The Los Angeles Emergency Repeater Association held a drill today in support of the Great California ShakeOut. Amateur Radio Operators were requested to check in with Net Control on the W6NVY UHF repeater on 449.700 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. In addition, stations were asked to check in simplex on 2 Meters on the output of the W6NVY VHF repeater on 147.195 MHz.
The following stations checked in to the Net:
||WEST LA (SANTA MONICA DCS)
||FRANKLIN HS (NOTHEAST LA)
||PICO RIVERA WAREHOUSE
||BLYTH ELME SCHOOL (BOYLE HEIGHTS)
||LAUSD M&O AREA S1
||SAN DIEGO (CAMPO – RACES)
||WEST LA – NET CONTROL
Thanks to everyone for supporting the operation today.
In 2010, more than 7.9 million Californians practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how they will protect themselves during earthquakes, and increased their overall preparedness.
On Thursday, October 20th at 10:20 a.m. millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut!
The Los Angeles Emergency Repeater Association will also take part, with a check-in net between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators are encouraged to call Net Control on the W6NVY UHF repeater – 449.700 MHz (PL 131.8) – and report your first name, call sign, location, and what radio bands you can operate on. In addition, Net Control will be monitoring the output frequency of the W6NVY VHF repeater – 147.195 MHz – and logging simplex check-ins there.
Please take a minute sometime between 10 and 11 AM to take part in the LA-ERA ShakOut Net on October 20th.
Click the link for more information about the Great California ShakeOut.
Note: We will also have the regular Thursday night net at 7:30 PM!
David Coursey, N5FDL
Having spent two months talking about how to build and kill EMCOMM groups, this month I’ll touch on what it takes to be the volunteer every leader wants on his or her team. Here are seven tips:
- Sign-up and show-up — This is really simple, but can’t be overstated. Leaders need dependable volunteers and need them to commit early. We need to be able to plan based on the number of volunteers we can expect. So sign-up early, let your leader know if your plans are “tentative,” and cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend. That makes the planning job much, much easier. Ten people who become available the “day of” aren’t very helpful, unless I have ten unexpected no-shows.
People respect our group because they know if we commit to something, we will deliver. This group reliability depends on volunteers who are equally reliable. Continue reading