Scott Rosenfeld, N7JI, who has been so helpful to so many Eugene Hams, was recently presented with an Elmer award for his work helping out Olin Beall II of Corvallis. Scott calls it “one of my proudest achievements in radio!”. Well deserved, and we’re sure many local recipients of Scott’s help agree!
On Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Andy Davis gave a presentation via a Zoom session to update local CERT volunteers and others involved in emergency preparedness an update on the current state of affairs. Here is that presentation.
Midland T60 series FRS/GMRS radios : channels 23 – 36.
These use FRS/GMRS channels 1-21, with pre-programmed CTCSS (PL ) and DCS tones.
Midland FRS/GMRS T-60 series Channels 23 – 36
CTCSS – DCS
Andy Davis, KJ7JDN, spent Saturday, October 23rd checking in with the exercise volunteers in the field and at Net Control stations around Eugene. These are some of the volunteers in the Northeast District.
Below is the Zoom debrief session which took place on the afternoon of the October 23, 2021 city-wide EmComm Exercise.
John Quetzalcoatl Murray posted an article on Saturday’s exercise on KEPW’s Eugene Community Newswire page. The article includes the video of the Safety briefing and an audio interview with Andy Davis KJ7JDN.
The timeline for our emergency communications exercise on Saturday is complex. We have prepared a chart that breaks down the timeline by the role of each participant, and how your part relates to the other participants. You can view or download the chart here. Some other documents that will be useful:
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, a safety briefing was presented via Zoom call for members of the Eugene Em Comm community to prepare for the community-wide exercise on October 23rd. This is a recording of the meeting.
Here is more information regarding Saturday’s exercise:
The Eugene Emergency Manager has approved the exercise plan for our next month’s drill. He has recommended we have a safety brief prior to the exercise, a safety officer, and exercise evaluators. We can do a zoom meeting at the beginning of the exercise week for the safety brief. Each neighborhood team that will be walking and sweeping has a CERT so those CERTs remind the LS&R teams about being safe and ‘size up’ around them always.
As for the evaluators, I haven’t figured that out yet.
I have attached the exercise plan [PDF link]. Please distribute to all who are playing in the exercise.
Thank you all and your neighbors for participating in this upcoming exercise drill.
KJ7JDN – Amateur Radio
WRDE880 – GMRS
Eugene EMCOMM Net Manager
Eugene/Springfield CERT Steering Committee Chair
Northeast District CERT Leader
Wired magazine ran a story on how scientists have studied rings in some of Oregon’s old growth Douglas Fir to document the massive Cascadia earthquake in January 1700 that caused massive damage in the Pacific NW, and sent a Tsunami to Japan. Read The Long-Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees on Wired’s website.