Please keep 3.675Mhz clear for Priority traffic regarding the fire situation in Alberta
The May Meeting will be held on Thursday the 26th at 1900 hrs
at the NANAIMO EOC, # 1 FIREHALL, 666 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo.
Please ensure you bring your PEP ID card with you, along with your binder. This will be a members only meeting and not open to all amateurs.
Members of the Coast Emergency Communications Association are also members of the Provincial Emergency Program and the national Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The Canadian Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other similar organizations have established formal agreements with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service to provide communications
The Coast Emergency Communications Association, based in Nanaimo, is pleased to announce that it has recently been granted charitable status. This newly formed British Columbia society was incorporated by local area amateur radio operators and is dedicated solely to providing accurate and efficient emergency communications services to government agencies, non-governmental agencies and the public in times of community crisis. While this group of radio operators offered this service in the past while operating as members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association, this new society will provide an enhanced service to the community.
The monthly meeting will be held at the old Departure Bay Firehall at 1900 hrs April 28th. There will also be an orientation for those who would like to become participants in Emergency Communications. Anyone interested in Emergency Communications is invited to attend.
Tsunami Warning Issued, Lifted
A 7.4 magnitude aftershock hit just off the coast of Japan at 11:30 PM JST (1430 UTC) on Thursday, April 7. The epicenter of this earthquake is just 73 miles from the nuclear plant at Fukushima and 41 miles from the epicenter of last month’s 9.0 earthquake. As such, Japan’s meteorological agency issued, and then lifted, a tsunami warning for a wave of up to 6 feet for the coastal area that has been already torn apart by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. These events are believed to have killed some 25,000 people and have sparked an ongoing crisis at the nuclear power plant. The ARRL asks that you keep 7.030 MHz clear for emergency use. In addition, these frequencies should also be kept clear: 3.525, 7.030, 7.077, 7.087, 7.097, 14.100, 21.200 and 28.200 MHz.
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