AN EXAMPLE OF THE DAMAGE SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DO.

This article was originally printed last April. I don’t think much has changed in  the interim and the article still makes some valid points

Those involved in emergency communications have long expressed concern about social media, both the good and bad.  The issue of bad is one that has risen lately. The article below is an example.  It once again demonstrates the need for accurate and timely information. This sometimes requires the ability to quickly react. Can your ARES unit react quickly enough to assist your Public Information Officer or Incident Commander ? Just some questions that need to be discussed during training sessions, BEFORE the incident occurs.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/23/tech/social-media/tweet-ripple-effect/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

THREE BC AUTHORS ARE IN TCA JAN/FEB 2014.

In the latest issue of TCA we have three articles written by hams in the section.

John White, VA7WJ, wrote an article on Coaxial Lightning Arrestors

Dave Dickinson, VE7SST, wrote an article on the ARRL PIC Programming Kit

Erik Skovgaard ,VE7MDL, wrote an article on Broadband Receive Antennas.

Thanks gentlemen for your contributions

An Interesting Article on Amateur Radio Emergency Communications in Wales

The site below will take you to an interesting article on amateur radio and emergency communications in Wales.  They too seem to be short of members and are looking for more. They have some interesting qualifications and procedures too. To read the article go to

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10904198.Gwent_radio_hams_ready_to_help_in_emergency/?ref=rss

Mike Andrews has a new job

Mike Andrews,VE7MPA, the person responsible for the amateur radio portfolio at Emergency Management British Columbia, will be moving to a new post with the  North Shore Emergency Management Office effective August 20th 2012.. Mike has held the EMBC position for the last eight years.

Thank you Mike for your support and the best of luck in your new position.