Don’t forget to sign up and join CECA an thousands of others as we practice Drop Cover & Hold On on October 20, 2016
Exercise Coastal Response 2016, a full scale exercise led by EMBC. The exercise is designed to test the province’s response to a simulated worst case scenario earthquake. Exercise Coastal Response 2016 is linked with Exercise Staunch Maple (Joint Task Force Pacific), Exercise Pacific Quake (Public Safety Canada), Exercise Ardent Sentry (NORAD-US Northern Command) and Exercise Cascadia Rising (Washington State , Oregon, Idaho and FEMA). This event will occur between June 7 and 10 2016. Various VHf,UHF, and HF frequencies will be in use.
UPDATED JUNE 2 2016
Please join us in using this week as a reminder to be prepared. The wildfire season has come with a vengeance and many communities have had to implement mandatory evacuations, as well as shelter-in-place advisories. Are you ready?
Here are some resources that you can use to plan for your family safety:
If you felt last night’s quake please go to: Natural Resources Canada and fill out their questionnaire. This information will help plan for future earthquakes.
From getprepared.gc.ca here are the items that you will need in your vehicle for driving in adverse conditions, and in the event of an earthquake.
A basic kit should include:
Recommended additional items to keep in your vehicle:
Get the full brochure here: yprprdnssgd-eng
Follow @DriveBC for up to date road conditions
Follow @ShakeOutBC for earthquake awareness education.
Looking for a Christmas present ? How about a basic radio course. The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society has a course in early January 2016. For more information go to
The US Military is moving its morse code training sites. For more information go to
Tech. Sgt. Ryan N. Kilcrease’s quote:
“Morse will never fully go away as long as it remains the cheapest, most reliable way to communicate”
If you listen to the CW (a.k.a. Morse code) portions of the ham radio bands, you’ll hear that CW is still very much alive and well. It is an incredibly reliable and robust communications medium. As we CW operators say: “CW always gets through!”
Click the link below to get local information.
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