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Net Log: Sacramento Valley CERT Net

About:Sacramento Valley CERT Net
Date:April 6, 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:

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Tonight's question was submitted by Brad, so thank you Brad!

"We heard about earthquakes in salt lake city and carson city recently. Would your evacuation route(s) change based on the Corona Virus news?, and if so how so"?

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
KG6SJT Greg Kruckewitt
  • depends what happens to the immediate area.
  • if it was in the bay area, they'd be heading this direction
  • for us, we need to check causeway, bridges, etc too
  • otherwise we're working in the neighborhood as CERT
W6KJX Lucile King
  • if house compromised, find a relative or friend
  • would likely need to be in a separate room
KK6POX Heather Spaulding
  • if headed to a smaller town, be sensative that locals have issues with out of town people taking resources

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
  • routes first based on infrastructure
  • secondarily based on infection rates
  • if my house is compromised, all utilities are buried which is helpful for avoiding lines
  • have a large tent at the property
  • don't think so
  • have PPE and a destination already
  • not too worried in galt for earthquakes
  • more likely people from bay area would come to us
  • camping gear and tent
KM6GMR Dean Thomas
  • not sure what would change
  • stay away from areas where citation occurs
  • Primary from second threat is an important distinguish


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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
AE6LM Lawrence Mondragon
K5FWD David Brock
AA6CS Christopher
  • not sure routes would change, but wouldn't head to hot zones
  • eval constantly and keep your eyes open for changes
KK6BIM Steve
KK6DIM Keith
  • check where lockdowns are; west is probably not the right direction to head

Sacramento Metro Fire CERT

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

Title Callsign Name Checkedin Notes
  • also near boise idaho
  • originally thinking would change, but avoiding hot zones make sense.
  • maybe wouldn't go to WA for exapmel
K6ABJ Aaron

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
  • routes likely won't change due to virus
  • think of other risks too
    • levies near dams, eg
    • those may affect routes

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
  • Davis CERT has potential deployment options; please respond to fire captain
  • Greg: san diego rolling out cert evacuation teams training about how things are rolling out; on youtube from a zoom meeting. link to it on sac valley ares
  • Gary: upcoming meetings/nets
    • regular nets tomorrow (yolo ares net, yars net,
    • tuesday YARS monthly meeting on this repeater followed by youtube presentation and then back to repeater at 7:30pm on k6mvr - topic: chirp for setting up radios
    • wednesday; sac amateur radio club will hold a zoom meeting; code will be sent out on the noon net this wednesday


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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