BC YUKON SECTION BULLETIN 2012-01
Ron McFayden, assistant Section Manager for the Yukon,
has advised that Terry Maher, VY1AK, has accepted the
position of Section Emergency Coordinator-Yukon.
Terry has been active with the Yukon Emergency Measures
Organization for some time and is also an active member
of the Yukon Amateur Radio Association.
Section Manager British Columbia Yukon
Radio Amateurs of Canada.
The January meeting location has been changed to
The City of Nanaimo ECC
#1 Firehall on Fitzwilliam St
Please bring your PEP card.
The ARRL reports that the US Army has reversed it decision to discontinue the use of Winlink 2000 in its MARS program. For full details go to the url http://www.arrl.org/news/army-mars-resumes-use-of-winlink-2000.
The decision to discontinue the use of Winlink caused concern within the MARS,CFARS and ARES communities. This decision will allow services to be provided in a timely and efficient manner for all involved,.
4.7 Mb – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude4.7 Mb
Date-Time13 Jan 2012 19:46:09 UTC
13 Jan 2012 11:46:09 near epicenter
13 Jan 2012 11:46:09 standard time in your timezone
Distances210 km (131 miles) WNW (289 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
338 km (210 miles) S (181 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
388 km (241 miles) WNW (293 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
559 km (347 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 22.4 km; Vertical 10.8 km
ParametersNph = 240; Dmin = 187.0 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 158°
M-type = Mb; Version = 6
Event IDUS c0007kg9
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
RAC Bulletin 2012-001E – Trustee wanted for Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF)
RAC is looking for a person to fill the recently vacated trustee position in DARF. The DARF trustee must be a licensed amateur and may not be an officer, employee, director or agent of RAC. DARF is a Trust Fund established in the early 90’s to provide financial support for travel expenses of an Amateur representative on the Canadian delegation to World Radio Conferences to defend the Amateur Radio Bands.
The World Radio Conferences occur under the aegis of the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency responsible for information and communication technologies and managing the radio spectrum. Moving the short wave broadcasting allocation out of the 40 Metre band was accomplished at a WRC and was a major victory for amateur radio.
As a Trust, DARF’s role is to raise and manage donated funds. These funds can only be used for the stated purposes. All decisions by the trustees must be unanimous to ensure that the purpose of the DARF trust is upheld. Funds are held in a trust account at a major chartered bank and can only be withdrawn with two of three trustees. signatures. The current trustees are Gerry Hohn, VE6LB, Dave Snydal, VE4XN, and one vacancy. DARF has no policy role. The Board of Directors of RAC set policy and nominates the amateur representative on the Canadian delegation.
If you are interested please provide your name and a brief resume [no more than 500 words in French or English] email communication preferred to:
Paul Burggraaf, VO1PRB
51 Greenspond Drive
St. Johns NL, A1E 5Z9
Geoff Bawden VE4BAW
President and Chairman – Radio Amateurs of Canada
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.