The State of Emergency for the Province of British Columbia will end at midnight Sept 15 2017. The declaration was originally made July 7 2017. More info at
The activities on the sun have impacted various forms of communication over the past week. To learn more about solar flares go to
The Salvation Army SATERN Net stood down on Sept 13 2017. They thank everyone for their cooperation
SATERN is no longer
monitoring the 40 meter frequency, 7.262 MHz, for traffic out of the
Hurricane Irma affected area.
Thanks for all your assistance, SATERN has help distribute multiple
Health & Welfare messages to families throughout the United States from
20 & 40 meters. Those folks were very appreciative of SATERN’s assistance.
Thanks for all your monitoring, Ken G
The following information was received from the BC QSO Party Contest Coordinator
The Hurricane Net Watch has been stood down. Below is a message from the net manager.
Many people have been seriously affected by Irma, José, and Katia this week. Please keep them in your prayers as well as the first responders.
I realize our net operations have disrupted normal amateur radio activity on the frequencies of 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. I wish to sincerely thank the daily users of these frequencies to allow us to serve our fellow man during their time of need. Members of the Hurricane Watch Net, many who have regular working jobs, have taken time off to assist in this record breaking Hurricane Weather Emergency.
KB5HAV Net Manager
The ARRL released information on ham radio activities during Hurricane Irma. PLEASE ensure the frequency is clear prior to use. Emergency Nets are ongoing.
After nearly eight years of service, Ed Frazer, VE7EF, is retiring as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF). RAC would like to thank Ed for his years of dedicated service to the Hall of Fame and to Amateur Radio in Canada.
The ARRL reports that only Emergency and Priority Traffic is being moved at this time. Health and Welfare traffic is being queued and will be moved when traffic eases
PLEASE CHECK THE HURRICANE WATCH NET WEBSITE WHICH IS NOTED BELOW. INFORMATION ON OTHER NETS IS NOW INCLUDED
The Hurricane Watch Net is now active. The site below will advise you of the frequencies in use. As always please ensure the frequency is clear
The following bulletin has been issued by the ARRL on communications between Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the US Mainland