Good work by all those who participated in the simulated interface fire exercise on Gabriola Island. Lots of challenges, lots of learning, and great work by all involved. Thanks to all those who participated, a very good day.
The US Islands Award Program is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2019. In addition to the birthday there are some new awards available. To learn more go to
The Westcoast Amateur Radio Association will once again participate in the annual Field Day event. For all their information go to
PHD students partnered with the London (Ont) ham club to launch and recover a high altitude balloon. Things didn’t go as planned. To read about the adventure go to
On Sunday June 2 2019 residents of West Seattle conducted a communications exercise in the event of a magnitude 6 earthquake in their area. To learn more about their plans and the use of ham radio go to
To resolve a conflict the frequency for the Dominica Winlink station on 40 M has been changed. Please amend your records
The Torbay Amateur Radio Society is organizing a chain of special event stations for June 6 2019. For more information including locations, frequencies etc go to
For additional frequencies go to
Folks in one county of Pennsylvania will have teams of amateur radio operators on stand by on election day. The purpose would be to assist citizens in casting their ballots without interruption or delay. More information can be found at
The Surrey Amateur Radio Club Newsletter is taking the summer off. Here is the 50 plus page June edition. Next newsletter will be in Sept, enjoy this one
Mexican amateurs have been asked to provide communications in a remote area back to Protection Civil in Monterrey MX. 2 amateurs flown in by helicopter for first day of radio support. Fire has been burning for two days now, over 200 acres in rough terrain, about 65% contained. Temps have been over 100 F . A US station north of Austin Texas , N5TW, is also assisting in the operation.
UPDATE Amateurs are still working the communications on this fire.
UPDATE MAY 31 2019; Emcomm operators have been stood down as the fire is now under control. Heavy rains in the areas assisted the fire fighters. Radio operators are on their way home