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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:April 18, 2021
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 pacific 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.

Introduction

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 pacific time on the K6MVR repeater on a frequency of 147.000 MHz, with a minus offset and a CTCSS tone of 136.5 hertz.

Is there any emergency or priority traffic that needs to be handled before we begin the net?

  • [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 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 that checked in 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:

In a lightning storm, how do you or would you alter you use of ham and other radios to protect them and you from lightening damage?

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
  • if you disconnect your radios from the atennas then it protects your radios further even if atennas are grounded.
  • In particular, lightning will take all paths to ground
KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt
  • if close and strong, unplug external atennas
  • put coax in a connector in a coffee cup or something insulating
  • Don't hold hands up high, etc.
  • stay in your car if in one
W6KJX Lucile King
  • unplug external antennas from house
KK6POX Heather Spaulding

Elk Grove / Galt

We now ask Elk Grove / Galt City CERT members to check into the net.

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
KG6VBM Jim
KK6QIO June
KK6QIP Jack
KN6AZC Doug
KJ6IEX Paul

Folsom

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock
AA6CS Christopher
  • out in the field may be hard to ground
  • start disconnecting things
  • fall back to HTs for safety
  • stay in your car if in a car
  • don't be the tallest object around yourself
KK6DIM Keith
KR6RAO Kishore
  • get out of the storm
  • safety is number 1
  • ensure any attenna has good grounding and lightning protection
  • ensure comms team has a plan
  • if in your car, does the height of the antenna matter? Doesn't the rain make a path to ground?

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
KM6RIW Brad
  • california doesn't get many dangerous lightning storms
  • generally need to do much
  • will turn radios off
  • unless lightning is severe or close
  • if in a car, stop under a overpass
K6ABJ Aaron
KM6RIX Mike
  • battery HTs shouldn't be a problem
  • Any antenna with an altitude should be disconnected
KM6JSM Matt
AD6DM Dennis Majado

West Sacramento

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
KM6NJW Christian Goodman
KK6SBI Zach

Woodland

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
WA6TQJ Gary
  • in a car: would you stay in the car or stay in?

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.

Visitors

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
KJ6WOI

Sacramento

Post-Rollcall

Discussion

We will now move into the discussion portion of this net.  We will first run through the roster of CERT members that have checked in and ask each station to respond to today's topic.  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

We will do general announcements in a minute. But first we'll continue our discussion period about tonight's topic. Are there any CERT members or guests that wish to make additional comments related to tonight's discussion topic? 

  • [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
  • 8pm monday yolo ares on ke6yuv 146.970- PL123
  • 8:30pm monday YARS net on this repeater with a round table discussion
  • cache ridge ride support on may 1
  • western states and/or tevis horse ride in the sierras this summer
  • american river ride was yesterday
Closing

Closing

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 log.hamtools.org after the net. If you wish to be on the announcement mailing list where weekly net reminders and net summary logs are sent, please contact net control after the net. Thank you for participating tonight 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: 20:23