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
Radio WWV will be going off the air Feb 21 and 22 2017 in order for electrical upgrades to be completed. For more information go to
To get an update on amateur radio activity in California go to
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
The CBC did a Freedom of Information Act request to get the Federal Government report on their participation of Exercise Coastal Response. Here is the review of that report published by the CBC.
Amateur Radio played a role in aiding with safety and security in Washington DC during the large events that recently occurred in the US Capitol. For more information go to
The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association will hold a radio course starting Feb 4 2017. For more information go to