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
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:
Thank you Wayne, the effort is appreciated.
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
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!
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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!
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.
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
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