Communication was again an issue. This time it was during the recent events in the Ottawa area. Interesting to read how people continue to want to rely on cell phone systems even after they have failed. Sometimes the old way of doing things works much much better ! Maybe look at alternatives and not systems you know will fail.
A ham radio operator in Oregon was in the right place at the right time. Using his radio he was able to alert authorities of a downed power line that had sparked a fire. Quick response limited the damage the fire did. More info can be found at
RAC MarCom Director
Ham Emergency Radio Operations ( HERO) in the Philippines was activated during a recent typhoon. To read a brief report of activities go to
The following bulletin was received from the Radio Amateurs of Canada with respect to their insurance program
For a brief report on amateur radio activities during Hurricane Florence go to the site below. I am trying to find more information on this subject
Practice makes perfect and that is why Emergency Coordinators conduct simulated emergency tests. This test is even more important with Hurricane Florence bearing down on South Carolina
While the ceremonies in the US remind all of us what happened on this date, Sept 11 2001, we must also remember all those Canadians who responded when the call for help came in. No job was to small no job was to big. Thank you to each and every one of you. Thank you too to all the first responders who carry on that same tradition to this day.
Multiple ham organizations are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on the US East Coast. To see who is doing what go to
I have received the following email with respect to the exercise between amateur radio and the US Navy in Sept of 2018