RAC Canada Day Contest 2016 is this Friday! (#RACCD)

Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.

Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on Friday, July 1, 2016.
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Get your Vehicle Emergency Kit Ready

From getprepared.gc.ca here are the items that you will need in your vehicle for driving in adverse conditions, and in the event of an earthquake.

A basic kit should include:

  • Blanket
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Extra clothing and shoes
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Flashlight (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
  • Food that won’t spoil (such as energy bars) List of contact numbers
  • Radio (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Warning light or road flares
  • Water
  • Whistle

Recommended additional items to keep in your vehicle:

  • Antifreeze, windshield washer fluid
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Road maps
  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Tow rope and jumper cables

Get the full brochure here: yprprdnssgd-eng

Follow @DriveBC for up to date road conditions

Follow @ShakeOutBC for earthquake awareness education.

Google Public Alerts

Google Public Alerts is Google’s new platform for disseminating emergency messages such as evacuation notices for hurricanes, and everyday alerts such as storm warnings. We aim to show relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts from the US National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS) when you search on Google SearchGoogle Maps, and when you activate Google Now on your Android device.

Google Public Alerts is a project of the Google Crisis Response team, supported by Google.org, which uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges. We hope Google Public Alerts provides the public with information it needs to make informed decisions in times of crisis.

While we can’t guarantee that you’ll see every alert when using Google services we’re doing our best to show what’s important when you need it, and hope that Google Public Alerts is a useful additional source of information. We’re working hard to improve what you see and would appreciate your feedback, which you can provide using the “Feedback” links on the alert details pages and on www.google.org/publicalerts.

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From http://support.google.com/publicalerts

[notice]http://www.google.org/publicalerts/?hl=en&gl=US#q&v=65.769365,-40.338297,18.318913,-175.689859&z=4 to see current  public notices[/notice]

Public Safety – Emergency Management

“For the Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada houses the Government Operations Centre at the hub of the national emergency management system. It’s an advanced centre for monitoring and coordinating the federal response to an emergency. Our network of 11 Regional Offices and 2 Satellite offices across Canada are the Department’s representatives closest to any emergency or event of national interest. They provide regional operational support to the Government Operations Centre.”
 
[important]To learn more about Canada’s Emergency Management Program please visit http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/em/index-eng.aspx[/important]

Canadian Coast Guard Radio – Cape Lazo

 

“Comox is the third busiest marine traffic centre across Canada handling an average of 900 marine incidents and emergencies per year (behind only Victoria and Halifax). In total, the five west coast centres handle 60% of all marine incidents and traffic movements in Canada.”  

To learn more about Cape Lazo and the Canadian Coast Guard please visit:http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS_final.php

[important]Salmon, Lynn (2012) Comox Coast Guard Radio – Over One Hundred Years of History. Nauticapedia.ca 2012. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS.php Updated August 8th,2012[/important]

RAC AGM Webinar

RAC Bulletin 2012-056E – WEBINAR for the Radio Amateurs of/du Canada Annual General Meeting September 22, 2012
2012-09-19

Please pre-register for the webinar to attend the Radio Amateurs of/du Canada Annual General Meeting – Montreal on September 22, 2012 3:40 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4613458776261289984

Welcome to the Radio Amateurs of/du Canada Annual General Meeting – Montreal on September 22, 2012.

Please pre-register before Saturday, 12:00 (noon) EDT using the link provided. A confirmation of your attendance and conference link will be provided by email. Sorry we cannot accept late registrations.

Please direct any questions to President Bawden in advance by 12:00 (noon) Saturday, September 22nd via vo1prb@rac.ca. We will not be able to take questions live via audio during the webinar due to bandwidth issues.

Audio will be via PC speakers or headset (preferred). We will be starting about twenty minutes before the AGM to allow for technical issues. Please note you will need to install a conference client software in advance as well.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Paul Burggraaf VO1PRB
Chief Information and Technology Officer

Weather Metars

Local Weather

The latest information from your favourite weather station

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[important]For Nanaimo try CWEL or CYCD

Vancouver try CYVR

Victoria try CYYJ

Find your METAR here : http://www.nws.noaa.gov/tg/siteloc.shtml

Bookmark http://weather.va7eca.ca/ to run this script whenever you want.

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Tropical Cyclone Information Statements

WOCN31 CWHX 071745
Tropical cyclone information statement updated by the Canadian
Hurricane Centre of Environment Canada at 1:48 PM ADT Friday
7 September 2012.
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Tropical cyclone information statement for:
      Labrador
      Newfoundland
      Nova Scotia
      Prince Edward Island.

      For tropical storm Leslie.
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