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.

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon – VE7KAZ

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VE7KAZ volunteers sitting down to lunch

A luncheon was held on December 7th to recognize Gina Charlesworth VA7AIR, Bill Foster VE7WWW, and Ken McEachern VE7EFL for the many volunteer hours they contribute to VE7KAZ, the amateur radio station supporting the Central Region Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC).

When it comes to percentages Ken volunteered 20%, Gina volunteered 26% and Bill volunteered 43% of the total hours volunteered.

Gina VA7AIR

This was a big year for Gina. In March 2014 she passed the courses required to be Radio Station Manager and accepted the role of Radio Station Manager for VE7KAZ. In so doing, Gina became the only female radio station manager in PERCS (that we know of). In addition to her volunteer efforts at VE7KAZ she continues to be quite busy with university courses and her other volunteer position with Emergency Social Services (ESS). For your significant contribution Gina, we thank you.

Bill VE7WWW

On May 26th 2014 Bill was recognized as the PSLV (Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer) of the year in emergency radio communications at the legislature.  Bill is the backbone of VE7KAZ, faithfully checking into the EMBC net every Wednesday.  Bill is also heavily involved in other amateur radio groups and activities. For your expertise and dedication Bill, we all thank you.

Ken VE7EFL

Ken is by many years our longest serving volunteer. I have attached the 2002 newspaper article about Ken being recognized as the PSLV volunteer of the year in radio communications.  It is amazing the work with someone who has contributed so much over the years. Thank you Ken.

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Bill, Brady, Gina and Ken

Recognition Awards

In recognition of the volunteer work we are giving Gina a gift certificate for $20 to Tim Hortons, and two 1968 CQ magazines.  The 1968 October issue about “Amateur Radio Station Design”will help Gina set up her own radio station. The 1968 November issue is on DXpeditions.

Bill will receive a set of headphones manufactured by Sidney George Brown Ltd. Victoria Rd, North Acton , London W3.

The SG Brown Ltd. DLR No5 “S” DS.3444   I.T.B.A5  JFB YA5000 LR (low resistance) headphones date back to the 1930’s and were used throughout WW2. This historic piece of radio equipment was shipped to me directly from England.

Ken will receive the book titled “FIRESTORM” The summer B.C. Burned in 2003.

73
Brady Conroy