New Section Manager for BC/Yukon
It is indeed a pleasure for me to announce the appointment of Paul Giffin VA7MPG Section Manager for British Columbia/Yukon effective today. Paul has been licensed since 1993 and has been active in emergency communications for the past 47years, over 40 of them as an operational member of the RCMP. He is currently Emergency Coordinator for the City of Nanaimo and the southern portion of the Regional District of Nanaimo. He is also President of Coast Emergency Communications Group and the mid island Assistant Regional Emergency Radio Representative for the BC Provincial Emergency Program. Paul resides in Gabriola Island, British Columbia. Welcome aboard Paul.
In making this announcement, I would like to sincerely thank outgoing Section Manager Drew Watson VA7DR who completed his two year term yesterday. His service to the RAC and the BC/YT Section is very much appreciated.
Paul is eager to receive news from your area along with any ideas or suggestions that you may have. He is also in the process establishing a BC/YT Section Bulletin service so why not drop him an e-mail to be sure that you are included. You can e-mail him at email@example.com.
Doug Mercer VO1DM CEC
Vice President Field Services
— From Rac website http://www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2011/35/
The next CECA General Meeting will be November 24th at 19:00 @ #2 – 1415 Wingrove St. All are welcome to the meeting.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thailand’s radio hams help save almost 1,000 lives
At a recent gathering hosted by Thailand’s amateur radio society, RAST, those present heard how RAST Secretary Wacharaphol, HS4DDQ, and his team working with the Public Health Ministry on Ngarmwongwarn Road and using the callsign HS0AC had helped to save almost 1,000 lives by coordinating rescue communications in cases of medical emergencies. Continue reading Thailand’s radio hams help save almost 1,000 lives
DATE: November 8, 2011 12:00:00 PM AKST
Coast Guard prepares for severe weather
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal and state agencies to respond to incoming severe weather in the Bering Sea and Western Alaska Tuesday. Continue reading U.S. Coast Guard prepares for severe weather
Following flash flooding in the Liguria and Tuscany regions of North West Italy last week which killed 10 people, further heavy rain has struck the region killing more people in flooding.
The Amateur Radio Voluntary communications group RNRE has been asked by their government to provide additional radio communications in the affected areas from Friday 4th November until at least Monday 7th November.
HF Frequencies which may be used in Italy are 3.643, 3.760MHz and 7.045-7.060MHz. Amateurs are asked to listen carefully before using these frequencies to avoid causing QRM to emergency nets.
IARU Region 1
Article originally posted on Southgate Amateur Radio News
To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement issued 11/6/2011 at 1:44AM AKST
At 1:41 AM Alaskan Standard Time on November 6, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.1 occurred 75 miles/121 Km south of Cold Bay, Alaska .
The magnitude is such that a tsunami WILL NOT be generated. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.
The location and magnitude are based on preliminary information. Further information will be issued by the United States Geological Survey or the appropriate regional seismic network.
GlobalSET November 2011
HQ- Stations of all IARU R2 Member Societies and stations of Emergency Communications Groups are invited by IARU R1 to participate in the next Global Simulated Emergency Test. It is scheduled on Saturday, November 12th, 2011, from 11:00 to 15:00 Local Time.
YV5RNE will be HQ-Region 2 Station on the IARU R2 CoA’s frequencies.
Please follow the link:
Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P
EMCOR IARU R2
Continue reading GlobalSET November 2011
To the International Amateur Radio Community .
The International Radio Emergency Support Coalition ( IRESC International) has established radio and echolink operations in regards to the earthquake that occurred in the country of Turkey. Continue reading IRESC echolink node 257246
The Hurricane Watch Net is being activated for Hurricane Rina which is predicted to make landfall on the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday Oct 27. Continue reading Hurricane Rina
Due to major flooding in Thailand and the recent large earthquake in Turkey, please avoid the following frequencies: 7.060-7.063 MHz (Thailand) and 7.092 MHz USB (Turkey). If asked to QSY to avoid interfering with emergency traffic, please do so immediately.