Earthquake – 6.9 Mw – VANUATU

6.9 Mw – VANUATU

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.9 Mw
Date-Time
  • 2 Feb 2012 13:34:38 UTC
  • 3 Feb 2012 00:34:38 near epicenter
  • 2 Feb 2012 05:34:38 standard time in your timezone
Location 17.810S 167.149E
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 122 km (76 miles) W (267 degrees) of PORT-VILA, Vanuatu
  • 253 km (157 miles) S (180 degrees) of Santo (Luganville), Vanuatu
  • 294 km (183 miles) NW (310 degrees) of Isangel, Vanuatu
  • 1805 km (1122 miles) NE (56 degrees) of Brisbane, Australia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 15.0 km; Vertical 2.8 km
Parameters Nph = 114; Dmin = 477.6 km; Rmss = 0.90 seconds; Gp = 32°
M-type = Mw; Version = 7
Event ID US b0007uiv

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/

BC YUKON SECTION BULLETIN 2012-01

 

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.

Paul Giffin
Section Manager British Columbia Yukon
Radio Amateurs of Canada.


 

ARRL REPORTS US ARMY REVERSES ITS DECISION

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

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

Location51.262N 130.361W
Depth15 km
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:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

6.6 Mw – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

6.6 Mw – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.6 Mw
Date-Time
  • 9 Jan 2012 04:07:16 UTC
  • 9 Jan 2012 15:07:16 near epicenter
  • 8 Jan 2012 20:07:16 standard time in your timezone
Location 10.557S 165.159E
Depth 38 km
Distances
  • 353 km (219 miles) E (92 degrees) of Kira Kira, Solomon Islands
  • 583 km (362 miles) ESE (102 degrees) of HONIARA, Solomon Islands
  • 1970 km (1224 miles) E (95 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 8.8 km
Parameters Nph = 201; Dmin = 584.4 km; Rmss = 0.65 seconds; Gp = 25°
M-type = Mw; Version = B
Event ID US c0007hrv

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 2012-001E – Trustee wanted for Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF)

RAC Bulletin 2012-001E – Trustee wanted for Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF)
2012-01-08

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
Vo1prb73064;rac.ca

Geoff Bawden VE4BAW
President and Chairman – Radio Amateurs of Canada

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