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CERT Liaison for Lincoln County Auxiliary Communications Service Board member of Central Coast (C2) CERT - Newport, Oregon Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club

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

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.

Net Controls Needed

Here’s an update on the net control dates filled and not filled. As you
can see, many opportunities exist for those who have not yet taken
advantage of this experience. Our hope is to get everyone to do this
more than once, even regularly, not only to share the work, but to gain
experience and confidence on the air in a fairly low pressure
situation. Experienced operators are necessary to handle these nets
too, as they provide good examples of how others might handle the net.
And you never know when you might be in the position of having to be a
net control because no one else is around, licensed and trained.

May 15 – South N7ONP Micheal
North K7RVW Barb

May 22 South W7BL John
North N7KNK Doug

May 29

June 5

June 12

June 19

June 26

July 3 North KF7JNH Madelyn