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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:Aug. 3, 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 should 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:

Imagine you're out of town on vacation or visiting friends (in the obvious distant future). You've taken only what you'd normally take on such a trip when suddenly a major catastrophe happens in your area. What would you be willing to do to help the local situation, if anything, given that you're out of your area and have no overseeing agency to give you directions and have just your skills. Do you hole up? Do you offer assistance to some organization? If you feel your answer must be situationally dependent, pick an example situation and state it before your answer. You have no rule book to follow for this one other than the good Samaritan law.

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
  • local skills
  • cooperation between cities
  • call for vol
KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt
  • contact list with potential nearby organizations
  • during flooding and earthquakes they often want sandbag fillers, etc
    • cert members know not to fill it to the top
  • generally orgs don't want spontaneous volunteers
W6KJX Lucile King
KK6POX Heather Spaulding
  • reach out to local organizations
  • government linked organizations
  • assistants
  • internet access, check social media -- often neighborhood requests

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
  • always have communication and medical equipment
  • work in the immediate area
  • was in hawaii during the volcano eruption
  • reached out to local CERT
  • they had it handled


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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock
AA6CS Christopher
KK6DIM Keith
AI6CS Charlie
  • help family, friends and neighbors
  • good Samaritan activities

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
  • make sure self and family are safe, focusing on that first
  • contact who at the community might be involved with disaster response
    • cert member out of the area
    • resource if needed
K6ABJ Aaron
  • immediate family and neighbors first
  • avail to neighbors first (as I would at home if removed from the CERT team)
  • reluctant to engage with any formal teams

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
  • family and self first
  • follow normal triage practice
    • identify those that can be saved

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



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]

Closing Traffic
  • Gary listed upcoming nets: ARES, YARS, Tuesday YARS meeting about solar flares affecting radio transmissions
  • Brad: k6mvr echolink doesn't work? - answer: link was shutdown because of inappropriate usage


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, including discussion comment summaries, will be available on the website shortly. If you wish to be on the announcement mailing list where weekly net reminders and net logs are sent, please contact net control after the net. 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”.

End time: 20:25