|California Shakeout Drill UPDATE #2THURSDAY OCT 20, 2022 12:30 PM|
You can participate in a special annual emergency net with organizations across California. TCARES and TC Office of Emergency Services are planning an emergency NET to demonstrate the TCARES repeater infrastructure during a simulated communications outage following a simulated major earthquake incident.
We are looking for MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION!
Our goal is to see check-ins from Pinecrest to Jamestown, from Mariposa to Angels Camp, and from Modesto to Yosemite National Park! (AND ALL POINTS IN-BETWEEN)
ALL TCARES REPEATERS WILL BE LINKED, Use the one that works best for you.
It will be a directed net, but we will not have a roll call. We will request check-ins by Alphabet Sequence Groups, based on your Suffix. (First letter after the number in your callsign.) ALPHA – GOLF, HOTEL – NOVEMBER, OSCAR – ZULU
When you check-in, provide the following:
YOUR CALL SIGN
YOUR FIRST NAME
YOUR LOCATION & REPEATER
GRID POWER status, ON/OFF
DAMAGE YES/NO (none, broken windows, blocked road/bridge)
CONCISE checkins. We are looking for rapid efficient check-ins using the structure below. After the net is over, general chit-chat may resume.
COPY MESSAGE: After we complete the checkins, The County OES coordinator will hand over an official statement regarding facts about the incident, the response by agencies, instructions regarding evacuation plans or resource centers available – to be read out on the air. Please have pen and paper ready to copy down the statement and be ready to share in your local area as you see fit. (in the event of a real emergency) Share over GMRS/FRS, in person, etc. Don’t forget… THIS IS A DRILL… (repeat as needed)
FINALLY, we will end with a simulated a “Repeater Down” scenario and have a quick SIMPLEX Net on 147.510