Date   

May 7th Meeting - IEEE Move-1 Vehicle Presentation

Steve
 

Hi,

Unfortunately my camera app crashed after just a couple minutes and didn't save the content.  So the video is missing just a minute or two of the beginning of the presentation.
Total time: about 55 min

The file is too big to store on groups.io. It is posted on Youtube but is "unlisted" so it is only viewable from this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cuJ557oGNE

Feel free to share with any other members that are not on the groups.io distribution list.

73
Steve Kurtzman W6SJK


May Meeting - IEEE MOVE-1 Comms Vehicle Intro

Steve
 
Edited

Posting a link to 2D and spherical photos on google as I don't think the spherical photos will display properly on groups.io
Video recording of meeting to follow after I edit it...

If viewing on a desktop PC you can drag the sperical photos to move around and use a mouse wheel to zoom in/out.
On a smartphone just pinch to zoom and rotate by swiping or moving the phone.
Descriptions are under the "i" info button.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/E7Y5pvvS4PnH414r7


Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - 05/07/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When:
05/07/2022
9:00am to 12:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
San Diego Chapter CDOC

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Description:
These meetings will be held in the San Diego/Imperial County CDOC

If you have a problem getting into the building please call my cell phone 760-533-1957 and we will get you into the facility.

This month's meeting will be a review of the April exercise & a presentation and tour of the IEEE MOVE-1 Truck

Bob


Re: FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Shelley Alfieri
 

Thank you. 


On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 01:50:11 PM PDT, Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:


Mark,

 

We in San Diego have done support for other Sound the Alarm events in the past. We have always provided the DST support needed. We have never had a DST person hijacked to do installs. The fact you were put in another job is the failure of the DST coordinator who was running that specific event. When we are put in the Volunteer Connection sign up for Sound the Alarm, we are listed as DST.

 

At the Sound the Alarm event in El Cajon we will be setting up 6 laptop computers to support registration, providing internet connectivity, as well are radio support for the movement of people and supplies. I hope to use the portable DMR repeater we have at our chapter, so we get some experience in operating it, in case there is a need in the future.

 

I’ve done the PC50 and PC100 events in the past. They also provide an opportunity to practice radio skills. It’s also a great safety backup for the organizers of the event.

 

Bob

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)
Sent: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:52 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

Thank you for posting this Nat.  I reached out to the ham coordinator, Gary Holmes.  My wife and I committed to providing ham support at the Fred Canyon station for the afternoon shift.  This is a perfect exercise of using our ham skills in a less than ideal environment that requires us to program our radios to new frequencies and operate under the direction of race officials which would be very similar to responding to an American Red Cross activation.  Since ARC hasn't been doing any training or exercises for the ham operators, I believe this is a great opportunity for the hams to hone their skills and help where no other help is available.  Isn't that ultimately what we're here for?

Regarding the call for hams in support of the Sound the Alarm event, I can tell you from personal experience of doing it before that ham operators were not essential to the event.  Yes, we used the radios for hourly check ins and for calling for shuttles, but the same thing could have been done with the business band radios.  I actually felt like it was a bait and switch.  I was asked to provide ham support but in reality, I was was going door to door in downtown Long Beach (not a great area, by the way) pitching the smoke alarms and installing them in homes. I would never do it again.

---mark, KM6ZPO


Re: FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Shelley Alfieri
 

Thank you. 


On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 01:50:11 PM PDT, Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:


Mark,

 

We in San Diego have done support for other Sound the Alarm events in the past. We have always provided the DST support needed. We have never had a DST person hijacked to do installs. The fact you were put in another job is the failure of the DST coordinator who was running that specific event. When we are put in the Volunteer Connection sign up for Sound the Alarm, we are listed as DST.

 

At the Sound the Alarm event in El Cajon we will be setting up 6 laptop computers to support registration, providing internet connectivity, as well are radio support for the movement of people and supplies. I hope to use the portable DMR repeater we have at our chapter, so we get some experience in operating it, in case there is a need in the future.

 

I’ve done the PC50 and PC100 events in the past. They also provide an opportunity to practice radio skills. It’s also a great safety backup for the organizers of the event.

 

Bob

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)
Sent: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:52 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

Thank you for posting this Nat.  I reached out to the ham coordinator, Gary Holmes.  My wife and I committed to providing ham support at the Fred Canyon station for the afternoon shift.  This is a perfect exercise of using our ham skills in a less than ideal environment that requires us to program our radios to new frequencies and operate under the direction of race officials which would be very similar to responding to an American Red Cross activation.  Since ARC hasn't been doing any training or exercises for the ham operators, I believe this is a great opportunity for the hams to hone their skills and help where no other help is available.  Isn't that ultimately what we're here for?

Regarding the call for hams in support of the Sound the Alarm event, I can tell you from personal experience of doing it before that ham operators were not essential to the event.  Yes, we used the radios for hourly check ins and for calling for shuttles, but the same thing could have been done with the business band radios.  I actually felt like it was a bait and switch.  I was asked to provide ham support but in reality, I was was going door to door in downtown Long Beach (not a great area, by the way) pitching the smoke alarms and installing them in homes. I would never do it again.

---mark, KM6ZPO


Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - 05/07/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When:
05/07/2022
9:00am to 12:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
San Diego Chapter CDOC

View Event

Description:
The plan at this time is to hold in person Meetings starting Jan 8th 2022

These meetings will be held in the San Diego/Imperial County CDOC

If you have a problem getting into the building please call my cell phone 760-533-1957 and we will get you into the facility.

Bob


Re: Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 05/03/2022 #cal-reminder

Rosalinda
 

Please grant me an email check in
KI6WVA
Rosalinda


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Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 05/03/2022 #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net
When:
05/03/2022
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057
Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...
Description:
Net Control:   


Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 05/03/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
05/03/2022
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

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Net Control:   


FW: SD100 6/3 & 6/4/22 - ham volunteers - tentative assignments (as of 2-26-2022)

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Hello DST team, (See Bob KG6RGI's comments)
    Here is an opportunity to really test your Communications, search and rescue skills, Winlink, Assess your CPR First Aid knowledge real life real time and your determination to help fellow human to achieve their goals.  Note that this over lapses our 1st Saturday June 4th DST meeting. I also see Georgia KI6LAV assigned to Pioneer Mail 2 station. I will man Pioneer Mail 1 and 2 (30 hours!).  All hours should be logged in ARC Vol. Con.
Here are some real life challenges for us HAMs:
1) SD100 is a 100 miles race running in the wilderness. There are hundreds of these insane runners that we HAMs track (ages 18-70+ y.o.) They compete against dark cold night, rattle snakes, mountain lions, rocky unpredictable terrain and exhaustion. 
2) No cellular service, No electricity, No water. It's all brought into the Aid stations by the kindness of volunteers.
3) Things we HAMs are expected to do:
     a) Check the runners' bib number and TA (Time of Arrival), record them and communicate to Net Control.
     b) Communicate to the next Aid station the time each runner left your station.
     c) Receive communication from prior Aid Station which runners left that station.
     d) Generate your own stats estimate the ETA of the delayed or missing runner(s) by calculating, using their past travel speed. 
     e) Ask the incomming runners if they've seen (potential) missing runners.  Cheer and root for them as they enter your station.
      f) Report to Net Control of delayed runners ETA. 
      g) Assist and Calm their visiting family members that we are well aware and actively tracking the runner(s).
      h) Make visual assessment of the runners if they should continue based on your (well trained 😉) First Aid CPR course(s). Speak up never be shy. Had a diabetic runner come in at 75miles into the race (~2am). She was throwing up, advised her to terminate the run she refused, jabbed herself with insulin shot. She kept going, we all monitored her progress closely. 
Another man came in and was in total exhaustion (delayed by 1.75 ETA). Family was there, he quit ankle and leg won't anymore. 
     The race worked because of the team work from all Hams and those involved. U will see such human spirit determination from the runners as well as those involved. 

Contact Rob if interested. 

73'Nat S N6BRV 


-------- Original message --------
From: Rob Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...>
Date: 2/26/22 3:44 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Rob K6RJF Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...>
Subject: SD100 6/3 & 6/4/22 - ham volunteers - tentative assignments (as of 2-26-2022)

SD100 Ham Volunteers,  

Thank you for volunteering! Pasted below is the list of tentative ham assignments for the SD100 on Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4, 2022. We have 23 volunteers and "maybe" volunteers, so far. Please send me updates if your availability changes. If you would like to move to a different aid station for a change of pace, please let me know. We are 3+ months out -- plenty of time to shuffle. 

If you received this email and know that you are not available for the SD100 this year, please let me know. Some people have not yet brought their June schedule into focus. If you need someone's email address, I would be happy to provide. 

Assignments for a Winlink Test Team at Pioneer Mail 1 are a carryover from a concept discussed pre-pandemic. At this time, we do not know if we will conduct a Winlink test in 2022. 

Any questions? 
Thanks
. . . Rob
K6RJF
(THSES ARE OLD OUT DATED INFO)
SD100 ham assignments - Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2022
Pioneer Mail 1 - 1000 to 1500 (bib tracking team)
Captain Jennifer Henderson
eDennis Yard N1TEN maybe
eAllan Whitworth K6WHI
???
???
Pioneer Mail 1 - 1000 to 1500 (Winlink test team in RV)
Captain Jennifer Henderson
eBob Younger AI6KU
???
Meadows - 1345 to 2130 -
Captain Michael White
e
Joel Persinger KM6ZBL (ham team leader)
e
Bill Calderwood K1CT (to 1900)
eNick Testa KA6OXP (maybe)
eJim Tello KK6AYZ (maybe)
eDaniel Willan KK6DKX
Cibbets Flat - 1600 to 0215 -
Captain Jeff Hookere
Mike Oberbauer KG6TDP (ham team leader)
eMartin Latterich AF5T
eJudy Swain N9JLS (maybe)
eMichael Coca KM6PCX
Dale's Kitchen - 1700 to 0500 -
Captain John Martinez
(parking limited to 7 hams)eBeat Stadelmann KM6WNJ
eBruce Bergman AI6KL
eRobert Brown N2PNZ
eRon Garrison AJ6FQ
eTed Duvall KN6RCZ
Pioneer Mail 2 - 1900 to 0900 -
Captain Jennifer Henderson
eLisa Heinselman KJ6LLE
eGeorgia Smith KI6LAV
e
George DeLaBarre KG6SD (maybe)
Sunrise Net Control - 1000 to 0900
Captain Joey Bryan
e
David Antonetti KM6UFI (overnight)
e
Gary Holmes KM6LKP (overnight)
eDave DiGiorgio AD4VE


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Saturday May 7th Meeting

Bob Birch
 

Just a quick note to remind everyone of our upcoming meeting this Sat. We will have our quick update and admin portion, then move onto the main event. We will have members of the IEEE in attendance. They will present the IEEE initiative, what it’s all about and how we can deploy the IEEE Move truck to disasters and events here in the SoCal Region. Afterwards there will be tours and introductions on using the truck. The IEEE MOVE-1 truck will be located at the San Diego Chapter, although it can and will be deployed throughout the West Coast when ever needed. I encourage everyone who can make the meeting to do so. You will get a first hand look at what a great resource we now have to provide communications in remote areas of our region.

 

Also, as I have mention before I’m looking for 10 people to support a National Sound the Alarm event in El Cajon on Saturday May 14th. We will deploy 6 laptops, setup internet connectivity, and provide radio communications for the vehicles that will be moving people and supplies. The event will start at 8am and end at 2pm. We will be deploying the comm’s trailer, it will be a great opportunity get some practice on using the trailer. My plan is to try and use the portable repeater we have in our inventory to support the event. We will also be using simplex and repeaters as necessary. Attached are the frequencies of the portable repeater. If you feel comfortable programming those into your codeplug, go for it. Please add talkgroups SoCal, Tac & SDG into the portable repeater zone.  I have modified our current codeplug, if you don’t feel comfortable making changes to your own codeplug I will make myself available to update firmware and load a new codeplug for you after Saturdays meeting. Another reason to come to the meeting on Saturday.

 

Thanks in Advance

Bob

 


Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 05/03/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
05/03/2022
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - N6BRV
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - W6SJK

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Bob Birch
 

Mark,

 

We in San Diego have done support for other Sound the Alarm events in the past. We have always provided the DST support needed. We have never had a DST person hijacked to do installs. The fact you were put in another job is the failure of the DST coordinator who was running that specific event. When we are put in the Volunteer Connection sign up for Sound the Alarm, we are listed as DST.

 

At the Sound the Alarm event in El Cajon we will be setting up 6 laptop computers to support registration, providing internet connectivity, as well are radio support for the movement of people and supplies. I hope to use the portable DMR repeater we have at our chapter, so we get some experience in operating it, in case there is a need in the future.

 

I’ve done the PC50 and PC100 events in the past. They also provide an opportunity to practice radio skills. It’s also a great safety backup for the organizers of the event.

 

Bob

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)
Sent: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:52 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

Thank you for posting this Nat.  I reached out to the ham coordinator, Gary Holmes.  My wife and I committed to providing ham support at the Fred Canyon station for the afternoon shift.  This is a perfect exercise of using our ham skills in a less than ideal environment that requires us to program our radios to new frequencies and operate under the direction of race officials which would be very similar to responding to an American Red Cross activation.  Since ARC hasn't been doing any training or exercises for the ham operators, I believe this is a great opportunity for the hams to hone their skills and help where no other help is available.  Isn't that ultimately what we're here for?

Regarding the call for hams in support of the Sound the Alarm event, I can tell you from personal experience of doing it before that ham operators were not essential to the event.  Yes, we used the radios for hourly check ins and for calling for shuttles, but the same thing could have been done with the business band radios.  I actually felt like it was a bait and switch.  I was asked to provide ham support but in reality, I was was going door to door in downtown Long Beach (not a great area, by the way) pitching the smoke alarms and installing them in homes. I would never do it again.

---mark, KM6ZPO


Re: FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...>
 

Thank you for posting this Nat.  I reached out to the ham coordinator, Gary Holmes.  My wife and I committed to providing ham support at the Fred Canyon station for the afternoon shift.  This is a perfect exercise of using our ham skills in a less than ideal environment that requires us to program our radios to new frequencies and operate under the direction of race officials which would be very similar to responding to an American Red Cross activation.  Since ARC hasn't been doing any training or exercises for the ham operators, I believe this is a great opportunity for the hams to hone their skills and help where no other help is available.  Isn't that ultimately what we're here for?

Regarding the call for hams in support of the Sound the Alarm event, I can tell you from personal experience of doing it before that ham operators were not essential to the event.  Yes, we used the radios for hourly check ins and for calling for shuttles, but the same thing could have been done with the business band radios.  I actually felt like it was a bait and switch.  I was asked to provide ham support but in reality, I was was going door to door in downtown Long Beach (not a great area, by the way) pitching the smoke alarms and installing them in homes. I would never do it again.

---mark, KM6ZPO


Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 05/03/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
05/03/2022
8:30pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
So. Cal Region DMR Talkgroup 311057

Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

View Event

Description:
Net Control:   


Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 05/03/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
05/03/2022
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - N6BRV
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - W6SJK

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Steve
 

May 14th is the Sound the Alarm event where we need volunteers for comms.

Stev

On Sun, May 1, 2022 at 7:15 AM Nat 2733E N6BRV <njsarn9@...> wrote:
Anyone interested in using your communication skills please contact below ASAP.  U can also log hours in ARC Vol Con. as well since you have CPR card and can assist in public First Aid emergency (wear your ARC badge) and as communications team members.

73'Nat S N6BRV 



-------- Original message --------
From: Rob Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...>
Date: 5/1/22 6:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Rob K6RJF Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...>
Cc: Gary KM6LKP Holmes <KM6LKP@...>
Subject: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Endurance Run Ham Community,

The PCT50 (on 5/14/22) seeks several more hams: an experienced location lead, and a couple of other helpers for net control and for a rough road location. 

If your schedule allows you to support for all or for part of the day, please contact the PCT50 ham coordinator, Gary KM6LKP <KM6LKP@...> (cc'd) directly.

Thanks
. . . Rob 
K6RJF
ham herder 

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 3:48 PM Rob Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...> wrote:
Save The Date: PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022 

Ardent Hams, 

We received a short-notice request for ham radio operators to provide comms support for the PCT50 (Pacific Crest Trail 50 Mile Ultra Endurance Run) on Saturday, May 14, 2022. 

Aid Station locations and times:
   Boulder Oaks 0500 to 2000 (START/FINISH) 
   Fred Canyon 0600 to 1930
   Dale's Kitchen 0730 to 1530
   Todd's Cabin 0800 to 1530
   Penny Pines 0900 to 1430 (TURNAROUND) 

This is an out-and-back course, so runners pass through the intermediate Aid Stations twice. 

If you can work a full or partial shift, or for more information, please contact the ham coordinator, Gary KM6LKP <KM6LKP@...> (cc'd) directly. 

Runners' website and course information: PCT 50 — SECOND WIND TRAIL RUNNING

Thank you!
. . . Rob
K6RJF




FW: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Anyone interested in using your communication skills please contact below ASAP.  U can also log hours in ARC Vol Con. as well since you have CPR card and can assist in public First Aid emergency (wear your ARC badge) and as communications team members.

73'Nat S N6BRV 



-------- Original message --------
From: Rob Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...>
Date: 5/1/22 6:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Rob K6RJF Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...>
Cc: Gary KM6LKP Holmes <KM6LKP@...>
Subject: several more hams needed for PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Endurance Run Ham Community,

The PCT50 (on 5/14/22) seeks several more hams: an experienced location lead, and a couple of other helpers for net control and for a rough road location. 

If your schedule allows you to support for all or for part of the day, please contact the PCT50 ham coordinator, Gary KM6LKP <KM6LKP@...> (cc'd) directly.

Thanks
. . . Rob 
K6RJF
ham herder 

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 3:48 PM Rob Freeburn <k6rjf.rob@...> wrote:
Save The Date: PCT50 on Saturday, May 14, 2022 

Ardent Hams, 

We received a short-notice request for ham radio operators to provide comms support for the PCT50 (Pacific Crest Trail 50 Mile Ultra Endurance Run) on Saturday, May 14, 2022. 

Aid Station locations and times:
   Boulder Oaks 0500 to 2000 (START/FINISH) 
   Fred Canyon 0600 to 1930
   Dale's Kitchen 0730 to 1530
   Todd's Cabin 0800 to 1530
   Penny Pines 0900 to 1430 (TURNAROUND) 

This is an out-and-back course, so runners pass through the intermediate Aid Stations twice. 

If you can work a full or partial shift, or for more information, please contact the ham coordinator, Gary KM6LKP <KM6LKP@...> (cc'd) directly. 

Runners' website and course information: PCT 50 — SECOND WIND TRAIL RUNNING

Thank you!
. . . Rob
K6RJF


Re: Thank You for Participating at the SoCal Exercise

Rosalinda
 

I remember a few years ago when we (ham radio's) participated in a RC shelter exercise and we set up a radio tower outside the shelter made out of PVC pipe and we had scenarios given to us on pieces of paper for ex: There is a baby that needs diapers, etc. We didn't rely on cell phones to communicate to HQ only the radios.  I was Shelter Manager on Sat. the 23rd at the Arias Church we didn't have clients we were told we had to bring our own laptops to register clients.  I would like to see Comms more involved also what if I had forgotten my laptop then what?
Rosalinda

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Birch <rrbirch@...>
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 7:31 am
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Thank You for Participating at the SoCal Exercise

I like you two would like to have had more injects related to loss of communications and relied on DST Comm’s to step in. At least to show what our capabilities are if the need arises. We did process and deliver 3 ICS-213’s during the drill.
 
Comm’s is just one GAP in DST and most likely will be the least used in most disasters in Southern California. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared to step in when the need arises. We still should continue to train individually and as a group to keep our skills fresh.
 
Honestly, I would say 95% of all our responses will be to deploy, computers, networks, and internet connectivity. With the scenario of a wildfire all cell towers being down would be unlikely. Even in the major wildfires we had here in San Diego we never totally lost communications. We will have situations like the Southern fire that was out in the back country were communications were nonexistent and they relied on DST Comm’s.  We will always have the need to support Disaster Assessment teams that go into the back country to verify damage to homes. So as I said before we certainly need to be prepared to respond when the need arises.
 
Bob
 
From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:33 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Thank You for Participating at the SoCal Exercise
 
I share your frustration, Bruce.  And that’s why I didn’t participate in Orange County. There was no plan and there has been absolutely nothing going on for the ham volunteer since I joined.  It’s a real shame because we have a lot of talented pepe ready to help but the current management hasn’t got a clue what to do with us. 

—mark, KM6ZPO 


Re: Thank You for Participating at the SoCal Exercise

Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...>
 

Thanks for chiming in Bob.  Your reply is 100% valid.  Just want you to know that.  

With regard to this event, we had no idea what to prepare for - what scenarios specifically.  What were we simulating?  The personnel, equipment and responses will be different for each one.  I can't just load up the car with everything I own.  So I need to know what to plan for.  And it's not like I didn't ask - I asked around. I got my hand slapped for asking too.  But I persisted and I got nothing.  I even went to Monica Ruzich for answers - nothing - just show up she said.

What if the Internet goes down?  What if the power is out?  What if all cell phone networks are jammed with traffic or down?  

If we're going to go with the assumption of leadership - which is that we'll have backup cell phone service, satellite internet, etc. then there really is no need for ham radio operators.  And I fully understand that DST is not just ham radio.  What training have we done to implement a field-ready area to serve the needs of our local chapters? 

None. 

It's not like we didn't have time.  We had plenty of it.  We just failed to train.  

I look forward to the day that somebody in the OC Chapter gets their act together and starts training the DST team to do what the American Red Cross needs of them.  Until then I really see no point in investing any more of my time into the American Red Cross.  

---mark



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