SER Scan Plan
STARC 165 repeater removed from SER Scan Plan.
EMERGENCY NETS WILL NO LONGER BE HELD ON THE 165 REPEATER!
STARC CLUB IS NO LONGER HELPING WITH THE SER PLAN.
OWNS THE 165 REPEATER AND HAS ADVISED THAT NON HAMS ARE NO
LONGER ALLOWED TO USE THE 165 REPEATER FOR EMERGENCY
COMMUNICATIONS. THIS MOST LIKELY IS A VIOLATION OF FCC
165 REPEATER IS NOW FOR GENERAL HAMS TALK AND GENERAL HAM CHIT
CHAT 24/7, WHICH RENDERS IS UNSUITABLE FOR EMERGENCY
COMMUNCIATIONS MONITORING 24/7.
STARC CLUB BOYCOTTED AN ACTUAL SHINGLETOWN WILDFIRE (I.E.,
MEMBERS HEARD THE REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE AND DID NOT RENDER
STARC CLUB IS BOYCOTTING SER PRACTICE SESSIONS.
HAM USING THE 760 REPEATER AND/OR 505 SIMPLEX IS REQUESTED TO
FOLLOW SER PLAN AND PROCEDURES TO AVOID INTERFERENCE WITH THE
SER EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN.
STARC IS NOT TO USE ANY SER PLAN PROCEDURES, METHODS OR ANY
OTHER PLAN MATERIALS ON THE 165 REPEATER (OR OTHER STARC
FREQUENCIES FOR ITS HAMS) SO AS TO AVOID INTERFERENCE AND
CONFUSION WITH THE SER EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN.
for removing 165 repeater include: the President of STARC (W6IO
- Dar Walker) reversed the 165 repeater policy and advised that non
hams are no longer allowed to use the 165 repeater for emergency
communications. Such was in specific reference to, and
as a result of, the the Shingletown Fire Net where
two wildfires were burning at the same time in Shingletown (one
at each end of Shingletown). During that emergency SER Fire Net,
W6IO abandoned his position during the FIRE NET and a non Ham
was needed for a short time to fill the position of
Monitoring Cal Fire Dispatch (such being the position that Dar
Walker had abandoned with no other Hams being able to
the President of STARC (Dar Walker) arbitrarily
and capriciously reversed the long standing 8:00
O’CLOCK procedure which had been in place for the 165 repeater.
and other egregious, inappropriate,
.... actions by Dar Walker and STARC have rendered the 165
repeater unsuitable for emergency notification and alerting for
24/7 monitoring, as well as for emergency nets (e.g.,
wildfires, evacuations, earthquake, etc..). The 165
repeater is now for general Ham talk and general Ham Chit Chat
on a 24/7 basis. Go HERE