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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:March 16, 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:

Today let's the topic on everyone's mind. Specifically, what impact has the recent outbreak of COVID-19 had on your personally, or people you know. Most specifically, do you actually know anyone that has it (please don't give names, just a yes/no/or count)? Provide any other information you feel is helpful about how you're handling the situation.

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

older relatives being taken care of. don't know of anyone. hibernating

KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt

don't know anyone; big problem for a lot of parents with multiple weeks, putting kids at home. Concern if grandparents are helping out with kids. Web sites like scholastic, kahn, youtube, etc have classes to watch. Have equipment ready. Travis AFB has sent a memo that isn't letting anyone travel by commercial air.

W6KJX Lucile King

don't know anyone; densist office is closed. doctors and medical personnel

KK6POX Heather Spaulding

don't know anyone. Affecting her at work. Training and similar is difficult. Trying not to do instruction in person at the university. Relative works in a hospital, so some concern there. If you're in yolo county, there is a covid-19 yolo community response group on facebook providing advice, etc. Coordinating services like child care, etc.

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

Concern about over-hype. Listen to people. Use good hygine. My research has shown 3 potential drugs which may help, which is positive.


Quarantine is hard to balance between how much is too much or too little.

KM6GMR Dean Thomas

moved out of the area; drop from roster



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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock

not here later

AA6CS Christopher

Don't know anyone personally. Has ruined wedding plans, receptions cancelled, etc. Honeymoon is also cancelled. Have friends in Italy who's grandparents have passed away. Wash your hands. Keep away from people.

KK6BIM Steve

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes

don't know anyone. know two people indirectly that have undergone lock down in assisted living. If emergency staff is called brings into question whether or not older volunteers should go.

K6ABJ Aaron

Sister in a lock-down assisted living facility. They need supplies. Testing everyone every couple of hours. I'm self-quarantining too. Not changing a huge amount yet.


don't know anyone. Son had strep, but wasn't covid. Another person may lose a job due to service industry slowing.

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

traffic on the freeway is bad. The cows don't care [gary has cows on a ranch]. Bike race today was cancelled. other countries have had many similar problems.

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
KN6HKN Chris

concord - make good decisions; don't travel and don't go into the office when sick.


Closing Traffic
  • Gary listed upcoming nets (Yolo ARES, YARS nets on monday)
  • Wes mentioned that tonight's notes are logged at


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. 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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