The knowledge of Tsunami information is critical not only for ARES members, but for the general public who live in coastal BC areas. Definitions of what a tsunami is and what the warnings mean can be found at
The ARRL has produced a twenty four minute video of the history of the ARRL and amateur radio. This production has received positive reviews and is part of the ARRL Centennial Celebration. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever and enjoy the video
The Salvation Army has acquired an additional call sign from the US FCC for their Mississippi Alabama area. What is interesting is they are setting up to use the station in a remote set up. Net controllers will be able to run the station from their homes. For more information go to http://www.nevadahamradio.com/
The following information was gleaned from the ARRL Contest Update issued March 12th 2014. Congratulations to all involved.
In another example of ham radio setting the stage for innovation, Ann Makosinski, daughter of Arthur and Sandra Ann Makosinski (VE7FAB and VE7EEL), created a novel LED flashlight powered by heat from the hand holding it. The project won for her age group in the 2013 Google Science Fair. Requiring no batteries or other power sources, the flashlight can provide light in areas without electricity or other reliable and affordable power sources. (Thanks, Jim KØUPW)
On the weekend of March 15/16 2014 there will be celebration at the National Science Centre of 40 yrs of an amateur radio station. For all the details go to
For a press release on how amateur radio is participating in the the efforts to locate the missing Mayalsia Airlines jet go to
The IARU has designated this years theme for World Amateur Radio Day
This year the theme will be Amateur Radio; Your Gateway to Wireless Communication.
For more information on this event go to
W1AW moves to Arizona and Ohio on March 12th 2014. Look out Guam because W1AW will be in your area March 19th. Have fun everyone. For more information go to
There will an auction held in Vancouver on March 30th 2014. If you have something you want to get rid of or if you are looking for something this may be the place. For all the details read on Continue reading “VINTAGE TO MODERN ELECTRONICS AUCTION TO BE HELD IN VANCOUVER MARCH 30TH 2014”
While not directly radio related the actions of these students should remind us all of the effects of a major earthquake, the need for planning, and the mess it will cause.
My congratulations to all involved in this project and a special thank you to the students who came to Canada to participate. GREAT JOB ALL OF YOU