UWI, SRC – Automatic Earthquake Location
DATE AND TIME:
2017-06-12 02:15 am (Local Time)
2017-06-12 06:15 (UTC)
Depth: 10 km
107 km E of Castries, Saint Lucia
116 km NW of Bridgetown, Barbados
132 km SE of Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Operation Victor Echo – 2017
Radio operators in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines and contiguous states were involved with an emergency communications simulation staged on Saturday, June 03. The scenario involved an evacuation due to an imminent eruption, hence ‘Operation Victor Echo’, V. E. standing for Volcanic Emergency.
The scenario operated ‘on the premise that the national emergency management structure collapsed at the beginning of a national emergency. There was also a loss of domestic telecommunications forcing the use of emergency communications provided by radio amateurs’.
The field exercise was conducted from amateur stations located at Paget Farm, Fancy, Layou, Georgetown and Calliaqua. Assistance came from radio amateurs in Tobago, Grenada, Trinidad and St. Lucia.
The scenario unfolded ‘involved the evacuation of entire communities from the base of our active volcano on both Windward and Leeward sides of the island, with radio amateurs coordinating the placement of evacuees to shelters in the Southern third of the island (Green zone) including the Grenadines.
Murphy was at work during this scenario and as the first wave of evacuees was leaving Fancy, a massive rock slide blocked access into and out of the village. This new situation compounded by an imminent eruption required villagers to be Continue reading
As reported by J88CD Donald:
‘OPERATION Victor Echo’
Date : June 03, 2017 from 05:00 Hrs to 19:00Hrs (local)
Scenario : “Imminent volcanic eruption involving the evacuation of several threatened communities.”
Objectives: To test a redundant communications and response system.
Venue : St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- HF 3.800 Mhz – 3.840 Mhz
7.100 Mhz – 7.200 Mhz
- VHF Repeater 2 and 147.000 Mhz simplex
- UHF 430.100 Mhz Simplex
For Further information please contact Donald directly, either on 3.815 Lsb on the CEWN or on the SVG repeaters ( http://cewn.org/information/repeaters/ )
NEMO Saint Lucia invites J6 Amateur Radio Operators to a meeting June the first at NEMO headquarters in Bizet at 9 AM.
The purpose of this meeting is to establish the readiness of the Amateur Radio Operators on the island of Saint Lucia
If you are attending pse call NEMO by Tuesday 4pm to indicate your attendance.
UPDATE: the meeting has been rescheduled to the 13th of June at 9 Am.
The report as relates to CEWN and Net Controls Checkins etc can be found here:
Keep Haiti, Jamaica Dominican Republic in mind Matthew is a category 4 hurricane going over Haiti at this time.
Listen to 14.325 Usb Hurricane Watch Net or also on 7.268 Lsb
CEWN on 3.815 and if extended possibly on 7.162 Lsb
Cuba on 7.110 7.220 3.720 3.740 Lsb.
Listen first, then only respond when called, or if general check ins are asked for.
I advise that 6Y5WW_William (+1-876-303-6523) of the Jamaica Amateur Radio Association, (JARA) in his capacity as a member of the Technical Committee, has confirmed the following:
1) Hurricane Watch Net 14.325 / 7.268 MHz is already operational. They have their own specific protocols and procedures, and require no additional assistance.
2) JARA has agreed the use of the CEWN 3.815 / 7.162 MHz frequencies to handle emergency traffic. The net will convene at 2230 UTC, this evening and then go into extended mode.
3) The Jamaica National frequency of 7.150 will be used for non-emergency traffic on island.
Please share as necessary.
CEWN Net Admin
There is a packet BBS on air on Saint Lucia again, with a number of stations active in Martinique on APRS also
The BBS J62DX-3 and its Node J62DX-4 and the Chat server J62DX-2 are on 144.390 Mhz. Also running is an Aprs Igate and a RMS Gate
The BBS system is run and maintained by J69DS Frans. The service is run on a RaspberryPi with a Tnc-Pi to an Icom 2100 at 5 watts. the antenna is a 1 wave over a 1.4 wave vertical.
Dominica already has a node ready to be installed at the repeater site (Morne Anglais). In Martinique we already have two Digis up and an Igate up and running.
In Trinidad there are many stations on APRS and Igate with Nodes and BBs
A good place to look is on aprs.fi
We would like to see a node on each island at least it would allow an across the region network. in normal times it is just fun to experiment. But in an emergency packet is an error free method of passing information.
To get on packet can be a s simple as running agwpe (Agw Packet Engine) and going via the sound card to the radio, and using the Agw terminal to access the network. Even a ‘real’ tnc is not that expensive as back in the days, a Tnc-X is one of the easy to get tnc’s.
Hope to see you on the packet network.
Frans J69DS J62DX J62YOTA
J73CI Clem was interviewed by Canada Am:
See it here
Quite a bit of info has been restored to this website. however any articles relating to the net’s past that you might have or be aware of, do not hesitate to send me the links or info. I will gladly add them into the sites info. Any other pertinent amateur radio / weather related info you think needs adding feel free to send it to me at j69ds at hotmail dot com.
Thank you kindly,
Frans J69DS – J62YOTA – j64SLI