Cascadia Rising Planning Meetings

A message from Daron N7HQR:

I’d like to have a Tuesday night planning meeting at 6pm every Tuesday (except for regular meeting nights) between now and through Cascadia Rising.  I’m hoping this weekly update will help get folks prepared for the exercise, dial in our staffing and planning, and give us time to work through the forms to be transmitted.  I know… yet another meeting, but I don’t know how else to share ideas and practice without something structured like this.

I’ll do my best to send out a reminder 24 hours before and maybe 8 hours before each week so it is fresh in everyone’s mind.  The 8 hours before reminder should have some agenda type information so you know what we’ll be discussing and working on.

Yes… It is a different meeting number than the regular meetings, I’ll send it out with every single email reminder to it should be easy to open the email reminder and select the link.

Tuesday May 3 – 6pm-7pm – Cascadia Rising Planning – still refining scheduling, assignments.  Working towards one location to go to retrieve all the documents when we get closer so you can download the stuff you need prior to the event. (and we’ll take some feedback and ideas on the previous weekend’s events, what worked and what didn’t, how we could make it work better, etc.)

Meeting ID: 893 5138 7703

Passcode: 383741

Phone in: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

New Net Procedures

The new Net Preamble, Sitrep form, and Sitrep Logging form have been uploaded, and should be downloadable from links on the Documents page of this website.

We have a new weekly net preamble which we will be using for a
single net on 145.370 at 1900 hrs.  There will not be two separate nets
in other words.   Read the preamble carefully and you will see will be
doing a sitrep every week and so you are familiar with how it it will go. 

In sum, we will use a new version of the preamble to take us into the
sitrep.  Thus you will report your call, first name and color status
when we do the regular net process by call sign sufix.   After everyone
has checked in net control will go back and call stations according to
color status (black first).

Further, there is a revised Radio Operator Sitrep form and Net
logging form.  You should for now consider printing these and keeping
them near your radio for the upcoming Tuesday net

Net Control


I want to take a moment to encourage all folks to avail themselves of the training opportunity being a volunteer net control operator provides. It gets easier the more you do it, and a full script is provided for your use.

If you have not tried it, please do. If you would feel more comfortable with another, more experienced operator at your elbow while you are on the radio, that can be arranged.

This is a very good opportunity for expanding your training and comfort on the radio. In order to assure this kind of valuable training is more widely distributed among the ACS members, the ACS Staff may start assigning net responsibilities in the near future, so getting some practice in advance may make you more comfortable after an assignment.

Listen to how it is done at the regular net times (Tuesdays, 7 and 7:10 p.m), then sign up to do one or both of the nets for practice.

You can find net control instructions, the preamble and the rosters by clicking HERE. If you are having trouble accessing those documents, I can send you any of them by e-mail, just let me know.

Contact me or Ginny Goblirsch – W7OTR and we will get you on the schedule.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.



Modified Meeting Schedule

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we’ve had to move the meeting night a couple times this year. Here are the anticipated meeting dates at the Samaritan Community Health Education Center for 2019:

January 15 – THIRD Tuesday
February 19 – THIRD Tuesday
March 12 – SECOND Tuesday
April 16 – THIRD Tuesday
May 14 – SECOND Tuesday
June 11 – SECOND Tuesday
July 9 – SECOND Tuesday
August – TBD
September 10 – SECOND Tuesday
October 8 – SECOND Tuesday
November 12 – SECOND Tuesday
December 17 – THIRD Tuesday

We’re scheduled to be at the front of the line for next year so hopefully we can land all the Second Tuesdays for our meetings.