This year’s SET is now scheduled for October 19, 2013 due to a conflict with Thanksgiving on October 12. Please visit the RAC website for details.
A reminder that groups are encouraged to hold their SET on any weekend that is convenient
Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada
An earthquake occurred sw of Bella Bella on the Central Coast this afternoon, Sept 3 2013. There is no tsunami expected, but it is yet another reminder for all to be prepared.
As 1530 PDT there have been three notable earthquakes in BC; two over 5.0 and one at 4.6.
Amateur Radio operators continue to support the communication effort as fire fighters try to gain the upper hand at the Rim Fire. For more details go to
The weather office has issued a heavy rainfall alert for the Nanaimo area, starting tonight Aug 28th. To read the full alert go to
The CECA AGM will be held on Thursday September 26th 2013 at 1900 hrs in the City of Nanaimo Emergency Operations Centre, #1 Fire Hall. All CECA members are urged to attend this meeting.
Interesting article on the realization that natural disasters not only cost a lot of money, but at times can require a significant response. Canada has concerns on both fronts.
If you are not sure about an emergency plan, and emergency kit, or what to do the website below will help get you started. Remember, the government, emergency services and others may not be able to get to immediately. You should plan for seven days of self reliance. Check out the site noted.
On this day in 2003 the Okanagen Fire started in the interior of BC. By the time this interface fire was over over 30,000 people have been affected and over 200 homes destroyed. This fire created one of the largest evacuations in Canadian history. The final size of the fire was over 225 square kilometers or 61,000 acres. ARES units from around the Province participated along with 60 fire departments, 1400 members of the Canadian Armed Forces and over 1,000 forest fire fighters..
The RAC AGM will be held in Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair Grounds in Jerseyville Ontario at 1pm on Saturday October 5th 2013. For more information on the agenda, check the RAC report for August 2013.
The August monthly meeting will be held Thursday Aug 22 2013 at 1900 hrs. The location will be the Nanaimo EOC at #1 Firehall on Fitzwilliam Street. Please remember to bring your handbook. ID will be required for entry.