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KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KG6LHW Anthony Blue Lake,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We received SitReps from Jaye KE6SLS in Humboldt Co,CA and Steve K6ETA in Sonoma Co,CA.  The wind/fire situation in California is very serious.  Thousands of people are displaced and winds are predicted to increase significantly tonight and tomorrow.  They don’t need radio support at this time, but may need current wind/wx data when they lose internet and cell service.   Following are their reports:

———————-  Humboldt SitRep
Material supplies critical low or gone in most of Humboldt ATT.

Fuel low/gone most fuel stations.  Several <costco><bear river>
have special deleivers to keep services active including ice.

My station is as backed up as I can make it.  Supplying power
to three homes <mine and two neighbors>.

Had time to get people motivated to brace for outage.  Currently
all comms and internet still active at 7:30PM 26OCT2019.

I will have no internet after we loose our power.

Tnx Mindy for the great wx update.

NVIS is nearly gone @ 7pm.  Will activate 1.820 on 160M as

Willits CA is in dark ATT.

pls RELAY this message.


Jaye ke6sls
Humboldt county, Eureka California

——————– Sonoma SitRep
More than 87,000 people between Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean have been ordered to evacuate Saturday night as authorities are increasingly concerned the Kincade fire could burn all the way to the coast.

**The expanded evacuation zone, announced Saturday evening, is the largest mass evacuation in Sonoma Country history.**

Residents of Healdsburg, Windsor, Graton, Guerneville, Jenner, Bodega Bay and a sprawling area in between were ordered to leave their homes as Cal Fire braced for the arrival of a powerful windstorm that could drive flames west.

Sutter Hospital in North Santa Rosa is being evacuated.

On Saturday morning, authorities ordered more than 44,000 people along the Highway 101 corridor between Geyserville and Windsor to flee, clogging southbound Highway 101 with traffic as residents sought to reach safety.

At dusk, authorities expanded the mandatory evacuation zone to include an additional 43,000 residents in west Sonoma County, between Highway 101 and the coast, who were warned earlier in the day to prepare to evacuate if conditions turn for the worse.

Two new areas were placed under evacuation warnings: a section of west county surrounding Sebastopol, and, a section north and west of Santa Rosa, to the northwest of Highway 12. Evacuation from this area is not mandatory, but authorities encourage residents to be prepared to flee. The winds are expected to shift abruptly between 9 and 11 p.m. tonight, bringing gusts that could reach 60 to 80 mph from the northeast according to the National Weather Service. The winds, which could push the Kincade fire to the southwest and population centers along the Highway 101 corridor, will not begin to ease until midday Sunday, resulting in an unusually long and intense wind event.

Here’s the latest information about the Kincade fire:

6 p.m.
Mandatory evacuations have been extended from Highway 101 all the way to the coast, more than tripling the size of the evacuation zone at the start of the day Saturday. The news came via emergency alerts, and also includes extended evacuation warning zones between Rohnert Park and Bodega Bay and the Rincon Valley area. The updated Sonoma County Incident Map officially extends mandatory evacuations into Mark West-Larkfield area that burned during the Tubbs fire in October 2017.

That map can be accessed from the top of K6ETA.com

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19/DEC/23 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/DEC/23 Check-In/Rotation Check-Ins: 23 Stations: __W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX __KI7ARP Herman Pine Valley,UT QNX __KE7YX Emery Pendleton,OR QNX N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID WA7JYK Tom Joseph,OR __AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO QNX __K7UK Rick Omak,WA QNX KE6SLS Jaye [...]


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FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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