Thanks to all the radio operators who supported the BC Shakeout on Thursday Oct 19 2017. This opportunity to hone skills, and work with the community is vitally important.
I would also like to mention the Bulkley Valley Amateur Radio folks who are assisting the RCMP and ground search and rescue crews as they search for a missing person. This is a large search and a large area to cover. Best of luck and Stay safe.
“When All Else Fails”
The Annual Great BC Shakeout will be held on Thursday OCT 19th 2017. This is an opportunity for ARES units to participate with the community in an earthquake drill. We all know or have seen, that resources immediately after a quake will be stretched. This has been demonstrated multiple times this year during emergency situations in various parts of the world.
HAS YOUR GROUP REGISTERED TO PARTICPATE ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
So far there are
2,356 participants are registered by 84 volunteer radio groups for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide in 2017.
108 of these participants are registered by 8 volunteer radio groups for the
2017 British Columbia ShakeOut.
Amateur radio operators are stationed in hospitals,nursing homes and other critical infrastructure locations to assist with communications as the wildfires in California continue
The following bulletin has been received from the Radio Amateurs of Canada and it deals with the Canada 150 Award Operations
Continue reading “[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 150 Award Operations Update: October 9 2017”
The Hurricane Watch Net is now active. Please check their site for frequencies in use.
Costa Rica has an emergency activated. Other states in the immediate area are expected to activate as well. For frequencies in use see the url below
There are two dates assigned for Canada’s National Simulated Emergency Test. To learn more
Continue reading “Canada’s 2017 Simulated Emergency Test (Set)”
The US National Simulated Emergency Test will be held the weekend of Oct 7/8 2016. For more information on this event go to
The following is a story related by hams who went through the hurricanes
Continue reading “A story from inside a Hurricane”