BC Modifies Distracted Driver Regulations Feb 2017 Good News

The BC Government has modified the Use of Electronic Devices While Driving Regualtions . Your attention is drawn to pages 4 & 5. in the url noted below.  I have also included the regulation itself



California Evacuating Over 200,000 People UPDATED FEB 14 0900 PST.

UPDATED FEB 14 2017.. At this time the site below is providing live updates as well as a log of events as they occur



Interesting to listen to how emergency folks in California are using incident command as they handle the Lake Oroville Dam event.  Staging  various pieces of equipment and reception centre activation.  This dam is the tallest , at 770 ft, in the US.  They need to lower this lake 50 ft.

Hopefully things will work out for the everyone involved.

  ARES folks this may be one to watch.


Well known Vancouver Island Ham is a SK UPDATED FEB 8 2017

Roger Stacey, VA7RS, a well known Vancouver Island ham died suddenly on Feb 7 2017. Roger’s dedication, knowledge, and friendship will be missed by many. No information available yet on any service. When that information becomes available it will be posted here.

UPDATE’  A Celebration of Life for Roger will be held on Saturday Feb 11 2017 at Sands Funeral Home #1 Newcastle Ave., Nanaimo BC from 1-3pm. Coffee and Sandwiches will be served. If you have any photos of Roger you wish to share please bring them along.

Surrey (BC) Amateur Radio Club January 2017 Newsletter is Out

The Surrey Amateur Radio Club (SARC) continues to improve their product. To make things easier for you I am including the entire email I received. Note the new edition of the ability to go back and look at old newsletter.   Congratulations to the editors contributors of the newsletter

Here is the link to the February 2017 SARC Communicator. As always, it’s in .PDF format and contains many ‘hot links’ to additional information on the Internet if you read it on your screen.  If you choose to print it, set your PDF reader print dialog box to ‘Fit page to margins’ so that it fits a letter size sheet, or you may lose the margins.

Click on the link below to read or download the newsletter.

Please note that we have set up an experimental media website that contains this and past Communicators, SARC photo albums and video links. Please download the Communicator from the following link: http://tinyurl.com/Communicator-1702 and leave us your feedback. This website is still under development so please be patient as we upload past media.

If this link does not work for you, the alternative location is http://tinyurl.com/SARC-1702


Ft McMurray  recently held  The Mayors and Council Toast of Champions . A BC ham,Matt  Lewis,VA7MJL, VE6 MJL,  who recently moved to Alberta was nominated by the Fire Chief Darby Allen. Sometimes being a radio operator means being more than using just a radio. You are part of a team.  Go to 26 minutes 44 seconds of the show to see the presentation. ( The presentations are in alphabetical order)