post your advertisements here.

  6. Open Forum - Discussions Outside of CERT or EmComm

    1. Red Eye Net "Back Country" Adventures

      KPRA (Keller Peak Repeater Association) hosts the "Red Eye Net" on the wide coverage Keller Peak 2 Meter Repeater (146.985 MHz, -600 KHz offset, PL 146.2 Hz). The Net is controller by Annie Wright "N6BOP" at 10:PM every night, all licensed Amateur Radio Operators are welcome. Echolink users can use KE6TZG-L to talk & listen to the repeater.

      People on this net will periodically adventure onto the back country trails surrounding the Inland Empire. Conversations regarding such upcoming and past adventures can be seen here.

    2. ECG "Off-The-Grid" Adventures

      It appears there is a good mixture of adventurers, disaster preppers, & communications geeks who visit this portal.  At the request of some users, this category was created to share information about "Off-The-Grid" adventures. 

    3. General Discussions

      Here's a place to have open discussion about anything. Remember to abide the "Implied Conduct" rules for the board. To refresh your memory, I encourage you to click on the link at the bottom of this site.

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