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Encourage those you know to check into our weekly net on SAT mornings at 0800 on 146.55 simplex.

Monday nights at 2000 Fritz is net control for a short CB channel 31 check in followed by an FRS channel 1 net. We do not use a privacy code on FRS radios. If you know someone with a CB or FRS radio let them know.

In tests we have found that FRS appears to work as good as CB in RB and that they both have a place in or communications plan.

Last night RBERS held it first Friday night 1830 Emergency preparedness net using the 145.18 (-) 107.2 PL and 445.68 (-) 123.0 PL repeaters located on Mt Woodson and Black Mt. Please check the RBERS web site for net topic reference materials. Send any suggestions for future topics to RBERS@live.com. This weeks topic was “When fire safe landscaping will not save your home.”

Last month we agreed to allow member an opportunity to gain experience acting as net control for the Sat net. If you are interested please let me know and I will arrange for you to take one Sat.

I am also looking for members to act as net control for the Friday night emergency preparedness net.

I would like to form a group of members to discuss our plans for the next 12 months. If interested let me know.

As always we are always looking for new member to join our group.

I encourage everyone to take the FEMA on-line ICS training. Incident Command System (ICS) is used by all government agencies and is required by all Emergency Responders, CERT, Red Cross, etc.

Recommended classes are 100b, 200b, 700a, 704, and 800b. Classes can be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx.

Classes are on-line and take about an hour each followed by a simple test. It you pass you can print out your certificate. Since all emergency are required to take these courses, we should also attempt to have these certificates.

We should also become familiar with the ICS 213 message form. It is the General Message form used by all public service agencies to pass and track messages. In an emergency we would be required to use these forms.

RBERS has registered with the Great California Shakeout Earthquake drill. The actual event occurs on Oct 16th at 10:16 when we all should drop, cover, and hold. Our RBERS Drill on the 18th is tied to the Shakeout an an earthquake activation. We can create and send earthquake drill message traffic.

If you have not filled out the DSW insurance form I encourage you to do so.



THE RB CERT meeting will be on June 30. CERT meeting are held at the Swim and Tennis Club, at 7PM. You are invited to attend. Roger Frauman will give a presentation on Diaster Preparedness.


Reviewed the fire and shelter operations lessons learned. Field day planning was also discussed.

The Red Cross net is every Tue night at 8PM on the 147.195 (+) 114.8 RACES Repeater.

Guest check ins are first followed by member check ins by district.


Future events:

June 14/15 – Descanso Horse Ride


We had a presentation and sample flight of a gimble Camera UAV. Has a 20 min run time, GPS hover, return home on loss of signal, and 700 AGL. Camera is stable and as good as TV broadcast. Cost $2000.


Discussed upcoming field day event and requested members to set up, operate, and tear down. Membership has been declining and they want to increase membership.


EARS has a new meeting location. 900 Canterbury Pl., Suite 300, Escondido, CA 92025. Across from the MB Dealer. Next meeting is July 10th. Arrive before 7PM as door has to be maned.


Conflicts with our meeting.


June 28-29th ARRL Field Day. Fun, Operations, GOTA, and contest.

Sept 12th-15th will be the ARRL San Diego Hamfest.

Early bird registration ended on May 31st. Pre-registration is $22 until Aug 26th. $25 thereafter.


Oct 18th RBERS drill and RBERS booth at the Emergency Preparedness Event at the RB Community Park.

I have purchased a 10x10 canopy for our use.

Will have Goal Zero ham station. Would like FRS radios so people can use to talk.

How about a Picnic in the park this summer. Family friends, pot luck. Kit building of antenna, J-poles, Leader line, HRO type ecom antennas.




Sun 0830 PARC ARES Net 146.73 -107.2.

Sun 2000 Sandra net 146.64 -107.2.

Sun 2000 EARS net 146.88 -107.2.

Mon 1900 Donut Net 147.42 Transmit on 146.475 107.2.

Tue 1830 The San Diego Regional Emergency Response net is on Tue on 147.075 +107.2.

Tue 7-7:30PM A SSB net hosted by ED, W6IPT, on 144.23U.

Wed 2nd and 4th week. The North County Emergency Communications Net at 7PM starting on 147.03 +103.5. Then to simplex:

144.375 Fallbrook, Valley Center, Palomar Mountain and Highway 76 East

145.540 Oceanside, Carlsbad and along I-5 north into south Orange County

146.445 Escondido, RB, PQ, Scripps-Poway and along the I-15 corridor south to Mira Mesa

146.550 Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla

147.480 Ramona, Borrego, Warner Spgs, Hwy 79 to Julian-Cuyamaca, Mount Laguna and the Backcountry

147.510 San Marcos, Vista and along Freeway 78 west of I-15

Wed 1930 SANDRA 147.15 +107.2.

Sat 0800 RBERS net 146.55 simplex.


We will be conducting a testing session on 6/21 prior to our PAPA System lunch meeting. Check the ARRL website for further information or contact me at PAPATESTING@LIVE.COM. This is the last test session using the current Technician question pool. New questions will be in effect on July 1st.

Every last Sat of the month there is a testing session in Esc held by Harry W6YOO.


Erik gave a show and tell demo on an iphone app called "theodolite" which is useful for position fixes, locations, and bearings for hiking or travel. Check the internet or app store for more information. The cost is $3.99 for this app.

Members are welcome to bring in show and tell items or seek out presentatons.