Simulated Emergency Test (SET) 2015 – Instruction DRAFT 0.92 Published

Emergency Management BC, in partnership with the BC/Yukon Section, Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued UPDATED DRAFT instructions for the 2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

Version 0.92 of the SET Instruction is available for viewing or download in the following formats:

Changes reflected in this version of the document are as follows:

  • WL2K Email Subject Line requirements clarified on Slide 13.

Please check www.percs.bc.ca/news for further updates to the SET instruction.

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) 2015 – Instruction DRAFT 0.91 Published

Emergency Management BC, in partnership with the BC Section, Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued UPDATED DRAFT instructions for the 2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

Version 0.91 of the SET Instruction is available for viewing or download in the following formats:

All stations participating should designate one of their group to check-in to the BC Public Service Net or the BC Yukon Traffic Net in the days prior to the exercise, to assess propagation in preparation for this event.

Please check www.percs.bc.ca/news for further updates to the SET instruction.

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) 2015 – Instruction DRAFT 0.9 Published

Emergency Management BC, in partnership with the BC Section, Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued UPDATED DRAFT instructions for the 2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

Version 0.9 of the SET Instruction is available for viewing or download in the following formats:

All stations participating should designate one of their group to check-in to the BC Public Service Net or the BC Yukon Traffic Net in the days prior to the exercise, to assess propagation in preparation for this event.

Please check www.percs.bc.ca/news for further updates to the SET instruction.

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) 2015 – UPDATE to DRAFT Instructions

Emergency Management BC, in partnership with the BC Section, Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued UPDATED DRAFT instructions for the 2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

Version 0.8 of the SET Instruction is available for viewing or download in the following formats:

All stations participating should designate one of their group to check-in to the BC Public Service Net or the BC Yukon Traffic Net in the days prior to the exercise, to assess propagation in preparation for this event.

Please check www.percs.bc.ca/news for further updates to the SET instruction.

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) 2015 – DRAFT Instructions

Emergency Management BC, in partnership with the BC Section, Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued DRAFT instructions for the 2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

Version 0.5 of the SET Instruction is available for viewing or download in the following formats:

All stations participating should designate one of their group to check-in to the BC Public Service Net or the BC Yukon Traffic Net in the days prior to the exercise, to assess propagation in preparation for this event.

Please check www.percs.bc.ca for further updates to the SET instruction.

Participate in the 2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

Net Announcement Inviting all Amateur Radio Clubs, official local government stations and individual Hams in British Columbia to participate in a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) being conducted by ARES Field Services in collaboration with Emergency Management BC. The SET will be held on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. The primary goal of this exercise is to increase the proficiency, speed and accuracy of our operators when passing traffic using the National Traffic System (NTS). It is our hope that all registered ARES groups, local government stations, and individual amateurs will participate in this exercise. The exercise will commence at 09:00 and run until ~ 14:00 and will consist of up to four tasks.

RSVP TO PARTICIPATE: Stations wishing to participate in this exercise should e-mail Bill Gipps: bill.gipps@gmail.com or John MacKay: VE7EEX@gmail.com Please include your group coordinator’s contact information and your group’s or individual’s station capabilities. Be sure to indicate whether your group will be able to run two stations simultaneously (one for incoming, one for outgoing). Remember, for stations close together, (Lower Mainland) that simplex VHF may solve some problems.

All stations participating should designate one of their group to check-in to the BC Public Service Net or the BC Yukon Traffic Net in the days prior to the exercise, as this is a good indication as to propagation and what your stations capabilities will be like for the event. More information will be made available over the following weeks, please check www.percs.bc.ca for more updates and instructions.

2015 DRCK VE7VIZ July 1st Kamloops Riverside Park

On July 1st the Deployable Radio Communications Kit VE7VIZ was setup for Canada Day at Kamloops Riverside Park.  A total of 153 people signed the guest book and were taught how to send morse code.  Members of the  Kamloops Heritage Railway, also tried their hands at morse code.  Volunteers helping out were Rodger Scoular VA7ROD, Sid Reith VE7XC, Central PREOC Manager Mike Knauff, Central Region Radio Station Manager Brady Conroy VE7TAX, Rick Young VE7RY, Gina Charlesworth VA7AIR, General Service Volunteer Jonathon Conroy.

DRCK July 1 2015 Riverside Park RR

2015 DRCK VE7VIZ Kamloops Westsyde Park

A field exercise setting up the Deployable Radio Communications Kit VE7VIZ at Kamloops Westsyde Park was done on a very hot June 27th.  Volunteers in the exercise were; Sid Reith VE7XC, Wilf Studer VE7CLI, Central PREOC manager Mike Knauff, Gina Charlesworth VA7AIR, Ministry of Forests Kevin Skrepnek VE7YKA, Leo Oyer VE7EHE, General Service Volunteer Jonathon Conroy, Central PREOC PERCS radio station manager Brady Conroy VE7TAX.  Thank you to Brady for bringing water, Kevin for bringing ice, and Colette Conroy for lunch.

EMBC Station STAND-DOWN – 24 and 31 Dec 14

EMBC amateur radio stations will be STOOD DOWN the evenings of Wednesday, 24 and 31 Dec 14 and PEP HF net activity will be CANCELLED.

All station net bulletin is available HERE.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all stations.