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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:March 23, 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:

Insects. Which ones do you love? Which ones do you hate? Which ones are you most concerned about when on deployment. What do you to work through those problems and what solutions do you have for pests in the field.

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

ticks - check frequently, flick off, wear long pants, tuck pants into socks

KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt

yellow jackets and wasps - swell up but annoying - stay away from them

W6KJX Lucile King

loves bees and butterflies. Wasps are the concern, with swelling and itching. Carry benedrill.

KK6POX Heather Spaulding

First career was entomologist. Loves ground beetles as they make good predetors. Not a big fan of ear wigs. Most concerned about ticks. Wear gators to cover the bottom of the pants. You can get certified to carry an eppie pen. Cal emfa has training info. Get CPR cert up to date too. Takes some time and paperwork but worth it.

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

black widows, brown rec. and scorpiens are nasty. Best thing to do is kill them.

KM6GMR Dean Thomas

Not here



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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock

like mosquito warriors. don't like fire ants. Don't have them here yet. But they can lead to reactions that get worse and worse.

AA6CS Christopher

scorpians and wasps -- anything stingy or venomy

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 like centipedes - lots in the area ; when spraying wasps, leave nests there for a bit.

K6ABJ Aaron

don't like ticks - like preying mantises and lady bugs.


loves preying mantis. Don't ants or mosquitoes


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

wasps around the ranch - catch them in the nests and knock down the nests. Wasps go for the eyes.

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

Heather: Mosquito hawks don't eat mosquitoes unfortunately. But the larvae can be pests in large numbers. Southern california has fire ants. Northern CA has a breed, but they're not as bad here. Mosquitoes: dragon flies eat mosquitoes.

Brad: informal net about corona at 7:30am in the morning on w6ek, and n6na repeater at 7:30pm has a net, will find people who register and don't check into the net to make sure they're ok.



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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