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The Shingletown Emergency Radio Plan

             Emergency Radio Communication Plan - Fire, Earthquake, Storm, Power Outages, Welfare Checks, Smoke Checks, etc... 

IS YOUR FAMILY READY?

HAMS AND NON HAMS - NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATION 

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

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SHINGLETOWN EMERGENCY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS   MANUAL [ S E R C O M ]  - HERE (IN PROCESS) (WORD VERSION)  

Radio SER Plan Frequencies - progam into your radios 

               Freq (Ham): 146.760 (Rptr) & 146.505 (Simplex) -are primarily dedicated to emergency comms for Shingletown.

Radio / Antenna Options  (O/S Antennas recommended! We are in the Mountains!) 

Fire Net Tacticals - overview

Sample Report taking for Area / Neighborhood Net - NON EMERGENCY TRAFFIC

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

FMT KILO 9M - AREA NEIGHBORHOOD NET SCRIPT - FOR TAKING REPORTS.

Sample Reporting of Emergency Traffic by NON Ham on Ham Frequency

Area Channel 1 - Inter-Area Communications (Fmt Romeo 15)  (MURS RELAY HUBS - INTER-AREA COMMUNICATIONS)

 

  SER POLICY PROCEDURES - NON HAMS USING HAM FREQUENCIES IN EMERGENCIES, FCC LEGAL COUNSEL RESPONSE, and OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES Alerting procedures. 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.

ALL WORK IS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT.  

EVACUATIONS / MAJOR REPORTS

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,  5 occupants in vehicle - 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, all 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.

Preliminary Wild Fire Check List - revisions in process

             

EVACUATION ROAD REPORT  - FORMAT TANGO 44 E

EMERGENCY EVACUATION - MOBILE NET SCRIPT

 

 

  SIT REP AND QWA (BREVITY FIRE WATCH)

HAMS REPORT: 

NON HAM - AREA / NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: 

FMT  TANGO 9A  (HAM) -report intake    updated 2021 11 13 

 

FMT  TANGO 9M TANGO 9M 

 (non Ham / neighborhoods) - report intake)

[FOR HAMS AND NEIGHBORHOODS - ABOVE ARE THE COMBINATION CHECK LIST REPORTS- SITREP; EARTHQUAKE; NEEDS; FIRE  WATCH BREVITY; EMERGENCY AND PRIORITY]. [the referenced Procedure Manual is in process and NOT uploaded]. Neighborhood format is designed as a report intake.

FORMAT MIKE 7 FIRE WATCH BREVITY Q CODES  5/19/2019
FMT TANGO 5A - POCKET REFERENCE CARD FOR FORMAT MIKE 7 FIRE   WATCH BREVITY Q CODES  8/16/2019  POCKET  REFERENCE CARD    
FMT ROMEO 9B - FIELD REPORTING - QWO 2020.08.05 Atmospheric Smoke Haze Reporting and Wind Direction (ground rpt)             See Sample filled in HERE

 

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
MURS RELAY HUBS INTER- AREA COMMUNICATION FMT ROMEO 15 HERE updated 11/15/2021  CH 1  INTER-AREA COMMUNICATIONSRELAY REPORTING - PROPAGATION TESTING. ALL AREAS MUST DO TESTING.
FORMAT 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!

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.

BASIC CONCEPT OVERVIEW
FORMAT ROMEO 4 [Base station to Base station / Base station to field locations] propagation considerations

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
 
FMT ROMEO 7 - SMOKE LOOKOUT LOCATIONS  (vers. 20171022 (form erroneously shows 2016, but is 2017 version)

 

FORMAT ROMEO 6 Highway 44 Road Markers and AND Other Locations for Reporting.
 

 

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
 

 

OTHER REPORTS

FMT TANGO 6A- WELFARE CHECK REPORT  Page 1 - script area/neighborhood; Page 2- script Inter Area-HAM; Page 3 Area Frequencies - Ch # reference table; Page 4 Protocol.
FMT TANGO 6B - SCHOOL BUS EVACUATION ASSISTANCE,  ACTIVATION & REPORT form will be expanded to include vans, trucks, anything that can assist.
FMT TANGO 6D - NEEDS REQUEST REPORT (E.G., FOOD, WATER, ASSISTANCE...
FMT TANGO 6Z - EMERGENCY / PRIORITY TRAFFIC REPORT  (5/30/2020)
FMT UNIFORM - AREA DRIVE THROUGH - RAPID NEEDS / DAMAGE ASSESSMENT  2020 0401 VERSION DRAFT
FMT SIERRA 2 - ICS 213 General Message 
FMT TANGO  5 - POCKET REFERENCE CARD FOR FORMAT TANGO 9M AND 9A; AND FORMAT TANGO 4 8/16/2019   POCKET  REFERENCE CARD
 

 

DRILL / SCRIPTS:  SMOKE COLUMN REPORTING / TRIANGULATION

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
 
 

 

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