Sacramento Section EC Report for Year 2019

Report for:

The number after the county reflects the number of hours they have submitted during the year.

Section Manager: 0 Section EC: 432      
District 1 EC: 0 District 2 EC: 0 District 3 EC: 46 District 4 EC: 3 District 5: 24
LASSEN: 47 BUTTE: 54 SACRAMENTO: 777 NEVADA: 60 ALPINE: 1145
SISKIYOU*: 0 GLENN: 341 YOLO-COLUSA: 174 SIERRA*: 2 AMADOR: 276
MODOC: 42 SHASTA/TEHAMA: 165 YUBA-SUTTER: 289 PLUMAS: 184 PLACER: 416
TRINITY: 96       EL DORADO: 26
        TAHOE BASIN*: 0

* EC position is OPEN

Section Information for FSD-96

ARRL Section: Sacramento Valley Section
Year: 2019
Total number of ARES members 374
Change since last year
(+, -, same)
19     +
Number of DECs/ECs reports this year 61
Number of ARES nets active: 238  
Number of nets with NTS liaison: 38 
Calls of DECs/ECs reporting: KA7AJQ, KJ6WYW, KK6EVX, KK6ZGB, KB6FMZ, W6RWL, KE6GLA, KJ6KIZ, KF6OBI, KI6KIZ, K6ME, N5BMU, N5BU, KJ6HNP, N6CKV, KI6YUK, KI6NHP, KG6SJT, KI6WAN, N5TEN, KJ6OCL, KK6LDS, KJ6HHY, KJ6IYM,  
   
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this year
240 
NUmber of drill Person hours 3401 
Number of public service events this month
17 
total PS Person hours 545 
Number of emergency operations this year
Totl Emergency Person Hours 22 
Total number of ARES operations this year 495 
Total Person hours 4454 
   
   
   

Comments submitted during the year :

1/2019: ALPINE, KA7AJQ, Sheila Clement: 2019 January Alpine/Douglas ARES Comment Douglas County Amateur Radio Team (DCART) members reported time for the following activities: nets, meeting, taking and giving classes, studying digital modes (FLdigi and Winlink), packet operations, working on and programming radio equipment, working with nets and radio equipment at the hospitals and Nevada Division of Emergency Management, planning for the June Pony Express Reride through Nevada (KE7NCJ), and the Tonopah NV ARES Leadership meeting (KD7NHC and N7TNX) . The ARES Connect process is in place though we are working through a lot of questions. Members should establish your accounts, sign up for events and keep me posted on how things are going. DCART welcomes new member Tom Seeley, W4FLL. We will update our membership listings within a couple of weeks. DCART does not have a web site just now. We are looking into setting up one through the County. Sheila Clement, KA7AJQ ARES Emergency Coordinator Alpine and Douglas Counties Alpine County

2/2019: ALPINE, KA7AJQ, Sheila Clement: 2019 February Alpine/Douglas ARES Comment DCART (Douglas County Amateur Radio Team) members again had great project time reports for February. Hours came from support of Nevada Division of Emergency Management communications and their conference for Emergency Preparedness, participation in hospital and other nets, local training classes, including the formal class at Western Nevada College, maintaining our ham station at 911 and our home stations. Winlink, packet, and FLdigi modes continue to be topics for our members' training efforts. Our Douglas County 911 Emergency Services Director has planned our ham station relocation, still in the 911 building. We will have our own office with provision for all our radio equipment. Our DEC held a meeting in Carson for northwest Nevada ECs so we could review our ARES Connect operations and plan for a field exercise. Sheila Clement, KA7AJQ ARES Emergency Coordinator Alpine and Douglas Counties

2/2019: ALPINE, KA7AJQ, Sheila Clement: 2019 February Alpine/Douglas ARES Comment DCART (Douglas County Amateur Radio Team) members again had great project time reports for February. Hours came from support of Nevada Division of Emergency Management communications and their conference for Emergency Preparedness, participation in hospital and other nets, local training classes, including the formal class at Western Nevada College, maintaining our ham station at 911 and our home stations. Winlink, packet, and FLdigi modes continue to be topics for our members' training efforts. Our Douglas County 911 Emergency Services Director has planned our ham station relocation, still in the 911 building. We will have our own office with provision for all our radio equipment. Our DEC held a meeting in Carson for northwest Nevada ECs so we could review our ARES Connect operations and plan for a field exercise. Sheila Clement, KA7AJQ ARES Emergency Coordinator Alpine and Douglas Counties

3/2019: ALPINE, KA7AJQ, Sheila Clement: 2019 March Alpine/Douglas ARES Comment DCART (Douglas County Amateur Radio Team) members had their monthly meeting at our 911 station to see how the new arrangement will be. Our new modular office should be ready in about 6 weeks. Members' hours were for the same events/subjects as last month. Sheila Clement, KA7AJQ ARES Emergency Coordinator Alpine and Douglas Counties

1/2019: AMADOR, KJ6WYW, Daniel L. Edwards: I'm really late on this one. I will try to do better this month

2/2019: District 3, KK6ZGB, Michael Joseph: Correct One

1/2019: EL DORADO, KE6GLA, Jay Harmor: ARES Trail for Coloma Discovery of Gold Special Event Station.

2/2019: GLENN, KF6OBI, Michael A. Ellithorp: During the Glenn County Active Shooter Exercise and Redundant Communications Drill on 16 February 2019, Glenn ARES was asked to demonstrate local VHF simplex and repeater voice communications from different locations within Glenn county. For the second part of this demonstration we were asked to use the Winlink System from different locations in Glenn County to pass message traffic, by VHF radio, to email accounts and cell phones, belonging to Glenn County OES staff. This demonstration was a success; allowing Glenn ARES to show and prove that we can be used as back-up communications should other means of communications fail in Glenn County.

1/2019: MODOC, n5bmu, chad linden: we decided at our meeting to go from monthly meetings to bimonthly meetings and doing radio nets on the off months

1/2019: PLACER, N6CKV, Carl First: A lot of the ARES members participated in Winter Field Day

3/2019: PLACER, N6CKV, Carl First: Placer County ARES had a face to face meeting on the 30th. 10 members showed their "Go Kits"

1/2019: PLUMAS, KI6YUK, DL "Larry" Trotter: MOU's signed with 2 of 3 Hospitals on the Plumas re PARC equipment on Hospital sites for EmComm (Seneca and Eastern Plumas). Having issues with PDH signing the MOU, reason unknown. Issues on Mt. Hough machine are being resolved by encoding Rx side of individual radios.

3/2019: PLUMAS, KI6YUK, DL Trotter: Gearing up for our EmComm season. Lots of snow on several of our event routes and at least one propagation survey needs to be made due to a large route change for the SBTS Lost and Found Bike Race in June***Saturday 3/30/19, one of our members, Keith AI6OO came upon a motorcycle accident in the Feather River Canyon at around 1400 hours; he got on our repeater and called in a Mayday; Liz KF6JUY was monitoring and contacted CHP through 911, relaying all the information; CHP Dispatched the necessary EMS to mitigate, while AI600 managed traffic control until CHP arrived and took over the IC, relieving AI600 of the responsibility; no fatality or apparent injury. Note: KI6YUK has some PR to do as the CHP Dispatcher had no idea what Ham Radio was. Fortunately, the explanation provided by KF6JUY did not impede the EMS services response time.

1/2019: Section EC, KG6SJT, Gregory Kruckewitt: Continued training, work on winlink templates, and public service events

2/2019: SHASTA/TEHAMA, KI6WAN, Tom Henthorn: Meeting cancelled due to snow and down trees.

2/2019: SIERRA, N5TEN, Scott A. Schlefstein: Not a lot of activity this past month to report.

1/2019: YOLO-COLUSA, KK6LDS, Doug Hollowell: Effective February 2019, the Yolo-Colusa ARES Emergency Coordinator will be Dale J. Dennis, KJ6HHY.

2/2019: YUBA-SUTTER, kj6iym, Andy Boone: tested radio in Ride-out hospital.

 


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