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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The Fort McMurray Amateur Radio Club will be operating this Canada Day Contest. Please help welcome back area amateurs, and citizens after the May wildfire evacuation.
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M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Preliminary Earthquake Report
21 Jun 2016 17:12:09 UTC
22 Jun 2016 03:12:09 near epicenter
21 Jun 2016 09:12:09 standard time in your timezone
Location 3.523S 151.839E
Depth 366 km
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea
103 km (63 mi) NNW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
156 km (96 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
292 km (181 mi) NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
833 km (516 mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 6.5 km
Parameters Nph = 108; Dmin = 82.1 km; Rmss = 1.07 seconds; Gp = 17°
Event ID us 200065sc
With wildfires and evacuations underway ARES members in New Mexico have been activated. To read more go to
The ARRL has produced a certificate saying thank you to all the Elmers. If you have someone you would like to see get this certificate go to
Amateur Radio established a station outside the main reception centre to aid in communication. When a secondary reception centre was established anoher amateur station set up with a portable kit.
The mass casualty centre was established. At this site was a portable medical centre, an amateur radio station and a coroner’s disaster team
The mobile hospital is a legacy from the Olympics in Whistler. It can handle 14 beds, has an operating theatre that can be converted into an isolation room.
The amateur station handled communication for this location. In addition behind the amateur station was a field suitable to helicopters to land.
The coroners truck doesn’t need any explanation !
Outside these photos is large building that was adapted for casualties.