RAC SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST SET FOR OCTOBER 10 2015 (EXCEPT ONTARIO)

Simulated Emergency Test October 10, 2015  (Canada – except Ontario) October 7, 2015 for Ontario The Simulated Emergency Test is a North America-wide exercise in emergency communications, administered by the ARRL and the RAC Emergency Coordinators and Net Managers. Both the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and the National Traffic System (NTS) are involved. The… Read More

IT WASN’T ONLY FIRE FIGHTERS AND AMATEUR REPEATERS LOST IN WASHINGTON STATE FIRE.

The loss of the fire fighters in the Stickpin wildfire was indeed tragic and no value can be put on those loses. Those fire fighters that were injured are still on the mend. I wish them  the very best. The attachment  below will give some information on the largest wildfire in the history of Washington… Read More

GRAND FORKS BC -EVACUATION ALERT CANCELLED- UPDATED SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2015 0940hrs.

EVACUATION ORDER CANCELLED SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH 2015 0945 The City of Grand Forks is the site of an equipment preparation centre for  wild fire fighting equipment. There are  fires in Washington state that seem to be headed north. http://www.grandforks.ca/ Amateur Radio  involved with this fire. For the story go to http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-volunteers-face-fire-threat-while-supporting-emergency-communication UPDATED Sunday, August 30, 2015… Read More

AMATEUR RADIO ACTIVE IN REGION 1 DUE TO TROPICAL STORM ERIKA.

Radio Amateurs have been active in responding to the consequences of Tropical Storm Erika as it progressed through their region The Radio Club of Dominica were active on 7.065MHz, 3.780MHz and local repeaters working with their Nation’s Emergency Operations Centre, Civil Defence and theDominican Red Cross collecting reports from their members around the country. The… Read More

GRAND FORKS BC -EVACUATION ALERT ISSUED -UPDATED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26 2015 1915hrs.

The City of Grand Forks is the site of an equipment preparation centre for  wild fire fighting equipment. There are  fires in Washington state that seem to be headed north. http://www.grandforks.ca/ UPDATED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26TH 2015 1915 HRS Evacuation Alert: Grand Forks and Christina Lake; Regional District of Kootenay Boundary; Aug 26 Posted on August… Read More

BC FOREST SERVICE SETTING UP A PREPARATION CENTRE IN GRAND FORKS – UPDATED FRIDAY 21 AUG 2015

The City of Grand Forks is the site of an equipment preparation centre for  wild fire fighting equipment. There are  fires in Washington state that seem to be headed north. http://www.grandforks.ca/ UPDATE  Friday Aug 21 2015  0800 The Washington State fire is now closing on Grand Forks and Christina Lake http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/washington-stickpin-fire-closing-in-on-grand-forks-residents-1.3198984?cmp=rss