A huge thank you goes out to J85K Kumar and the team of cross island Operators for the Service rendered to the region during the passages and aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria! We thank you for the emcomm provided for the three week period.
JOB WELL DONE! we thank you.
The Echolink Node J62DX-L has been hooked up to the Dominica Repeater since Hurricane Maria. It was set to listen only to allow for emcomm traffic to flow freely.
The EOC has released the Amateur Operators of full time duty, allowing us to now provide full two way comms into Dominica via Echolink onto UHF repeater. Please keep in mind Dominica is still reeling from the blows and is working hard at rebuilding, thus traffic is likely to still be passed. Keep the TX to short times etc. You guys and gals know what to do right.
I will leave it on the Dominica frequency untill at least Sunday eve, if requested for longer I will comply.
73 de J69DS
The echolink node J62DX has been one way (listen only) since the passage of Hurricane Maria by request of the DARCI to allow a clear channel for communication on island.
However the EOC operations are winding down at this point and with no exact date it seems likely that during this week we will be allowed to revert back to two way comms on the Echolink into the J7 Repeater. I know many J7 operators overseas (USA, Canada, UK and others) so I think they will appreciate the inbound connection, thus I will leave it on the J7 repeater for time whilst it is needed.
73 J69DS (Owner/Operator J62DX Node)
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.
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