BCQP is just around the corner

The BCQP 2016 promotion bandwagon has now rolled out.

The most important thing to know is the date and time of the 2016 event: February 6, local time, 8am to 8pm (UTC 1600z Feb 6 to 0400z Feb 7).

The date seems way off in the future but it’s really just couple months from now. Continue reading

Revised RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan Released

The revised RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan has been released with the effective date of December 1, 2015. This replaces the January 1, 2015 Band Plan version. It incorporates several updates to reflect feedback received on the earlier version. The Band Plan graphics have also been changed to improve readability and make it easier to determine which segments are recommended for which modes, especially for those who are colour-blind. Continue reading

Back On The Bandwagon About Youth & Amateur Radio

Most of you who know me know I have been asking for many years now “How Do We Get The Younger People Involved In This Hobby”.  Usually when I bring it up I get the shrug of the shoulders and that’s about it. Continue reading

Our First Christmas Get Together

A pleasant Christmas get together was held earlier today at Timmie’s.  A lot of pleasant conversation and we got caught up on how various people are doing.  Although not planned the topic did get around to emergency preparedness.  With our success in Shake Out BC last month we have started an EP module to Coastal Ham Radio.  Members will receive the details shortly how to get involved in our virtual EOC.  We will have another coffee get together sometime in the New year.

(Will figure out something better then selfies next time)

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Alerts for: Metro Vancouver

Check your towers and antennas once again!

Warnings
3:54 PM PST Monday 16 November 2015
Wind warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

70 to 90 km/h west to southwest winds will prevail over the south coast for much of Tuesday due to a low pressure system tracking into the B.C. Interior.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.