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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:Aug. 24, 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:

Thank you to Lucile who provided tonight's discussion topic.

Imagine you've been told you have a short period of time to leave your house due to an encroaching fire. What do you take? Which go kits do you take? Would you take your CERT bag? Would you take your ham radio go kit if you have one? How would the length of the warning time affect your decisions? What if you had a 15 minute warning? What if you had 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours?

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
  • food?
  • yes on cert bag
KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt
  • never let gas tank get below a half of tank
  • id
  • meds
  • laptop
  • radio equipment
  • minimum of $40
    • atms don't work with power out
  • when disasters happen - have to watch for thieves and other issues
W6KJX Lucile King
  • go bag
  • small duffle
  • passport and other documents
  • purse, computer, cell phone
  • charger
  • cash
  • meds
  • water
  • question came from repacking the go bag
KK6POX Heather Spaulding
  • checklist is helpful
  • put the cat in the carrier so they don't hide
  • wallet, keys, phone, computer
  • backup hard drive

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
  • truck full of items already
  • with more notice, important paperwork and memorials
  • two cases of water
  • food packets that are good for 75 years
  • cert bag
  • compases, etc
  • extra batteries
  • family
  • water
  • go bag
  • important docs
  • cash


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

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
  • it's all about lead time
  • 15 minutes means ensuring everyone got the message (family members)
  • open gates for the horses
  • go bags:
    • personal go back
    • radio if time
    • lower priority would be CERT
  • consider routes to leave by
  • RV if a lot of time
  • what's the range of cash value to keep in a go bag
  • how often do you cycle?
K6ABJ Aaron
  • 15 minutes - CERT bag
  • ARES group
  • medications
  • papers from the safe
  • motor home if enough time
  • animals

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
  • identification
  • computers
  • medical supplies

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
WW6DEF Darryl

from Orangevale - go bag - cash - firearms - camper trailer - laptop


Woodland - large backpack with gear next to it - zip log bag with manuals, etc - pills - car is fairly loaded already anyway - plan ahead so you're ready to go

  • Need something other than just $20s -- change is hard to come by
  • keep a duffle next to the safe



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


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: 20:28