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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:March 29, 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:

Name things you should do after your 12 hour shift is over when deployed to a CERT or other event. What should you do to wrap up before going to bed that night.

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
  • tell your overseeing agency
  • return any loaned equipment
  • repack bag
KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt
  • make sure you brief whomever is replacing you
  • what should they be aware of and ready for their shift
W6KJX Lucile King
  • fill out your log
KK6POX Heather Spaulding
  • if you live alone, check in with whomever you'll check in with to make sure you get home ok.
  • plug in phone to charge
  • plug in and recharge batteries

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
  • personal hygiene and decontamination (including our vehicle)
  • clean clothes
  • clean hands
  • clean steering wheel, etc

[nothing to add at this point]

KM6GMR Dean Thomas
  • getting home safely requires: don't fall asleep
  • do a self-check to see how alert you are
  • take a nap?


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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock
AA6CS Christopher
KK6BIM Steve

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
  • think about what time you might need to return and plan your schedule
  • put flashlight at top of bag so it's easy to find at night next time
K6ABJ Aaron
  • restock supplies in the go-kit

[ not present for answers ]


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
  • Check a list of items you brought to make sure you have everything.

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


K6KN Bill
  • Woodland
  • write down after-action report of things that could be improved.
    • eg: connectors that didn't work


Closing Traffic


  • Almost everything has been cancelled this year
  • Many volunteers are not being called out because of this
  • The corona virus is only one problem right now, but other things might require people like earthquakes, etc.
    • Salt Lake City had a recent disaster
  • communications might be needed


  • mailing list will be sent copies of the net logs starting tonight
  • net controls always needed for those that want to run a net


  • listed upcoming nets/events (Yolo ARES, YARS, Noon Net)
  • upcoming meetings
    • YARS on tuesday on k6mvr (with presentation the web)
    • sac radio club will be holding a zoom net


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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