Today, OCT 6th 2013, the new #1 Fire Hall on Gabriola Island will hold their open house from 1 – 4 pm. As part of this event the new radio room for ARES radio operations will also be open to the public. The new call sign will be VE7GEC.
While there is still much work to do in the radio room it will allow the public to see CECA, what CECA does, and how it is done. This facility will provide enhanced capabilities to the CECA area of responsibility. Congratulations to all involved.
A large tower that will broadcast punjabi programing is in the works for Pt Roberts Washington. There are concerns about interference and loss of emergency communications. For the rest of the story go to
Radio Amateur of Canada
Annual General Meeting
October 5th. 2013
Leave the HAMFEST with a new radio!
Please come to the Radio Amateur of Canada Annual General Meeting on
Oct 5th, 2013 in Ancaster, Ontario in conjunction with the Hamilton
Amateur Radio Club and the Hamilton Amateur Radio Hamfest.
The AGM begins at 1PM Continue reading “RAC AGM THIS WEEKEND..”
The brand new Gabriola #1 Fire Hall on Gabriola Island will have their open house this Sunday Oct 6th from 1-4pm. As part of this open house CECA will have their new radio room open for visitors. While the radio room is far from completed it will give the local folks an opportunity to see what amateur radio is all about, and the role of amateur radio in times of crisis.
The Canadian Red Cross now has an app for First Aid. This app is available at the website noted below and may be helpful to amateur operators. Sometimes in stressful situations it is good to have a reference. Check it out at
There are only 17 days until the Great BC Shakeout. Have you registered your group yet? Only 12 radio groups in BC have registered for the event thus far. This is an excellent event that allows you to check your emergency plan, your activation procedure, all without a lot of planning ( all the planning is done for you !) It also provides an excellent venue for amateur radio to present to the public and show our abilities, equipment and commitment in the event of a crisis. For more information go to http://shakeoutbc.ca/
General Assembly ? IARU Region 2
Press Release # 1
The XVIII General Assembly of IARU Region 2 started on Monday,
September 23, in Cancun, Mexico.
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is the world federation
of national amateur radio organizations. It is formed by more than 160
member societies Continue reading “WHAT IS THE IARU”
Weather warnings for the south coast have been reissued this afternoon Some wind predictions are 100 km/h. Please check the local forecast for your area.
The second part of the storm is expected to arrive Sunday. For the latest information go to the website noted below. Listen to updated weather forecastgs
As of 1500 hrs Saturday Sept 28th BC Ferries have cancelled some sailings, there are power outages reported in various locations and flood warnings have been issued in Washington state. Another weather system is scheduled to arrive later this evening. Please ensure you check your local weather.