Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net
The past week saw increased solar activity, with average daily sunspot numbers rising from 5.3 to 19.6 and average daily solar flux from 69.8 to 74.5. We haven’t seen such strong activity since the beginning of last summer, when ARLP016 in 2018 reported average daily sunspot number at 22.6 and average daily solar flux at 75.3
Continue reading at Arrl here: http://www.arrl.org/news/the-k7ra-solar-update-562
Just a heads up for the updates and changes to our website. A member area and signup has been added. so please go to member on the drop down choose register. Once you are registered login to the site and go to User add a couple of pics a line or two of info, et voila. If you need any assistance do not hesitate to ask.
##UPDATE: Please add your call sign as your nickname thank you.
Also added a “swapmeet” where we can sell or ask for radio related equipment etc.
I hope this will take off and that as a region we can gather around the Premiere Net of CEWN to enjoy our hobby, make friends and learn, teach, talk of all things radio.
Further more realized the absence of the Hurricane Watch Net on our site. I have added them into the Weather links and also added together with the Regional Net listing page under the information tab.
And a reminder to all and specially to all NC’s to install and use NetLogger for the logging of the net. Everybody can use it and follow the net via the logger. The setup info is on the site here
73 de Admin
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