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First Storm of 2016

Congratulations to all of us for a well executed drill. We held 3 Callouts on Saturday and received responses from HAMs on San Juan, Lopez, Orcas and Shaw. The EOC was activated and Brendan was pleased that Ed and I dropped by. Had the storm materialized as forecast, San Juan HAMs stood ready. OTOH …

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MERT is On the Air!

At a club meeting earlier this year we were introduced to MERT, the Major Emergency Response Team. We invited them to take a Ham Class to increase their communications capability and minted several new Hams. The San Juan Island plan has been to out-fit 5 outlying stations with 2m radios. Cape San Juan Little Mountain Eagle […]

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Here is the letter of recognition which SJCARS received from the San Juan County Council. SJI_Council-SJCARS  

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San Juan Island Marathon

We provided comms support for the Marathon this year, thanks to all who participated Stu and Martha Salot came over from Crane Island Basil and Corky came over from Lopez Ed and Clare provided support from home We tried something new using the Raspberry Pi/UDRC Setups in Basil and Corky’s vehicles to provide APRS messaging […]

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Vigilant Guard Follow-Up

I first want to say a huge THANK YOU to you Scott Honaker, your agency Snohomish County ACS, Whatcom, Island and San Juan County ARES Amateur Radio operators. I was attached to the 56th Theater Information Operations Group and the Utah Air National Guard JISCC which was deployed to support the Whatcom Unifiied EOC / […]

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Casacdia Rising has been Activated

On Station this morning after the 8:08 Earthquake: San Juan EOC: Ed KD7TUN Lopez Fire: Basil N7NIX Orcas Fire: Wayne WA6MPG Island Hospital: Dan N6AU I monitored from the County Council Meeting with Hoop and Dave. Wayne made our medical supply request to Snohomish EOC on 20m and confirmed helicopter delivery Thursday. Monitor OPS-1 (444.500+ […]

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Cascadia Rising Presentation

For those interested, here’s the links from the presentation at the April meeting: Presentation Tsunami  

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An earthquake measuring 6.4 has hit Taiwan, and caused buildings to collapse. HARTS (Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society) has received a weak voice signal from the CTARL Taiwan (Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League) that asks that the following frequencies be kept clear. HF frequencies used in Taiwan are voice: Main is 7.060 MHz with backup 7.050 MHz […]

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