Tim Jones of North Shore Rescue lost his life yesterday. Cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was not involved in a search or rescue at the time of his death.
Having had the honour of working with Tim I can say his loss will be deeply felt by his family, friends, and the entire Province of British Columbia. He worked non stop to make the backwoods of BC a safer place, not only for those who use the woods, but those involved in Search and Rescue. He was always concerned about communications during searches and was a good friend of amateur radio.
Tim, you will be missed.
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ARRL Elections this weekend saw the President returned to office. For more information go to
Two BC Hams are part of the Amsterdam Island DXpedition. Neil King, VA7DX and Steve Wright,VE7CT are part of a group of 14. If you would like to learn more go to
For updated information on the QSL cards from the Sable Island DXpedition go to
What to know all the details of the ARRL Centennial QSO Party ?
Go to http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party
The Island Trunk System is a group of linked repeaters on Vancouver Island. It is popular in the summer as it is host to the BC Boater Net. In addition, weekly nets are held by Emergency Management British Columbia as part of their emergency communication system. For more information on the system go to http://www.islandtrunksystem.org/cms/
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Would you like to follow the two BC Hams on the Amderstam Isand DXpedition? If so go to http://wwamsterdw.amdx.org/follow-the-ft5zm-team-journey-live/
Herb Hilgenberg VE3LML received acknowledgement from the United States Coast Guard for his actions during a distress call. For all the details go to
The person who is in overall charge of day to day operations has TEN TEC has changed. To read about the changes go to