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  1. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx New NOV 2018 basic course class posted for 02-04 NOV 2018 FRI, 02 NOV from 1800-2100 SAT and SUN, 03-04 NOV from 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 20 JUN: 1800-2000; "Radio Communications in Disasters" (no net or abbreviated net due to many Riverside ECG operators either teaching or attending this class). KB6HZP has volunteered to be Net Control Station/NCS on 20 JUN, there will be a net! Straight from Gina Perez, City of Riverside CERT coordinator: TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Wed. JUNE 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CERT Advanced Training – RADIO COMMUNICATION IN DISASTERS Riverside Fire Department-EOC Training Center Instructors: RIVERSIDE CERT EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION GROUP & CERT Program Manager Gina Perez Sat. July 21, 9:00 am – 11:30 am CERT Advanced Training – WATER SAFETY AWARENESS Riverside Fire Department-EOC Instructors: CERT INSTRUCTOR FIREFIGHTER WAYNE HESS & EOC STAFF WED. Aug. 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CERT Advanced Training – UTILITY SAFETY AWARENESS Riverside Fire Department-EOC Training Center 3085 St. Lawrence St., Riverside Instructors: City of Riverside Public Utilities Safety Team & EOC Staff To register online for CERT Advanced Trainings go to https://www.riversideca.gov/readyriverside/CERT/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Sat. JULY 28, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT – NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KICK- OFF EVENT 3333 ARLINGTON AVE, RIVERSIDE- TARGET PARKING LOT Help with Staffing an Emergency Preparedness/ CERT Booth Be advised there will be lots of volunteers- bring your own chair Reply to me directly at : gperez@riversideca.gov Lastly, be sure to like our CERT photos posted on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CityOfRiversideCert Thanks for all you do! Gina Perez Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District 01-03 FEB, City of Palm Springs Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com RCARA Field Day 2018: 22 JUN, FRI @ 1100 setup, Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. 23 JUN, SAT @ 1100; contesting begins (picnic) 24 JUN, SUN @ 1100; contesting closes (raffle) Mission of Field Day as described by Amateur Radio Relay League better known as ARRL or "A dub-L R-El..." http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2018/2018 FD Flier.pdf "ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!" RCARA's field day is open to the public and everyone is invited to learn about ham radio. There will be a raffle on SUN for a proven workhorse HT, the Yaesu FT 60 and a newer to the market mobile made by Baofeng. Ticket donations are $2.00 each or 15 tickets for $20.00 and can be purchased by any RCARA club member before or at the Field Day site. There will be a potluck held on SAT night at the park. Please sign up for the event and consider helping by volunteering your time as needed by contacting the Field Day Chair. ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES will support the Riverside Red Cross Regional exercise from ~ 0800-1300 on 02 JUN 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and Desert to the Sea activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. This will include Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties and the West Riverside ARES group will attempt to conduct concurrent training during the event. Resource Net (where you go as an ARES member when something warrants monitoring): 449.300 (-) 103.5 RC EOC operating on Richie Peak ARES AUX: Home station repeater Hemet Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Elsinore Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Temecula Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Field Day 2018: Moreno Valley event; for more information please visit their website at: http://www.mvaranet.org/ Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. 02 JUN 2018, tri-county RC exercise (Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties). The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network; 145.220 MHz frequency, -0.60 MHz shift with a 103.5 MHz tone Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: N6LMA Carrie Meeting: 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. Radio Net: 2nd and 4th TUE of the month @ 1900 hours on the KB6OZX repeater at 445.060 (-) 162.2 tone. If you have the time, please come out and help this group as a distant station outside of the Country Village Park. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH See the calendar On the horizon and mass casualty event in Ontario Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. For more information concerning MESH in general visit: https://www.aredn.org/ YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl5Nbnz24Y Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon: http://www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com/volunteer Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 07 JUN 2018: TBA oausa.net H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 National Defense Authorization Act may help garner even more traction for H.R. 555 as it is now written into the body of this act: http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-language-inserted-in-national-defense-authorization-act New graphics for our Riverside ECG partners and neighbors: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/topic/787-new-ecg-emblems/ IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park reschedule from MAY to SEP/OCT 2018 (standby for more informaiton). Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 Gear in the Park, "GIT-P" rescheduled for SEP or OCT time frame. NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available that will support the mesh network project here in Riverside. This may be what is necessary and has been missing that will help individuals choose the best product for their desired entry into the project. Always looking for the best "bang for the buck" and that has been a common theme with the Riverside ECG. Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available for entry into the WinLink and FLDIGI modes. FLDIGI being the most inexpensive way to enter into the digital world of communication. However, WinLink is rapidly becoming the projected future of digital communication with respect to EMCOMM operations. It does not appear to be a coincidence that ARRL has purposed to the FCC HF band privileges in the Technician Class. This would allow Techs who are EMCOMM operators a chance to volunteer and provide a wider emergency communication profile within the WinLink mode of operation. Like it or not, and there are many who do not like the proposal, but the positive side to this increases the opportunity for WinLink to be the standard as digital communications progress in the EMCOMM world across all license levels. We welcome thoughts and comments on this. Coolers (personal experience): Consumer based: Coleman Igloo Prosumer based: Yeti Pelican Grizzly Others? CAL OES: My Hazards http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/ 211 Report: 211report2017.pdf VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC Defensible Space and the coming fire season: http://www.oesnews.com/cal-oes-inside-look-protect-your-home-from-wildfire-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FKDMyK+(Cal+OES+Newsroom) How to make your home fire safe: HomeownersChecklist.pdf VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT A great place to donate your time and effort! For all things K2BSA related, visit: https://www.k2bsa.net/news/ Their Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/K2BSA.Scouting/ A little infographic: Radio-Scouting-Infographic-V4.pdf Lightning Protection Protocol (example): POSTED BY JIM WILSON · MAY 30, 2018 Lightning Safety Policy Example A Scout Camp or your own ham shack could experience lightning and the subsequent challenges of finding, repairing, and/or replacing equipment damage. Daniel McGlothin, KB3MUN, has pulled together a lightning safety policy for his council. It's a great example for you to consider for your own operations. Mason-Dixon Council Ham Radio Lightning Safety Policy This policy is to be used at any scouting event that includes ham radio operations. Participants should be moved away from the radio/antenna to a position of safety whenever lightning or thunder threatens. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning flash or thunder before returning to radio/antenna. It is suggested, but not required, that a portable lightning detector or a smartphone/computer lightning detector app be used. If such a lightning hazard indicator is used, lightning detected within an estimated 10 miles of the station location should be considered the same as observed lightning flash or thunder. Station equipment, including computers, shall be disconnected from utility/building power (AC outlets) when not in use or when lightning threatens. Antenna systems shall be disconnected from the radio and grounded when not in use or when lightning threatens. Supplemental information: The following tools are mentioned only as examples of lightning detectors, they are neither mandated for use, nor are they the only detectors available. One example of portable lightning detector is AcuRite 02020 ( https://www.acurite.com/lightning-detector-02020.html) One example of a smartphone/computer lightning detector app is Weatherbug's Spark ( https://www.weatherbug.com/alerts/spark ). For further information on lightning protection consult the PolyPhaser white paper titled Ham Radio Station Protection.
  2. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx New NOV 2018 basic course class posted for 02-04 NOV 2018 FRI, 02 NOV from 1800-2100 SAT and SUN, 03-04 NOV from 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 20 JUN: 1800-2000; "Radio Communications in Disasters" (no net or abbreviated net due to many Riverside ECG operators either teaching or attending this class). KB6HZP has volunteered to be Net Control Station/NCS on 20 JUN, there will be a net! Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District 01-03 FEB, City of Palm Springs Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com RCARA Field Day 2018: 22 JUN, FRI @ 1100 setup, Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. 23 JUN, SAT @ 1100; contesting begins (picnic) 24 JUN, SUN @ 1100; contesting closes (raffle) Mission of Field Day as described by Amateur Radio Relay League better known as ARRL or "A dub-L R-El..." http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2018/2018 FD Flier.pdf "ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!" RCARA's field day is open to the public and everyone is invited to learn about ham radio. There will be a raffle on SUN for a proven workhorse HT, the Yaesu FT 60 and a newer to the market mobile made by Baofeng. Ticket donations are $2.00 each or 15 tickets for $20.00 and can be purchased by any RCARA club member before or at the Field Day site. There will be a potluck held on SAT night at the park. Please sign up for the event and consider helping by volunteering your time as needed by contacting the Field Day Chair. ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES will support the Riverside Red Cross Regional exercise from ~ 0800-1300 on 02 JUN 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and Desert to the Sea activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. This will include Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties and the West Riverside ARES group will attempt to conduct concurrent training during the event. Resource Net (where you go as an ARES member when something warrants monitoring): 449.300 (-) 103.5 RC EOC operating on Richie Peak ARES AUX: Home station repeater Hemet Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Elsinore Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Temecula Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Field Day 2018: Moreno Valley event; for more information please visit their website at: http://www.mvaranet.org/ Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. 02 JUN 2018, tri-county RC exercise (Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties). The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network; 145.220 MHz frequency, -0.60 MHz shift with a 103.5 MHz tone Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: N6LMA Carrie Meeting: 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. Radio Net: 2nd and 4th TUE of the month @ 1900 hours on the KB6OZX repeater at 445.060 (-) 162.2 tone. If you have the time, please come out and help this group as a distant station outside of the Country Village Park. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH See the calendar On the horizon and mass casualty event in Ontario Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. For more information concerning MESH in general visit: https://www.aredn.org/ YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl5Nbnz24Y Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon: http://www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com/volunteer Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 07 JUN 2018: Wine in the Outdoors http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4165 H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 National Defense Authorization Act may help garner even more traction for H.R. 555 as it is now written into the body of this act: http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-language-inserted-in-national-defense-authorization-act New graphics for our Riverside ECG partners and neighbors: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/topic/787-new-ecg-emblems/ IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park reschedule from MAY to SEP/OCT 2018 (standby for more informaiton). Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 Gear in the Park, "GIT-P" rescheduled for SEP or OCT time frame. NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available that will support the mesh network project here in Riverside. This may be what is necessary and has been missing that will help individuals choose the best product for their desired entry into the project. Always looking for the best "bang for the buck" and that has been a common theme with the Riverside ECG. Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available for entry into the WinLink and FLDIGI modes. FLDIGI being the most inexpensive way to enter into the digital world of communication. However, WinLink is rapidly becoming the projected future of digital communication with respect to EMCOMM operations. It does not appear to be a coincidence that ARRL has purposed to the FCC HF band privileges in the Technician Class. This would allow Techs who are EMCOMM operators a chance to volunteer and provide a wider emergency communication profile within the WinLink mode of operation. Like it or not, and there are many who do not like the proposal, but the positive side to this increases the opportunity for WinLink to be the standard as digital communications progress in the EMCOMM world across all license levels. We welcome thoughts and comments on this. Communication options in the FRS/GMRS family of radios by Midland: Please give your thoughts and experience with this line of radios if you have any experience. https://midlandusa.com/micromobile/ A good followup along the same lines as above with the next level up application. Cost will be a concern although a really nicely put together system: https://www.portableuniversalpower.com/scout-g1/ Coming up, Dad's and Grads, summer fun series of equipment (send your suggestions): Two pieces of gear that have worked very well for this household over 1.5 camping seasons and still proving to be great pieces of gear: Stanley nested cook set: $15.00 BRS Titanium isobutane stove: $18.00 Propane/Butane fuel: Bic lighter NiteIze S-Carbiner Fuel Composition and their differences (https://thesummitregister.com/ins-outs-canister-fuels/): Propane (C3H8) Sea level boiling point: -44°F/-42°C. Of the three types of common LPG fuels you’ll find in the camping section, propane provides the highest vapor pressure and therefore the best cold-weather performance. And while that’s a good thing, pure propane requires a much heavier canister to safely withstand that high pressure. This is why lightweight canisters often use a mix of propane and either butane or isobutane. Isobutane (C4H10) Sea level boiling point: 11°F/-12°C. This is the next best thing to propane. Isobutane shares the same molecular formula as normal butane (see below), but the shape of its molecule makes isobutane far superior in terms of vapor pressure. Again, high vapor pressure translates to better performance. Isobutane is also a more expensive fuel to source and process than butane, so you’ll usually find it in the higher-quality canisters. Normal Butane or “N-butane” (C4H10) Sea level boiling point: 30°F/-1°C. Butane lands at the bottom of the heap. It is the cheapest and poorest-performing fuel on the list. It delivers the lowest pressure and therefore the worst stove performance in many conditions. If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite big-box store can sell fuel canisters at such a bargain price, it’s often because those brands use 100% n-butane. But here some marketing honesty is important: If you only camp in warm weather and for short periods, you can likely get by with the performance n-butane offers. STOVES 101: HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FUEL CANISTERS https://thesummitregister.com/stoves-101-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-fuel-canisters/ VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC West Riverside County ARES 02 JUN 2018 Red Cross Regional Exercise Support ARES and what is on the horizon VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 74th Anniversary of D-Day.
  3. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx New NOV 2018 basic course class posted for 02-04 NOV 2018 FRI, 02 NOV from 1800-2100 SAT and SUN, 03-04 NOV from 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 20 JUN: 1800-2000; "Radio Communications in Disasters" (no net or abbreviated net due to many Riverside ECG operators either teaching or attending this class). KB6HZP has volunteered to be Net Control Station/NCS on 20 JUN, there will be a net! Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District 01-03 FEB, City of Palm Springs Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com RCARA Field Day 2018: 22 JUN, FRI @ 1100 setup, Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. 23 JUN, SAT @ 1100; contesting begins (picnic) 24 JUN, SUN @ 1100; contesting closes (raffle) Mission of Field Day as described by Amateur Radio Relay League better known as ARRL or "A dub-L R-El..." http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2018/2018 FD Flier.pdf "ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!" RCARA's field day is open to the public and everyone is invited to learn about ham radio. There will be a raffle on SUN for a proven workhorse HT, the Yaesu FT 60 and a newer to the market mobile made by Baofeng. Ticket donations are $2.00 each or 15 tickets for $20.00 and can be purchased by any RCARA club member before or at the Field Day site. There will be a potluck held on SAT night at the park. Please sign up for the event and consider helping by volunteering your time as needed by contacting the Field Day Chair. ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES will support the Riverside Red Cross Regional exercise from ~ 0800-1300 on 02 JUN 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and Desert to the Sea activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. This will include Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties and the West Riverside ARES group will attempt to conduct concurrent training during the event. Resource Net (where you go as an ARES member when something warrants monitoring): 449.300 (-) 103.5 RC EOC operating on Richie Peak ARES AUX: Home station repeater Hemet Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Elsinore Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Temecula Virtual Shelter: RNC Repeater Field Day 2018: Moreno Valley event; for more information please visit their website at: http://www.mvaranet.org/ Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. 02 JUN 2018, tri-county RC exercise (Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties). The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network; 145.220 MHz frequency, -0.60 MHz shift with a 103.5 MHz tone Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: N6LMA Carrie Meeting: 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. Radio Net: 2nd and 4th TUE of the month @ 1900 hours on the KB6OZX repeater at 445.060 (-) 162.2 tone. If you have the time, please come out and help this group as a distant station outside of the Country Village Park. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH See the calendar On the horizon and mass casualty event in Ontario Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. For more information concerning MESH in general visit: https://www.aredn.org/ YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl5Nbnz24Y Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon: http://www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com/volunteer Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 31 MAY 2018: Shooting http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4164 H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 National Defense Authorization Act may help garner even more traction for H.R. 555 as it is now written into the body of this act: http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-language-inserted-in-national-defense-authorization-act New graphics for our Riverside ECG partners and neighbors: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/topic/787-new-ecg-emblems/ IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park reschedule from MAY to SEP/OCT 2018 (standby for more informaiton). Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 Gear in the Park, "GIT-P" rescheduled for SEP or OCT time frame. NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available that will support the mesh network project here in Riverside. This may be what is necessary and has been missing that will help individuals choose the best product for their desired entry into the project. Always looking for the best "bang for the buck" and that has been a common theme with the Riverside ECG. Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available for entry into the WinLink and FLDIGI modes. FLDIGI being the most inexpensive way to enter into the digital world of communication. However, WinLink is rapidly becoming the projected future of digital communication with respect to EMCOMM operations. It does not appear to be a coincidence that ARRL has purposed to the FCC HF band privileges in the Technician Class. This would allow Techs who are EMCOMM operators a chance to volunteer and provide a wider emergency communication profile within the WinLink mode of operation. Like it or not, and there are many who do not like the proposal, but the positive side to this increases the opportunity for WinLink to be the standard as digital communications progress in the EMCOMM world across all license levels. We welcome thoughts and comments on this. Lights for emergency communications. Some equipment that has proven to be an asset to the load-out gear: Goal Zero Torch 250: Harleywood gives a review: Hybrid Lantern: A piece of gear I have had for as long as I have had the Goal Zero above and also recommend: Hybrid Flashlight: Another great product from Hybrid, their solar flashlight (be aware, they have two models): VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC Getting out and working: Your station Your equipment Your ancillary gear Yourself Results of running the Red-Eye on Keller Peak Repeater Association, KE6TZG from the Barton Flats Campground off of Highway 38 in the San Bernardino National Forest. AAR (After Action Review): The Mission: To conduct Red-Eye Net Control from a remote campsite with equipment that I commonly use either in my ham shack or during other outings. Three sustain: Check-in roster Light options I currently own (see above in product description) Contingency Three improve: Dress for the occasion, understand how difficult field operations can be when you do not take preemptive precautions to make life easier. Shelter and facilities knowledge, understanding and planning... Battery power...power concerns in general. Success? Fail? Final thoughts concerning the event. Questions, comments, concerns? VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, Promotes Amateur Radio in Media Announcements: http://qrznow.com/eagles-guitarist-joe-walsh-wb6acu-promotes-amateur-radio-in-media-announcements/ http://www.arrl.org/public-service-announcements General Field Day information from ARRL: http://www.arrl.org/field-day
  4. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. A Flag for Every Hero: http://rncsc.org/index.php/a-flag-for-every-hero-memorial-day-2018/ City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx New NOV 2018 basic course class posted for 02-04 NOV 2018 FRI, 02 NOV from 1800-2100 SAT and SUN, 03-04 NOV from 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 20 JUN: 1800-2000; "Radio Communications in Disasters" (no net or abbreviated net due to many Riverside ECG operators either teaching or attending this class). KB6HZP has volunteered to be Net Control Station/NCS on 20 JUN, there will be a net! Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District 01-03 FEB, City of Palm Springs Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com RCARA Field Day 2018: 22 JUN, FRI @ 1100 setup, Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. 23 JUN, SAT @ 1100; contesting begins (picnic) 24 JUN, SUN @ 1100; contesting closes (raffle) Mission of Field Day as described by Amateur Radio Relay League better known as ARRL or "A dub-L R-El..." http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2018/2018 FD Flier.pdf "ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!" RCARA's field day is open to the public and everyone is invited to learn about ham radio. There will be a raffle on SUN for a proven workhorse HT, the Yaesu FT 60 and a newer to the market mobile made by Baofeng. Ticket donations are $2.00 each or 15 tickets for $20.00 and can be purchased by any RCARA club member before or at the Field Day site. There will be a potluck held on SAT night at the park. Please sign up for the event and consider helping by volunteering your time as needed by contacting the Field Day Chair. ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES will support the Riverside Red Cross Regional exercise from ~ 0800-1300 on 02 JUN 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and Desert to the Sea activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. This will include Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties and the West Riverside ARES group will attempt to conduct concurrent training during the event. Field Day 2018: Moreno Valley event; for more information please visit their website at: http://www.mvaranet.org/ Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network; 145.220 MHz frequency, -0.60 MHz shift with a 103.5 MHz tone Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: N6LMA Carrie Meeting: 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. Radio Net: 2nd and 4th TUE of the month @ 1900 hours on the KB6OZX repeater at 445.060 (-) 162.2 tone. If you have the time, please come out and help this group as a distant station outside of the Country Village Park. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH See the calendar On the horizon and mass casualty event in Ontario Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. For more information concerning MESH in general visit: https://www.aredn.org/ YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl5Nbnz24Y Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 24 MAY 2018: No net scheduled H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park reschedule from MAY to SEP/OCT 2018 (standby for more informaiton). Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 Gear in the Park, "GIT-P" rescheduled for SEP or OCT time frame. NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available that will support the mesh network project here in Riverside. This may be what is necessary and has been missing that will help individuals choose the best product for their desired entry into the project. Always looking for the best "bang for the buck" and that has been a common theme at Riverside ECG. Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available for entry into the WinLink and FLDIGI modes. FLDIGI being the most inexpensive way to enter into the digital world of communication. However, WinLink is rapidly becoming the projected future of digital communication with respect to EMCOMM operations. It does not appear to be a coincidence that ARRL has purposed to the FCC HF band privileges in the Technician Class. This would allow Techs who are EMCOMM operators a chance to volunteer and provide a wider emergency communication profile within the WinLink mode of operation. Like it or not, and there are many who do not like the proposal, but the positive side this increases the opportunity for WinLink to be the standard as digital communications progress in the EMCOMM world across all licensee levels. We welcome thoughts and comments on this. Where to buy gear...The Prep and Save store in Upland, California: https://www.prepandsave.com/ There were four of the group who explored the store and I would be willing to say four thumbs up between the four of us. VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC Due to illness the topic was not defined before the net so we took the opportunity to ask Carol, Chair of the Jurupa Valley Citizen Corps about their recent (22 MAY 2018) training event. The scenario was a 24 hour previous text that a large earthquake had occurred and members of the group were requested to show up at the TUE, 22 MAY meeting with their 24-72 hour go bags, prepared to check-in and prepared for deployment. A train had derailed in the incident and freeway bridges had collapsed. Local fire and police were deployed to those incidents and the Citizen Corps was being called upon to provide support to the area. Some insights from Carol: The number of people who showed up was not as robust as desired but it is that time of year when folks travel and have many events filling their calendars. Would it be the same during an actual event? I'm sure we would all see only a handful of volunteers show up...Get used to it! We will have to do more with less! Knowing this we can say that it is very important that we understand who we are working with. Take that insight and pair up trained and prepared members with those who want to help but are not as knowledgeable in disaster service work (DSW). Planning and preparation will only go as far as the next scenario and then its all about what you know and how to be the most effective while remaining safe. I will add, in military terms, "Keeping your combat power up." If you have assets that are critical to an operation you want to make sure you do not hurt or break them unnecessarily. Things happen but if there is one thing that is unacceptable, it would be the unnecessary loss of support when it can be avoided! She was able to get a better sense of the "core group" and again, insight into those who will be there and what their capabilities will be. Communication support seemed to be adequate and fit well into the scenario. With practice comes experience and with good experience and good practice the core group will turnout leaders and mentors who will be able to function as those who will provide the support needed even with those less trained/experienced. This will breed calm, cool and hopefully collected individuals and teams that will be more effective than those who lack sound leadership. This kind of training seems to always be worth the effort. Kudos to the Jurupa Valley Citizens' Corps and Greg and Carole for all their efforts! VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Memorial Day 2018: What is Memorial Day: National Memorial Day Concert:
  5. KK6CTT

    180519, Prep and Save, Upland, CA

    There are stores that have "stuff;" the stuff that many believe is what need or want to be better prepared. Now I can say I have seen a store that has a great cross section of the items that cover a wide spectrum of preparedness with some truly big checks marked on the list. Things like: Security Physical Locks Entryway solutions Personal Rounds Sprays Knives Electronics Personal protective plates (SAPI) Active and passive Cameras Ring systems Food Long shelf life Calorie laden Hunting implements Sling shots Arrows Big bore airguns Cooking Butane stove Fuel stoves Solar Cooker Choices you will not see in one store...they had them here Water Storage; big and small Filters and Purifiers Shelf life extenders Generators Home emergency escape gear CERT gear Multi-tool hammer Lights First aid Radios What a great place to become familiar with the things you might need to check off your laundry list of gear still needed.
  6. Claremont Ham Swap Meet 19 MAY @ 0600: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/ham-radio-and-electronics/6590976926.html
  7. ALL: I reached out to Jim Sanders, AG6IF and we discussed the following (16 MAY 18): Supporting GTARC with announcements and coverage on our net/forum. Working with Jim on our Mess Network issues: Equipment: TB researched and posted. Hardware configuration and support Jim is willing to help! More to follow!
  8. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. A Flag for Every Hero: http://rncsc.org/index.php/a-flag-for-every-hero-memorial-day-2018/ City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx New NOV 2018 basic course class posted for 02-04 NOV 2018 FRI, 02 NOV from 1800-2100 SAT and SUN, 03-04 NOV from 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 16 MAY: 1800-2000; "Stop The Bleed-Save a Life" (highly recommended) WED 20 JUN: 1800-2000; "Radio Communications in Disasters" (no net or abbreviated net due to many Riverside ECG operators either teaching or attending this class). KB6HZP has volunteered to be Net Control Station/NCS on 20 JUN, there will be a net! Straight from the City of Riverside CERT Coordinator: WED. MAY 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! OPEN - BRING A CO-WORKER/ FAMILY OR FRIEND, 1 PER PERSON PLEASE CERT Advanced Training – “STOP THE BLEED” a government-launched program to help reduce the number of preventable deaths from uncontrolled bleeding by training bystanders in bleeding control techniques that can help save lives in a mass casualty or active shooter incident. Riverside Fire Department-EOC Training Center 3085 St. Lawrence St., Riverside Instructor: Wendy McEuen, RN, Riverside Community Hospital Trauma Injury Prevention Outreach Coordinator. To register online for CERT Advanced Trainings go to https://www.riversideca.gov/readyriverside/CERT/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Thurs., May 17, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Annual Senior Conference Janet Goeske Center 5257 Sierra Street, Shift #1 - 7:30 am to 10:00 am SHIFT FULL Shift #2 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm SHIFT FULL Help with Staffing a CERT/ Emergency Preparedness booth REMINDER: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AS I WILL NOT RECEIVE IT - Reply to me directly at : gperez@riversideca.gov Lastly, be sure to like our CERT photos posted on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CityOfRiversideCert Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District 01-03 FEB, City of Palm Springs Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com RCARA Field Day 2018: 22 JUN, FRI @ 1100 setup, Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. 23 JUN, SAT @ 1100; contesting begins (picnic) 24 JUN, SUN @ 1100; contesting closes (raffle) Mission of Field Day as described by Amateur Radio Relay League better known as ARRL or "A dub-L R-El..." http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2018/2018 FD Flier.pdf "ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!" RCARA's field day is open to the public and everyone is invited to learn about ham radio. There will be a raffle on SUN for a proven workhorse HT, the Yaesu FT 60 and a newer to the market mobile made by Baofeng. Ticket donations are $2.00 each or 15 tickets for $20.00 and can be purchased by any RCARA club member before or at the Field Day site. There will be a potluck held on SAT night at the park. Please sign up for the event and consider helping by volunteering your time as needed by contacting the Field Day Chair. ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES will support the Riverside Red Cross Regional exercise from ~ 0800-1300 on 02 JUN 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and Desert to the Sea activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. This will include Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties and the West Riverside ARES group will attempt to conduct concurrent training during the event. Field Day 2018: Moreno Valley event; for more information please visit their website at: http://www.mvaranet.org/ Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network; 145.220 MHz frequency, -0.60 MHz shift with a 103.5 MHz tone Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: KM6LOO Carrie Meeting: 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. Radio Net: 2nd and 4th TUE of the month @ 1900 hours on the KB6OZX repeater at 445.060 (-) 162.2 tone. If you have the time, please come out and help this group as a distant station outside of the Country Village Park. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. For more information concerning MESH in general visit: https://www.aredn.org/ YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl5Nbnz24Y Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 17 MAY 2018: TBD: H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. 11 MAR 18 Walk: The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park reschedule from MAY to SEP/OCT 2018 (standby for more informaiton). Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 Gear in the Park, "GIT-P" rescheduled for SEP or OCT time frame. NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available that will support the mesh network project here in Riverside. This may be what is necessary and has been missing that will help individuals choose the best product for their desired entry into the project. Always looking for the best "bang for the buck" and that has been a common theme at Riverside ECG. Purposed: For a future net, we need someone to discuss the products available for entry into the WinLink and FLDIGI modes. FLDIGI being the most inexpensive way to enter into the digital world of communication. However, WinLink is rapidly becoming the projected future of digital communication with respect to EMCOMM operations. It does not appear to be a coincidence that ARRL has purposed to the FCC HF band privileges in the Technician Class. This would allow Techs who are EMCOMM operators a chance to volunteer and provide a wider emergency communication profile within the WinLink mode of operation. Like it or not, and there are many who do not like the proposal, but the positive side this increases the opportunity for WinLink to be the standard as digital communications progress in the EMCOMM world across all licensee levels. We welcome thoughts and comments on this. VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC What are your Field Day plans and what do you expect will be the positive aspects of your plans for Field Day 2018? Listed above, RCARA and what is happening in the City of Riverside. Listed above, MVARA and their plans (website not updated to 2018 FD plans). OAUSA FD 2018 planning: http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=212&t=4154&p=33329&hilit=field+day+2018#p33329 Your activity here! VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Cal OES News: http://www.oesnews.com/ Many articles available across a wide spectrum of topics. Increases your ability to monitor the pulse of current emergencies and emergency services in California. Consider getting on their mailing list or "follow" them: http://www.caloes.ca.gov/Cal-OES-Divisions/News-Media Raahauge's Shooting Fair 2018; 01-03 JUN ($15 per person): https://www.raahauges.com/single-post/2018/05/02/SPORTS-FAIR-2018
  9. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. A Flag for Every Hero: http://rncsc.org/index.php/a-flag-for-every-hero-memorial-day-2018/ City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx Currently all 2018 Basic Course Classes are FULL MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 16 MAY: 1800-2000; "Stop The Bleed-Save a Life" (highly recommended) Straight from the City of Riverside CERT Coordinator: WED. MAY 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! OPEN - BRING A CO-WORKER/ FAMILY OR FRIEND, 1 PER PERSON PLEASE CERT Advanced Training – “STOP THE BLEED” a government-launched program to help reduce the number of preventable deaths from uncontrolled bleeding by training bystanders in bleeding control techniques that can help save lives in a mass casualty or active shooter incident. Riverside Fire Department-EOC Training Center 3085 St. Lawrence St., Riverside Instructor: Wendy McEuen, RN, Riverside Community Hospital Trauma Injury Prevention Outreach Coordinator. To register online for CERT Advanced Trainings go to https://www.riversideca.gov/readyriverside/CERT/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Thurs., May 17, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Annual Senior Conference Janet Goeske Center 5257 Sierra Street, Shift #1 - 7:30 am to 10:00 am SHIFT FULL Shift #2 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm SHIFT FULL Help with Staffing a CERT/ Emergency Preparedness booth REMINDER: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AS I WILL NOT RECEIVE IT - Reply to me directly at : gperez@riversideca.gov Lastly, be sure to like our CERT photos posted on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CityOfRiversideCert Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES support of the Riverside Red Cross exercise from 0800-1300 on 21 APR 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and shelter activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network Downlink: 145.220 MHz Offset: -0.60 MHz Uplink Tone: 103.5 MHz Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: KM6LOO Carrie Meet the 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. The club is looking for a repeater to conduct two nets/month. We'll be working on helping them out with a resource. Group net on the 2nd and 4th TUE of the month on the KB6OZX repeater, 445.060 (-) 162.2. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 09 MAY 2018: Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking: http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4161 H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. 11 MAR 18 Walk: The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park 26 MAY 2018? Field Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) QYT KT-8900R (Tri-Band radio, 2m, 1.25m and 70cm with Low/High power setting) eHam Review (3.7 out of 5.0): https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/12549 From Banggood.com: My experience with Banggood.com: Radio arrived next to dead on arrival. Finally got it to work but was DOA after leaving it on for about an hour while at the house (we left and returned and it would not power up again). Banggood wanted a video showing that the radio was DOA...I get the reason for this but I don't see how that is supposed to prove anything. It either works or does not...a video does not help much. The original arrived on 10 MAR 2018 and I immediately worked on getting them to work a return or replacement. I really wanted the radio for the ham shack and worked the replacement angle. After a week of emails back and forth to a customer service representative from Banggood.com I finally got the okay, they were going to send a replacement. I received the radio today, 09 MAY 2018...over two months from my original purchase. I hope this radio does me proud because the size, the price and the tri-band ability is definitely a positive selling point. Price point was less than $75.00 shipped with a coupon. I was happy with customer service but I was not happy with the shipping times that followed the resolution and was very worried I would not get a working radio and that would have been a sad way to lose $75. TECH INFO: Power output (Yaesu YS-500 SWR/Watt Meter): Low: 07 watts (This was not defined in the documentation only that the radio would do low and high power) High: 24 watts (Stated high power 25 watts) VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC Can we pull off the Gear In The Park, GITP on Memorial Day weekend? Should we reschedule for later date? The consensus is to push the Gear In The Park to a later date. Tentatively SEP or OCT time frame. VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT OSHA sends out a warning for those companies that have outdoor workers due to the coming heat: http://www.oesnews.com/cal-osha-issues-high-heat-advisory-to-employers-with-outdoor-workers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FKDMyK+(Cal+OES+Newsroom) 38 years later...The Norco Bank Robbery by Shirlee Pigeon http://www.rcdsa.org/norcorobbery/robbery.html Please take time to remember the sacrifices of our community law enforcement partners. Recognizing Riverside Sheriff Deputy James Evans killed on 09 MAY 1980.
  10. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx Currently all 2018 Basic Course Classes are FULL MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 16 MAY: 1800-2000; "Stop The Bleed-Save a Life" (highly recommended) Straight from the City of Riverside CERT Coordinator: WED. MAY 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! OPEN - BRING A CO-WORKER/ FAMILY OR FRIEND, 1 PER PERSON PLEASE CERT Advanced Training – “STOP THE BLEED” a government-launched program to help reduce the number of preventable deaths from uncontrolled bleeding by training bystanders in bleeding control techniques that can help save lives in a mass casualty or active shooter incident. Riverside Fire Department-EOC Training Center 3085 St. Lawrence St., Riverside Instructor: Wendy McEuen, RN, Riverside Community Hospital Trauma Injury Prevention Outreach Coordinator. To register online for CERT Advanced Trainings go to https://www.riversideca.gov/readyriverside/CERT/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Thurs., May 17, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Annual Senior Conference Janet Goeske Center 5257 Sierra Street, Shift #1 - 7:30 am to 10:00 am SHIFT FULL Shift #2 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm SHIFT FULL Help with Staffing a CERT/ Emergency Preparedness booth REMINDER: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AS I WILL NOT RECEIVE IT - Reply to me directly at : gperez@riversideca.gov Lastly, be sure to like our CERT photos posted on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CityOfRiversideCert Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 04-06 MAY, Moreno Valley, EOC 04-06 MAY, Cherry Valley, Noble Creek Community Center 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES support of the Riverside Red Cross exercise from 0800-1300 on 21 APR 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and shelter activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network Downlink: 145.220 MHz Offset: -0.60 MHz Uplink Tone: 103.5 MHz Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: KM6LOO Carrie Meet the 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. The club is looking for a repeater to conduct two nets/month. We'll be working on helping them out with a resource. Group net on the 2nd and 4th TUE of the month on the KB6OZX repeater, 445.060 (-) 162.2. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 26 APR 2018: Trail Tips, Hacks & Wrinkles: http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4151 H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. 11 MAR 18 Walk: The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park 26 MAY 2018? Field Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
  11. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) City of Riverside - CERT Members (we use this to get volunteer credit in our city program & we can help you if you want to set something like this up with your program) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx Currently all 2018 Basic Course Classes are FULL MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 25 APR: 1800-2000; "Triage & Disaster First Aid" (CPT Peurifoy & Gina Perez). WED 16 MAY: 1800-2000; "Stop The Bleed-Save a Life" (highly recommended) Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 27-29 APR, San Jacinto, San J Community Center 04-06 MAY, Moreno Valley, EOC 04-06 MAY, Cherry Valley, Noble Creek Community Center 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the W6TJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES support of the Riverside Red Cross exercise from 0800-1300 on 21 APR 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and shelter activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network Downlink: 145.220 MHz Offset: -0.60 MHz Uplink Tone: 103.5 MHz Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Help needed: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/calendar/event/91-healthy-living-need-assist-with-teardown-and-setup/ Country Village: KM6LOO Carrie Meet the 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. The club is looking for a repeater to conduct two nets/month. We'll be working on helping them out with a resource. Group net on the 2nd and 4th TUE of the month on the KB6OZX repeater, 445.060 (-) 162.2. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 26 APR 2018: Trail Tips, Hacks & Wrinkles: http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4151 H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. 11 MAR 18 Walk: The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park 26 MAY 2018? Field Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 22 APR 2018 Etiwanda Falls walk: http://forum.cert-emcomm.net/index.php?/gallery/album/100-180422-riv-ecg-walk-etiwanda-preserve-falls/&page=1 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Boo Boo kit vs. First Aid Kit: https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2018/4/18/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-emergency-first-aid/ DHS manual; First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents (download here): https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/First Responder Guidance June 2015 FINAL 2.pdf From the above DHS manual: Executive Summary Recent improvised explosive device (IED) and active shooter incidents reveal that some traditional practices of first responders need to be realigned and enhanced to improve survivability of victims and the safety of first responders caring for them. This Federal, multi-disciplinary first responder guidance translates evidence-based response strategies from the U.S. military’s vast experience in responding to and managing casualties from IED and/or active shooter incidents and from its significant investment in combat casualty care research into the civilian first responder environment. Additionally, civilian best practices and lessons learned from similar incidents, both in the United States and abroad, are incorporated into this guidance. Recommendations developed in this paper fall into three general categories: hemorrhage control, protective equipment (which includes, but is not limited to, ballistic vests, helmets, and eyewear), and response and incident management. Hemorrhage Control First responders should incorporate tourniquets and hemostatic agents as part of treatment for severe bleeding (if allowed by protocol). Tourniquets and hemostatic agents have been demonstrated to be quick and effective methods for preventing exsanguination from extremity wounds (tourniquets) and other severe external bleeding (hemostatic agents). First responders should develop and adopt evidence-based standardized training that addresses the basic, civilianized tenets of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). Training should be conducted in conjunction with fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and medical community personnel to improve interoperability during IED and/or active shooter incidents. Protective Equipment First responders should develop inter-domain (EMS, fire, and law enforcement) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)—including use of ballistic vests, better situational awareness, and application of concealment and cover concepts—and train first responders on them. As technology improves, first responders should adopt proven protective measures (e.g., body armor) that have been demonstrated to reliably shield personnel from IED fragments and shock waves. First responders, when dealing with either IED or active shooter incidents, must remain vigilant and aware of the potential risk posed by secondary IEDs or additional shooters. Response and Incident Management Local and state law enforcement and emergency services should institutionalize National Incident Management System (NIMS)-based command and control language through plans and exercises and during ongoing education and training. Local and state emergency management, EMS, fire, and law enforcement personnel and receiving medical facilities should have interoperable radio and communications equipment. Local, state and federal partners should consider expansion of Public Safety Answering/Access Point (PSAP) intake procedures to include information gathering vital to the initial response. Training to improve first responder triaging precision is essential for dealing with IED and/or active shooter incidents. There should be greater coordination among EMS, fire services, and law enforcement to work more effectively during IED and/or active shooter incidents. The dialogue should focus on potential improvements or changes to the TTPs which have historically been used during law enforcement situations that involve a medical emergency (e.g., EMS waits until law enforcement secures the scene before they enter to render emergency care). The recommendations presented—early, aggressive hemorrhage control; use of body armor and a more integrated response; and greater first responder interoperability—will help to save lives by mitigating first responder risk and by improving the emergent and immediate medical management of casualties encountered during IED and/or active shooter incidents. VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC With almost a decade of work related safety and security experience; there are some common themes and plenty of experiences to share. What are your experiences at work concerning safety and emergency response? True or false, 9-1-1 and the disguised "pizza call?" VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Earthquake Watch: http://www.southerncaliforniaweatherforce.com/2018/04/25/earthquake-watch-issued-for-the-state-of-california-through-7-days-issued-april-25-2018/ Values on my earthquake model have been elevated for awhile now. . A 3.2 magnitude hit near Riverside this morning but that won’t cut it. Mammoth Mountain Volcano is having yet another swarm and the state is becoming unsettled within the fault systems and as such have issued the Earthquake Watch spanning North to South California. Read on for details. It seems as if when Northridge in 1994 hit it put most of California in an ‘Earthquake Drought’. This drought may be ending as we have been seeing more size-able shakers across the state than usual over the last 6 months, including the 5.3 magnitude offshore Los Angeles and Ventura County not long ago. Based off the evidence and pattern across the area, the movement is in direct relation to the San Andreas Fault System. Smaller swarms in Loma Linda, Thousand Palms, Parkfield, and up into San Francisco area signaling an unstable system that is interacting with the Sierra Nevada chain, thus the swarm under the Mammoth Mountain Volcano system [find more on the above web link]. Here's the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scweatherforce/photos/a.1655259244748191.1073741829.1579713538969429/1976826325924813/?type=1&theater
  12. KK6CTT

    180422, RIV ECG Walk Etiwanda Preserve Falls

    Another successful trip to the Etiwanda Preserve and Etiwanda Falls. A link to a map of the area that has long been graffitied over:
  13. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) City of Riverside - CERT Members (we use this to get volunteer credit in our city program & we can help you if you want to set something like this up with your program) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/ From David Summers, Was talking to Cliff on the radio the other day. It is time for another Prado campout! We agreed April would be a good time. I have checked the availability and 4/6-4/8 is wide open for reservations. This is 4 months in advance! Put it on your calendar. Let me know if you are game. We can make reservations on this link. http://www.sbcountyparks.com/reservations/flash/flashreservations.asp?park_idno=8 Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx 13-15 APR 2018: FULL 13 FEB, FRI, 1800-2100, 14-15 APR, SAT & SUN, 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 25 APR: 1800-2000; "Triage & Disaster First Aid" (CPT Peurifoy & Gina Perez). WED 16 MAY: 1800-2000; "Stop The Bleed-Save a Life" (highly recommended) Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 06-08 APR, Banning, Serrano Del Vista Clubhouse 13-15 APR, Eastvale/Jurupa Valley, Jurupa Community Services District 27-29 APR, San Jacinto, San J Community Center 04-06 MAY, Moreno Valley, EOC 04-06 MAY, Cherry Valley, Noble Creek Community Center 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/ Weekly net at 1900 on the WRTJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. ARES support of the Riverside Red Cross exercise from 0800-1300 on 21 APR 18. There will be a Red Cross EOC and shelter activation with several ARES Operator positions available for volunteers. Let me know if you are an ARES member who would like to volunteer. Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network Downlink: 145.220 MHz Offset: -0.60 MHz Uplink Tone: 103.5 MHz Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Country Village: KM6LOO Carrie Meet the 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. The club is looking for a repeater to conduct two nets/month. We'll be working on helping them out with a resource. Group net on the 2nd and 4th TUE of the month on the KB6OZX repeater, 445.060 (-) 162.2. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH Mesh Network: Working on field strength testing from several locations throughout the area identifying signal strength and potential for connection. Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 19 APR 2018: TBD: http://www.oausa.net/ H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. 11 MAR 18 Walk: The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Chris Acosta on preparedness gear. Equipment used: 33AH SLA battery box Radio go-box with 2m, 1.25m and 70cm coverage 12' painter's pole supporting an aluminum dual band j-pole Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park 26 MAY 2018? Field Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 2nd Annual Riverside Emergency Communications Group Exercise. Joint communication group exercise with the goal of fielding FLDIGI and provide an FLDIGI background to the exercise during this year's exercise. V. FEATURE PRODUCT(S) Cyalume Sticks or more commonly referred to as "Chem Lights" with a common shelf life of 5 years (varies between manufacturer): https://getcyalume.com/industries/military-chemlights/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiPXv7u_C2gIVCzxpCh0XLgCxEAAYASACEgLemPD_BwE Great for use as a guide wire, tent stake, open pit/excavation or other slip, trip and fall hazard. Recent example of use to keep children amused but providing a safe but viable light source as well for safety purposes: Those durable lights that are one-time use but go a long way when disposable light applications are needed (it doesn't have to be military grade but it often makes a big difference): On the lighter side (real world application; PZ ground crew having a little fun with inbound aircraft signalling): VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC Southern California Association of Governments or SCAG: http://www.scag.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx Founded in 1965, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, SCAG is designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and under state law as a Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a Council of Governments. The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles. The agency develops long-range regional transportation plans including sustainable communities strategy and growth forecast components, regional transportation improvement programs, regional housing needs allocations and a portion of the South Coast Air Quality management plans. In 1992, SCAG expanded its governing body, the Executive Committee, to a 70-member Regional Council to help accommodate new responsibilities mandated by the federal and state governments, as well as to provide more broad-based representation of Southern California’s cities and counties. With its expanded membership structure, SCAG created regional districts to provide for more diverse representation. The districts were formed with the intent to serve equal populations and communities of interest. Currently, the Regional Council consists of 86 members. In addition to the six counties and 191 cities that make up SCAG’s region, there are six County Transportation Commissions that hold the primary responsibility for programming and implementing transportation projects, programs and services in their respective counties. Additionally, SCAG Bylaws provide for representation of Native American tribes and Air Districts in the region on the Regional Council and Policy Committees. DR Lucy Jones presentation continuation from last week, 11 APR 18. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. PDF of this and other documents: EarthquakePrep2_Presentation.pdf EarthquakePrep2_Workbook.pdf EarthquakePrep_ProblemBuildings.pdf EarthquakePrep_SelfEvalForm.pdf EarthquakePrep_WaterAndFaults.pdf VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT A great source of information from San Bernardino's County Assessor's Office, Bob Dutton. There are great historical informational videos provided on this website and the Facebook account here are a few examples:
  14. I. INTRODUCTION The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California. We hold this weekly net to promote emergency communications and facilitate interoperability in the event of a local or wide spread disaster. On this Net we share tips, suggestions and common practices related to communications, preparedness, gear reviews and survival skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator. Net information: Wednesday at 2000 hours or 8:00 P.M. KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5 EchoLink Node off line tonight for service Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM We also provide an outline of each net at: http://topic.rivecg.net Please come out, check-in and make it a point to actively participate in the discussion! II. CHECK-INS (First Name & Call Sign) City of Riverside - CERT Members (we use this to get volunteer credit in our city program & we can help you if you want to set something like this up with your program) All CERT affiliated amateur radio operators All guests (non-CERT visitors) Late or missed check-ins (anyone who might have missed the above check-ins) III. ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM for the use of the repeater: https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM A note from the sponsor...Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink: http://cert.gardengrovefire.org/ Visit the KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/ From David Summers, Was talking to Cliff on the radio the other day. It is time for another Prado campout! We agreed April would be a good time. I have checked the availability and 4/6-4/8 is wide open for reservations. This is 4 months in advance! Put it on your calendar. Let me know if you are game. We can make reservations on this link. http://www.sbcountyparks.com/reservations/flash/flashreservations.asp?park_idno=8 Orange County CMAP or CERT Mutual Aid Program shared by KD6DDM: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443387716156-4f74270b1e5eb46a314aa95341225db1/OC_CERT_Mutual_Aid-Program_Wins_Award_2015_September_CERT_EBrief_Final_508.pdf Garden Grove CERT nets: Garden Grove CERT has an amateur radio net on Monday nights at 6:45 pm on the KD6DDM Sierra Peak repeater 146.610 MHz (-) 103.5Hz tone. The net is for member check in, announcements and news. Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities. City of RIV CERT: Basic Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingBasic.aspx 13-15 APR 2018: FULL 13 FEB, FRI, 1800-2100, 14-15 APR, SAT & SUN, 0800-1700. MUST LIVE/ WORK IN RIVERSIDE & BE 18 YEARS OLD MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FEMA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Advance Course(s): http://riversideca.gov/fire/specialprograms/cert/forms/CertRegisterTrainingAdvanced.aspx WED 25 APR: 1800-2000; "Triage & Disaster First Aid" (CPT Peurifoy & Gina Perez). WED 16 MAY: 1800-2000; "Stop The Bleed-Save a Life" (highly recommended) Riverside County CERT: N6KZM, Ray Available CERT Programs in the county: http://www.rivcocert.org/certprograms.htm Pending Available Basic CERT Course: 2018 calendar is populating for the 2018 schedule. 06-08 APR, Banning, Serrano Del Vista Clubhouse 13-15 APR, Eastvale/Jurupa Valley, Jurupa Community Services District 27-29 APR, San Jacinto, San J Community Center 04-06 MAY, Moreno Valley, EOC 04-06 MAY, Cherry Valley, Noble Creek Community Center 18-20 MAY, Menifee City Hall 01-03 JUN, Mead Valley Library 12-14 OCT, Moreno Valley EOC 12-14 OCT, Eastvale Community Services District Registration Page (find a CERT basic course near you or one that fits your schedule): http://www.rivcocert.org/registration.htm Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA): KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com , for information or the club website at http://www.w6tj.org/ Weekly net at 1900 on the WRTJ Repeater, 146.880 (-) 146.2 RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA. Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch; Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson ST at Brockton to reserve a spot contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/ KK6BXJ, Bob/KK6CTT Net every THU night @ 1900; nets on the KI6REC, MV Box Springs Repeater at 449.300 (-) 103.5. The ARES Basic Camp on 31 MAR 2018 was a success! I'll keep everyone informed about the next event! Red Cross: Ray N6KZM Riverside Chapter meetings are fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 PM or 1800 hours. Meetings are held at the chapter office at 6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside. April 21st, the "Desert to the Sea" of the Red Cross will be conducting a Disaster Exercise in the Riverside/Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin area. This exercise will follow the format of the earlier Orange County exercise. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of providing care and comfort to those in need. If you are interested in being a volunteer, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/volunteer Red Cross Amateur Radio Weekly Monday Net: 2-Meter CLARA Network Downlink: 145.220 MHz Offset: -0.60 MHz Uplink Tone: 103.5 MHz Jurupa Citizen Corps: KM6DPS Greg Meetings held 4th TUE of every month @ 1900; City of Jurupa Valley City Hall, 8930 Limonite AVE, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 More general information: JCC Webpage Link: http://jurupacitizencorps.com/ JCC Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Jurupacitizencorps/ Country Village: KM6LOO Carrie Meet the 1st and 3rd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room. The club is looking for a repeater to conduct two nets/month. We'll be working on helping them out with a resource. Rialto CERT: KK6TUH Mesh Network: No change Citizen Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST): N6KZM, Ray CREST are volunteer radio operators who use two-way radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local community organizations. The group provides help during emergency operations and public service events, such as parades, triathlons, etc. They primarily use GMRS frequencies, but they also utilize amateur radio frequencies. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at the Corona Senior Center, 10th & Belle Streets. Map View The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. GMRS Repeater - 462.675 MHz +offset Tone Input 141.3 & Tone Output 141.3 Weekly Net, Monday nights, @ 2000 hours on GMRS repeater (Santiago Peak) Website: http://www.crestcom.org/ SkyWarn: N6KZM, Ray Weather Report: Southwest California SKYWARN is an all-volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. Its service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.San Bernardino & Northwest Riverside County: Weekly net. Wednesday nights @ 1900 hours on Heaps Peak 2m repeater (WA6ISG) Primary Repeater: 145.120 MHz (-) 131.8 Central & Southwest Riverside County: Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7 Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays. Orange County: 448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon! Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5. Outdoor Adventure USA: 1930-2130 on the Keller Peak Repeater; 146.385 (+) 146.2. 12 APR 2018: Outdoor Product Reviews: http://forums.oausa.net/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4144 H.R. 555 - Amateur Radio Parity Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/555 IV. 2018 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG: 1st Quarter: EOC Net: 21 FEB 2018 @ 1900-2000. One training & social event: Social event: North Etiwanda Preserve Loop Trail (3.4 miles, 600' elevation change between high and low point) 14 JAN 2018. Meet at the trailhead at 0800. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013329/primary-trail-loop https://www.google.com/maps/place/Etiwanda+Falls+Parking+Lot/@34.1668592,-117.5258961,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x80c34839745c12d5:0x882d9f7d93c3fc10!2sEarly+Settlers+Ruin!2m2!1d-117.5307177!2d34.1741161!1m3!2m2!1d-117.5234556!2d34.1652626!3m4!1s0x80c3484a54869765:0xf7f29f6ac9bf7fe2!8m2!3d34.1656982!4d-117.5233309 Another successful walk for the group. This time at Two Trees Trail off of Box Springs Mountain. 11 MAR 18 Walk: The Box Springs walk on the communication ridge 18 MAR 18: The Etiwanda Preserve "The Falls" walk on 25 MAR 2018: One guest speaker: Nina Acosta (moving to 2018 schedule) to discuss what you should know about insurance. What is covered what is not and what to look for. This will be a what's what discussion with insight into the world of insurance (home owner's specifically). Another very real piece of your recovery/resiliency plan. Riverside ECG Board/Member Annual Input: TBA Suggested social events: QuartzFest 21-27 JAN 2018: http://quartzfest.org/ Yuma Hamfest 16-17 FEB 2018: http://www.yumahamfest.org/ NO Palm Springs Hamfest for 2018: http://palmspringshamfest.com/ Thanks to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association for their support Claremont Ham Swap Meet, 20 JAN 2018: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/d/claremont-ham-radio-swap-meet/6461376100.html 2nd Quarter: EOC Net: 09 MAY 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: Gear in the Park 26 MAY 2018? Field Day 23-24 JUN 2018: More to follow Guest speaker: TBA Planning for Gear In The Park 2018: 26 MAY 2018 (invites have been stated at both the RCARA/RACES meeting 08 FEB and the ARES meeting on 12 FEB). The theme revolves around the standard "What's in your go-bag and why?" Along with the other groups being given the opportunity to have a booth and try their hand at recruiting and providing insight to the community concerning their craft.GIT-P: TBA "Radio Communications in Disaster" instructors to be provided by RIV ECG for City of RIV CERT: TBA 3rd Quarter: EOC Net: 15 AUG 2018 @ 1900-2000 NNO: https://natw.org/about One training & social event: TBA Guest speaker: TBA National Preparedness Month (SEP 2018) 4th Quarter: EOC Net: 14 NOV 2018 @ 1900-2000 One training & social event: TBA Guest Speaker: TBA The Great ShakeOut 2018 V. FEATURE PERSON/PRODUCT(S) Council Member Jeffery Giba: http://www.moval.org/city_council/council-d2.shtml Jeffrey J. Giba was elected to the Moreno Valley City Council in 2014 to represent Council District 2. His vision is to be a catalyst for dialog to bring the community together to make the great City of Moreno Valley a place “where our future begins.” Council Member Giba is a US Navy veteran with 24 years of service to the country. He is an experienced medical device design developer with more than a dozen patents, and is President/Owner of Eclectic Medical Device Consulting. He also spent 14 years teaching high school science classes. Council Member Giba has been a Moreno Valley resident since 1982 and has been actively involved in the community, including serving on the Planning Commission from 2011 until his election to the City Council. He is a founding member of the Hidden Springs Residents Committee and has served on several boards, commissions, and committees including the Ecological Preservation Committee, Economic Development Subcommittee, Finance Subcommittee, March Joint Powers Commission (MJPC), Recreational Trails Board, School Districts/City Joint Task Force Utilities Commission, and Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG). Currently, Council Member Giba represents the City as a member of the Regional Council of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and their sub-committees including the Audit Committee, Communication Committee, Earthquake Resilience Initiative, Legislative and Membership Committee, Open Data/Big Data Committee, and the Transportation Committee. He is also the City’s representative on the League of California Cities Legislative Communication and Transportation Committees. Moreover, Council Member Giba serves as the primary representative for the City on the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) which provides habitat conservation information as well as descriptive information regarding affected species. Council Member Giba works for the local community as a director on the board of two local non-profit organizations: Community Now and Music Changing Lives. Community Now works to create a safe and healthy community by working directly in the schools and in the community providing various programs including Safe Routes to School and anti-bullying programming. Music Changing Lives offers the high quality music and art enrichment programs to underprivileged and at-risk youth to help them improve their chances of achieving a positive and successful future Southern California Association of Governments or SCAG: http://www.scag.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx Founded in 1965, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, SCAG is designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and under state law as a Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a Council of Governments. The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles. The agency develops long-range regional transportation plans including sustainable communities strategy and growth forecast components, regional transportation improvement programs, regional housing needs allocations and a portion of the South Coast Air Quality management plans. In 1992, SCAG expanded its governing body, the Executive Committee, to a 70-member Regional Council to help accommodate new responsibilities mandated by the federal and state governments, as well as to provide more broad-based representation of Southern California’s cities and counties. With its expanded membership structure, SCAG created regional districts to provide for more diverse representation. The districts were formed with the intent to serve equal populations and communities of interest. Currently, the Regional Council consists of 86 members. In addition to the six counties and 191 cities that make up SCAG’s region, there are six County Transportation Commissions that hold the primary responsibility for programming and implementing transportation projects, programs and services in their respective counties. Additionally, SCAG Bylaws provide for representation of Native American tribes and Air Districts in the region on the Regional Council and Policy Committees. "Go Human" Promo: Southern California Association of Governments (Mayor Rusty Bailey at 1:28): VI. DISCUSSION TOPIC Take a look at the information about SCAG and let's discuss this next week. There are some very interesting pieces to this puzzle and it is intriguing to say the least based on models and predictions present alone. An example of the recent presentation to the West Riverside ARES group this past MON, 09 APR 2018 by Moreno Valley Council Member Jeffery Giba, a SCAG member. An example of the presentation: VII. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT DR Lucy Jones, Earthquake early warning interview:
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