OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by DaveK » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:33 pm

Ham Radio in Emergencies

Ham Radio in emergencies is more important today than ever. Countless Ham radio groups are affiliated with law enforcement, community emergency response agencies, as well as FEMA, and many others. The vulnerability and weaknesses of our cell phone system is evident almost every time disaster strikes. It's overloaded or just inoperative, but the bottom line is that your cell phone, which should be your life line to help and the outside world, is down more than it is up, especially when it is needed most.

We are always amused by the self proclaimed, high tech experts that take cheap shots at Ham Radio, but find themselves relying on it in disasters, as it is one of the few things that work. So effective and reliable is Ham Radio, that FEMA has taken to rely on it heavily in floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires etc. And, even though the FCC has not approved the use of Pactor 4 for general Ham use, it has sanctioned it recently, on more than one occasion, for use in emergency communications during natural disasters. One of the best pieces of advice that we can offer is to be prepared for emergencies, and to make sure that Ham Radio is part of your preps. Boy Scout founder, Robert Baden Powell (back when they were boy scouts) was once asked by a reporter, "be prepared for what?" His answer was, "why, for any old thing." Sounds like really good advise!!!!!

During the net, we will be hearing from several organizations that to one extent or another, rely on Ham radio as part of their programs. One note of caution here. Not every local group in these organizations, makes Ham Radio a part of what they do, (or some just don't rely on it much at all.) Our recommendation - check 'em out and make sure that they use this effective and proven tool properly and sufficiently.

The groups that we will explore are SATERN, ARES, RACES, CERT, AMRRON, and Team Rubicon. What follows will be information and links that will enable you to begin your homework. There are two new kids on the block and we think they are worthy of your consideration, as they offer very impressive operations. They are Team Rubicon and AMRRON. The remaining groups likewise deserve your consideration, for they have a well earned reputation for service and effectiveness.


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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by lrsrngr » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:58 am

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.

Team Rubicon’s mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

This is the origin of "The Tribe" and who they represent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWtrIaWJOhI

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Kevin Kothlow from Team Rubicon, EMD Director Bruce Barton and Team Rubicon’s Emma Strong with the Community Service Award given at the SoCal Preparedness Summit.
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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by lrsrngr » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 am

Amateur Radio Emergency Services - ARES

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1. My Humble QTH Station – Bob Morris, KK6BXJ
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5. ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book
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6. New Standardized Training for Levels 1 – 3
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9. To Join Riverside County ARES send me an email at kk6bxj@arrl.net


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10. Find your ARES Section to Join - http://www.arrl.org/sections
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Weblink to ARRL ARES Section search: http://www.arrl.org/sections
Weblink to NW Riverside ARES: http://aresnwrc.org/
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Post by lrsrngr » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:01 am

Community Emergency Response Team - CERT

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

Participant's receive 20-hours of training in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations taught by Fire Department Personnel. CERT members learn how to organize to assist others in their neighborhood, school or workplace following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

The CERT Program concepts and practices further foster a sense of “whole community”, a priority for the City of Riverside. Under the direction of local emergency responders, CERT teams help provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims, providing damage assessment information, and organizing other volunteers at a disaster site.

Volunteers trained in CERT also offer a potential workforce for performing duties such as shelter support, crowd control and evacuation. The role of a CERT volunteer is to help themselves and to help others until trained emergency personnel arrive.

Radio communication is a vital resource multiplier. It has the potential to provide neighborhoods with very localized communication via the Family Radio Service blister pack radios (FRS, no license required). Better communication through the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS, FCC license requirement) and of course more wide spread communication through amateur radio (ham, FCC license requirement). A sound communication plan and infrastructure help to enhance safety and effectiveness among friends, family, neighbors and communities.

Each CERT communication plan is specific to their organization and whether they use ARES, RACES, ACS, DCS or some other form of communication support it often plays an important role aside from the governmental institution's communication plan and assets.

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"Phillip Stachelski started as the Community Preparedness Coordinator in October and is excited to join the City of Riverside Office of Emergency Management team, and help grow the CERT program as an asset to the city and its residents. He invites people to reach out if they are interested in the CERT program or any emergency preparedness activities. He can be reached at RivCityCERT@riversideca.gov."
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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by lrsrngr » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:02 am

The National American Radio Relay League - ARRL

For the Full effect, please browse the ARRL Orange Section website here: http://orange-arrl.org/
More on ARES: http://orange-arrl.org/index.php/ares-3/

Good Read for the new or interested emergency communicator: Ramblings August 2015 - by Duane Mariotti WB9RER - Clinical System Engineer in the Clinical Technology (Biomedical Engineering) Department. Mr. Mariotti is also appointed by KP Emergency Preparedness Group as the volunteer coordinator of the Kaiser Permanente Amateur Radio Network (KPARN), providing redundant emergency radio communications in all Kaiser Hospitals and critical facilities in Southern California. http://orange-arrl.org/wp-content/uploa ... t-2015.pdf

Examples of first 10, "Ramblings..." (6 page document)

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I would like to start by saying, "I reached into the sky and found a friend - 73-." This was given to me by my elmer W0OQQ (SK). I would like to thank my other elmers W6NSN(SK) an active ham for 76 years, tnx Dad, and W9RXC (SK).

I have been active in radio since the age of 10, constructing crystal radios and shortwave listening. Became WN6RMN in 1969 and has operated from South Dakota, Illinois, South Korea, China and California and life member of the ARRL. My wife Cathy, K6VC and I share a ham shack in Perris, CA is made up of a US Tower 72’, Steppir DB36 - 6m thru 40m, with an 80m dipole, 3 phased verticals on 160m "End Fire" six (6) directions. 2 beverages at 720', 25" loop antenna and 2m /220m/70cm.

Service to the community: ARRL Orange Section Manager (Orange, Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino County), a voluntary/elected position since 2003 http://www.orange-arrl.org. Special appointment by the ARRL President to the Ad Hoc Planning Committee (National Committee Authorized by the ARRL Board in 2002) President of the Southern California DX Club, Chairperson of the International DX Convention, base Mars Director, Amateur Radio Instructor, VE ARRL, W5YI, scoutmaster, Arrowhead Council scoutmaster training coordinator, Indian guides/princesses YMCA nation chief. One of the promotors of Amateur Radio Expo (promotes the hobby and youth involvement in Amateur Radio). Instructor for the ARRL EC001 course.

Awards: Southern California DX Club DXer of the year 2000, DXCC, WAS, WAZ, Bicentennial WAS award, The Volunteer Service Award Rapid City, South Dakota 1972 Flood, BSA Silver Beaver Award, District Achievement Award, Wood Badge.

Retired 25 yrs US Air Force, Missile Facilities R&D, and retired UC Irvine. I have a B.A.degree in Business Management from University of Redlands and certificates from UC Riverside in Facility Management and Educational Facilities.
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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by lrsrngr » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:16 pm

KK6CTT for the on line courtesy check-in please. I may be able to listen from work.

Emergency communications and disaster relief volunteer organizations is fulfilling work, it brought me back to radio after a career in the military supported by communications...love it. It can be rewarding and provide "sense of purpose" but understand this, "You run into individuals with type A personalities [like me for example] and you have to keep in perspective, mission first and foremost, selfless service, get the entire team to the finish line." Oh and a classic leadership 101 principle, "Lead from the front, lead by example!"

For the beginning EMCOMM enthusiast, I recommend the ARES Field Resource Manual: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%2 ... 0-2019.pdf

If you are in the Riverside/Orange area, the Riverside Emergency Communications Group hosts a net every Wednesday night on the KD6DDM Repeater at 146.610 (-) 103.5 where we discuss emergency preparedness, communications and anything that supports those to themes.

http://www.cert-emcomm.net/emergency-comm-group/

If there is time and anyone is interested, my colleague, Carrie, N6LMA can answer questions about the group. I'm good on QRZ if you would like more information or need help getting started, please feel free to reach out to me or the group.

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A non-denominational EMCOMM group. From prepper to casual enthusiast, we'd like to hear what you have to offer.
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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by TumbleweedJBL » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:15 pm

Jerry Fullerton, KD6JBL, 25 year veteran for FVRACES for the City of Fountain Valley. Organized and supported with the FV PD and recently requested by the FV FD for support. FVRACES web site: https://www.qsl.net/fvraces/

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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by toms » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:31 pm

https://www.w7yrc.org/nrabirthday/
NRA Birthday Special Event November 17, 2019

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) of Prescott, AZ, is planning to operate a special event station November 17, 2019, in celebration of the NRA’s 148th birthday. The special event station will operate from Gunsite Academy’s 2,000-acre campus in Paulden, AZ, north of Prescott. Due to the to the passing of Mike Campbell, K7NRA, the special event call sign will be that of the owner of Gunsite, Buz Mills, K7GST.

Operations will be conducted on the following frequencies: 7.040, 7.250, 14.040, 14.250, 21.040 and 21.335 MHz. The hours of operation will be from 1500 to 2400 UTC. KL7R will again be operating a satellite station.

All amateur stations, especially those operated by NRA members and Gunsite alumni, are urged to participate. A special certificate will be awarded to those stations making contact during the event.

QSL with a 9 x 12 SASE to:

YARC
P.O. Box 11994
Prescott, AZ 86304

OR

To receive a PDF certificate that you can print yourself, go to this website and fill out the form: http://w4gkf.com/k7nra/qso.htm

NOTE: We do not issue mode- or band-specific certificates. We will issue one certificate regardless of number of contacts.

For more information, contact
John Broughton, WB9VGJ
nrabirthday@w7yrc.org
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Re: OAUSA Net - November 14, 2019 - Ham Radio in Emergencies

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Post by KA9WDX » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:39 pm

Early check in please - Thanks

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:47 pm

Please check me in.

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