HAMR

New Club in Dominica!

the Common Wealth of Dominica has seen the birth of a new club: WARA [ Waitukubuli Amateur Radio Association inc.]
The founding members are J73CI Clem, J73MH John and J73WA Wayne.
The website for the club is at https://warainc.org/ they are also on facebook https://www.facebook.com/WARAInc/ and on the air with a UHF repeater at 444.700 +5.000 tone 103.5
We wish the club good luck and look forward to hearing great things from WARA!

73.

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
********************** 
 

Rainbow Radio League: Emcomm Exercise 2018

 
 
The Rainbow Relay League will be hosting a field exercise on May 20th, 2018. The Exercise is designed to get local and regional radio amateurs in a state of readiness for the upcoming storm season.  The activity will be conducted 3 HF bands (viz: 80M, 60M & 40M).  Most of the J8 stations will be portable, running no more than 30 watts from a manpack radio, so we will need stations with ‘good ears’  to monitor and relay messages when necessary.
 
The scenario involves a cruise liner running aground on a reef, with passengers and crew having to be evacuated.
As it is a maritime scenario the use of the VHF marine band will be used for the initial ‘Mayday’ then revert to ham VHF/UHF frequencies for continuation of the exercise. Of course, the maritime community will be made aware that it is a training exercise letting them know that they too can be called upon to assist in a coordinated manner.
 
As in the past, we look forward to the participation of all regional operators who have the time on Sunday May 20,2018.    The activity begins at 06.00 Hrs local and will run until 12:00 Hrs Local.  An evaluation is expected to be held later that day when the hams on St. Vincent meet at a central point.

73 de J88CD Donald.

SLARC WARD event report

World Amateur Radio Day 2018

Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society

 

The Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club (SLARC) celebrated World Amateur Radio Day under the theme Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society. As part of this year’s celebration the SLARC decided to introduce amateur radio to a few of the secondary schools in the north and South of the island. The event was well received by both the faculty and students.

Students listened to an address from former director of ECTEL Mr. Embert Charles via the radio on this year’s theme “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society “.  Students learned about the role amateur radio has played in the development of telecommunications and technology as a whole and also the importance of amateur radio in times of natural disasters when conventional means of communications are down.

The students also got the opportunity to ask questions and these ranged from, how one becomes an operator to questions on propagation of radio waves. The event was very successful and as a result the schools have asked that we repeat the sessions with the students. The St. Lucia Amateur Radio Club in order to continue this effort in bringing in fresh blood to the world of amateur radio will be conducting training sessions at the club’s headquarters with interested students eventually leading to a novice class license and the setup of amateur radio base stations at the schools.

The St. Lucia Amateur Radio Club would like to thank the National Emergency Management Organization, the administrators of the various secondary schools and the HAM operators for making this day possible.

Please see some pictures below of the day’s activities at the Participating schools: St. Mary’s College, St. Joseph’s Convent, Castries Comprehensive, Leon Hess Comprehensive, the Entrepot Secondary, Anse Ger Combined, and the Vieux Fort comprehensive.  

73

Terry Goodman, J66BP,
Tot Henry, J69MV,
SLARC.

ADRASEC – Public event a success also

ADRASEC together with the FMHAMRA club and the CB operators and the FRS operators held a successful event at Anse Figuier, Riviere Pilote this past Saturday the 24th as the following album shows. There was an excellent turnout by all the operator with many operating positions setup. It also got great media exposure on the TV channels and in print.

 

 

 

NETLOGGER
Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from http://www.netlogger.org 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.
Propagation!
UserOnline
Users: 1 Guest, 2 Bots
Current Visitors
  • Coordinated Universal Time
  • Caribbean Time
Net Control Roster

Sunday:
Trinidad & Tobago

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

1030z: Open
2230z: Open
Tuesday:
Barbados

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

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony
Thursday:
Barbados

1030z:Open
2230z:Open
Friday:
Saint Lucia

1030z:Open
2230z: J69X Stephen
Saturday:
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.