#1 • CAVERN Member Benefits Package
As the 2020 fire season draws to a (hopefully quick) close, it gives us all time to participate in a discussion about public safety and radios around Cobb Mountain. Especially relevant —while things are fresh in our minds after a few nearby fires recently grew into the first “gigafire”— is what have we all learned we still need to do?
An idea has been floated on the CAVERN Talk list to bundle different PDF information sheets together into a CAVERN Member… Booklet? …Package? As a benefit of being a CAVERN volunteer/member, you get the collected wisdom of the Community assembled in one convenient PDF package that you can print pages from for your refrigerator or bulletin board.
What pages/chapters/sections/etc do you members of the CAVERN community think the Member materials package should contain? Is a PDF file enough? Should we also organize things like bumper-stickers, tee shirts, lawn signs, etc?
Here are a few Example Ideas:
+ CAVERN Channel Guide (1pg Guide/128 channels/Printable)
+ CAVERN Member DB (Members’ firstname+callsign/all 6 Groups)
+ User Guide for <radio model> (1pg/Printable)
+ GMRS Licensing Guide (upgrade from FRS/listen to GMRS/talk)
+ RS Codes (how to describe someone’s signal quality on air)
+ Audible Signal Tones (basic ops, emergencies & special uses)
+ Emergency Radio Instructions (what to do/emergency radio stuff)
+ Pandemic Radio Guide (radios & public health)
+ Network Control Script (what I read if I need to lead)
— Anything else to add, Cobblers?
Please make your suggestions in a Comment (below).
#2 • HELP
PLEASE, WILL YOU HELP assemble any of these 1-page documents, using information already available on the https://CAVERN.mobi website?
#3 • PARTICIPATE
CAVERN has three low-volume mailing lists at lists.CAVERN.mobi
(1) The most basic is “Announcements” which sends out general CAVERN info (meetings, news, etc) 1-3 times a month.
(2) Next is “Alerts” which ONLY broadcasts urgent emergency info like evacuations, ongoing fire threats, power outages, sudden lightning storms, etc. If things are going well, you’ll almost never get anything from Alerts, but you have to be subscribed to get the important stuff!
(3) Last but not least is “Talk“, the general conversation list to which any subscriber can post their information, questions or advice. If you have a CAVERN radio, but you’re NOT on the “Talk” mailing list yet,
just click here to become part of the conversation.