Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Regional ARES
ARES Multi-County Regional Exercise
On March 15th, Placer County ARES will initiate an ARES Multi-county Exercise. The exercise will involve Placer County ARES requesting Mutual Assistance.
A call-out of Placer ARES will be made as well as notification of Sacramento Valley ARES District Emergency coordinator (DEC). Each DEC will contact their county Emergency Coordinators who in turn will exercise their call-out plans and determine how many ARES members could possible respond to the call for mutual assistance. This information will be relayed to Placer County ARES on the W6EK repeater 145.430 negative PL: 162.2. A HF net will also be established on 7220 khz LSB.
Packet Operations during the regional ARES Exercise March 15th
During the Regional ARES exercise, packet messages/updates may be sent to station WU6X.
At this time, WU6X is expected to be on one of these frequencies:
145.050 VIA the nodes BERRY or KBERR,
133.350 via the node SUGAR
For more information contact:
Charles Minton, KG6FFK, 530-830-2485, email@example.com
John Staples, KI6ZWW, 916-612-8354 (c), firstname.lastname@example.org 3/10/2014
Butte County ARES EC, Scott Petersen, KE6VUS, has added photos of the Emcomm van he put together. 2/7/2014
New Butte County Emergency Coordinator
Congratulations to Scott Petersen, KE6VUS, who has been appointed as Butte Emergency Coordinator. 2/1/2014
The January 25, 2014 Sacramento Valley ARES Leadership held a meeting on January 25 in Auburn. ARES ECs and leaders from Nevada, Sacramento, Yuba-Sutter, Placer, and Yolo- Colusa counties attended.
Items discussed included the sacvalleyares.org web site, call out procedures, portable power ideas, The upcoming PLACER MCI event, a backpack frame for radio equipment, and ideas for working together on regional exercises. 1/27/2014
A page has been added to the web site with information for reporting bugs, problems or making suggestions.
The page also displays a change log with bugs fixed and new additions to web site. You can get to this page from the "Home" button on the menu bar. 1/12/2014
The California International Marathon in Sacramento on December 8, 2013 dreq more than 9,000 runners. The runners and the 24 amateur radio operators supporting this event braved low 30 degree temperatures. Net Control for the amateur radio operators was located in a fire department trailer. Frank, N6SNO, John, KI6ZWW, Chuck, W6AQM, Computer operations, and Andrea, KI6VGK operated as net control operators. Kaiser Medical personnel, AMR dispatch, and a race official were also located in the trailer. Vince, KI6NHP, submitted photos of a field station. 12/26/2013
Recordings of the 9:00AM and the 11:AM ARES nets on the N6ICW 147.195 for check in to the Oregon Set. Net control was John, KI6ZWW, Sacramento ARES EC. We also have a recording of an ICS-213 message, and Michael, KI6UJX, posted a PDF with the message in an ICS-213 form.View the Oregon SET Files 11/2/2013
Great California Shakeout October 17, 2013
The Great California Shakeout
occured October 17, 2013. This was a great opportunity for ARES groups to exercise their emergency plans. As plans are receive from ARES groups participating, they will be posted in the Documents section under training
. If you have plans or any documents to share, please send them to email@example.com
Welcome to the Sacramento Valley ARES web site
This web site for Sacramento Valley ARES groups, is a place for ARES groups to share information. It is under development. As we collect material and information, more features will be come active and features added. 10/22/2013