There has been quite a bit of lightning action lately with the storms being tracked in real time.... go to http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime?lang=en
It is also a good time to update your 72 hour emergency kit or house supplies as we are part way through the season.... re fresh the water supply, check batteries, and other necessities.
Have a good rest of the summer.
Doug VA3DLJ RAC CEC
Assistant Emergency Coordinator NBARC
"THIS IS A SIMULATION TEST EXERCISE: CALL IS UP 1.5 HOURS FROM NOW
TO ALL AVAILABLE HAMS WHO NOW HAVE HF, VHF, OR UHF EQUIPMENT THAT WILL SUPPORT THIS SITUATION, AND TIME YOU CAN GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS BECAUSE OF THIS EMERGENCY. A FULL DESCRIPTION WILL BE GIVEN WHEN YOU REPORT TO THE NBARC COMMAND CENTRE BEING SET UP IN THE SW CORNER OF THE SEARS PARKING LOT NORTHGATE MALL.
Attached is the standard 213-R form used in emergency message handling. Take a look over it .... the explanation is on page 2.
This is the format that will be used during the Ontario Simulated Emergency Test a week Saturday, 10:00 - 14:00 max on October the 13th.
We'll talk more at the meeting this coming Wednesday at the OPP Comm Ctr.
ve3maf - 2012, September 1 - 11:53
Times in Local.
For more information on guidelines, preparing and reporting for a SET, forms for RAC Field Leaders are posted on the RAC website.
The past Field Day weekend was a fantastic experience for all participating. Special thanks go to each one of you, and especially to Paul, Bruce, and Bill for their special efforts in making it such a success. Everyone there helped make this a very successful event in some way.
There was lots of comradery and fun, with many radio contacts being made across North America. Each person had the opportunity to get on the air or log the call. The food was super thanks to Bill, chef extrordinaire.
Good Friday morning,
Field day weekend is here. Some last minute reminder/needs.... bring a coffee mug to save on the recycle/garbage stuff.
Also, any extra long 110v extension cords, and any lengths of coax with connectors to act as extensions will be greatly appreciated. We will need to run a few hundred feet in each case.
Looking forward to a good weekend... see you soon.
Final Field Day Notes
We are really looking forward to a great weekend! The weather appears to be promising fair conditions, and the bands are not too bad, although 80 seems a bit ‘rocky’ during the day.
The menu is set for a relaxed BBQ style campout time:
Saturday lunch - BBQ - hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken burgers etc.
Saturday supper - BBQ chicken, potato, grilled vegetables, salad.
Saturday overnight snacks - fruit, cookies, coffee, etc. and leftovers.
Sunday breakfast - bacon or sausages, eggs/cheese/onions/peppers chef special
Sunday lunch - same as Saturday lunch.
Plans are moving ahead for this event.
More confirmed participants are welcome/needed. There are only 6-9 members at a time on site as indicated at last night's meeting, and we were hoping to see more there for blocks of time.
Coming? Let Doug know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meal ideas? Please let Bill know at email@example.com
Check the club website about all of the plan updates at www.ve3nbc.ca