BE PREPARED – A Manual to Get You Started

Living on the West Coast earthquakes and a tsunami are real concerns. Emergency Management British Columbia has published a manual that will assist you in getting prepared.  As part of the emergency response it is even more important that ARES operators are properly prepared. Remember ARES is part of the solution, not part of the problem.  For a look at the manual please view the website noted below.

http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/Earthquake_and_Tsunami_Smart_Manual.pdf

Pitcairn Island Dxpedition VP6T – January 20 – February 4, 2012

2012-01-06

There is going to be a Dxpedition to Pitcairn Island (OC-044, CQ Zone 32) between January 20th and February 4th, 2012. The operator lineup is made of Jacques F6BEE, Gilles VE2TZT, Nigel G3TXF, Michel FM5CD and Vincent F4BKV

They will be on all bands 160-10 metres including the WARC bands during their stay.

They will try and upload the VP6T log to LoTW during the operation if they can. if not, they will upload the logs after their arrival home. They will try to update their VP6T log on “ClubLog” as often as they can during the operation.

For their operating plans, QSL information and other information, take a look at the Dxpedition web site at: http://www.vp6t.org/

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

7.0 M – IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

7.0 M – IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.0 M
Date-Time
1 Jan 2012 05:27:54 UTC
1 Jan 2012 14:27:54 near epicenter
31 Dec 2011 21:27:54 standard time in your timezone
Location 31.416N 138.155E
Depth 348 km
Distances
241 km (150 miles) SW (220 degrees) of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
368 km (228 miles) S (173 degrees) of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan
395 km (245 miles) SSE (157 degrees) of Tsu, Honshu, Japan
495 km (308 miles) SSW (198 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.3 km; Vertical 9.7 km
Parameters Nph = 618; Dmin = 244.9 km; Rmss = 0.67 seconds; Gp = 25°
M-type = M; Version = 9
Event ID US c0007fbh
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season

It’s Christmas time already !

I would like to thank each of you for your support and efforts over the past year. Thanks also to those family members who have supported you and the program over the past year. 2011 has been a very busy and interesting year, and while I haven’t completed the year end statistics they are looking very good. I will have them done by the January meeting.

A special thanks to those on the current executive and those who helped form the society. There was a lot of work and many hours put in behind the scenes.

I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.

May 2012 bring the answers to your hopes and dreams. May it also be peaceful and prosperous.

73
Paul

RAC Bulletin 2011-046E – New Membership rates

RAC Bulletin 2011-046E – New Membership rates
2011-12-20

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDNG MEMBERSHIPS

It has been many years but the Radio Amateurs of Canada have finally raised the membership rates.

Rates had previously been raised for United States and International Members to take into account the increased mailing costs for non-Canadian residents.

Canadian membership rates are among the lowest in the world and will remain so. A membership in the Radio Amateurs of Canada will continue to be less than a tank of gas and the increase is less than a cup of coffee for most memberships.

These price changes are now reflected on the RAC website.

Membership: Full Regular $52.00, Full Family $25.00, Full Blind $25.00, Full Maple Leaf Operator $100.00
Associate Regular $52.00, Associate Family $25.00, Associate Blind $25.00, Associate Corporate $150.00, Associate U.S. $90, Associate International $130

The above Membership Dues are subject to GST and/or HST from your province of residence.
5% – AB, MB, NT, NU, MB, PE, QC, SK, YT
12% – BC
13% – NB, NL, ON
15% – NS

Frank Greene
Office Manager – Radio Amateurs of Canada

RAC Bulletin 2011-047E – RAC Holiday Office Hours – 2011/2012

RAC Bulletin 2011-047E – RAC Holiday Office Hours – 2011/2012
2011-12-21

The RAC office will be closed December 24, 25, 26, and 27th.

We will be open December 28, 29, and 30th, and will be available during core hours which are 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

We will also be closed January 1 and 2nd and return to our regular hours on January 3rd.

Today is the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

Happy New Year, from Dave and the office volunteers, Gary, Mike, and George.

Frank Greene
Office Manager – Radio Amateurs of Canada

4.0 Mb – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.0 Mb
Date-Time
19 Dec 2011 08:12:48 UTC
19 Dec 2011 00:12:48 near epicenter
19 Dec 2011 00:12:48 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.151N 130.014W
Depth 10 km
Distances
184 km (114 miles) WNW (287 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
351 km (218 miles) S (177 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
362 km (225 miles) WNW (293 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
532 km (330 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 21.9 km; Vertical 3.0 km
Parameters Nph = 134; Dmin = 283.9 km; Rmss = 1.54 seconds; Gp = 162°
M-type = Mb; Version = 5
Event ID US c00078eg
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

[RAC-Bulletin] SASKATCHEWAN is Missing! Act Quickly. The RAC Winter Day contest is December 17, 0000 to 2359 UTC.

[RAC-Bulletin] SASKATCHEWAN is Missing! Act Quickly. The RAC Winter Day contest is December 17, 0000 to 2359 UTC.
1 message
rac-bulletins@eton.ca Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM
Reply-To: rachq@rac.ca
To: Matthew Lewis

VIA Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW:

SASKATCHEWAN is Missing! Act Quickly. The RAC Winter Day contest is December 17, 0000 to 2359 UTC.

The great province of Saskatchewan is missing from the RAC Winter Day
contest! Traditionally VE5RAC is on the air twice a year for both the Canada Day and Winter Day Contest but is absent this weekend. Unless you VE5s can help.

Is there an HF qualified, RAC member out there that would like the fun of being VE5RAC? International contacts [outside Canada] are worth 2 points, Canadian contacts are worth 10 points and an official RAC station [VE5RAC] is worth 20 points! You will be on the right side of the pile-up!

You can have one or there can be many operators. The rules are available at the RAC website: www.rac.ca .

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/files/2011%20Canada%20Day%20Rules%20-%20English.pdf

will get you the rules,

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/files/RAC%20Contest%20Software.ZIP

will get you the logging software and
http://www.rac.ca/service/contesting/files/RAC%20Contest%20Entry%20Form%20(C
urrent%20Year).pdf will get you some forms.Everyone that I know thinks that being a RAC operator is great fun.

Use the logging software .. it will make life easy for both the operators and the team that analyzes the results. Send the results to me electronically. Hay-family@shaw.ca . Send me a note if you are interested.

Act fast!

Derek Hay VE4HAY
Mid-Western Regional Director

7.3 Mw – EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

7.3 Mw – EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.3 Mw
Date-Time
14 Dec 2011 05:04:56 UTC
14 Dec 2011 15:04:56 near epicenter
13 Dec 2011 21:04:56 standard time in your timezone
Location 7.507S 146.790E
Depth 115 km
Distances
87 km (54 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
125 km (77 miles) ENE (65 degrees) of Kerema, New Guinea, PNG
212 km (132 miles) NW (311 degrees) of Popondetta, New Guinea, PNG
223 km (138 miles) NNW (348 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.7 km; Vertical 8.9 km
Parameters Nph = 100; Dmin = 213.7 km; Rmss = 0.91 seconds; Gp = 39°
M-type = Mw; Version = 7
Event ID US c00076e5
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

RAC Bulletin 2011-044E – New Manager of NARED

2011-12-12

RAC Bulletin 2011-044E – New Manager of NARED, the National Amateur Radio Emergency Database
2011-12-10

Doug Mercer VO1DM CEC RAC Vice President Field Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Barrett, VE3RNH Manager NARED effective immediately. Pat has an extensive management background and most recently sat on the Ontario Restructuring Commission chaired by RAC Director Bill Unger VE3XT. Pat is active with ARES, the Barrie Amateur Radio Club, and speaking with her she is looking forward to moving NARED forward, adding her knowledge and experience. If you have ideas or suggestions I know she would like to hear from you. Contact her at ve3rnh@rac.ca.

In making this announcement, also also would like to extend a warm ‘thank you old friend’ to Merv Halvorsen VE3TSA the outgoing NARED Manager. Merv, I knew I wouldn’t have you for long, and sincere thanks for all of your efforts.

73

Doug Mercer VO1DM
Vice President Field Services – Radio Amateurs of Canada
P.O. Box 1042 Goulds
Newfoundland Labrador A1S 1H2