Once again we are reminded of the damage earthquakes do. Mexico suffered a 7.5 earthquake on Feb 16 2018. The url below has interesting information about the quake and the results.
Congratulations to Bill Foster, VE7WWW, from Kamloops BC. Bill received an Outstanding Service Award from Emergency Management British Columbia. Bill is one of the mainstays in the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre Radio Room in Kamloops. Congratulations Bill and thanks for all your work over the years.
A 7 minute you tube on Ham radio in Hawaii. Recent events have brought ham radio to the forefront again
D Start One Phoenix was launched Feb 1 2018 from Russia. To learn more including the frequencies in use go to
A fallen tree on a fibre optic cable caused a large outage in Northern BC. Loss of 911 service is serious. Just another example of why ARES teams need to be ready. To learn more go to
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the San Juan Islands on Feb 3 2017. Initial reports put the depth of the quake at 10 km. For more information go to
The site below provides a lot of information on emergency preparedness. ARES leaders this site may be helpful in community presentations.
The Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued the following bulletin
318 years ago on this day there was an event on the west coast that should be remembered. To learn more go to
Here is an early Happy Birthday for all those involved with the Salvation Army’s SATERN Radio Network. Hard to believe you will be 30 this year.
SATERN started with 4 hams. Two from the US and two from Canada. That roll has now increased to over 4500.
The birthday is actually in June and I am sure there will be information forthcoming on celebration events. To learn more about SATERN go to