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 Emergency Radio Comms - 

The "Shingletown Emergency Radio" Plan

For the Station Operators who have their radios turned on.

In Shingletown, STARC is assisting with the SER Smoke Check,  Earthquake, and Situation Reporting emergency radio plans. 

This is  great for Shingletown and surrounding areas! 

Thank you STARC.

Read about the positive community service procedures and activities conducted by Ham Radio Operators using the SER PLAN HERE.

Help stop disasters before they happen.

When there is smoke at 2:00 A.M., and your question is - "where is the fire"? (and the fire department is asking "where is the fire" ? ...

"The few who matter, are on frequency."

 One part of this program is about coordinating Station Operators from different reporting locations in the mountains / hills of our community in an effort to triangulate on possible source locations of smoke.

PART 1:   SER - Scheduled Nets / Formats. 

There are 3 Net Categories: 

 Smoke,   Earthquake,   and  Situation reports.  

FREQUENCY PLAN:   USE FREQ. PLAN / SCHED.: FORMAT NOVEMBER, BLOCK 2. 

Procedure for Designating Primary Frequency / Alternate Primary Frequency when low battery, bad weather, non operating repeaters and other situations in on page 2 of Format November.

Net Time - 1900 HOURS THURSDAY

IF A SITUATION ARISES,  SER PLAN NETS MAY BE ACTIVATED BY ANY PARTICIPATING STATION OPERATOR AT ANY TIME (24/7).  SCAN THE PLAN FOR ACTIVATION ALERTS. Your radio must be turned ON, and Scanning the Plan (or be on the Alert Frequency), to make the plan work..

SMOKE NET  -  FORMS

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND HAVE IN YOUR GO-KIT

 
FORMAT TANGO 4 - Smoke Check Report    08/ 2017
 
FORMAT MIKE 7 - Smoke Report Word Meanings and Q codes  UPDATED  2017 08
FORMAT ROMEO 7 - SMOKE LOOKOUT LOCATIONS   (version 20171022 (form erroneously shows 2016, but is 2017 version)
Other suggested items:  compass; protractor; straight edge; laminated map; grease pencil

EARTHQUAKE NET - FORMS

FORMAT TANGO - Earthquake Reporting Event Call in (EQ, Explosion etc...)

 

SITUATION REPORT NET - FORMS

FORMAT TANGO 9 - Situtation Report Net QXi D 20171110
 

What are these local "Q Codes" I hear?    

Why don't you just say - "I don't see any smoke or fire...?"

We use our local Q Codes "QW_" series for the MONITORING portion of the smoke reporting program (seeking 24/7 monitoring).  The Q Codes avoid long winded explanations, and provide defined brevity  (See Format Mike 7).  

For example, the Q Code "QWA" involves specific defined steps a station takes before transmitting.  It also avoids the use of the trigger words "smoke" or "fire".  

Consider this Q Code report:   

           "K6PDS, QWO viewing East  3 miles, light,  QWA, out". 

It is clear and understandable even when you are not next to your radio, or when the radio reception is not real clear. Under our procedures, merely giving your call sign means you are reporting from your home QTH.  Yes, you need to look up the meaning of the Q Code (format Mike 7). But only a few are routinely used. 

Compare the above Q Code report to this non defined report

 "... hey Joe, I am looking around and I don't see any smoke or fire but looks like its a little smoky to the east of me".  

If you look at the Q Code report, that message is very specific. A few words communicate a lot of information. 

In contrast, the non defined report, doesn't advise whether the person is mobile, or at home. It doesn't tell you what steps the station took to make the report. It doesn't tell you whether the station has classified the "little smoky" as general atmospheric smoke / haze, or as smoke from a fire, etc... . You probably would have to go to the radio and ask. 

One of the purposes of the monitoring plan is to have people "listening", and to avoid having  back and forth "chatter" on the frequency plan. Such non defined "chatter" will result in operators turning off their radios.

If there is an actual fire event, we use plain English in our smoke net (Format Tango 4).  The Reporting Nets are structured, brief and factual.  Mapping and triangulation is part of the Smoke Net. 

How about joining in?  

And yes, Q Codes are proper on VHF. Under the Plan, you pick your level of involvement.

"The few who matter, are on frequency."

Your family and home are important to you. 

Turn on, Tune in, and Scan the Plan. 

 

                  HF NETS ARE CONDUCTED ONLY WHEN ACTIVATED. 

Link for Incident Information  http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current

This is not a once a week  "check in net". 

This is an active community service by  local  Operators [seeking 24/7 monitoring] (any licensed Ham radio operator who can hear us)  who wants to take positive action to help locate smoke from a forest fire so that the Fire Department can respond and put it out, before our homes are burned to the ground.  Many operators can form the basis of a Radio Network to triangulate on potential sources of fire / smoke.  Mountains, shifting winds, ridges and valleys make it hard to locate a fire (especially at night).  Each person may not be able to monitor 24/7, but with a group, and each person making a bona fide attempt, it can be done.  We need many Radio Operators to make this work. Please join in.

Just turn on your radio and leave it on.

Help stop a disaster before it happens! Be proactive, not reactive.

You don't have to say anything. Just have your radios on and listen scanning the plan FREQUENCIES. Then respond when a smoke report is made, or other emergency is heard, or observed; or if you smell smoke, you call in your smoke report.  Obviously, we need people on the air to hear a call. That is where you come in - you merely report your situation from your home, or other location.  This is NOT a substitute for 911. If you have an emergency, dial 911. You can even listen on a "quiet" frequency so you don't hear people randomly talking. Control stations would map the results of radio smoke reports in an effort to locate the potential source of smoke and call in the results.  Want to join in?   

Call 474-3267 for information. 

This program seeks coordination with those who are monitoring their radios under the PLAN set up for local comms.  The PLANS are here.  Now, they  just need to be used. The informal group is  the Shingletown Emergency Radio Net.  ALL Ham operators are invited to take part - just turn on your radio(s),  and leave it on!

That's it.  

 It is what it is.   "The few who matter, are on frequency."

73    K6PDS

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You don't have to "join" or become a "member".  Just turn on your radio, follow the PLAN, and help out.

 

PLEASE JOIN IN.

 

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Part 2:      EMERGENCY CONTACT PLAN

NOTE:  FORMAT NOVEMBER  (above) (IS THE Shingletown Emergency Radio RADIO  NET FREQUENCY PLAN  (based on Shasta Emergency Radio)  .   

SER net controls will direct public to the FREQUENCIES IN FORMAT NOVEMBER   ONLY. 

SER Nets use the same plan for our weekly nets as for emergency situations (i.e.,  FORMAT NOVEMBER BLOCK 2).  That way, people get used to the same routine. Find us on the frequencies set forth in the plan.

Over  1 and 1/2 years (actually about 2 years as of July 2016)  have gone into this effort. There are other aspects of the plan. Deviations will only result in confusion and inability to communicate in disaster situations.    If you are really serious, then TURN ON YOUR RADIO AND LEAVE IT ON, MONITOR,  SHOW UP FOR EXERCISES,  AND HELP OUT WITH THE PLAN.

FIRE SEASON IS HERE - IT'S TIME FOR ACTION.  

Also, Net Controls need to know that someone is out there helping out. So please, speak up during the nets. At least check in at the requested time.  Please join in.

Thank you.  Shingletown Emergency Radio 

[FORMS ARE BELOW - please download and use-

PARTS 3 THROUGH 11, BELOW.

PART 12  IS OTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES]

*CONTACT*  Web Input Form

Or call: 530-474-3267

Download the frequency plan and start preparing for emergency communications in the event of such things as:  snow storms, power outages, flooding, civil unrest, etc... 

 

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:

Some Other Communication Emergency Formats:  (download and print out) - Place in your Emergency Comms Binder / Folder and have with your go-kit.

Be sure to have in your Ready GO KIT the lastest version of forms. Not all formats have been uploaded from prior web site (such in process) (CLICK ON LINKS)

     

PART 3:    SHASTA EMERGENCY RADIO NETS - EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OVERVIEW (MURS,  VHF, HF, FIELD OPERATIONS, LIAISON)

Links to some other information - page down to bottom of page (after FORMATS) - e.g., surviving a nuclear bomb, etc... .

     
PART 4:     MAPPING / Location Identification - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
     
   FORMAT ROMEO 4 Version 20160207 updated 20160423 SIMPLEX MAPPING - EMERGENCY RADIO COMMS (SIMPLEX) - continuing projecty (applies to forest fires, fire patrols, etc...)

[Base station to Base station / Base station to field locations]

   FORMAT ROMEO 5 N/A  Map of Shingletown Area - suggest you pick up map from the Shingletown Store (cost approx. $2.00).
   FORMAT ROMEO 6 Version  20160427 Highway 44 Road Markers and Locations for Reporting.
PART 5:  COMM LOGS / RADIOGRAM / etc...
   FORMAT SIERRA  Version    20150801        ICS 309-A  Comm Log
   FORMAT SIERRA 1   ARRL RADIOGRAM
   FORMAT SIERRA 2 Version  20150315 ICS 213 Plain Text General Message

PART 6:   EARTHQUAKE REPORTING               

   FORMAT TANGO              Version 20160414 Rev 20160501 Earthquake Reporting Event Call in (Earthquake, Explosion etc...)
   FORMAT TANGO 1 Version 20150221 Revised 20160501 Mike Mike Summary Report (Earthquake, Explosion etc...)
   FORMAT SCRIPT EQ/EX Version 20151031 Script - Earthquake / Explosion
   MIKE - MIKE EARTHQUAKE SCALE WALLET CARDS Version 20150129 Mike Mike Earthquake Scale Wallet Cards (carry with you)

(See Updated FORMAT TANGO 5 (combo EQ and smoke)

     

PART 7:  SMOKE CHECK REPORTING             

FORMAT SCRIPT 030 - SMOKE ALERT OUTLINE VERSION 20160909-   REVISED  FORMAT SCRIPT 030 - SMOKE ALERT OUTLINE
FORMAT SCRIPT 031- Smoke Alert  MAP  symbols VERSION 20160611 FORMAT SCRIPT 31 -SmokeAlertMAPsymbols20160611
 FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE ALERT PROCEDURES VERSION 20160518 FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE ALERT PROCEDURES SHINGLETOWN AREA)
   FORMAT TANGO 4   Smoke Check Report

see above (top of page)

Format Script - Training Script 101-smoke reports (for intake of smoke reports) Version 20160506 Format Script - Training Script 101-smoke reports (for intake of smoke reports)
Format Script - Training Script 201 - Relay Smoke Reports Version 20160509 Format Script - Training Script 201 Relay Smoke Reports
   FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE REPORTS VERSION 20160420 SMOKE CHECK NET SCRIPT
   FORMAT TANGO 5 - COMBINATION MIKE-MIKE EARTHQUAKE SCALE AND SMOKE REPORTING, WALLET CARD Version 20150129 Revised 20160422 MIKE-MIKE EARTHQUAKE SCALE AND SMOKE REPORTING, WALLET CARD.

CARRY WITH YOU (UPDATED FROM THE MIKE MIKE SCALE  WALLET CARD) (prior VERSION 20150129)

     
    Reference Material : Wind Direction and compass
     
PART 8:   FIELD TEAM(S) - AREA DRIVE THROUGH - RAPID NEEDS / DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
     
FORMAT UNIFORM - AREA DRIVE THROUGH Version 20150212 updated 20160510 (FILE DATED 20160511) AREA DRIVE THROUGH - RAPID NEEDS / DAMAGE ASSESSMENT 
FORMAT SCRIPT - Training Script 401 -Damage Assessments Version 20160512 FORMAT SCRIPT - Training Script 401 - Damage Assessments
     

PART 9:    NET CONTACT REPORTS - BLANK

   FORMAT PAPA 1   2 meter Version 20160406 Net Contact Report / Check in Listing (blank)
   FORMAT PAPA 3    HF Version 20151008 HF Frequency Report / Check in Listing (blank)
     

PART 10:  ROUTINE NET SCRIPTS                  

   FORMAT SCRIPT - MURS   Sample Murs Net Script  (non Hams can set up their own neighborhood net) (Also, listen to the Ham Net)
     
     

PART 11:  Refrence Materials:                                 

     
 Reference Material 004 -Tactical CAllsigns and Procedures   Tactical Callsigns and Procedures
 Reference Material 005- Q Codes   Q Codes
 Reference Material 006 - Common Abbrev. CW Work   Abbrev. CW Work
 ARRL NTS Methods And Practices Guidelines   ARRL NTS Methods And Practices Guidelines
     
  Lat / Long     Plotting points on maps using Latitude and Longitude
 Inter Agency Wildland Fire Module Field Guide 2012-2013   Inter Agency Wildland Fire Module Field Guide 2012-2013

PART 12:    OTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

 FLYER - HERE   SAMPLE TESTING - www.hamexam.org
GPS Coordinates:

http://www.gps-coordinates.net

  SAMPLE TESTING -  www.eham.net/exams

TinHatRanch/ How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb, Part 1: The First Minutes

  Radios
HF radio Ground Wave for Group Communications https://youtu.be/a3-bnIpDflc

 

 

 

COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS TEAMS

 

 

 

 

Is your County Prepared?

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Other:

  Quick Call         Morse Code Trainer (consider for emerg. comms)     CW light Video

 

Prior Versions:

FORMAT SCRIPT 030 - SMOKE ALERT OUTLINE   UPDATED 20160909

Symbols for Smoke Alert Mapping  

Smoke Report Word Meanings and Q codes FORMAT MIKE 7  UPDATED  2017 08

SMOKE LOOKOUT LOCATIONS - FORMAT ROMEO 7  (version 20160724)  

 

ALSO, Format is here (Script 201).  

Reference:  Format Script - Training Script 101-smoke reports (for intake of smoke reports)

FORMAT for Alert: (FORMAT SCRIPT - SMOKE ALERT PROCEDURES SHINGLETOWN AREA)

 

National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook Predictive Services National Interagency Fire Center                      

        Monthly Seasonal Outlook   Extended Outlook Image

 

 

   Nathan Zeliff  / ShastaDefense

 

Call: 530-474-3267