The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net has officially stood down from its activation since Hurricane Irma and right through Hurricane Maria.
The net was activated on the 5th of September and has run in extended (24 hours) mode since then till yesterday Saturday 30th September.
The net has handled many messages/traffic in and out of the affected areas.
a video of the French Rescue Team on the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of hurricane Maria
The echolink [J62DX] system has been put in a listen only mode at this time. At this time the Operators are not accepting incoming Health and Welfare traffic. As is indicated on the front page please send those requests to WelfareDominica@cewn.org . As soon as they can handle the incoming traffic, the operators on Dominica will indicate this to the CEWN.
Bear patience please.
At this time Dominica is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane, and at this time the Operators are unable to deal with Health and Welfare traffic.
At this time we have an email where you can send you H &W traffic to it will be held and as soon as the operators can handle it will be forwarded and replies collected.
The email to send you Health and Welfare Traffic and requests to is: WelfareDominica@cewn.org
In the email please indicate clearly:
Your Name and location (country city)
Whom you are inquiring of (full name)
Location / Community The person(s) are at
An email and /or phone number to reach you at for the return info
Currently J69DS has his server for remote hams on listening to the CEWN on 3.815 and later qsy to 7.188 MHz
also echolink (look for the J62DX node) is on the UHF Repeater in Dominica. Do NOT transmit unless you have valid traffic for Dominica.
Please keep the EmComm frequencies CLEAR. Only transmit of you have valid traffic for the net!
For remote hams install the client to connect to the j69ds remote to listen only.
TX can be granted to the relevant authorities if needed.
Banks are open ncba. 9-12,
Scotia 830-1139 & 1st Caribbean 9-12.
Government office. Customs, immigration and road bay port open for relief purposes.
Parliament meets for 2pm
Key agendas a bill for hurricane relief or customs exemption.
Airport small for small crafts and relief planes.
Vist from Dr. Harris prime minister of skb and others
Boric Johnson br. Foreign secetary.
Pleaded commitment for full support of Anguilla for ports schools, airport and electricity
Release supplies Continue coming in via red cross.
800 people or 200 families 4 per family.
Day 1 started about 1200 person.
Government bldg has began clean up and reopening soon.
Clean up in neighborhood so relief can be placed into neighborhood.
And they can offer more control to the villages.
Radio AXA 0600- 1800
The Aruba Amateur Radio Club has a few hams doing Emcomm and H&W traffic on Sint Maarten
The frequencies used are 7.191 MHz Lsb and 14.290 MHz Usb (20m as a backup) The call is PJ7/P43R
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net is on 7.188 Lsb from 12:00 UTC till 22:30 UTC with Operators on standby all day.
Some of the NC’s on are J69BB J85K J35X and many others assisting in the effort
The net has regular contact now with
Vp2EIH on Anguilla,
Vp2VFK on Tortola,
FS4WBS on Saint Martin,
possible contact to Saint Maarten via PJ7/P43R or via P43L
The IRLP/EchoLink service between Anguilla (AARC), Antigua (ARC), Saint Lucia (J6 Portbale), Aruba (AARC) has been up, also back on is Sint Maarten via the Aruba Club effort and presence.
This network gives vhf comms across all the nodes.
The Dominica Amateur Radio Club inc. is starting a HF net on 40 meters.
This net will be run every Sunday at 12:30 UTC or 08:30 Local time on 7.210 MHz Lsb.
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net is currently running extended sessions.
During the day the net will be on 7.188 MHz Lsb.
In the evening and night it will be on 3.815 MHz Lsb