At roughly 10:06 UTC Aug 10th an earthquake occurred in the Pacific off the Oregon coast.. For full particulars go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000j06u#summary
The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association will be holding a picnic August 18th from 11am until 3pm at the lower picnic area in Bowen Park. This is open to all amateur radio colleagues For more information go to
The two articles below show the dangers of working on towers. Both are sobering reminders of the dangers involving towers. Think safety
Fires currently burning in the Bella Coola area are producing large amounts of smoke. At the current time 1530 hrs Aug 6th there is no immediate threat to structures. There is a concern for air quality. Fire fighting efforts are underway. To read the full bulletin go to
The Vancouver Island Ham Happenings for 2013 is sponsored by the Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society. The event will be held Sunday August 25th 2013 at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duucan. For more information go to http://rac.eton.ca/events/detail.php?event_ID=1606
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.
Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada
This morning, Aug 4th, around 0500 an earthquake wth initial reporting of a 5.5 magnitude was reported south of Port Hardy. Yet another reminder to be prepared. For full details go to http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php
The website noted will take you to the Canadian Government website announcing Emergency Preparedness Week. In addition you will find links to other sites that will provide more information on preparedness.
188 deceased and over 11,000 injured and relief efforts continue in China. The emergency frequencies of 3855kHZ, 7050kHz, and 14.270 kHz have been released.
For more information go to http://southgatearc.org/news/april2013/china_earthquake_update_3.htm#.UXXQYbWG1gE
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 http://www.southgatearc.org
As of 0415 PDT, 1115 UTC April 21,2013 HF frequencies remain in use. Nearly 200 dead and 7,000 injured..