Test of the BC Emergency Alerting System. March 21, 2018 at 1:55PM

On Wednesday, March 21 at 1:55PM, Emergency Management BC will conduct a test of the BC Emergency Alerting System. This is part of a Canada-wide system – Alert Ready – that allows government officials to issue public safety alerts through major television and radio broadcasters. This system will only be used during large-scale disasters or emergencies where loss of life is imminent and possible.

Please note that wireless alerts will NOT be tested at this time. Testing of wireless alerts will begin in May 2018. Learn more about wireless public alerts in BC and Alert Ready.

BC QSO PARTY Log Submission Deadline March 5 2018

The following information was received from the BCQP Coordinator

The log submission deadline for BCQP 2018 is coming up —  March 5, 2018.

Everyone who has already submitted a log will have received a confirmation email from me. If not, resubmit to va7bec@rac.ca
Remember, no log is too small! Every log received helps to confirm content in other logs, especially QSOs with stations in federal electoral districts — the multipliers in BCQP — that are rarely activated. (Solves the issue of “Was that QSO valid or just a typo?”)
Questions regarding log submission? Email me. 🙂
Rebecca VA7BEC
BCQP Contest Coordinator