Apr 22

CECA APRIL 2014 MEETING

The April 2014 monthly meeting will be held at the Nanaimo Emergency Operations Centre (#1 Fire Hall, Fitzwilliam Street) this Thursday April 24th 2014 at 1900 hrs. Remember to bring appropriate identification.

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Apr 22

NEW RAC WEBSITE

RAC is currently in the process of rebuilding their website. The first part of this new site has now come on line and can be found at

https://www.rac.ca/en/news/stories/2014/20140421a.html

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Apr 20

HAPPY EASTER.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.  May you find time to remember the origin of this day, spend time with family and friends. Hopefully too there will be some time for radio

 

HAPPY EASTER

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Apr 19

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LIFELINE VOLUNTEER.

Many amateurs in BC are part of Emergency Management British Columbia Volunteer Lifeline Program. For all categories and information on each one go to

http://embc.gov.bc.ca/em/volunteer/volunteer.html

Amateur Radio volunteers is one of the largest groups in this program. Thanks to each of you that participate.

 

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Apr 14

Flood Warning Information.

Now that winter is over and the snow is looking for a new place to go the information provided at the site below may be of assistance to ARES units and their planning for future events.

http://ec.gc.ca/rhc-wsc/default.asp?Lang=En&xml=7F14B293-AA5F-4986-A781-28D505E789B9

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Apr 13

Environment Canada Changing Their Terms in Forecasts..

Effective April 8th there will be changes in the wording of weather forecasts. For these changes go to

http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=D9553AB5-1&utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

ARES  Coordinators, you may wish to note the changes

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Apr 12

Firemen Conduct Rescue On A Cell Tower

In the eastern US there was an accident on a cell tower. If you want to see the rescue go to the site noted.  JUST A REMINDER THAT THINGS CAN GO WRONG, EVEN IF THINGS ARE DONE CORRECTLY.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/man-injured-150-feet-high-cellphone-tower/nfXds/

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Apr 10

WHEN THE CLOCKS SPRANG AHEAD DID YOU…..

I am sure when we moved to Daylight Saving Time everyone checked/changed the batteries in their smoke detectors, but did you check your emergency kit ?  Here are some ideas from North Shore Emergency Management.  Remember in the event of a crisis be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Be prepared

http://www.nsemo.org/preparedness/emergency-kits-supplies

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Apr 09

Superstorm Sandy still making waves.

A New Jersey town is looking at ways to ensure they have power after a large storm hits. This planning is interesting. For more information go to

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-keep-the-lights-on-after-a-superstorm/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+basic-science+(Topic:+More+Science)

 

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Apr 06

COMBINED EFFORTS RESULT IN RESCUE OF THREE PEOPLE.

Near Balboa Panama the resources of ham radio, the US Coast Guard and a foreign flag tanker saved three people after their vessel sank.  For the full story go to

http://www.nevadahamradio.com/

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Apr 05

CHILEAN EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES

The following frequencies are in use by Chilean Amateurs following the earthquake, please ensure they are kept clear.   7.055, 14.255 and 21.315.  Your usual cooperation is appreciated.

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Apr 03

Some Tsunami Information from the Victoria area of Vancouver Island.

After the recent event in Chile this may be some good reading for those on Vancouver Island and the coast of BC

https://www.crd.bc.ca/prepare-yourself/hazards-in-our-region/tsunamis

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Apr 02

Alaska Has A Simulated Emergency Test.

Both military and civilian communications were tested in a recent SET in Alaska.  For all the details go to

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/123175/disaster-takes-out-phone-and-internet-connections-military-and-local-groups-help-make-link#.Uzgb-vldXBd

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Apr 01

A large earthquake in Chile April 1 2014–NO TSUNAMI FOR BC COAST

A very large earthquake has it Chile.  Initial reports can be found at the site noted below

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/PAAQ/2014/04/01/n3dm1y/4/WEAK53/WEAK53.txt

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Apr 01

VOICE OF RUSSIA OFF THE AIR TODAY APRIL 1,2014 – NOT A JOKE

Who knows what will really end up happening, but here is the latest on Radio Moscow

http://www.arrl.org/news/voice-of-russia-to-go-dark-after-all

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