The Great British Columbia Shakeout for 2018 will be held on October 18 2018 at 10 :18 am. As of Oct 11 only 3 amateur radio groups in the Province have registered. We can do better than that. It only takes a few minutes and is a very good way to promote ARES in your community. For all the information you need go to
There was probably more,but there were roughly 450 pieces of traffic that I am aware of handled in September 2018. There are currently three NTS nets reporting. Good work by all involved.
Below are two examples of government attempts to keep both the public and the media informed. Rumour control is probably the most critical. This should be part of conversations between ARES leaders and Emergency Program Coordinators. How can amateur radio assist…. maybe think out of the box a little
Ham radio is at work in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. Areas with no police,fire or ambulance coverage as well as Emergency operations centres are all in need of assistance. To learn more go to
Here is some early information on the role of ham radio in Florida during Hurricane Michael
Info you may be interested in
Three states have issued states of Emergency for Hurricane Michael.
Reports indicate commercial communication has been disrupted in the Florida panhandle.
Sirius radio is now broadcasting the weather channel on their channel 145 to all ( active and inactive) Sirius receivers
In view of current band conditions please ensure your HF frequency is clear before use. Emergency nets may have to move off their usual frequencies to complete their mission.
The Hurricane Watch Net is now active . Check their website for frequencies. Please ensure your frequency is not in use before transmitting.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
8:00 AM CDT – 1300 UTC and will continue to operate until 8:00 PM CDT – 0100 UTC. If required, the Net will resume operations on Thursday, 11 October 2018.
The Hurricane Watch Net plans to activate at 2100 UTC Tuesday OCT 9 2018 in response to Hurricane Michael.
HI8COE Dominican Republic and TI0BCR Costa Rica about to go on line. Coordinating the installations will start on Monday Oct 8th 2018.