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.
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. Continue reading “RAC-Bulletin AGM Update 2013-09-26”
The weather office has issued forecast #272244 for the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Howe Sound, Whistler and Vancouver Island. This forecast contains heavy rain and wind warnings for the weekend. #272245 covers the interior of BC and is a special weather warning.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for this weekend ( SEPT 28th 29th 2013). Heavy rains and high winds are expected along the coast.. Check your local forecast for this weekend.
The following stat was delivered at the IARU Region 2 conference on Sept.24th. If over 1200 earthquakes doesn’t make you think about being prepared for an emergency I am not sure what will ……
“Over 1279 earthquakes in Pacific NW over last year. Major concern for disaster communications.”
Below is an article in the Denver Post on the ARES response to the flooding….. ghost busters ??????
Police Forces in BC continue to enforce the Distracted Driver Legislation. The stats in the attached website are for five hours. Many folks in the amateur community worked very long and hard to get the exemption we currently enjoy,. Please make sure not to use a handheld or portable device while driving. We don’t need to loose the exemption we currently enjoy.
Below is a statement on the activation of the Hurricane Net. For the complete statement please go to http://www.hwn.org/policies/activationplans.html
The Hurricane Watch Net will begin net operations at 11:00 AM EDT – 1600 UTC Sunday, September 15th on our primary net frequency of 14.325.00 MHz in response to Ingrid, forecast to be a Category 1 Hurricane at that time. In addition to hurricane force winds, Ingrid is forecast to bring about 10 to 15 inches of rain over a large part of eastern Mexico with isolated amounts of 25 inches possible, especially in areas of mountainous terrain. These rains are likely to result in life-threatening flash flood and mud slides.
The Hurricane Watch Net wishes to thank all parties for allowing us the use of the frequency and allowing a clear space to conduct our net during this dangerous event!
As a special note to those who monitor when the net is active, we ask that you please honor our request for you remain quiet unless specifically called upon for assistance.
This morning an earthquake occurred just off the west coast of Vancouver Island. It could be felt in Tofino and Long Beach. NO TSUNAMI is expected. For all the details go to