Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Regional ARES
FEMA has put out a "digital toolkit" that is full of family preparedness information including a 4-week plan that will assist you in putting together a complete preparedness plan. View the FEMA digital toolkit
It is most important that each of your ARES members properly signup up for the Everbridge Alert system. Find out how you can get registered with Everbridge.Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties Sign up page/ 8/26/2014
Saturday September 5th to the 9th is the first Tahoe 200 race around the entire Tahoe Rim Trail.
If you want to help with emergency communications for this event please contact, Bob Miller at email@example.com
or 775 843-5952.
More details on the Event Calendar http://sacvalleyares.org/contents/calendar.asp 8/15/2014
The Department of Homeland security has released a new version of the National Interoperability Field Guide.
The NIFOG can be downloaded at: http://publicsafetytools.info/nifog_info/nifog_info.php
An index of tools and documents is available:http://publicsafetytools.info/start_index_v2.php
The Public Safety Library site that has links to an Adroid and Apple mobile OS apps that lets you download and manage documents. http://publicsafetytools.info/pslib 8/1/2014
The following link has a lot of good information on how to understand what is happening on a major Cal Fire incident. http://scancal.org/calfire/major.html
Be sure to follow the links contained on the page:
Incident Command System <http://scancal.org/calfire/ics/index.html
Communications on Major Fire<http://scancal.org/calfire/ics/communications.html
Parts of a Major Fire <http://scancal.org/airattack/parts.html
Strike Teams <http://scancal.org/calfire/striketeam.html
Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Dan Wise has been asked to secure HAM operators for the "Homeless Veterans Stand Down", here in Sacramento, at Mather Field. It is a two day event, (Friday) 9-12-14, 0600 to 1700 and (Saturday) 9-13-14, 0700 to 1700; note: Sunday is dismissal of Vets. and tear down of the camp.
Our task is to provide communication between five lacations at the camp. Therefore, I am looking for five (5) HAMs that can work this event. Preferablly the same five for both days, but I will take what ever I can get. Males and or females, all over the age of 18, with a current HAM license. The communication will be done on 2M simplex (a working ht is required, as well as pencil and paper). Lunch will be provider as well as all the water you can consume.
This is, as with all our events, a volunteer gig. We are here to help Vets and only Vets. Last year there were about 325 Vets going through the Sacramento Stand Down - some from WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, and lots from the Middle East conflict. Help is needed, as HAMs we can help.
c-phone: 916-743-5347 7/23/2014
There is concern by many amateur radio operators regarding the proposed
rule change RM-11708. The proposal by the ARRL will allow the CW/Data areas of the HF bands to be used for 2.8 MHz wide full power unlimited baud rate data transmissions. Some of these transmissions will come from automated stations.
Read the Filing by ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio in RM-11708 on 11/15/2013 RM-11708 FAQ - ARRL
Why did the ARRL think the petition to eliminate regulation by symbol rate was needed? and more.A letter from Eric Guenzler, KG6BZT
with information about this proposed rule change and how it could affect the CW/Data portion of the HF bands.File a comment with the FCC. 7/4/2014
Slides and After Action Reports from the CAL OES Mass Care Drought and Fire Summit May 1, 2014 5/3/2014
An email from George Boswell, K7YHB, who worked the Oso Landslide as ARES a team member. He has written some "lessons learned" That we can all take to heart. 4/30/2014
A Calendar of Events has been added to the web site to allow viewing of amateur ARES and club radio events in in Sacramento Valley Section.
Are you looking for amateur radio events where you could volunteer?
Events were the coordinators are looking for extra radio operators to help out will be listed with a "+" in the event title.
If your radio group would like to add an event to the calendar go to:Suggest an event to add
During the Regional ARES exercise in March, the value of using packet for sending information digitally was appreciated. Although several digital programs such as FLdigi
can send form data digitally, it is cumbersome with a packet program such as Outpost Packet Manager
The Outpost Packet Manager
has been embraced by many ARES groups in the US for digital packet messaging. In a project to make it easy to send and work with form data from FLmsg
, a form manager design to work with FLdigi
, we have created step by step instructions to enable the use of FLmsg forms to send form data with Outpost to a PBBS or a full service BBS, and when form data is received in a message in Outpost, to recreate the original form.Documentation for using FLmsg and Outpost
usage and well as a web based tool to create a custom Outpost Script that will work with your packet setup. 3/27/2014
New Butte County Emergency Coordinator
Congratulations to Scott Petersen, KE6VUS, who has been appointed as Butte Emergency Coordinator.
Scott has added photos of the Emcomm van
he put together. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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