Great BC ShakeOut Emergency Net

At 10:30 on October 20th, 2011 CECA will activate an emergency net on 146.64 MHz.

The purpose of the net is to pass NTS traffic. Paul, VA7MPG, will be net control.
Please remember all traffic must contain the word EXERCISE three times. One with the message number, at the start of the message text, and at the end of the message text.

All none CECA members are encouraged to check into this net.

for more information please email info@va7eca.ca.

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Wildfires…… Oh My!


British Columbia is an amazing province.  The natural beauty, fantastic cities, and friendly people make BC one of the best places to visit and live.   British Columbia has a few natural hazards that everyone must be aware of, and prepared for.

Listed below are information resources for the three major natural occurrences that can affect a large number of British Columbians.

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RCMP Requests CFARS Activation

RCMP NATIONAL OPERATIONS CENTRE (NOC) OTTAWA HAS REQUESTED THE ACTIVATION OF THE CFARS NETWORK IN SUPPORT OF A LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS IN IQALUIT, NUNAVUT AND ELSEWHERE IN NORTHERN CANADA.

CFARS NET ACTIVATION:
MONITOR CFARS FREQUENCIES: JULIET AND MIKE

NON CFARS MEMBERS MONITOR
MONITOR AMATEUR FREQUENCIES; 14.140 MHZ AND 7080 MHZ

HEALTH AND WELFARE MESSAGE TRAFFIC SHOULD BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

National_Operations NOC

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CECA Open House Sturday Oct 1st, 2011 13:00 – 15:00

Please visit the Coast Emergency Communications Association’s Open House

From 1 – 3 pm on Saturday CECA will open its doors to the public. Come see how CECA uses amateur radio to provide communications in the event of a disaster.

Refreshments and Dougnuts will be provided.

We are located at:
#2 – 1415 Wingrove St.
in the Departure Bay Community Hall.

for more information please email info@va7eca.ca

Great BC Shakeout – October 2011

At 10:20 a.m. on October 20, 2011, British Columbians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history!

Please visit Shakeout BC

ShakeOutBC_ParticipantGuide_October_2011

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please take notice that the Coast Emergency Communications Association (CECA) will hold it’s inaugural Annual General Meeting on September 29, 2011
at the location of EOC – Fire Hall #1 666 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
at the time of 19:30 local.

The purpose of this meeting will be to:

1. Receive the financial statements of CECA for the year end of 2011;
2. To elect directors of CECA for the ensuing year;
3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

By Order of the Board
August 2, 2011


Matthew James Lewis — VA7MJL
Director for Coast Emergency Communications Association

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Edge 2 Edge Marathon 2011

On the weekend on June 11th and 12th 2011, members of the Coast Emergency Communications Association traveled to the west coast of Vancouver Island to provide race and emergency communications for the Edge to Edge Marathon

This annual event drew over 800 runners this year from Canada and other nations. The marathon and relay segments of the race started in Tofino. The half marathon started in Ucluelet. The race course included portions of highway, sandy beach, residential areas and land within a national park.

Working in concert with ham radio operators from the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association, North Island Amateur Radio Society, the Comox Valley Amateur Radio Club and Ucluelet radio operators a total of 19 hams manned 14 checkpoints. Specific assignments related to safety and race organization were also handled.

Due to the topography a portable repeater was set up for the race. UHF and VHF frequencies were used to coordinate operations.

The weather cooperated, the scenery is always beautiful in this area and race went off without any serious events. All in all a great learning experience and a lot of fun for those involved.