Do your kids know the emergency plan. Have a look at the website below. It will help them understand the how and why of what to do.
The weather office advises there will be a noticable change in the weather on Sunday in the interior and east portion of BC. Please check this bulletin if you are planning outdoor activities this weekend. Remember too in some areas of the Province the fire rating is still extreme. Go to http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/SWS_bulletins_e.html?prov=bc
Here is a report from the RCMP on their blitz September 10th. Please remember in British Columbia hand held amateurs radios count as illegal devices if used while driving.
The website below will show the emergency frequencies for various bands. This is in compliance with the IARU. Given that we currently have storms approaching the maritime provinces it may be helpful to know what frequencies may be in use for ARES activity.
The website noted below says it better than I ever could. It is important to remember those that lost their lives that day, but it is also important to remember the tremendous response in Canada and the United States. We will never know all the efforts of that day, but we can send condolences to the families and thank those who responded.
Ever dispatch a medical first responder on a motorcycle. Have a look at the website below and see a different way amateur radio is utilized in Texas
16 days after being activated for the Rim Fire amateurs are stood down. For full details go to http://www.arrl.org/news/ares-races-volunteers-conclude-rim-fire-activation
The website below will take you to the New Zealand Government website. It is an interesting read and no doubt up to date in view all the recent shakes down under
In addition to recording the serial number of each piece of radio equipment you had make sure you engrave your driver’s licence number or a serial number of your choice. If you use a serial number of your choice remember to record it and have it available for the police in the event of an event or insurance claim. . DO NOT use your social insurance number, the police can no longer trace that number.
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