For an update on amateur radio activities in the Philippines go to
At its regular monthly meeting, the Board of Directors representing the Radio Amateurs of Canada elected the following officers for a two year term beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2015
Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW President
Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA First Vice President
Paul Burggraaf, VO1PRB Chief Information and Technology Officer
George Gorsline, VE3YV International Affairs Officer
Doug Mercer, VO1DTM/VO1DM Chief Field Services Officer
Marcel Mongeon, VA3DDD Honorary Counsel
Dorothy E. Brown, VA7DBR Treasurer
Al Masse, VE3CWP Corporate Secretary
Al Masse, VE3CWP
RAC Corporate Secretary
The City of Nanaimo is moving forward with their updated emergency plan with respect to the Colliery Dam situation. For the updated information go to
Emergency Management British Columbia has recognized some of the Lifeline Volunteers. Congratulations to those outstanding volunteers nominated and those selected. All the lifeline volunteers make a difference in this province. To see those recognized this year go to
For more information on the activities in the Philippines go to
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.