The brand new Gabriola #1 Fire Hall on Gabriola Island will have their open house this Sunday Oct 6th from 1-4pm. As part of this open house CECA will have their new radio room open for visitors. While the radio room is far from completed it will give the local folks an opportunity to see what amateur radio is all about, and the role of amateur radio in times of crisis.
The Canadian Red Cross now has an app for First Aid. This app is available at the website noted below and may be helpful to amateur operators. Sometimes in stressful situations it is good to have a reference. Check it out at
There are only 17 days until the Great BC Shakeout. Have you registered your group yet? Only 12 radio groups in BC have registered for the event thus far. This is an excellent event that allows you to check your emergency plan, your activation procedure, all without a lot of planning ( all the planning is done for you !) It also provides an excellent venue for amateur radio to present to the public and show our abilities, equipment and commitment in the event of a crisis. For more information go to http://shakeoutbc.ca/
General Assembly ? IARU Region 2
Press Release # 1
The XVIII General Assembly of IARU Region 2 started on Monday,
September 23, in Cancun, Mexico.
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is the world federation
of national amateur radio organizations. It is formed by more than 160
member societies Continue reading “WHAT IS THE IARU”
Weather warnings for the south coast have been reissued this afternoon Some wind predictions are 100 km/h. Please check the local forecast for your area.
The second part of the storm is expected to arrive Sunday. For the latest information go to the website noted below. Listen to updated weather forecastgs
As of 1500 hrs Saturday Sept 28th BC Ferries have cancelled some sailings, there are power outages reported in various locations and flood warnings have been issued in Washington state. Another weather system is scheduled to arrive later this evening. Please ensure you check your local weather.
Radio Amateur of Canada
Annual General Meeting
October 5th. 2013
Leave the HAMFEST with a new radio!
Please come to the Radio Amateur of Canada Annual General Meeting on
Oct 5th, 2013 in Ancaster, Ontario in conjunction with the Hamilton
Amateur Radio Club and the Hamilton Amateur Radio Hamfest. Continue reading “RAC-Bulletin AGM Update 2013-09-26”
The weather office has issued forecast #272244 for the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Howe Sound, Whistler and Vancouver Island. This forecast contains heavy rain and wind warnings for the weekend. #272245 covers the interior of BC and is a special weather warning.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for this weekend ( SEPT 28th 29th 2013). Heavy rains and high winds are expected along the coast.. Check your local forecast for this weekend.