To get an update on the activities of ARES unit in the recent tornado activity in the US go to http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-volunteers-supporting-emergency-communication-in-storms-wake
Congratulations to the Surrey Amateur Radio Club and the Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio groups for their 2013 Field Day #1 in Canada position in the 3 A category.
Great job by all involved.
A wind warning has been issued for the Lower Mainland and east coast of Vancouver Island for tonight. Rain and northwest winds of 45 knots are expected. These are gale force winds and potentially damaging. Winds are expected to diminish Saturday morning.
Have you made copies of valuable personal papers ?
Have you placed them in a safe place ? This is one of the things you need to consider in your emergency plan. Much like a grab and go kit this part of your plan will greatly facilitate matters in the event of a catastrophic event or a serious local event. It takes little time and most of us can make the copies at home.
Want to get an update from the Philippine Hams and their activity go to
http://hero.para.org.ph/ Scroll down the page
IARU Region 3 Emergency Frequencies 7.110, 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 Please respect these frequencies and their use.
THE ITU has announced it is sending in satellite equipment to assist with communications in the Philippines. For all the information go to
Geoff Bawden, President of RAC, has left the BC Yukon Section and headed home. This was the first visit of a President of RAC to British Columbia. Director Bill Gipps organized a whirlwind week of visits to various clubs,a meeting with Government, and a swap meet. The visit ended on Vancouver Island where a group of over 50 hams from all over the island attended a town hall type meeting.
Please make a note that the RAC AGM for 2014 will be held in Vancouver on the weekend of July 25th. Lots of time to make plans, come to the convention and meet the President and others who serve you in the organization.
Thank you Director Gipps for all your efforts , thank you Mr. President for coming to our Section and thank you to all the amateurs that made the effort to attend the various functions during the Presidents visit..
Today is the day we turn our thoughts and prayers to those who have and those who continue to serve in the Royal Canadian, Navy , Air Force , Mounted Police and the Army.
Our lives are fast paced, and very busy today. Were it no for those we are thinking of today we would not be able to enjoy what we have in Canada..
In our community we can’t forget CFARS members either. Their work is done quietly behind the scenes, but very much appreciated by those who use the service.
Please take a few minutes and Remember All of Them.
Geoff Bawden, the President of RAC, has been in British Columbia the past week visiting various clubs and organizations. On Saturday, Nov 9th, he will be in Duncan on Vancouver Island. This will be his only stop on Vancouver Island. He will give an ARES presentation at 9 am upstairs at the Island Savings Centre 2687 James Street, Duncan. All amateurs, whether RAC members or not, are invited to this presentation. After the presentation there will be a question period.
A winter storm is expected on the BC Coast.. Enviroment Canada has issued a special weather statement at 1536hrs NOV 6th. Rain and wind will hit the south coast this evening while snow will hit the mountains. Travel through mountain passes for the next 24 hours could be slow. Please ensure you check local forecasts