Date   

Disaster Communications Team Meeting - Sat, 10/03/2020 9:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When: Saturday, 3 October 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where: Chapter HQ, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego CA 92123 (Thoms Bros 1249E3)

View Event

Description: Talk-in on the PARC 130 machine (147.130 (+) 107.2); if repeater is down please monitor the PARC 730 repeater (146.730 (-) 107.2).

If you get lost or can't get in the building call Bob KG6RGI, cell 760 533 1957 or Jer AK6QJ, cell 442 264 3055.

Meeting is in the CDOC. Food is not allowed and drinks must be in non-spillable containers.

If you're not sure where to go please wait outside in back by the warehouse roll-up door and someone will come to guide you in.


Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Joe. 2415E. AI6ZE
 

Can I get an email check in for tonight.

Thank you
Joe Seraki.    AI6ZE

On Sep 29, 2020, at 14:00, "main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar" <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Martin Offenhauer
 

Please give me an email check in for south tonight.

Martin Offenhauer
American Red Cross Disaster Communications Operator
N6QIR 
619 675 2844
N6QIRSD@...


On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 6:38 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I'm out of town, will need coverage for North Check In's 

Also didn't get any volunteers for DMR net. So mY not be one as I'm driving on my return trip home. I will not be able to do it.

Bob

-------- Original message --------
Date: 9/28/20 9:00 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

rsteve9904@...
 

Please grant me an email check in 
KI6WVA
Rosalinda


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve <stevew6sjk@...>
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 29, 2020 8:32 am
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Bob, I'll take the north checkins

Steve

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 6:38 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I'm out of town, will need coverage for North Check In's 

Also didn't get any volunteers for DMR net. So mY not be one as I'm driving on my return trip home. I will not be able to do it.

Bob

-------- Original message --------
Date: 9/28/20 9:00 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net
When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8
Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


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Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

rwolfe
 

Requesting an email check-in, please.

Royce Wolfe

Disaster Services Volunteer

American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties
3950 Calle Fortunada

San Diego, CA 92123-1827

Phone: (619) 251-9694

royce.wolfe@...

 

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors





From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 8:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.


Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Kathy Payne
 

Thank you, Steve.  It's all yours.

Kathy


On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 8:32 AM Steve <stevew6sjk@...> wrote:
Bob, I'll take the north checkins

Steve

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 6:38 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I'm out of town, will need coverage for North Check In's 

Also didn't get any volunteers for DMR net. So mY not be one as I'm driving on my return trip home. I will not be able to do it.

Bob

-------- Original message --------
Date: 9/28/20 9:00 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).



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Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Kathy Payne
 

If no one else is able to do it I have the list and can cover the North check in.   I don't have a list for the DMR and my DMR coverage isn't always that great.

Kathy
KJ6MVB (South)


On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 6:38 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I'm out of town, will need coverage for North Check In's 

Also didn't get any volunteers for DMR net. So mY not be one as I'm driving on my return trip home. I will not be able to do it.

Bob

-------- Original message --------
Date: 9/28/20 9:00 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Steve
 

Bob, I'll take the north checkins

Steve

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 6:38 AM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I'm out of town, will need coverage for North Check In's 

Also didn't get any volunteers for DMR net. So mY not be one as I'm driving on my return trip home. I will not be able to do it.

Bob

-------- Original message --------
Date: 9/28/20 9:00 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).




Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Bob Birch
 

I'm out of town, will need coverage for North Check In's 

Also didn't get any volunteers for DMR net. So mY not be one as I'm driving on my return trip home. I will not be able to do it.

Bob

-------- Original message --------
From: "main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar" <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Date: 9/28/20 9:00 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/29/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6GDK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/22/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

Email check in please. 

73' Nat S N6BRV 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar" <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Date: 9/22/20 2:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/22/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KJ6HOV
North Check-Ins - W6SJK
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down

Bob Birch
 

We will have our standard DMR net at approx. 8:30pm

 

Bob

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Bernardi via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:44 PM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down

 

Please grant me email checkin.

 

Are we doing DMR net? If so what time?

 

Bob KN6DKN



On Sep 22, 2020, at 5:32 PM, rwolfe <royce.wolfe@...> wrote:



Email check in, please.

Royce

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:14:56 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down

 

Hi, All -

The ACS voted system is down with no information as to when it might be
operational again.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ







CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.


Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down

Bob Bernardi
 

Please grant me email checkin.

Are we doing DMR net? If so what time?

Bob KN6DKN


On Sep 22, 2020, at 5:32 PM, rwolfe <royce.wolfe@...> wrote:


Email check in, please.
Royce

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:14:56 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down
 
Hi, All -

The ACS voted system is down with no information as to when it might be
operational again.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ







CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.


Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down

rwolfe
 

Email check in, please.
Royce

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:14:56 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] ACS Red-1 Down
 
Hi, All -

The ACS voted system is down with no information as to when it might be
operational again.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ







CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.


ACS Red-1 Down

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Hi, All -

The ACS voted system is down with no information as to when it might be operational again.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ


Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/22/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KJ6HOV
North Check-Ins - W6SJK
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 09/22/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KJ6HOV
North Check-Ins - W6SJK
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


FW: Southern California Wildfires - Final Flash Report #1

Bob Birch
 

See Below from Dave Maloney,

 

Folks please make sure everything is ready to go. It certainly is not getting better up North.

 

 

Bob Birch / KG6RGI 
Volunteer, Disaster Services Technology Activity Lead
 

 

American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter
3950 Calle Fortunada | San Diego, CA 92123-1827
Direct: (760) 533-1957| Fax: (858) 309-1289
Cell: (760) 533-1957| E-mail: 
bob.birch3@...

www.redcross.org/sandiego

 

 

 

From: Maloney, Dave [mailto:dave.maloney@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:50 PM
To: Scanlon, Jane <jane.scanlon@...>; Curtis, Cheri <cheri.curtis@...>; mbrichard2@...; Kriz, Pete <pete.kriz@...>; Catania, Kathy <kathy.catania@...>; Byrd, Yolanda <yolanda.byrd@...>; O'Neil, David <david.oneil2@...>; McQuillan, Debbie <debbie.mcquillan@...>; Vaught, Cherish <cherish.vaught2@...>; rrbirch@...; shivaghaed@...; marymccarey@...; jlh1022@...; lowise@...; Laura Lyons <lauralyons@...>; Asterino, Roger <roger.asterino@...>; Babb, Harold <Harold.Babb@...>; Bernsen, Deborah <deborah.bernsen2@...>; Hu, Cliff <Cliff.Hu@...>; Wilson, Henry <henry.wilson@...>; Simpson, Tom <Tom.Simpson@...>; Gilbert, Eddie <Eddie.Gilbert@...>; stevedeal10@...; Hicks, Ronald <ronald.hicks2@...>; Hubbs, Phil <phil.hubbs@...>; bradtheb@...; White, Mary L. <mary.white3@...>; Lloyd, Pat <pat.lloyd@...>; Sveningson, Sharon <sharon.sveningson@...>; Paul Dillinger <pauldill@...>; Armendariz, Melody <melody.armendariz2@...>; sdicc.dst.cdo@...
Cc: Kelly, Brianna <brianna.kelly@...>; WELCH, CHRISTINE <christine.welch@...>; Powell, Candace <candace.powell2@...>; Howe, Bixi <bixi.howe@...>; Wolfe, Cathy J. <cathy.wolfe@...>; Altman, Melissa <melissa.altman@...>; Fehse, Matthew <matthew.fehse@...>; Ortega, Joe I. <joe.ortega@...>
Subject: Fw: Southern California Wildfires - Final Flash Report #1

 

San Diego and Imperial County Team,

See flash report for DR 565-21 Southern California Wildfires.  New Fire - Riverside County, Snow Fire, 20 homes under evac order and 470 homes under evac warning.  TEP established and team on scene, no evacuees yet, Cabazon Community Center.

Also,

Bobcat Fire from LA County moving east to San Bernardino County. Evacuation warnings issued for mountain resort town Wrightwood and surrounding area in SB County, no request for ARC support yet.  Things getting interesting in SoCal...Thank you, Dave

 

Dave Maloney

Asst Director Operations 565-21

American Red Cross Southern California Region

Serving San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties

3950 Calle Fortunada

San Diego, CA  92123

858-243-8242

dave.maloney@...

 


From: Winkel, Gerald <gerald.winkel@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:35 PM
To: Mahoney, Sean <sean.mahoney@...>; Leahy, Debbie <Debbie.Leahy@...>; Everhart, Denise C. <denise.everhart@...>; Franklin, Tyrone <tyrone.franklin2@...>; Guptill, Cathe <cathe.guptill2@...>; Beckman, Luke M. <luke.beckman@...>; Boyle, Christopher R. <Christopher.Boyle@...>; Dyar, Ian <Ian.Dyar@...>; DOCC <DOCC@...>
Cc: Maloney, Dave <dave.maloney@...>; Powell, Candace <candace.powell2@...>; Howe, Bixi <bixi.howe@...>; Wolfe, Cathy J. <cathy.wolfe@...>; Altman, Melissa <melissa.altman@...>; Fehse, Matthew <matthew.fehse@...>; Ortega, Joe I. <joe.ortega@...>; Ward, Sean <sean.ward@...>; Anderson, Ann M. <ann.anderson@...>; Mcdonald, Malinda <Malinda.Mcdonald@...>; Alt, Steven <steven.alt@...>; Kennedy, Amy <amy.kennedy@...>; Maddalon, Glenn O. <glenn.maddalon@...>; Chitty, Toni L. <toni.chitty@...>; Calderon, Ernie <ernie.calderon@...>; Ruzich, Monica <Monica.Ruzich@...>; Anderson, Robert <robert.anderson4@...>; Hunter, Patrick <patrick.hunter3@...>; Duncan, Chuck <chuck.duncan2@...>; Fox, Erin <erin.fox@...>; Aufrecht, Kimberly <kimberly.aufrecht2@...>; Greene, Laura <laura.greene@...>; Beckman, Lois <Lois.Beckman@...>
Subject: Southern California Wildfires - Final Flash Report #1

 

Good evening,

 

Please see attached Flash Report for the Southern California Wildfires due to the new Snow Fire North of Palm Springs and expected expansion of the Bobcat Fire into San Bernardino County.

 

Thank you,

 

Gerald Winkel

Disaster Program Manager

 

American Red Cross of Riverside County

6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A

Riverside, CA 92507

209-279-3755

gerald.winkel@...


Re: [SEC-ARES] Upcoming Red Cross Drill in November

Greg Hidley
 

Hi Bruce,
From my perspective, VARA is a lower priority as most of us can already pass traffic through multiple sites using winlink via packet, software modems, telnet, and HF. A lot of initial work (setting up new or expanded gateways for another mode) and ongoing maintenance in an environment where many of us do not feel comfortable doing in person activities on site at Chapter that may make us vulnerable to Covid (did I mention we are mostly old folks)? And remote access to the Chapter network was never made available to any of the team to make this sort of thing easier to manage. I ran a packet repeater for years out of my qth and it got almost no usage. I took it down when my target site in Coronado went off line late last year. I for one am unwilling to run a full gateway and maintain it and its Internet access 24/7/365 (and I have only cellular data access here in Julian) ... or go to the effort to setup something "part time" and deal with bringing such services up and down whenever users want to test something.

The only advantage I see to VARA for Red Cross, even though it is the latest shiny object, is speed improvement. To me, that is an incremental improvement, and that alone may simply not be worth the effort.  

I am not against VARA, I think it is solid technology, and it is getting adopted  ... and maybe If we were starting from scratch, incorporating VARA might well make sense. 

Others may have other views on this .... this is just my 2 cents ... 

thanks
greg


On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 2:02 PM Bruce <wa6dnt@...> wrote:

To Red Cross DST

It is hoped that San Diego and national DST members will be ready to pass written message traffic and forms, by November 14.

We need to get more Red Cross DST   stations on VARA-FM  on  P2P mode for message transfer.

We NEED to practice message and forms transmission using  Winlink VARA-FM  P2P mode.

I get the impression that the VARA-FM  P2P message capability is LOW priority with San Diego Red Cross -WHY?? 

I have experienced the speed, accuracy,  and efficiency of VARA-FM  P2P mode.  I am getting 28 Kbps, with the FT7900 and DRA50.

VARA-FM should be a high priority! This communications tool is NEEDED!

We now have the Palomar Mt 146.700 repeater to relay VARA-FM   P2P message traffic. We need to test this resource.  

To learn more: join:  VARA-MODEM@groups.io    The DRA50 modem is from "Masters Communications"

73 Bruce WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@...   Cell 619-890-0789


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Subject: [SEC-ARES] Upcoming Red Cross Drill in November
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:43:52 +0000
From: Mike Walters W8ZY <w8zy@...>
Reply-To: SEC-ARES@groups.io
To: sec <sec@...>, 1 @ SEC-ARRL <SEC-ARES@groups.io>


Hello,

 

I want to get some word out on the upcoming Red Cross drill scheduled for November 14th.  This is a follow up from our drill in May and an attempt to apply the lessons learned there. More info will be coming soon and the hope is that you might use the fall SET to help generate messaging for this event.

 

Red Cross EmComm Fall Drill set for Nov 14, 2020

Red Cross is planning its Fall EmComm Drill for Nov 14th. 

Red Cross and ARES held our first nationwide radio drill May 30th and with over 1,000 amateurs from some forty states participating, it was considered a very-successful event.  Red Cross radio traffic and forms were passed all over the nation, including Hawaii and Alaska.  The Fall Drill will build upon this success and will incorporate lessons learned from the Spring Drill.

A few highlights:

       Parts A and B will be merged into a single activity (KISS)

       an IAP "cheat sheet" will be created in a simple to use checklist format

       less emphasis on a "national" IAP and more emphasis on local-level planning

       a Winlink Technical Support team has been created to provide training on a more widespread basis for all ops interested in participating in the Fall Drill, and a set of "standards of proficiency" has been developed.

       The emphasis will be on passing Red Cross forms via Winlink using the built-in templates

A series of "all hands" planning calls will be held on Microsoft Teams starting in late September.  For more information please contact wayne.robertson@....

 

Thanks

Mike Walters, W8ZY

CT ARES SEC

 

 

 

 

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