EmComm

FM and FG Emergency Frequencies

FM5EB Dominique [ADRASEC] has announced new frequencies that will be used for EmComms for the islands of Martinque [FM] and Guadeloupe [FG]:

> 80m 3.825 Mhz
> 40m 7.165 Mhz
> 20m 14.132 Mhz

The two changes were the 80 and 40 meter frequencies to have them fall within Region 2 bandplan

 

A Disaster Plan by J73WA

UPDATED 2018 07 17

J73WA, Wayne, an operator whom we all know to be very much in to being prepared for just about anything out there has yet again rendered a great service to us fellow operators. Wayne has put together a very comprehensive Disaster Plan for Amateur Operators. He saw Family and Community plans are all over but nothing specific to the Amateur Radio community. He started off using the CDEMA family plan and expanded on it with all the relevant stuff for Amateur Radio Ops, put it all together in a nice format that is easy to follow and understand.
The File can be found under Net Control/Amateur Radio Disaster plan, also under the Net Control/Files page or just following this link:

 Amateur Radio Disaster Plan

Thank you Wayne, the effort is appreciated.

UPDATE:
As an addition to the above mentioned file Wayne [J73WA] has also created a Saphir Simpson Scale reference file.
It will help us understand the level of preparation we must make based on the severity of the storm

the file can be downloaded right here: Saphir Simpson Scale

 

73 Admin

DARCI Field Day 2018

Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc [DARCI] will be having a Field Day exercise tomorrow Saturday 23rd June, 2018. The group will meet in Roseau and go to Marigot where they will setup for the day.
They will be active on VHF/UHF and on HF. On VHF UHF will be on the local repeater of 442.100 +5 tone 103.5 and HF they will be on 80 meters 3.800 Mhz Lsb, on 40 meters  7.210 Mhz Lsb and on 20 meters 14.200 Mhz USB. 
They will be on air from Marigot from 8:30 am, look and listen out for them. Call them let them know they are getting out!

The CEWN wishes the DARCI a successful Field Day 2018!

Edit: Also active on DMR TalkGroup 969 [Dmr Caribbean]

73

Rainbow Radio League: Emcomm Exercise 2018

 
 
The Rainbow Relay League will be hosting a field exercise on May 20th, 2018. The Exercise is designed to get local and regional radio amateurs in a state of readiness for the upcoming storm season.  The activity will be conducted 3 HF bands (viz: 80M, 60M & 40M).  Most of the J8 stations will be portable, running no more than 30 watts from a manpack radio, so we will need stations with ‘good ears’  to monitor and relay messages when necessary.
 
The scenario involves a cruise liner running aground on a reef, with passengers and crew having to be evacuated.
As it is a maritime scenario the use of the VHF marine band will be used for the initial ‘Mayday’ then revert to ham VHF/UHF frequencies for continuation of the exercise. Of course, the maritime community will be made aware that it is a training exercise letting them know that they too can be called upon to assist in a coordinated manner.
 
As in the past, we look forward to the participation of all regional operators who have the time on Sunday May 20,2018.    The activity begins at 06.00 Hrs local and will run until 12:00 Hrs Local.  An evaluation is expected to be held later that day when the hams on St. Vincent meet at a central point.

73 de J88CD Donald.

J7 – DARCI Field Day

The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. (DARCI) held field day number 2 today, April 21 2018. The said day started at 7.30am local time and ended about 1.30pm local time.
The purpose of the field day was to exercise our state of preparedness and expose the novice class and students to a field day and get hands on experience to setting up equipment and to operate and make contact with the other field day stations.
Stations were setup at the following locations: the Club site J73Z at Canefield, Botanic gardens, Police Headquarters, Grandbay, Goodwill, Castle Bruce, Portsmouth, Salsbury and Cappuchine.
During the exercise we communicated via HF radio between all our stations across the island. We also had good communications with Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Anguilla. The students were exposed to all the various modes of communications we can use as hams. The students also made contact with other amateur radio operators. The purpose of the field day exercise was achieved with good attendance and lots of fun.
The frequencies used were 3.800.00 MHz Lsb  and 7.210.00 MHz Lsb.
DARCI thanks all who attended and participated and of course all the operators: J73MBQ, J73EW, J73KW, J73MH, J73AH, J73EJC, J73CI, J73WA, J73HJ, J73CC, J73JT, J73GAR, J72HGL, J73RJ, J79WTA and J72GPG. 
And a special thanks to J73MH John our Field Day Chairman!
73
Roger
J73MBQ

ADRASEC – Public event a success also

ADRASEC together with the FMHAMRA club and the CB operators and the FRS operators held a successful event at Anse Figuier, Riviere Pilote this past Saturday the 24th as the following album shows. There was an excellent turnout by all the operator with many operating positions setup. It also got great media exposure on the TV channels and in print.

 

 

 

DARCI Field day was a success

The DARCI {Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc] held a Field Day exercise this past Saturday 24th. The Club went up to Portsmouth for the exercise.
The event was a success as is show by the photos received from the event courtesy J73WA Wayne.

 

Martinique Activity

the ADRASEC, The Cb operators and all other Radio related groups in Martinque have gotten together and are having a field day type exercise today 24th. They will be active on HF, VHF, UHF, FRS (French frequencies [R1]) CB (11m). We will get the photos and share some right here with all. This is the site of the activity: Anse Figuier, Riviere Pilote:

Here is one of the adverts on air by the group
Adrasec CB rendez vous

HWN recognizes CEWN

The Hurricane Watch Net has awarded the CEWN a certificate of appreciation for support and all efforts during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.

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