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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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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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