Caribbean Hams

DARCI Field Day Update!

On Saturday June 23, 2018, the DARCI, under the stewardship of the Field Day chairman John Mitchel (J73MH), held its second post Hurricane Maria field day at the Marigot Fisheries complex located in the north east of the island (near to the Douglas-Charles airport).
The field day was well attended with over 30 persons present, the majority of whom were student hams.  They got a chance to design and build a 80m OCF dipole, assemble and get a station on air (there were 2 HF stations present).  Regional and International contacts were made on various HF bands (20m, 40m, 80m) as well as VHF/UHF with other local hams elsewhere on the island. 
Some of the digital modes were explained with FT8 highlighted.  The practicality of Winlink over HF was also exhibited.
The day culminated with a mass check-in on the DMR TG91 Worldwide Net (held every Saturday).  The mass check-in caught the attention of the DMR net controllers.
The day was a grand success with persons calling for a follow up event.  J73MH advised that the next field day event would take place somewhere in the north of the island.
Thank you.
Hilkiah / J73HGL
Secretary , DARCI

CEWN Site changes

Hi All,

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

Report on TS Matthew by CEWN

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.
Regards, 73!

Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from To follow the net once installed, open Select Net and choose the Caribbean Emergency and Weather net. For our net controls a full write up is found under the Net Control listing.
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Trinidad & Tobago

1030z: 9Y4HW Harry
2230z: 9Z4DT John
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

1030z: Open
2230z: Open

1030z: Open
2230z: 8P6BE Henderson
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony

Saint Lucia

2230z: J69X Stephen
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: Open

CEWN is always looking for net control stations. please use the contact form under the Net Control menu item to apply. In times of emergency this is a very important position. It might just be the only way to communicate right after a disaster.