An interesting article on a communications failure that occurred during the recent fires in the Great Smokey Mountain Wildfires. Interesting too are the comments with respect to the failure to communicate between agencies. ARES ….We can all learn from this. To read more go to
The ARRL will hold their 10M contest on Dec 10 2016. For all the information you need go to
UPDATED December 4 2016 0845 Local Environment Canada has issued more alerts for British Columbia. Remember to check the local media in your area. To see the updated list go to
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the areas noted above as well as a couple of more areas. To read the statement for your area go to
The traffic net on 7290kHz has been in operation for 63 years. The net handles formal and informal traffic. To read more about this net go to
The Battleship Iowa will be on the air Dec 7 2016 as part of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbour. For more information including frequencies go to
On December 12, 2016 SONRA members will commemorate Marconi’s first wireless message from Admiralty House Museum call sign VO1BZM. We normally would operate from Cabot Tower but it is closed until the new year for road and underground electrical upgrades. This is the 115th anniversary. Look for us on 14.260 or there about.
The ARRL has opened their nominations for six various awards. To see the awards, their explanations and deadlines for submission go to
Another 30 plus pages of interesting material from this club. An interesting article on contesting and traffic handling, how contesting may help train ARES operators.
Once again thanks to everyone involved in this publication for all the work you do during the course of the year. It is appreciated.
The US FCC person responsible for enforcement on the amateur radio bands gave a wide ranging presentation in October. Some areas of interest includes comments of proposed fines issued so far in 2016 is over $60,000, the ability to use the internet to file complaints, and greater use of official observer stations. For more information on the presentation go to
The 2016 Hurricane Season ends Nov 30 2016. Already some changes for next years season.
Some new codes for the US National Emergency System will be in place for the 2017 Hurricane Season. It is interesting in the US there is one system for reporting weather. In Canada some areas have Canwarn while other areas do not. For more information on the new systems go to