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New Certified Emergency Coordinator

Ken Long VE7JU is Canada’s newest Certified Emergency Coordinator

Congratulations are extended to Ken Long, VE7JU for successfully
completing his Certified Emergency Coordinator qualification exam. All
EC’s, DEC’s, AEC’s are encouraged to complete this program of study
along with the IMS-100 and IMS-200.

Congratulations Ken!

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada



China earthquake – update

A day after a strong earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan province, the death toll stood at least 156, with many more injured and without homes.

Fan Bin BA1RB reported that it was a 7.0 magnitude quake in Ya’an city, Sichuan province with its epicentre near Lushan County.

The Sichuan amateur radio association took immediate action withBD8DX and BD8AAA leading a team heading to the disaster area providing emergency communication services.

A request is made to keep the HF frequencies of 3855kHz, 7050kHz and 14270kHz clear for disaster traffic.QQ

For more information go to

As of 0415 PDT, 1115 UTC  April 21,2013  HF frequencies remain in use.  Nearly 200 dead and 7,000 injured..