THOUGHTS JUNE-JULY 2017

APRS – K6ETA
We have been adding a lot of APRS infrastructure around Sonoma County and West Marin – and it is now feasible for us to use APRS during drills and activations. Expect training activities using APRS in the near future!  -Steve

South County Unit Leader and Assistants

Unit Leader Eric Swanson WB6MVT 707-762-3118 707-478-3408
Assistant Harold Nygaard KD6WYF 707-763-0331 H 707-536-3285 C
Assistant David Pearson K6DBP 707-280-8499 C
Petaluma EOC
Cotati EOC John Barkdoll W6JEB 707-591-1323
Rohnert Park EOC John Magnuson KK6FAD 707-795-0464 H
SSU EOC
Packet Susie Demarinis N6SED 707-782-0678
APRS Ed Jacobson W1EJ 707-364-4482
ATV Robert Belknap W7RAB 510-394-4890

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More (Nets, Links, Downloads, Contacts)

Event Day Time Freq / Repeater Instructions
Weekly ACS Net Every Monday 1915 146.91R – 88.5 PL Check in Monday night at 1915 hours for the latest information. See "Nets" section for details.

General Information

Unit Leader: Eric Swanson (WB6MVT)
Assistant Unit Leaders: Petaluma: Harold Nygaard (KD6WYF)
Rohnert Park, Cotati & SSU: David Pearson (K6DBP)
EOC Coordinators: Petaluma:
Rohnert Park: John Magnuson (KK6FAD)
Cotati: John Barkdoll (W6JEB)
SSU:

 

 Coordinated EOC Radio Tests
 Unit Leader Meetings To be added

Nets

When What Frequency/Repeater
Mondays at 1900 hours Sonoma County ACS Net 146.730 – 88.5 PL
145.350 – 88.5 PL (alternate)
Mondays at 1915 hours South Sonoma County ACS Net 146.910 – 88.5 PL
Tuesdays at 1930 hours Sonoma-Mendocino Coast HF Net 3.928 MHz (or there about) 7.245 MHz (Emergency net day light frequency)

Frequencies

Purpose Frequency
Tactical Repeater 146.910 – 88.5 PL
146.910 – 88.5 PL (decode) Simplex if Repeater fails
Tactical Simplex – EOC TO EOC 146.550 Simplex
Resource Simplex Petaluma 147.495 Simplex
Resource Simplex Rohnert Park, Cotati, SSU 147.405 Simplex
South County EOC-EOC /ATV 223.460 Simplex
Rohnert Park CERT Simplex 146.420 Simplex
County Emergency HF Day 7245 kHz
County Emergency HF Night 3915 kHz
STATE WEEKLY OES NET WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM 7230 kHz

Downloads

ACS Manual

Volunteer Handbook

RMS Express ICS-213 Form for Sonoma County ACS

ACS_Packet_Manual

Links

Sonoma County Operational Area ACS

Earthquake Information USGS

Weather NOAA

Redwood Empire DX Association (REDXA)

Sonoma Mountain Repeater Society SMRS

Amateur Radio ARRL ARES

Winlink 2000 www.winlink.org

FEMA Independent Study: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100

ACS Level One Training Requirements (in addition to in-person training)
IS-100  Introduction to Incident Command System IS-100
IS-700 ICS for National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction IS-700

ACS Level Two Training Requirements (in addition to in-person training)
IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Inital Action Incidents ICS-200
IS-800 ICS for National Response Framework, An Introduction IS-800

All FEMA Independent Study Courses FEMA Courses

People To Contact

Unit leader – WB6MVT (Eric)

Packet, Winlink and APRS – N6SED (Susie)

ATV – W7RAB (Robert)

Training – Mike KD6LYU

Hospital Net – WB6MVT (Eric)

Web Site Maintenance – David K6DBP

 

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South County Membership Roster

Revision 06 July 2019
KI6B Bob

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KG6BZH Dave

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K6DBP David

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KB6DTL Steve

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KB0EAT Richard

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W1EJ Ed

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K6ETA Steve

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KK6FAD John

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KG6FMK Rose

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KJ6FMQ Doris

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N6GTF Helen

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WA6HJZ Mike

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KK6HQT Peter

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W6JEB John

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KI6LGS Bea

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KD6LYU Mike

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WB6MVT Eric

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KI6NKB Judith

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KG6NUQ Jon

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KA6OPN Dawn

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KJ6ORD Dean

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WA6PXW Frank

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W7RAB Robert

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W6RMC Tim

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N6SED Susie

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KM6URJ Barbara

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KM6URP Kathy

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N0VVM Phil

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WB6WPN Greg

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KD6WYF Harold

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KD6WYH Tony

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W6XZZ Tony

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KB6YNO Eric

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KG6ZKQ Marc

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K6ZMF Jack

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KI6ZVD Pauline

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Relay Stations
Bodega Bay
Point Reyes Station
Sea Ranch
Dillon Beach KM6Y Jeff (  )

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Net Script

(Revision 05 Dec 2018)

1) At 1900 hrs. monitor 146.730 MHz., ACS County net, take notes so the information presented can be repeated on the local net.

2) At 1910 hrs tune to 146.910 MHz., listen for any traffic, then make the announcement:

The weekly Sonoma ACS South County Net will begin in 5 minutes.

3) At 1915 read the following:

Good evening, this is ________ (give name and callsign) Net Control for the weekly Monday night Sonoma ACS South County Net. The purpose of this net is to share ACS, ARES, VIP and CAP information. This net serves the cities of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, and surrounding areas and also provides relay traffic to the coastal relays.  BREAK

If you need the repeater for an emergency during the net, please break in using the words emergency traffic when transmitting. BREAK

Check in is by roll-call. You do not have to be an ACS member to check in, however an interest in joining ACS is appreciated.

ACS is the county Auxiliary Communications Service
ARES, is the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
VIP, is the Cal. Fire Volunteers In Prevention program.
CAP, is the Civil Air Patrol.

These emergency communication groups are presently interfaced to the County of Sonoma through the Department Of Emergency Services ACS.

Check our web site at southcountyacs.org for important dates and further information. [repeat the web address]

STAND BY FOR ROLL-CALL.

4) After a short pause ID with your call letters then begin roll-call at the call letters below yours. Remember, 146.910 does not key up quickly. When you come to the first person who checks in, ask if they can be Net Control Station (NCS) next time. If they agree, then ask the next person to check in if they will be the Alternate NCS.

Don’t forget late or missed check-ins and guest check-ins.

Are there any late or missed check-ins? Members only for now, please.

5) Id, then recap the county net. Pause occasionally by saying “BREAK” then un-keying and waiting for the repeater squelch-tail.

Does anyone have any questions regarding the announcements?

Next I’ll introduce the unit leader and assistants.

  • Unit Leader – Eric WB6MVT – do you have anything for the net?
  • Assistant Unit Leader – Harold KD6WYF – do you have anything for the net?
  • Assistant Unit Leader – David K6DBP – do you have anything for the net?
  • Training  – Mike KD6LYU – do you have anything for the net?
  • Packet – Susie N6SED – do you have anything for the net?
  • APRS  – Ed W1EJ – do you have anything for the net?
  • ATV  Robert W7RAB – do you have anything for the net?

Are there other agency representatives with any traffic?

Is there a coast relay representative with any traffic?

Does anyone have anything for the net?

6) When no further traffic take late and guest check-ins.

Are there any late or missed member check-ins or guests?

Thanks to all who checked in, you are all released. This net is closed. We thank the Sonoma Mountain Repeater Society for the use of this repeater system and now return it to general amateur radio use.

This is… (name and callsign) CLEAR.

7) Get a copy of the check-ins to WB6MVT so he can turn them in to the county. If he is not on the net, email him at emswanson@comcast.netM/a>