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2014 Simulated Emergency Test

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2014 SET (Simulated Emergency Test) will take place on Saturday October 18.

There will be a meeting on Friday September 19 at 7:30pm at the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, 640 Dundas Street East. The 505 Dundas Street Car runs right past the Centre, street parking also available.

We are hoping that many of our present members and Amateur operators that would like to take part in this exercise will attend. If you are unable to attend but would like to take part please e-mail me at ve3bgd@rac.ca or ve3bgd@bell.net

The Toronto ARES group is now affiliated with The Toronto Amateur Radio Club and The Toronto Red Cross.

Agenda:
This Year’s SET scenario.
Base stations required
Mobile stations required
Operators required
Mode of operation Phone & Digital
Locations: to be used

Malcolm Kendall VE3BGD

CANWARN Storm Spotter Training Notice No. 2

Folks, spring weather is slowly making inroads in Ontario (aside from recent snowfalls) and we are less than a week away from our first training session in Windsor on April 22. We experienced our first damaging thunderstorms of the year on the evening of Saturday, April 12 in the Chatham-Kent area where downbursts caused some tree damage and power outages.

There have been a number of additions to the list of training venues with this second training notice. Sessions have been added in Huron County (May 1), Dufferin County (May 13), Niagara Peninsula/Thorold (May 21), Belleville (May 31) and Northwestern Ontario (June 9-13). A session is planned for Frontenac County and details will be available in the next training notice. In addition, there is a correction to the address for the session in North Bay on June 5, it will take place at the OPP Regional Headquarters located at 911A Gormanville Road in the Cathy Burns Training Room.

Thanks to all of you who have already RSVP’d for a session near you. For those of you, who haven’t already contacted me to provide me with the session you intend to participate in, please RSVP me at g;eo;f;f.co;u;l;s;on;@ec.;gc;.ca;. For the Sarnia training session, please RSVP Bill Hoad at b;hoad@;xcelco;.;on;.;ca

Lastly, if you are an amateur radio operator and know of any repeaters that are used in your area for CANWARN weather events, please email Ward Kennedy (ve3w;g;k@ho;t;mai;l;.;c;om;) with the frequency, known PL tone and call sign.

  • April 22 – 7 PM – Windsor – Caboto Hall at the Caboto Club – 2175 Parent Avenue, Windsor
  • April 23 – 7 PM – Sarnia – Sarnia Yacht Club – 1220 Fort Street – Sarnia
  • April 24 – 7 PM – London – Fanshawe College – Room T1003 Building T – Free Parking at any metered spot after 6 PM
  • April 26 – 9 AM – Hamilton – Nash Auditorium, Wilcox Building, Chedoke Hospital, 555 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton – Free parking available across the street from Wilcox Building
  • April 26 – 9 AM – Ottawa – Nepean Sailing Club – 3259 Carling Ave., Nepean
  • May 1 – 7 PM – Huron County – Bayfield Community Centre, Municipality of Bluewater, 4 Jane Street, Bayfield
  • May 3 – 9 AM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St, Toronto
  • May 7 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St, Toronto
  • May 10 – 9 AM – Cornwall – OPG St. Lawrence Power Visitor Centre – 2500B 2nd St. W, Cornwall
  • May 13 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Amaranth-East Garafraxa Town Hall – 374028 6th Line Amaranth
  • May 15 – 7 PM – Kitchener – Bingemans Conference Centre – 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
  • May 21 – 7 PM – Niagara Region/Thorold – Thorold Fire Station #2, 701 Allanburg Road, Thorold
  • May 21 – 6:30 PM - Renfrew – Best Western, 760 Gibbons Road, Renfrew
  • May 22 – 7 PM – Peterborough – Peterborough Public Library – 345 Aylmer St. North, Peterborough
  • May 24 – 9 AM – Orillia/Rama – Rama Fire Hall – 7454 Willams Road, Rama
  • May 31 – 9 AM – Sudbury – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda.
  • May 31 – 9:30 AM – Belleville – Belleville Library Upper Floor Conference Room – 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville
  • June 1- 1 PM - Espanola - Pinewood Inn, 378 Centre St.
  • June 2 - 7 PM - Sault Ste. Marie - Delta Sault Ste. Marie, 208 St. Mary's Drive
  • June 3 – 7 PM - Timmins – Holiday Inn, 30 Algonquin Blvd West.
  • June 4 – 6:30 PM – Temiskaming Shores – College Boreal, route 118, New Liskeard.
  • June 5 – 6:30 PM - North Bay - OPP Regional Headquarters – Cathy Burns Training Room, 911A Gormanville Road
  • June 9 – 7 PM – Thunder Bay – McIntyre Building Room 274, Red Rock Drive, Confederation College, Thunder Bay
  • June 10 – 7 PM – Atikokan – Venue to be determined
  • June 11 – 7 PM – Fort Frances/Emo - Emo-Lavallee Community Centre 78 Colonization Road, Emo
  • June 12 – 1 PM – Kenora – Red Cross Offices – 1008 Ottawa St. Keewatin
  • June 12 – 7 PM – Kenora – Red Cross Offices – 1008 Ottawa St. Keewatin
  • June 13 – 7 PM – Dryden – Dryden Fire Services Training Room -189 Colonization Ave S
  • Frontenac County – To be determined

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

Bus to Dayton

Jim Sawadski VE3EEZ writes:

I’m writing today to ask if you could please notify your membership through your newsletters and or nets the fact that a Toronto bus company, Travel Goodtime Tours (TGT) has agreed to carry interested parties to the Hamfest in Dayton this year aboard a luxury coach, provide breakfast & dinners as per an itinerary attached. It’s not often that these arrangements are made. If there is any interest in this all questions can be directed to TGT 416 265 3422 see the brochure attached.

Thank you for your attention.
Hope to see you at Dayton

tgt-dayton

York Region Hamfest

THE YORK REGION AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.

IS PROUD TO PRESENT

THE 37th ANNUAL YORK REGION HAMFEST

THE PREMIER INDOOR AMATEUR RADIO

& ELECTRONICS EVENT IN CANADA

Saturday, November 02, 2013

NOTE: New location this year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newmarket Community Centre

200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, ON

Latitude: 44.052915 Longitude: -79.455461

Admission : $7:00 per person, with an “express lane” for those with exact change. Commencing at 0730 a covered outdoor area opens for the general public, with free coffee and tea. Muffins, donuts are available for purchase! Doors open to the sales area for the general public at 0900

CANWARN Storm Spotter Training 2013 Notice No. 3

Folks, we have completed a number of sessions so far and the turnout has been excellent. Thanks to all of you that have come out to one of the sessions. The training dates for Northwestern Ontario have been firmed up and can be found below. In addition, a training session has been added in Fort Erie on the evening of Tuesday May 21st. A note to those of you who will be attending either of the upcoming Toronto sessions, there are a number of signs around our building indicating that you now must pay for parking. However, the parking lot is only monitored Monday to Friday during business hours. So for both this Saturday’s training as well as the training next Wednesday, the only area that cannot be parked in is the one designated for the shift workers in the Weather Centre. Also, it would be a good idea to plan to arrive to either of the Toronto sessions a bit early since all participants must enter through the main doors on Dufferin St. and sign-in with the commissionaires in the lobby.
If you do plan on attending an upcoming session and you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so to the email address canwarn.ontario@ec.gc.ca
Once again, thanks for being a part of this worthwhile program…

  • May 4 – 9 AM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St
  • May 8 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St
  • May 14 – 7 PM – Peterborough – Public Library – 345 Aylmer St. North
  • May 15 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Centre Dufferin Recreational Complex – 200 Fiddlepark Lane – Shelburne
  • May 21 – 7 PM – Fort Erie – Fire Station - 444 Central Avenue
  • May 25 – 9 AM – Sudbury – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda.
  • May 25 – 10 AM – Belleville – Belleville Library 3rd Floor Conference Room – 254 Pinnacle Street
  • May 26 - 1 PM - Espanola - Pinewood Inn, 378 Centre St.
  • May 26 – 7 PM - Elliot Lake - Renaissance Centre - 20 Veterans Way
  • May 27 - 7 PM - Sault Ste. Marie - Delta Sault Ste. Marie, 208 St. Mary's Drive
  • May 29 – 7 PM - Timmins – Holiday Inn, 30 Algonquin Blvd West.
  • May 31 – 6:30 PM - North Bay - OPP Communications Centre - 877 Gormanville Road
  • June 3 – 7 PM – Thunder Bay – McIntyre Building room 274 Confederation College 950 William St.
  • June 4 – 7 PM – Atikokan – Atikokan Fire Hall – 101 Goodwin St.
  • June 5 – 7 PM - Fort Frances/Emo – Emo-Lavallee Community Centre – 78 Colonization Road Emo
  • June 5 – 6:30 PM – Renfrew – Best Western – 760 Gibbons Road
  • June 6 – 7 PM – Kenora – Fire and Emergency Services Training Centre – 100 14th Street North
  • June 7 – 7 PM – Dryden – Dryden Fire Hall – 189 Colonization Ave South

Regards,
Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government 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

Digital Mobile Radio Demystified @ SPARC

Don VA3XFT will be speaking about Digital Mobile Radio at the monthly meeting of the South Pickering Amateur Radio Club on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 PM.

Location: Pickering Recreation Complex, O'Brien Meeting Room A (rear entrance of complex), 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering.

See flyer for more information.

CANWARN 2013 Storm Spotter Training

Folks, some additional locations have been added to the spring training dates. Specifically, we have added two sessions in Huron County on April 25, confirmed the venue in Dufferin County on May 15 and added sessions in Belleville on May 25 and Renfrew on June 5. Training in Northwestern Ontario will take place during the week of June 3 with specific dates and venues being announced in the next training update.
Thanks to all of you who have replied to the canwarn.ontario@ec.gc.ca account with the session you plan to attend or emailed Bill Hoad at bhoad@xcelco.on.ca with your intent to attend the Sarnia session. If you plan on attending a session but haven't yet RSVP'd, please feel free to do so in the coming days.
The response so far indicates that we will again have a strong turnout this year. Thanks again for being a part of this worthwhile program.

April 16 – 7 PM – Leamington – Kinsmen Recreational Complex – 249 Sherk St
April 17 – 7 PM – Sarnia – Upper Hall Clearwater Arena – 1400 Wellington St.
April 18 – 7 PM – London – Fanshawe College Building T Room T1003 – 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. – Free parking at any metered spots on campus after 6 PM
April 20 – 9 AM – Hamilton – Nash Auditorium Chedoke Hospital – Sanatorium Road – free parking in lot across from the auditorium
April 25 – 1 PM – North Huron (Wingham) – North Huron Wescast Community Complex – Hot Stove Lounge – 99 Kerr Drive
April 25 – 7 PM – South Huron (Exeter) – Exeter Firehall – 55 William Street
April 27 – 9 AM – Orillia/Rama – Rama Fire Hall – 7454 Williams Road in Rama
April 27 – 9 AM – Ottawa – Nepean Sailing Club – 3259 Carling Ave., Nepean
May 1 – 7 PM – Kitchener - Bingemans Conference Centre – 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
May 4 – 9 AM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St
May 8 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St
May 14 – 7 PM – Peterborough – Public Library – 345 Aylmer St. North
May 15 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Centre Dufferin Recreational Complex – 200 Fiddlepark Lane - Shelburne
May 25 – 9 AM – Sudbury – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda.
May 25 – 10 AM – Belleville – Belleville Library 3rd Floor Conference Room - 254 Pinnacle St
May 26 - 1 PM - Espanola - Pinewood Inn, 378 Centre St.
May 26 – 7 PM - Elliot Lake - Renaissance Centre (tentative), 20 Veterans Way
May 27 - 7 PM - Sault Ste. Marie - Delta Sault Ste. Marie, 208 St. Mary's Drive
May 29 – 7 PM - Timmins – Holiday Inn, 30 Algonquin Blvd West.
May 31 – 6:30 PM - North Bay - OPP Communications Centre - 877 Gormanville Road
June 5 – 6:30 PM – Renfrew – Best Western – 760 Gibbons Road

Regards,

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist
Environment Canada