Maritime Net Aids Sailor With Medical Issue

On May 24 2018 a sailor in Mexican waters issued a call for assistance via ham radio. This call was answered by the Maritime Mobile Service Network Net Control station. Information was relayed and assistance was provided to the sailor.  To read the entire story go to

http://www.arrl.org/news/sailor-grateful-for-maritime-mobile-service-network-assistance

Yet Another WakeUP Call. Are you Prepared ?

A small earthquake struck on JUNE 8 2018 between the mainland and Vancouver island.  The quake was small and no injuries or damage was reported, however once again we are reminded that we need to be prepared. ARES units, are you ready ? Have you exercised recently, are your kits up to date, how about your call out list ??

Small earthquake shakes East Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Bandconditions. com website.

The following is on the Bandconditons.com website. Too bad it was a very useful site

6/7/18 — 05:02:01 GMT — REPORT # 604

THIS WEB SITE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED ON YAHOO – THEY CLAIM THE WEB SITE CAN NOT HANDLE HTML2 SOOOOO THIS SITE IS DOWN TILL I FIND ANOTHER WEB HOSTING COMPANY THAT KNOWS WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE DOING —- FRANKLY I THINK THEY JUST COULD NOT HANDLE THE HEAVY TRAFFIC WE WERE GENERATING — TRAFFIC LAST WEEK WAS 4.2 MILLION PAGES VIEWED – 287,127 UNIQUE USERS – SPENDING 3MIN 27SEC -120 TO 247 SIMULTANEOUS USERS PER SEC – CAN ANYONE HANDLE THAT? —- THERE IS ABT 27 USERS THAT ARE PARSING THE PAGE FOR DATA TO USE ON THEIR OWN SYSTEMS – ILL LEAVE THE WEBSITE UP FOR THEM — SORRY FOLKS, IT WAS A GREAT 7 YEAR RUN –

http://bandconditions.com/