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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:May 4, 2020
Net Control:WS6Z
Opening Announcements

5 Minutes Before

Attention all stations. The Sacramento Valley Multi-city CERT net will begin on the K6MVR repeater at 20:00 hours local time. Thank you in advance for the use of this frequency. This is NAME, CALLSIGN, net control for this evening and standing by for the net.


Good evening, this is the Sacramento Valley Multi-City Community Emergency Response Team net. I am NAME, CALL, net control for this evening. This net is for Sacramento Valley CERT teams and residents to discuss aspects of community supported emergency operations in the greater Sacramento area. It meets every Sunday night at 20:00 hours on the K6MVR repeater on a frequency of 147.000 MHz, and a minus offset with a CTCSS tone of 136.5 hertz.

Is there any emergency or priority traffic that needs to be handled first?

  • [pause and listen for 10 seconds for any emergency traffic that needs to be handled]

Every week we will have a discussion topic or question for net participants to respond to, about CERT related activities and skills, emergency preparedness, fictitious situations to consider or about current events within the Sacramento Valley. These discussion topics and simulations are designed to promote thought and discussion. As a reminder, CERT teams never self deploy and always take actual actions and direction from their overseeing agency. After roll call, we will ask each station to respond to the question and hold a discussion based on it. After roll call and discussions, we will open the net to any stations with other announcements or traffic.

Today’s question is:

Our question tonight was suggested by Gary, WA6TQJ. Thank you for the question Gary!

Under what conditions do you think our local city, county, state and country should consider 're-opening' for increased business and returning to more normal ways of life. What stages/steps do you think are necessary? What is your personal opinion on the subject. Please limit this discussion to just your thoughts, refraining from political statements.

Now we will begin CERT team roll calls, grouped by participating City CERT teams. We will take any late or missing members after roll call finishes. After roll call, we will call for visiting stations.

Davis City CERT

We now ask Davis City CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
WS6Z Wes Hardaker
  • ideally based on the number of open beds in hospitals
KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt
  • CDC guidelines are straight forward
  • can hospitals handle an increased rate
  • testing people is needed
  • contact tracing is needed
W6KJX Lucile King
  • Currently being opened way too quickly
  • Wait until possibility of infection is low
  • sustained reduction of cases for 14 days
KK6POX Heather Spaulding
  • Maybe opening up schools before people go back to work
  • thought is that kids are lower risk of spreaders
  • hard to have work open before schools if parents have to go to work

Elk Grove / Galt

We now ask Elk Grove / Galt City CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
KC6SGT George Carrington
  • based on science
  • concern to high risk categories
  • if spikes in area, we should open up more
  • business owners should make a choice
  • reduced class rooms and social distancing is necessary
  • hard to do this with modern school system spaces
  • still wear masks around
  • Longer this goes, the bigger the economic risk
  • Maintain regular schedule now
  • limit outings now
  • wear masks near people
  • really need to hold back on massive crowds like sports, concerts, etc
  • we need to open more now
  • data shows success so far
  • people are saying to-heck-with-it now


We now ask Folsom CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock
  • decisions should be made at lowest level possible
  • municipalities, counties, etc
  • northern CA in particular has done a good job
  • do worry about a second wave
  • worried about people not wearing masks and not social distancing
AA6CS Christopher
  • we're not doing enough testing now
  • folsom is involved at cal expo
  • lack of testing seems like a wide concern there
KK6DIM Keith
  • would like to see more anti-body testing
AI6CS Charlie
  • follow CDC guidelines
  • start with medical facilities
  • let directors decide when to do elective procedures
  • let dentists make decisions
  • use monitoring tools like google/apples' for example

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

We now ask Sacramento Metro Fire CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
  • Deceptively complex question
  • we've done a good job getting information out
  • good to push the decision down to individual businesses
  • concern with employees that aren't comfortable to come back
K6ABJ Aaron
  • in and out tonight

West Sacramento

We now ask West Sacramento CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
KM6NJW Christian Goodman


We now ask Woodland CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
  • yolo has 213k people
  • 32 have needed to be hospitalized
  • 25 were over 55 in age
  • 6 deaths (site says 17)
  • news comes larger areas like NY and looks more grim
  • regional openings seem more wise
  • look at youtube for 'heard immunity'

Late Members

We will do visitor checkins in a moment, but first are there any late members of Sacramento Valley CERT teams, or CERT members that aren’t on the roster that would like to check into tonight’s net?

Handle any late checkins

This is [NAME], [CALLSIGN] net control operator.


We will now accept visitor checkins to the Sacramento Valley Multi-City CERT net.  You do not need to be affiliated with a CERT team to check into our net. All visitors are welcome.  If you're a visiting station that would like to check in, please come now with your callsign, name and location.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes


Closing Traffic
  • Gary listed upcoming nets
  • for those that use winlink for emergency traffic: an updated PDF has an index of all the forms needed


We will now move into the discussion portion of this net.  We’ll run through the roster of CERT members and visitors that checked in first and ask them to respond to the question.  Afterward we’ll open the discussion to all stations for additional comments.

  • [Run through the roster of check-ins and record answers above]

Additional Discussion

Are there any CERT members or guests that wish to make any additional comments related to tonight's discussion topic?  We will do general announcements after the discussion period.

  • [Add any additional comments to the notes above]

General Announcements

Are there any net participants with announcements, CERT activities, event reports or who have other traffic for the net?

  • [Record general announcements below]


Hearing no more traffic or checkins, I will now close today’s Sacramento Valley Multi-city CERT net, at TIME.

The log notes for this net will be available on the website shortly. Thank you for participating and talk to you next week!

I would to thank the control operator and users of the K6MVR repeater for the use of this frequency. This is NAME, CALL “listening” or “signing-off”.

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