Don’t forget to sign up and join CECA an thousands of others as we practice Drop Cover & Hold On on October 20, 2016
During the Wildfire of May 2016 in Fort McMurray the need for reliable HF communications became apparent. Al Parsons – VE6RFM started researching the possibility of using the 60m band to create reliable links between communities in Northern Alberta.
Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.
Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Continue reading “RAC Canada Day Contest 2016 is this Friday! (#RACCD)”
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M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Preliminary Earthquake Report
21 Jun 2016 17:12:09 UTC
22 Jun 2016 03:12:09 near epicenter
21 Jun 2016 09:12:09 standard time in your timezone
Location 3.523S 151.839E
Depth 366 km
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea
103 km (63 mi) NNW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
156 km (96 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
292 km (181 mi) NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
833 km (516 mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 6.5 km
Parameters Nph = 108; Dmin = 82.1 km; Rmss = 1.07 seconds; Gp = 17°
Event ID us 200065sc
With wildfires and evacuations underway ARES members in New Mexico have been activated. To read more go to
Two twin otter aircraft from Calgary are enroute to the Antarctic on a medical rescue to mission. To read more and follow the event go to
UPDATED JUNE 17 WITH A FOX REPORT. I may have missed it but I didn’t see any mention the aircraft and crews were Canadian..
During operation Coastal Response the Salvation Army worked hard to provide folks with meals, snacks and coffee. In addition an amateur station was established at this location. All part of a communication network. The vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, but they are a critical part of the response.