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The Shingletown Emergency Radio - EROC TEAM

Emergency Radio Communication Plan - Wild Fires, Earthquakes, Storms, Power Outages,  Smoke Checks, etc... 

ALL STATIONS MUST CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

 Malicious Interference with Emergency Communications Plan. 11/20/2022 - the 760 repeater has been  placed back on Monitor mode only (no ability to transmit).  This was done because of malicious interference with emergency communications equipment. - here.

WARNING: Radios must be updated. If your radio doesn't show any of the following when you turn it on, then updating is required:  L5.1;  L4.1;  L3.1;  L2.1;  L.1.5; OR  L 1.00; OR  L 00 . 

Sign - EROC Fire comms.jpg (936771 bytes)

   INCIDENT / RESOURCE INFO       

   AFTER ACTION RPTS; PRACTICE NETS, DRILLS;   More

  THANK YOU - EMERGENCY RADIO OPERATIONS CENTER TEAM !

Link to: Shasta Forest Village Property Owners Association

    PUBLIC CAN LISTEN TO NETS ON CHANNEL 10,  CHANNEL 13, OR CHANNEL 9,  AS INSTRUCTED BY EROC TEAM NET CONTROL STATIONS.  AREAS conduct Area specific operations on their previously allocated Channel 1.  If  AREAS desire to participate in the Overall  Shingletown Emergency Radio Net,  they must follow SER Procedures. 

THIS WEB SITE IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL SER PLAN SOURCE OF INFORMATION.

FORMATS AND REPORTS ARE BELOW 
SCRIPTS

SER - BULLET POINT NET SCRIPT - EMERGENCY RADIO OPERATIONS CENTER - VILLAGE  6/20/2022 VERSION         (historical reference: prior version)

FMT KILO 9M - AREA NEIGHBORHOOD NET SCRIPT-FOR TAKING RPTS. (Area Leads to follow SER Plan).

OVERVIEW
EROC - Emergency Radio Operations Center - overiew 
     
FIRE NETS

[PLAIN ENGLISH]

EVACUATIONS 

[PLAIN ENGLISH]

 SITUATION REPORTS

[ Q CODES NON EMERGENCY]

 

 Map Shingletown - POSSIBLE ROAD REFERENCES FOR EVACUATION  002  Source AAA

 

FMT TANGO 7M - AREA FIRE NET ACTIVATION CRITERIA  Radio EVACUATION ALERTING AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS PLAN (MOBILE NET PROCEDURE) 7/13/2022 VERSION Q Codes for both Tango 9A and Tango 9M  [ Q CODES ARE USED FOR NON EMERGENCY RAPID SITREP REPORTING]
Fire Net Tacticals - overview  Radio EVACUATION DRILL SCENARIOS  (Mobile Net Procedure)    7/13/2022 VERSION

FMT  TANGO 9A  (HAM) -report intake  updated 2022  01 15 

FMT TANGO 6FIELD STATION - FIRE / EMBER OBSERVATION REPORT 20190910  Preliminary Wild Fire Check List - radio communications.  Revisions in process -being updated  FMT  TANGO 9M  (non Ham / Area /Neighborhoods) - report intake) version 2022 07 23 - conforming changes.
FMT  KILO-ALT SUMMARY NET CONTROL (Abbreviated Net Summary)

SHINGLETOWN CORE

Shingletown Core 10.jpg (671467 bytes)

 EMERGENCY EVACUATION - explanation of  MOBILE NET - being updated Sample Report taking for Area / Neighborhood Net - NON EMERGENCY TRAFFIC
  "Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access." See California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (here)

Sample Filled in Fomat Tango 9M - based on above example

     

SMOKE CHECKS

TRIANGULATION

[PLAIN ENGLISH]

BREVITY FIRE WATCH (E.G., "QWA")

[ Q CODES NON EMERGENCY]

EMERGENCY TRAFFIC 

[PLAIN ENGLISH]

Format Tango 4  SMOKE CHECK KEY OVERVIEW FORMAT MIKE 7FIRE WATCH BREVITY Q CODES  5/19/2019 Sample Reporting of Emergency Traffic by NON Ham on Ham Frequency
FORMAT TANGO 4 SMOKE CHECK REPORT  4/09/2021

FORMAT TANGO 4 i - INSTRUCTIONS 4/9/2021

FMT TANGO 5A - POCKET REFERENCE CARD FOR FORMAT MIKE 7FIRE   WATCH BREVITY Q CODES  8/16/2019  POCKET  REFERENCE CARD  EMERGENCY TRAFFIC IS IN PLAIN ENGLISH. 
  FORMAT TANGO 4 T - SMOKE CHECK - TRIANGULATION STATION MAPPING TOOL (ONE WRITE) - updated 4/23/2021 FMT ROMEO 9B - FIELD REPORTING - QWO 2020.08.05 Atmospheric Smoke Haze Reporting and Wind Direction (ground rpt)           See Sample filled in HERE  
Compass Reading / Reporting  - How to report Bearings on Fire / Smoke and Wind Direction.  
   ILLUSTRATION OF WHY EVERY SMOKE CHECK REPORT IS IMPORTANT - EVEN THE "NO SMOKE ODOR"  
     
For mapping - use Fmt Romeo 9a    

 

   
 

DRILLS AND EXERCISES

FMT-KIL0-21-SER-DRILL-smoke colum-Ver20200528.pdf Drill Script - Smoke Column / Triangulation - both reporting stations using Highway 44 mileage markers as reporting locations.
FMT-KIL0-22-SER-DRILL-smoke colum-Ver2020.07.09.pdf Drill Script - Smoke Column / Triangulation - with one station reporting using GPS - Lat / Long as reporting location. Please use Decimal Degrees.
Training Example 001 - Village Mapping. Smoke Check
DRILL - EARTHQUAKE (WORD VERSION:       PDF VERSION          

    REFERENCE: Q CODES ONLY PAGEQ Codes for both Tango 9A and Tango 9M   [ Q CODES ARE USED FOR NON EMERGENCY RAPID SITREP REPORTING]

LOCATION REFERENCES / MILEAGE MARKERS / LOOKOUTS

 
FORMAT ROMEO 6 Highway 44 Road Markers and AND Other Locations for Reporting.
SOUTH COW CREEK ROAD LOOKOUT AT HIGHWAY 44 (what you see)
Passing Lane Lookout - on 44 heading East (what you see)
FMT ROMEO 7 - SMOKE LOOKOUT LOCATIONS  (vers. 20171022 (form erroneously shows 2016, but is 2017 version)
 

PROPAGATION CONSIDERATIONS / ANTENNAS

 
FORMAT ROMEO 4 [Base station to Base station / Base station to field locations] propagation considerations
Ham Simplex 505 - Propagation and Map Section reference (we need more hams, only a few hams are involved in actual emergency communications. This table is for the purpose of showing historical propagation).
  Radio / Antenna Options  (O/S Antennas recommended! We are in the Mountains!) 
 
 
 

 

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BELOW PART OF PAGE IS BEING REORGANIZED

    PRIOR OVERVIEW VERSION OF 5/31/2019 ( IS NOW VOID). THIS MAJOR OPERATIONAL CHANGE WAS NECESSARY TO UTILIZE THOSE AREAS AND STATIONS WHICH ARE ACTUALLY HELPING OUT TO RUN THE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.  ALSO, OUR NETS (INCLUDING EMERGENCY FIRE NETS) HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO MALICIOUS JAMMING.    

SER PLAN WAS MODIFIED -     SEE MORE.

  SER POLICY PROCEDURES - NON HAMS USING HAM FREQUENCIES IN EMERGENCIES, FCC LEGAL COUNSEL RESPONSE  HERE
   SHINGLETOWN EMERGENCY RADIO - OVERVIEW - HERE
      SAMPLE RADIO STATION LAYOUTS  HERE  Following Shown:  (simple STN;  Relay Control /Area Coordinator STN;  Mapping STN;  Triangulation STN)

We need More Hams to help out. Prepare for your Ham Test -    HERE

GMRS License.   GMRS shares FRS frequencies.  If you have a GMRS license, and use high power (e.g., 50 watts) on a " GMRS '  frequency,  you may jeopardize a neighborhood emergency net which was allocated that frequency.  Purpose of the SER plan is to allow individual neighborhoods to operate emergency nets without interference from other neighborhoods operating at the exact same time during an emergency.  The frequency coordination between all neighborhoods is critical and cooperation is essential.  Under the SER Plan, Higher power operations  (e.g., 10 watts, 30 watts, 50 watts, etc... ) is more appropriate on SER Ham Frequencies [used to coordinate all neighborhoods through Area Coordinators (Hams)]. Please consider obtaining your Ham license. 

How do I get my GMRS license? General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Filing Instructions:

1.  go to: https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp  and log in with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. 

2 On the left side of the page, click the Apply for a New License link.

COMMUNICATIONS PLAN DESIGNED BY, and COMMUNITY SERVICE OF : A. NATHAN ZELIFF, ESQ.

ALL WORK IS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT.  

 

EVACUATION, PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATIONS.

DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW THIS DURING AN EVACUATION? 

WHICH ROAD WOULD YOU USE?

"... This is Village F1 East Bound on   ____ Near  ___ ...  Heavy  fire and smoke on both sides of road, very dangerous. Still moving,  vehicle occupants safe at present,  multiple vehicles following behind me, road way appears clear but unknown ahead, ... stand by for update ..."  "... Roger, Fire Control standing by"... 

Credit: Screen shot from posting by Brynn Parrott Chatfield (evacuating Paradise, CA)

"... This K6PDS  ...  location  South bound on Wilson Hill from Highway 44 approx 1/4 mile,  substantial traffic, moving  steady at 15 mph, light smoke, no fire visible, vehicle occupants safe at present, end report, out"  ... Roger.  

This is Fire Control any other Road Reports, call now..."

We all need to help out to make this work for our families.

 

             

EVACUATION ROAD REPORT  - FORMAT TANGO 44 E

 

 

OVERVIEW OF SER PLAN - EMERGENCY ACTIVATIONS.

ORGANIZATION  OF HAM NETS AND HAM SUB NETS AND NEIGHBORHOOD NETS

(E.G., WILDLAND FIRES; ALERTING OF RESIDENTS; EVACUATIONS; COMPLETE COMMUNICATIONS FAILURES; SNOW STORMS; ETC...)

Overview of Plan for: Nets, Sub-Nets, Ground Teams- FMT Lima 00.   The  "Advisor/Director" (tactical = "Advisor") is an HQ position. SER Net Controls, and SER control stations (including but not limited to: relay controls, monitoring control, tacticals, area coordinators, etc...)  are to take direction from the Advisor (if available on frequency) as to all operations of the SER Plan. K6PDS is the Advisor.

 

FMT ROMEO - TEST Graphic of  Ham Parallel Nets   (RPTR AND SIMPLX) 12/15/2020
 
. ALERT: As of July,  2021, most existing hams are not  involved with Shingletown wildfire emergency communications.  We need more Hams that have an interest in helping all of Shingletown as we are confronted by the HIGH LEVEL OF DANGER WHICH WE ALL FACE AT THIS VERY MOMENT.  WE NEED NEW HAMS.  Testing of propagation is critical to determine stations that can act as Fire Controls and Relays on Simplex 505 in the event the 760 repeater is not available (e.g., burned off the mountain, mechanical failure, etc...). At this time there are only 4 Hams that are helping in our weekly practice drills. If HAMS are not available during an emergency, then non hams MUST be prepared to step up to the plate and help out (following the SER Plan)! There are Areas / Neighborhoods presently stranded without non-ham inter-area communications due to lack of Ham operators. View some of the fire burning at present. The  Salt fire - 12,650 acres; Lava Fire - 26,162 acres; Tennant Fire - 10,580 acres; Beckwourth Complex - 86,076 acres.  Imagine the impact of such fires if they hit Shingletown - most, if not all, of Shingletown would be gone!

July 2021 comment: If there are emergency communications in process on a Ham frequency,  please use common sense, and do not interfere and obstruct by talking about FCC rules (e.g., requirement of Station ID, Non Hams using Frequency, etc...).   The Actual FCC rules have been addressed by the SER Plan.  A Ham operator recently interfered with an actual emergency communication and proceeded to talk over a 911 relay request, while the Ham injected his erroneous and false statement of the FCC "rule".   The Ham apparently didn't even know what the actual rule was.  The actual FCC rules were in fact being complied with. The blocking of a 911 relay request during an emergency situation is not responsible.  We can all work together in these matters.

 

FORMATS / SCRIPTS / TRAINING AIDS 

LICENSED HAM RADIO OPERATOR SCRIPTS.

PRIMARY HAM NET SCRIPTS - ACTIVATIONS

FMT KILO 1 (VOICE) Prim. Ham Net Script (NCS / BU)

 

FMT KILO-1  R 505  Relay Net Script (Ham)   (As of 5/16/2020 - Relay Net works well but not sufficient use by Ham Operators  at this time - thus, We are using a 505 Monitor instead to pick up any station not able to reach Repeater in use for Primary Net
   
FMT KILO 1 Append F Ham NET AND FIRE NET ACTIVATION RECORD - CHECK LIST OF TACTICALS ACTIVATED AND RECORD OF TRAFFIC.   UPDATED 1/7/2021

 

NON HAM - AREA NEIGHBORHOOD SCRIPT. 

ACTIVATIONS

FMT KILO 9M - MURS/FRS NEIGHBORHOOD MURS/FRS -Area Lead Script. Areas should follow the ser plan scripts.  

 

HAM NET - PRIMARY MAPPING SUMMARY.

SUMMARIZES ALL AREAS / NEIGHORHOODS REPORTING.

REPORTING LOCATION REFERENCE MATERIALS.

FMT  KILO - NCS Mapping Summary 2021.02.13 Sitreps, triangulation smoke/fire, Recommendations, Information, etc... Includes SUMMARY results of FMT ROMEO 8 MAPPING; AND Fmt Tango 4 smoke / fire triangulation...  THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY. NCS AND MAPPING TO USE TANGO 9A (PG 3) / TANGO 4 (PG 1)  FOR ORIGINAL INTAKE, AND "MAP" USING FMT ROMEO 8 OR 9A AS APPLIES

All stations should copy mapping stations report to format KILO and then transmit (with plain english) into their individual neighborhoods immediately after closing of Ham Net. That way participating Areas / Neighborhoods know what is happening.

 

Net Control / Mapping 1 / Mapping 2,  etc... FMT Romeo  8 (mapping)  version  7/22/2021 (print horitonal / cut strip headers / tape on wall or board). Allow spacing below each  HEADER so Tango 9A reports  can be inserted below. Township Range and Section is used for the SER system.  Shingletown is divided into 10 Divisions (each being a specific Township and Range) ( Div 1through 5 NORTH; and Div 1through 5 SOUTH). Satelites - deactivated and removed.) Updated Areas and Freq. Allocation.

 

FMT ROMEO 9 - HERE  OVERALL DIVISION MAP (ENLARGE IT ON YOUR SCREEN TO SEE) - well over 200 square miles. (THIS IS PRIOR VERSION - CONTACT NATHAN  474-3267 FOR CURRENT VERSION - PRINTED OUT MAP. THE ACTUAL MAP IS ROUGHLY 3' X 3'. (AREAS, AS OF THIS VERSION, CAN BE SEEN ON MAP). Enlarge on your screen to view this prior version. Newest Update must be used. call 474-3267
 
FMT ROMEO 9A - MAP FOR SMOKE CHECKS - MEASURES ABOUT 30 INCHES BY 40 INCHES. ELLIS IN REDDING WILL PRINT.  A COLOR MAP FILE IS AVAILABLE TO PRINT OUT. CALL FOR FILE. 474-3267 - PRINTED OUT MAP
 
 

 

 
 

 

AREA / NEIGHBORHOOD NETS  (E.G., NON HAMS): 

AREA MAPPING (ILLUSTRATION) AND 

AREA PREPARATION RECOMMENDATION

FMT  ROMEO 21- VILLAGE MAP  -  VERSION 2020.06.22  - ALL OTHER  AREAS/NEIGHBORHOODS SHOULD HAVE SUCH MAPS (LARGE IS ABOUT 36 INCHES WIDE (SMALLER VERSIONS CAN BE PRINTED).
FMT Romeo 22  Area Resource Inventory
 

 

 

There is no Club or Group you need to join or pay dues to. Merely follow the SER Plan and join in.