CANWARN update

Folks, just an update on this spring's CANWARN training sessions. The season got off to a strong start with good attendance at both the Sarnia and London training sessions run by Randy Mawson earlier this week. A few things to note, there is a slight correction to the address for the April 30th session at the Rama Community Hall, the correct address is 5950 Rama Road. Also, the date for the Ottawa training at the Nepean Sailing Club has been moved from Saturday, May 7th to Saturday, May 14th due to a scheduling conflict. I did receive a good response for holding a Toronto evening training session, so a training session will be held at our headquarters at 4905 Dufferin St. starting at 7 PM on Wednesday, May 18th. In addition, the dates/venues of the training in portions of Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario have been firmed up and are included below.

Thanks to those of you who have already come out to a training session and to those that have RSVP'd me for one of the other sessions. If you haven't already let me know which session you intend to come to, please feel free to drop me a note in the coming days. Also, if you have had a change of contact information (email, phone, address), please feel free to drop me a note with the new information and I will ensure to update our database. Here is the latest version of the training schedule...

April 16th - 9 AM - Hamilton - Nash Auditorium Wilcox Building Chedoke Hospital on Sanatorium Road (free parking available
across from the Wilcox building)

April 18th - 7 PM - Leamington - Kinsmen (Sherk) Recreational Complex 249 Sherk St (parking lot access off of Ellison St.)

April 27th - 7 PM - Kitchener - Bingemans Conference Centre - Ballroom E - 425 Bingemans Centre Drive

April 30th - 9 AM - Orillia/Rama - Rama Community Hall 5950 Rama Road (across the street from CasinoRama)

May 5th - 7 PM - Peterborough - Peterborough Public Library (boardroom on lower level) 345 Aylmer St. North

May 7th - 9 AM - Toronto - Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin St.

May 12th - 7 PM - Dufferin County - Dufferin County Museum at the corner of Highway 89 and Airport Road

May 14th - 9 AM - Ottawa - Nepean Sailing Club - 3259 Carling Ave. Nepean

May 18th - 7 PM - Toronto - Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin St.

May 18th - 7 PM - Renfrew - Best Western - 760 Gibbons Road

May 28th - 9 AM - Sudbury - Lionel E. Lalonde Centre 239 Montee Principale in Azilda (15 km west of Sudbury)

May 29th - 1 PM - Espanola - Pinewood Inn 378 Centre St

May 30th - 7 PM - Sault Ste. Marie - Waterfront Inn - 208 St. Mary's Drive

May 31st - 7 PM - Timmins - Timmins Inn and Suites - 1800 Riverside Drive

June 1st - 6:30 PM - Temiskaming Shores - Temiskaming Shores Sailing School on Farr Drive, New Liskeard

June 2nd - 7 PM - North Bay - OPP Communications Centre - 877 Gormanville Road

June 13th - 7 PM - Thunder Bay - McIntyre Building Rm. 195, Confederation College, corner of William and Edward Streets

June 14th - 7 PM - Fort Frances/Emo - Emo-Lavalle Community Centre - 78 Colonization Road, Emo

June 15th - 7 PM - Kenora - City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services Facility and Regional Training Centre -
100 14th Street North

June 16th - 7 PM - Dryden - Dryden Fire Services Training Room - 189 Colonization Avenue

 

Regards,

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux conditions menaçantes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Goverment of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4

Geoff.Coulson@ec.gc.ca
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4466
Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web www.weatheroffice.gc.ca

JT65 links

Rod VE3SOY did a demo of the JT65 digital mode at last night's meeting. This was the subject of an article by Steve Ford WB8IMY in the April 2011 issue of QST. For more information on JT65, see the JT65-HF project on SourceForge. Although the project page says it's open source, only Windows binaries are currently available. Discussions on the JT65-HF Google group suggest that it may be possible to run the Windows program on Linux using Wine.

Clock synchronizing is a must as the JT65 mode is very tight on timing and also frequency stability. Rod recommends Dimension 4 for Windows users.

MS Walk update

Today, April 7th, MS Walk officials gave us the go-ahead invitation to help them once again with the MS Walk communications. The date is Sunday April 17th, (Palm Sunday), at Cedarbrae Collegiate near Markham Rd. and Lawrence Ave. The Walk begins at 10:00 AM from the school lunch room. Past experience, and observation, is that the Walk begins when the people are ready to go. MS Walk officials begin their work for the Walk around 8:30 AM in the morning. Volunteers start arriving about 9:00 AM. Amateur Radio volunteers also should arrive before 9:15 AM. The Amateur Radio MS Walk volunteer sign up form is on the Scarborough Amateur Radio web site: http://ve3we.org/archives/2103.  Please note that this has been a regular public service event for local Radio Amateurs for quite a number of years. It is a great way for us to demonstrate our willingness to help our community. It is the way that we conduct ourselves that invitations such as this return from officials repeatedly.

Yours, Bob VE3IEL

Update: see list of volunteers.

SARC 2m net, 2011-04-05

Check-ins:

  • VE3LIC       Jim
  • VE3PA       Bill
  • VA3PII        Jim
  • VA3CEQ     Christian
  • VE3CLT      Chris
  • VA3RVT      Rod
  • VE3NR        Bert
  • VE3CNA      Gord
  • VE3FJI        Peter

Host:  VE3IEL   Bob
Call used:  VE3wE
Repeater used:  VE3RPT

SARC 10m net, 2011-03-31

 

Check-ins:

  • VE3CNA       Gord
  • VE3PA         Bill
  • VE3CLT       Chris
  • VE3VXY       Ralph
  • VE3FJI         Peter
  • VE3KCO      Earle
  • VE3EBC      Nick
  • VE3SOY      Rod
  • VE3NR        Bert
  • VE3BFU      Janna
Host: VE3IEL   Bob
Call used: VE3WE
Frequency: 28.730  MHz