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.
Click to access Earthquake_and_Tsunami_Smart_Manual.pdf
The June Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday June 23rd 2011 at 1900 at 1415 Windgrove Street, Nanaimo. Anyone interested in Emergency Communciation is invited to attend.
Please keep 3.675Mhz clear for Priority traffic regarding the fire situation in Alberta
The May Meeting will be held on Thursday the 26th at 1900 hrs
at the NANAIMO EOC, # 1 FIREHALL, 666 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo.
Please ensure you bring your PEP ID card with you, along with your binder. This will be a members only meeting and not open to all amateurs.
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.