The Annual Great BC Shakeout will be held on Thursday OCT 19th 2017. This is an opportunity for ARES units to participate with the community in an earthquake drill. We all know or have seen, that resources immediately after a quake will be stretched. This has been demonstrated multiple times this year during emergency situations in various parts of the world.
HAS YOUR GROUP REGISTERED TO PARTICPATE ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
So far there are
2,356 participants are registered by 84 volunteer radio groups for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide in 2017.
108 of these participants are registered by 8 volunteer radio groups for the
2017 British Columbia ShakeOut.
Amateur radio operators are stationed in hospitals,nursing homes and other critical infrastructure locations to assist with communications as the wildfires in California continue
The following bulletin has been received from the Radio Amateurs of Canada and it deals with the Canada 150 Award Operations
Continue reading “[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 150 Award Operations Update: October 9 2017”
The Hurricane Watch Net is now active. Please check their site for frequencies in use.
Costa Rica has an emergency activated. Other states in the immediate area are expected to activate as well. For frequencies in use see the url below
There are two dates assigned for Canada’s National Simulated Emergency Test. To learn more
Continue reading “Canada’s 2017 Simulated Emergency Test (Set)”
The US National Simulated Emergency Test will be held the weekend of Oct 7/8 2016. For more information on this event go to
The following is a story related by hams who went through the hurricanes
Continue reading “A story from inside a Hurricane”
I have received the following email
Dominica Airlift – Angels to Eden. The island nation of Dominica, in the Caribbean, was devastated by category-5 Hurricane Maria last Monday. It wiped out the buildings and the entire 70,000 population is without power or communications. The ship ferry docks were destroyed, so relief must be flown in. The Dominica Airlift is flying there with a group of planes, spearheaded by Brian Lloyd WB6RQN, to the only surviving airstrip. Brian will be taking portable satellite and HF radio gear to set up communications; he also has HF radio SSB and ALE on his plane. He is taking a Micom 3 Fly Away HF radio with ALE, to set up as for a portable base station for disaster relief. -Bonnie KQ6XA
Continue reading “Dominica Airlift Support and HF Equipment.”