The ARRL reports that the US Army has reversed it decision to discontinue the use of Winlink 2000 in its MARS program. For full details go to the url http://www.arrl.org/news/army-mars-resumes-use-of-winlink-2000.
The decision to discontinue the use of Winlink caused concern within the MARS,CFARS and ARES communities. This decision will allow services to be provided in a timely and efficient manner for all involved,.
Living on the West Coast earthquakes and a tsunami are real concerns. Emergency Management British Columbia has published a manual that will assist you in getting prepared. As part of the emergency response it is even more important that ARES operators are properly prepared. Remember ARES is part of the solution, not part of the problem. For a look at the manual please view the website noted below.
The monthly meeting will be held at the old Departure Bay Firehall at 1900 hrs April 28th. There will also be an orientation for those who would like to become participants in Emergency Communications. Anyone interested in Emergency Communications is invited to attend.