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-MEETING NOTES OCT 2013

RBERS

Reminder that our quarterly Drill will be on 10/19 at 9AM. 
This drill is used to test communications between our EOC and the various community center locations.
 

RB CERT

Is now running a net every Tue night at 9PM.  The net starts on the EARS 146.88 repeater.
RB CERT provided us with a copy of the CERT communication channel plan.

 

OTHER LOCAL NETS

Fritz and I participate and act as alternate Net Control for the North County Emergency Communications Net on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month at 7PM starting on 147.03.  After check in each area transfers to its assigned simplex frequency for further communications.  This Net covers north county and as far east as Julian.

 

Red Cross Meeting

Red cross chapters are going through a reorganization of paid staff due to budget constraints.

 

RACES

Races and Escondido CERT are considering a combined drill in the future.

The Oct meeting was RACES orientation training.

 

PALAMOR ARC

Conducted it annual auction

 

EARS

Jeff Murdock AE6GM gave a presentation about his personal experience using a personal location beacon.

 
EVENTS

The Miramar Air Show was cancelled.

 

On 10/08 there was a Communications Vehicle showcase at Qualcomm.

RACES and other Communications Vehicles were available for tour and Ham Operation.

 

11/24 Ham Radio Operations Day at both Fry’s.

 

12/7  Ham Tech License class and testing.

http://jsg.org/sandiegohamclasses/San_Diego_Amateur_Radio_Classes/Home.html

 

RB ALIVE

Do we want to participate in next year’s event?

 

TRAINING
It is recommended that Ham Radio Operators take the following recommended FEMA ICS training classes.  IS-100-b, IS-200-b, IS-700-a, and IS-800-b. 

These classes can be taken on-line and after completion you can print out a certificate of completion.

The classes provide an awareness of the Incident Command System which is used in every emergency.

 

The standard means of communication is the ICS-213 form.  The RBERS ICS-213 is our form and a sample was handed out at the meeting.

 

Check out our web site.  We have added new links including info on Rattlesnakes, and Pet care in a disaster.

Just Google search “RBERS ham radio”.

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