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The Great BC ShakeOut 2014

We're registered to participate in the 2014 Great BC ShakeOut exercise. This year our participation will take place at the October business meeting on Friday, Oct 17th at the Edmonds Community Centre. Continue Reading →

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BC Government Seeking Input from the Amateur Radio Community

As a result of the Auditor General's report the BC Government is seeking input from all licensed Amateur Radio operators on improving the ability of British Columbians to prepare for and respond to a catastrophic seismic event.

The Burnaby club invites you to send your feedback to us and we will provide a consolidated report. You can also send your input in directly.

All responses must be received no later than the end of business on Friday, June 27th. Comments to be submitted via the Burnaby club should be emailed to club@ve7bar.org before end of day June 24th to give us time to create the final submission.

For more information please visit the RAC BC/Yukon Section Manager website at http://va7mpg.ca/?p=7244

 

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Field Day 2014 planning in progress

Field Day 2014 planning is well underway and it's shaping up to be another great year. Once again we're getting together with the Coquitlam and New Westminster clubs to showcase our abilities in emergency communications and make as many contacts as we can within a 24-hour period.

This year we're at the Riverview Lands. From Lougheed Hwy turn at Colony Farm Road and follow the signs to BCAS and SPARC.

Members who would like to operate are asked to sign up ahead of time (send us a note if you need the link to the sign-up sheet).

Come on out to our club meetings June 6th and 20th for more planning info.

 

 

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The 2013 Great BC Shakeout

Just wanted to remind everyone that we are participating in The Great BC Shakeout again, but this year we're going to incorporate the exercise into our Monday night net on Oct. 21st at 19:00 (we'll basically be following the regular net procedures). Everyone is invited to join us on the RBY VHF/UHF repeater.

 

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Alberta ARES and AEMA Activated due to Flooding

For some of our southern Alberta friends Field Day has come a little early and is not just an exercise … several ARES sites and AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management) are now active. Some areas are without communications … some land line phones are out of service and cell systems are overloaded.

http://blog.rac.ca/?p=3648

Please keep them in your thoughts and the emergency frequencies clear.

 

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Hurricane Net Watch Active

The hurricane net watch is now active on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. Please keep these frequencies clear (via http://va7mpg.ca/?p=2214)

Here are some additional resources ...

This page on the RAC website lists the pre-selected Canadian HF Emergency Comms frequencies  https://www.rac.ca/en/rac/public-service/ares/frequencies/  (This link is also available from our Links page)

If you have family or friends in Sandy's path that you're trying to locate you can use the Red Cross Safe & Well page http://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

 

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Practicing for a Disaster

A look at how multiple teams practice for a disaster ... Amateur radio gets a mention in the first minute or so of the video ...

Vancouver Sun earthquake simulation coverage

Thanks to Eric, VE7EES for passing along the link.

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