Congratulations go to Jeff Lott, a tireless volunteer and member of this association. Thank you for all your efforts Jeff
The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association will hold an open house on Saturday May 11 2019 from 10 am until 2 pm at the Departure Bay Leisure Centre 1315 Wingrove Street in Nanaimo. Everyone is welcome. See the radio room and other equipment
May 6-11 2019 is Emergency Preparedness Week. This is an opportunity for ARES units to inform the public of what you do and how you do it. It is also a time to promote the hobby of amateur radio. ARES Leaders, what are your plans
The Alert Ready emergency alerting system will be tested in most provinces in Canada on May 8 2019. The BC test will occur at 1:55pm. The test will involve radio, tv and compatible wireless devices.. THIS TEST WILL NOT BE HELD IN ONTARIO OR QUEBEC DUE TO FLOODING.
The attached will relate what Indian authorities did to notify their population of a pending storm. Talk about pulling out all the stops (Right click on photo and open in new tab)
The article below provides some information about upcoming updates for Windows 10. An interesting read.
Ham Radio Activated In India Following Cyclone Fani. For more information go to
The following information has been received from the SATERN Team. They had a busy 30th Anniversary year
SATERN: The Salvation Army’s National SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) Liaison Bill Feist (WB8BZH) began by briefly discussing SATERN’s progress towards completion of its 2016 Strategic Plan initiative which is about 40% completed overall. Feist then reported on the activities of its regular Nets including the International SATERN SSB and Digital Nets, its four Territorial SATERN Nets and some of its local nets. These Nets had a cumulative total of nearly 18,000 check-ins in 2018 from all 50 states and at least 11 countries. These did not include the check-ins for special events such as the SATERN 30th Anniversary Net Rally (1,060) or emergency operations. Feist then reported on SATERN’s activities during the very busy 2018 Atlantic and Pacific Hurricane Seasons. In the Atlantic Basin, SATERN responded to three storms – Tropical Storm Alberto, Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, providing a total of 5 operating days with 406 check-ins. In the Pacific Basin, SATERN responded to two storms – Hurricanes Lane and Willa, providing a total of 3 operating days with 222 check-ins.
They did it again 56 pages of information. I hope you enjoy this edition. It can be found at
APRS is installing a new server. There are a couple of changes coming. To learn more go to