OAUSA Net - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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OAUSA Net - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by DaveK » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:40 am

Wildland Fire Driving

There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a very active fire season, and it seems that few sections of the South West have been spared. We have seen record breaking fires in some of the most beautiful and scenic areas anywhere, including Yosemite.

For those of us who travel to our favorite outback locations here in the States, we need to always be prepared to deal with the possibility of wild fires and how to safely exit. Our net will include a discussion of how to protect yourself in the event you are caught in an area of fire as well as some suggestions on how to avoid getting caught.

Here are a couple of websites that you should consult, BEFORE you begin your trip:

1. InciWeb. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

This site gives detailed information on fires in the U.S, including road closures, containment information, and much more. Consulting this website should be a mandatory part of your pre-trip planning. If you expect to travel to areas where there are active fires, you should have a means to regularly consult this site or be able to receive messages about the status of fires that may affect you.

2. Cal Fire. http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps

For those living in California, this site is another source that you should consult, for the reasons stated above.

3. National Weather Service (NOAA) Radio Broadcasts


NOAA broadcasts weather on a continual basis, throughout the country. Since weather significantly affects the extent and direction of wildfires, knowing current conditions, as well as predictions, can help you to avoid danger. The frequencies upon which NOAA broadcasts, should be programmed in your Ham radio. Here is what they say (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/)
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1025 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):

162.400

162.425

162.450

162.475

162.500

162.525

162.550
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Re: OAUSA Bet - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by Wildland909 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:50 pm

Good topic. I may have clarifying comments and answer questions if need be. Early check in please KN6FPT

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Re: OAUSA Bet - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by JackM-KK6WXQ » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:01 pm

Looking forward to the Net.

Early checkin please:

Jack M. KK6WXQ
Kevin P. KK6DGL
John D. KM6FXI

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Re: OAUSA Bet - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by KA9WDX » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:15 pm

Check in please - Thanks - Bernie

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Re: OAUSA Bet - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by Diesel4x » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:30 pm

Thanks for early check in, KF6KOC Randy

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Re: OAUSA Bet - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:47 pm

Please check-in John, KN6VL and Bruce, KD6GCO

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Re: OAUSA Bet - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by KK6DYO » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:51 pm

Please check me in. Thanks.

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Re: OAUSA Net - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by HsuuJrt » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:03 pm

Please give me an early check-in.
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Re: OAUSA Net - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:09 pm

Early check-in for WD6USA.

Thanks.
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Re: OAUSA Net - September 6, 2018 - Wildland Fire Driving

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Post by KM6OJB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:22 pm

This is KM6OJB - Joe. Can you please check me in.
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