An Article on A Major Earthquake

An article on what happens next after a large earthquake hits BC. It will take a few minutes to read, but it is interesting

CECA Joins AREDN Network Oct 2022

Working in concert with members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association an AREDN station was installed at the Gabriola Fire Department and became part of the AREDN network. More work will be done in the coming days to complete work on the roof. The station is operational and we are working on “proof of concept. ” The next step will be do we want to expand the network in our area of responsibility.

This is one more tool available during emergency/auxiliary communications,

Sunshine Coast Activates Emergency Operations Centre due to water shortage.

The drought has lowered water supply to the Sunshine Coast of BC to the point an Emergency Operations Centre has been activated. More information at

RADIO AMATEURS OF CANADA Making Changes Effective Jan 1 2023

From the ARRL Letter

The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) have announced a realignment of their Field Organization resulting in the addition of a new section and name changes to several others effective January 1, 2023. This will result in the changes to ARRL contests that use ARRL/RAC sections as multipliers, including Field Day, ARRL November Sweepstakes, and 160-Meter contests.

The RAC Field Organization will be reorganized into the following sections effective January 1, 2023:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
  • Nova Scotia (NS)
  • Prince Edward Island (PE)
  • New Brunswick (NB) – the Maritime Section (MAR) will be abolished.
  • Quebec (QC)
  • Ontario East (ONE)
  • Golden Horseshoe (GH) – currently called Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • Ontario South (ONS)
  • Ontario North (ONN)
  • Manitoba (MB)
  • Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Alberta (AB)
  • British Columbia (BC)
  • Territories (TER) – Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut will be combined into one section.

Note that this change is forthcoming and will not impact the 2022 ARRL November Sweepstakes (CW/SSB) or 160-Meter Contests.

US Amateurs Get 60 day Waiver to support Hurricane Operations

The FCC has granted a 60 day waiver to allow higher baud rates (Pactor 4) at the request of the ARRL to assist in emergency /auxillary communications during Hurricane Ian

Please note

The FCC states: “The waiver is limited to amateur radio operators in the United States and its territories using publicly documented data protocols that are compatible with FCC rules, with the exception of the data rate limit waived here, for those directly involved with HF hurricane relief communications.”

Coast Emergency Communications Association