Radio - EROC TEAM
Radio Communication Plan - Wild Fires, Earthquakes, Storms, Power
Outages, Smoke Checks, etc...
STATIONS MUST CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES APPEARING ON SER NET WEB
/ RESOURCE INFO
AND REPORTS ARE BELOW
REPORTS; PRACTICE NETS, DRILLS;
THANK YOU - EMERGENCY
RADIO OPERATIONS CENTER TEAM !
PUBLIC CAN LISTEN TO NETS ON
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.
(5/11/2022): Due to malicious interference
on Channel 10 (55), stations may only be able to listen, but not
As of 1/27/2022, the SER Plan has been
modified to establish a volunteer Emergency Radio Operations
Center TEAM (EROC TEAM) with a purpose to continue
conducting regular practice drills and practices, and
conduct emergency communications. Since
the takeover attempt , etc..., we have had to recognize the
resulting SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED radio response and Area
assistance the SER Plan previously had. . The Area COORDINATION
goals for emergency wild fire (and other emergency) tone outs
have thus been reduced to reflect this reality. Only limited Areas are
presently being coordinated. Other
Areas, and Hams, are not participating and have not been
helping. Read more HERE.
present, we have a great team of selected volunteer Hams and Non Hams who
regularly participate. This EROC TEAM is our focus for seeking
to achieve an Activation Ready group that can conduct and run
emergency radio communications (both on Ham and Area
Nets). Assistance is still needed.
WEB SITE IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL PLAN SOURCE OF INFORMATION.
- BULLET POINT NET SCRIPT - EMERGENCY RADIO OPERATIONS CENTER -
VILLAGE 4/13/2022 VERSION
Net Tacticals - overview
TANGO 7M - AREA FIRE NET ACTIVATION CRITERIA
Reporting of Emergency Traffic by NON Ham on Ham Frequency
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.
COW CREEK ROAD LOOKOUT AT HIGHWAY 44 (what you see)
Lane Lookout - on 44 heading East (what you see)
/ Antenna Options (O/S Antennas recommended! We are in the Mountains!)
Report taking for Area / Neighborhood Net - NON EMERGENCY
Filled in Fomat Tango 9M - based on above example
NEIGHBORHOOD NET SCRIPT - FOR TAKING REPORTS.
(Area Leads to follow SER Plan).
POLICY PROCEDURES - NON
HAMS USING HAM FREQUENCIES IN EMERGENCIES,
FCC LEGAL COUNSEL RESPONSE HERE
SHINGLETOWN EMERGENCY RADIO - OVERVIEW - HERE
RADIO STATION LAYOUTS HERE
Following Shown: (simple STN;
Relay Control /Area Coordinator STN; Mapping STN;
More Hams to help out. Prepare
for your Ham Test -
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
How do I get my GMRS license? General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Filing
1. go to: https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp
and log in with your FCC Registration Number (FRN)
On the left side of the page,
click the Apply for a New License link.
PLAN DESIGNED BY, and COMMUNITY SERVICE OF : A. NATHAN ZELIFF,
WORK IS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT.
PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATIONS.
YOU THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW THIS DURING AN
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"...
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.
Fire Check List - revisions in process
ROAD REPORT - FORMAT TANGO 44 E
EVACUATION - MOBILE NET SCRIPT
OVERVIEW OF SER PLAN
- EMERGENCY ACTIVATIONS.
OF HAM NETS AND HAM SUB NETS AND NEIGHBORHOOD NETS
FIRES; ALERTING OF RESIDENTS; EVACUATIONS; COMPLETE
COMMUNICATIONS FAILURES; SNOW STORMS; ETC...)
of Plan for: Nets, Sub-Nets, Ground Teams-
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
ROMEO - TEST Graphic of Ham
(RPTR AND SIMPLX) 12/15/2020
ROMEO 14H - Ham Simplex 505 -
Propagation and Map Section reference. 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!
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.
station to Base station / Base station to field
locations] propagation considerations
FORMATS / SCRIPTS / TRAINING
HAM RADIO OPERATOR SCRIPTS.
HAM NET SCRIPTS - ACTIVATIONS
KILO 1 (VOICE) Prim.
Script (NCS / BU)
KILO-1 R 505
Script (Ham) (As of 5/16/2020 - Relay Net
works well but not sufficient use by Ham Operators
time - thus, We are using a 505 Monitor
instead to pick up any station not able to reach Repeater
in use for Primary Net
KILO 1 Append F
AND FIRE NET ACTIVATION RECORD
- CHECK LIST OF
TACTICALS ACTIVATED AND RECORD OF TRAFFIC.
HAM - AREA NEIGHBORHOOD SCRIPT.
- MURS/FRS NEIGHBORHOOD MURS/FRS
Lead Script. Areas should follow the ser plan
HAM NET - PRIMARY
SUMMARIZES ALL AREAS
/ NEIGHORHOODS REPORTING.
LOCATION REFERENCE MATERIALS.
- NCS Mapping Summary 2021.02.13
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
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.
Control / Mapping 1 / Mapping 2, etc... FMT Romeo
8 (mapping) version
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.
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
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
LOOKOUT LOCATIONS (vers.
20171022 (form erroneously shows 2016, but is
44 Road Markers and AND Other Locations for Reporting.
AREA / NEIGHBORHOOD
NETS (E.G., NON HAMS):
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
There is no Club or Group you need to join or pay dues
to. Merely follow the SER Plan and join in.