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AMATEUR RADIO PLAYS KEY ROLE IN WAKE OF TYPHOON HAIYAN’S WAKE”

AMATEUR RADIO PLAYS KEY ROLE IN WAKE OF TYPHOON HAIYAN’S WAKE*

Written by G0DUB for VK3PC Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:06 *PHILLIPINES UPDATE*

Estimates of those people who died when monster Typhoon Haiyan (also called Yolanda) hit the central Philippines on Friday ranges up to 10,000, with many injured and nine million people affected.

The full damage and death toll of the fiercest typhoon ever recorded on land has overwhelmed emergency services, supported by the military and at least five major Ham Radio Emergency Operator network stations.

Ramon Anquilan DU1UGZ, of the Philippines Amateur Radio Association (PARA), reports that among the chaos HERO stations are helping authorities and residents. In Tacloban the capital of Leyte which was smashed by winds, its streets filled by ocean surges and is now a swamp-like smelling mess.

Ramon DU1UGZ said that RADNET with Nathan Eamiguel DU5AOK, Vilma Eamiguel DU5VIE, and the members of their local club are working hard: “Their HF station is located on the second floor of the Tacloban City Hall, powered by a generator maintained by the local government unit. Two metre band communications is simplex because there is no electricity to power their repeater. The VHF members serve as field personnel who go on various errands ? verification of requested information, liaison work, and bits and ends. The officers led by Nathan DU5AOK dispatch their members based on the priority traffic handled by the HF station.” He said the Tacloban HERO station has been used by the Red Cross to track a relief vehicle verifying the welfare of its volunteers who were stopped and ransacked by those impatient for aid to arrive. Other requests for help came from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) regional office in Tacloban that needed hand-held radio contacts. In his report he talks of another local club ACCESS 5 attached to responding government agencies and relief organisations. A military HF station is linked with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Council (NDRRMC) which is located inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. ?However ACCESS 5 is using VHF very effectively acting as guides for rescue and retrieval teams in the field, just like some RADNET volunteers,? said Ramon DU1UGZ.

In Eastern Samar, Lester Price DV5PO (also ZL5PO) based in Borongan is providing valuable situation reports. Lester and his wife had a very lucky escape – they held on to the doors of their house for four hours until the surge waters receded, that claimed around 500 lives in the coastal barangay or village alone. Another third HF station activated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is using equipment from Nathan DU5AOK and his friend Dominique walked half a day to the government centre in Palo and the DOST Regional Office. Dominique, who is actually the office driver, and the Regional Director, Dr Eduardo Esparancilla alternate as operators.

In DU7 (Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental islands including the island province of Siquijor), the Cebu Amateur Radio League (CARL) has dispatched a team to the Municipality of Bantayan ? located in the northern tip of Cebu. This municipality is the hardest hit in Cebu with an estimated 90 per cent of structures levelled. The CARL team (previously reported on) is handling HF traffic. Another component is the Chocolate Hills Amateur Radio League (CHARL) based in Tagbilaran City in Bohol ? an area struck by an intensity 7.2 earthquake recently. The club station DU7BC along with its members Gerry Marmito DU7AU, Ador Lamoste DU7AL are ready to monitor and relay messages between Tacloban and the principal receiving stations. The third DU7 component is from Dumaguete City. Roy Alcantara DU7DDJ together with James DU7JGU (Island Province of Siquijor) are leading NORAD-7 with long range communications to the Dumaguete local government unit passing traffic from Tacloban to their area in Negros island. NORAD-7 members also act as field operators and runners.

In DU6 (Panay, Negros Occidental and neighbouring islands) heard are Bobby Garcia DU6BG in Iloilo, Iver Astronomo DV6ILA and Arnel DV6WAV in the Roxas Provincial Capitol as they are embedded with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Council (PDRRMC).

Scattered all over the archipelago of the Philippines are stations receiving outgoing traffic from Tacloban and the other affected areas. Among them are Jojo DU1VHY, Thelma DU1IVT, Romy Isidro DV1SMQ and Max 4F1BYN – acting as the main receiving stations on a rotational basis since HERO activation began.

Other stations are also active in receiving outbound welfare traffic, mainly to inform family members and relatives of their conditions ? Totie DV1TEE, Lito DU4DF, Atty. Albert DU4ABA, Bobby DU6BG, and Ramon DU1UGZ. On standby as relays are Doc Piciong DV9DOC, Marlu DU8WX, Butch DU1RP (PARA

SecGen on his mobile station in Davao City), and others.

Another facet of the operations is the use of Echolink by CARE-4 in Naga City (DU4) and COMPASS in Tondo, Manila (DU1). Ramon DU1UGZ said, ?Basically, the Tacloban and other stations in the disaster areas permit only outbound traffic as priority messages. ?This is a policy decision by NTS Co-Chair Jojo DU1VHY and as requested by RADNET. We can classify the messages as follows: We Survived Messages, institutions/government agencies to their central or partner offices in Manila, and urgent requests for specific form of assistance or relief items. ?The relief and retrieval operations are moving slowly and the HERO operations are probably going to last a week or more from today. He said that Telecoms companies are steadily restoring cellular mobile services and today there was intermittent limited coverage in Tacloban. ?As the primary telecoms services are restored, there will be less reliance on the amateur radio service in Tacloban. This will mean a more difficult period because the remote areas not reached yet by government and other agencies will now demand communication links. Our assets will be thinly spread resulting in gaps which only a robust service such those found in first world countries,? said Ramon DU1UGZ.

Currently an average of one to two minutes is spent per message, and depending on band conditions, the rate of traffic per hour would be 40 to 60 messages. A more in-depth analysis is not possible until all HERO stations are closed and submit their log details. Ramon DU1UGZ notes that news media has started to notice ham radio, but don?t understand that the HERO network is playing an important role in the disaster. ?Although there?s some very brief TV exposure they are yet to adequately report on the voluntary service it provides, and the emergency communications to the agencies and community in times of disaster,? he said.

The typhoon cut a path of destruction in central Philippines on Friday, but the fast-moving Category 5 weather system missed the densely populated capital of Manila.

Philippines President Benigno Aquino inspected Tacloban City where almost all buildings were lost as huge surge waves came through its streets. He pledged that local authorities are to house about 45,000 families and give them food. The President said he was lost for words to adequately describe he enormity of disaster affecting 36 provinces. He has declared a national calamity. A large international relief effort is under way although it remains mostly chaotic with rescue workers struggling to reach some remote areas. Some 22 countries and the European Union have pledged help. Also the losses include 71,000 hectares of agricultural land with crops of rice and corn hardest hit.

- Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee

RAC Bulletin 2013-034E – RAC Member Recognition Program Extraordinary Service Award

RAC Bulletin 2013-034E – RAC Member Recognition Program Extraordinary Service Award

2013-10-31

For the very first time, a group has been nominated to receive the RAC MRP for Extraordinary Service. The VE4WWO CANWARN Net Controller Team has been serving the Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Center (PASPC) in Winnipeg

They number 13 strong, and spend long hours doing Net Control duties and storm spotting.

Congratulations folks!

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada

**—–**

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

 

Bulletin de RAC 2013-034F – Récompense en reconnaissance de service extraordinaire d’un membre de RAC

Bulletin de RAC 2013-034F – Récompense en reconnaissance de service extraordinaire d’un membre de RAC

2013-10-31

Pour le première fois, un groupe a été proposé pour recevoir le PRM de RAC pour service extraordinaire. L’équipe de contrôleurs du réseau CANWARN VE4WWO dessert le Centre de prévisions de tempêtes des Prairies et de l’Arctique (CPTPA) à Winnipeg. Ils sont au nombre de 13, et ils passent de longues heures à exécuter les fonctions de contrôleur de réseau et de détection de tempêtes.

Félicitations à tous!

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

Responsable en chef des services extérieurs
Radio Amateurs du Canada

**—–**

(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

Rédacteur du blogue de RAC/rédacteur des nouvelles en ligne/bulletins de nouvelles web de RAC

 

WOCN41 CWHX 120545 BULLETIN D’INFORMATION SUR LES CYCLONES TROPICAUX ÉMIS PAR LE CENTRE CANADIEN DES OURAGANS D’ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA À 2H45 HAA LE JEUDI 12 SEPTEMBRE 2013.

WOCN41 CWHX 120545
BULLETIN D'INFORMATION SUR LES CYCLONES TROPICAUX ÉMIS PAR LE CENTRE
CANADIEN DES OURAGANS D'ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA
À 2H45 HAA LE JEUDI 12 SEPTEMBRE 2013.
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BULLETIN D'INFORMATION SUR LES CYCLONES TROPICAUX POUR:
          TERRE-NEUVE
          NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE
          ÎLE-DU-PRINCE-ÉDOUARD
          QUÉBEC MARITIME.

        POUR LA DÉPRESSION TROPICALE GABRIELLE.

       LE PROCHAIN BULLETIN SERA ÉMIS VERS 09H00 HAA.

       GABRIELLE EST ACTUELLEMENT AU NORD-OUEST DES BERMUDES : ELLE
       INTERAGIRA AVEC UN SYSTÈME FRONTAL ET GÉNÉRERA DE LA PLUIE
       FORTE SUR CERTAINES RÉGIONS DES MARITIMES ET DE TERRE-NEUVE
       VENDREDI ET SAMEDI.

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==DESCRIPTION==
1. RÉSUMÉ DES RENSEIGNEMENTS GÉNÉRAUX À 03H00 HAA.

SECTEUR : PRÈS DE 33,0 NORD 67,2 OUEST, OÙ ENVIRON 250 KILOMÈTRES À
L'OUEST--NORD-OUEST DES BERMUDES.

VENTS MAXIMUMS SOUTENUS : 55 KM/H.

DÉPLACEMENT ACTUEL : NORD-OUEST À 9 KM/H.

PRESSION CENTRALE MINIMALE : 1010 MB.

2. RÉPERCUSSIONS SUR LES PRÉVISIONS PUBLIQUES ET RÉSUMÉ DES
AVERTISSEMENTS.

GABRIELLE EST ACTUELLEMENT SITUÉE À L'OUEST DES BERMUDES ET CONTINUE
DE DÉRIVER VERS LE NORD-OUEST. CE SYSTÈME COMMENCERA À ACCÉLÉRER VERS
LE NORD AUJOURD'HUI AVANT DE COMMENCER À INTERAGIR AVEC UN CREUX
FRONTAL FROID QUI S'ÉTEND DEPUIS L'OUEST DE TERRE-NEUVE AU
NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK ET JUSQU'À LA NOUVELLE-ANGLETERRE. CE SYSTÈME
FRONTAL - UN SYSTÈME COMPLÈTEMENT DISTINCT DE GABRIELLE - DONNERA
PROBABLEMENT DE LA PLUIE FORTE PAR ENDROITS SUR CERTAINES RÉGIONS DU
NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK DE NOUVEAU AUJOURD'HUI.

À MESURE QUE GABRIELLE SE DÉPLACERA VERS LE NORD PLUS TARD
AUJOURD'HUI, SON HUMIDITÉ TROPICALE DEVRAIT ÊTRE ATTIRÉE VERS CE
SYSTÈME FRONTAL SOUS FORME D'UN SECOND COULOIR DE PLUIE FORTE QUI
POURRAIT ATTEINDRE LE LITTORAL SUD DE LA NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE VENDREDI
MATIN.
LA PLUIE DEVRAIT SE PROPAGER SUR LE RESTE DE LA CÔTE ATLANTIQUE,
L'EST DE LA NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE, L'ÎLE-DU-PRINCE-ÉDOUARD ET L'OUEST DE
TERRE-NEUVE PLUS TARD DANS LA JOURNÉE. BIEN QUE LES MODÈLES
INFORMATIQUES SONT UNANIMES À MONTRER CETTE INTERACTION, IL Y A
ENCORE UNE GRANDE DIFFÉRENCE ENTRE LES MODÈLES EN CE QUI CONCERNE LES
QUANTITÉS DE PLUIE À PRÉVOIR ET SON EMPLACEMENT. CELA DIT, IL EST
PROBABLE QUE DES AVERTISSEMENTS DE PLUIE SERONT REQUIS POUR CERTAINS
DES SECTEURS MENTIONNÉS UNE FOIS QUE LE SCÉNARIO SE PRÉCISERA.

LA TEMPÊTE TROPICALE GABRIELLE NE DEVRAIT PAS S'INTENSIFIER
AUJOURD'HUI. EN FAIT, LA CIRCULATION PRINCIPALE DE LA DÉPRESSION
S'EST SÉPARÉE DES NUAGES DE CONVECTION QUI SONT NÉCESSAIRES POUR
MAINTENIR UN TEL SYSTÈME TROPICAL. LES RESTES DE LA CIRCULATION
FRÔLERONT PROBABLEMENT L'EST DE L'ÎLE DU CAP-BRETON TARD VENDREDI,
PUIS GAGNERONT LE SUD DE TERRE-NEUVE AVANT SAMEDI MATIN. IL EST
POSSIBLE QUE LE CENTRE D'ORIGINE DE LA TEMPÊTE SOIT ALORS A PEINÉ
DISCERNABLE, PUISQUE SON ÉNERGIE AURA ÉTÉ ABSORBÉE PAR LE SYSTÈME
FRONTAL.

A. VENTS.

TEL QUE MENTIONNE PRÉCÉDEMMENT, LA MAJEURE PARTIE DE L'HUMIDITÉ ET DE
L'ÉNERGIE DE GABRIELLE DEVRAIENT ÊTRE ASPIRÉES DANS LE SYSTÈME
FRONTAL PRÉ-EXISTANT SUR LES MARITIMES, QUI OCCASIONNERA LUI-MÊME UN
JOUR VENTEUX SUR DE NOMBREUSES RÉGIONS. TOUT VENT PROVENANT
DIRECTEMENT DES RESTES DE LA CIRCULATION DE GABRIELLE POURRAIT
REHAUSSER LES VENTS JUSTE À L'EST DE LA TRAJECTOIRE SUR L'EST DU
CAP-BRETON ET LE SUD DE TERRE-NEUVE, MAIS EN CE MOMENT IL SEMBLE PEU
PROBABLE QUE LES VENTS ATTEIGNENT LE SEUIL D'AVERTISSEMENT DE VENTS
(90 KM/H ET PLUS).

B. PLUIE.

REFEREZ-VOUS AU PREMIER PARAGRAPHE CONCERNANT L'INTERACTION COMPLEXE
PRÉVUE ENTRE L'HUMIDITÉ TROPICALE PROVENANT DE GABRIELLE ET LE
SYSTÈME FRONTAL S'APPROCHANT DEPUIS L'OUEST. LES AVERTISSEMENTS DE
PLUIE, S'ILS SONT NÉCESSAIRES, POURRAIENT ÊTRE ÉMIS CET APRÈS-MIDI
UNE FOIS QUE LE SCÉNARIO SE PRÉCISERA.

C. ONDE/VAGUES.

ÉTANT DONNÉ L'INTENSITÉ PRÉVUE DE GABRIELLE ET LE CYCLE DE MARÉE
ACTUEL DANS LA RÉGION, ON NE PRÉVOIT PAS D'ONDE DE TEMPÊTE
IMPORTANTE. UN FORT RESSAC EST POSSIBLE SUR L'EST DE L'ÎLE DU
CAP-BRETON ET LE SUD DE TERRE-NEUVE LORS DU PASSAGE DES RESTES DE LA
CIRCULATION DE GABRIELLE DANS LA NUIT DE VENDREDI À SAMEDI ET SAMEDI.

3. RÉPERCUSSIONS SUR LES PRÉVISIONS MARITIMES ET RÉSUMÉ DES
AVERTISSEMENTS.

DES VENTS DE FORCE COUP DE VENT SE LÈVERONT PROBABLEMENT À L'AVANT DE
GABRIELLE SUR LES EAUX SUD DES MARITIMES TÔT VENDREDI, PUIS SE
PROPAGERONT SUR LES EAUX EST AU COURS DE LA JOURNÉE ET SUR LES EAUX
DE TERRE-NEUVE TARD VENDREDI ET SAMEDI. LES VENTS LES PLUS FORTS
SOUFFLERONT PROBABLEMENT JUSTE À L'EST DES RESTES DE LA CIRCULATION
DE GABRIELLE LORSQUE LA TEMPÊTE TRAVERSERA LES EAUX DES MARITIMES ET
DE TERRE-NEUVE PLUS TARD VENDREDI ET TÔT SAMEDI MATIN.

LES MODÈLES DE VAGUES MONTRENT ACTUELLEMENT QUE LA HAUTEUR
SIGNIFICATIVE DES VAGUES POURRAIT ATTEINDRE 6 MÈTRES LORSQUE
GABRIELLE ARRIVERA SUR LES EAUX CANADIENNES VENDREDI.

VEUILLEZ VISITER METEO.GC.CA/HURRICANE (TOUT EN MINUSCULES) POUR LES
PLUS RÉCENTS:

- TABLEAU DE POSITION, PRESSION CENTRALE ET INTENSITÉ PRÉVUES.

- TABLEAU DE FORCE ET RAYONS DES VENTS PRÉVUS.

- CARTE D'INFORMATION SUR LES TRAJECTOIRES D'OURAGANS.

- DESCRIPTION TECHNIQUE.

VEUILLEZ AUSSI CONSULTER LES PRÉVISIONS ET LES AVERTISSEMENTS PUBLICS
ET MARITIMES ÉMIS PAR ENVIRONNEMENT CANADA POUR VOTRE RÉGION.

FIN

WOCN31 CWHX 120545 TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT UPDATED BY THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 2:45 AM ADT THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2013

WOCN31 CWHX 120545
TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT UPDATED BY THE CANADIAN
HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 2:45 AM ADT THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2013
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TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR:
      NEWFOUNDLAND
      NOVA SCOTIA
      PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
      QUEBEC MARITIME.

      FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION GABRIELLE.

      THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 9:00 AM ADT.

      GABRIELLE CURRENTLY NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA: WILL INTERACT WITH
      FRONTAL SYSTEM AND BRING HEAVY RAIN TO PARTS OF THE MARITIMES
      AND NEWFOUNDLAND FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

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==DISCUSSION==
1. SUMMARY OF BASIC INFORMATION AT 3.00 AM ADT.

LOCATION: NEAR 33.0 NORTH 67.2 WEST, OR ABOUT 250 KILOMETRES
WEST-NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 55 KM/H.

PRESENT MOVEMENT:  NORTHWEST AT 9 KM/H.

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1010 MB.

2. PUBLIC WEATHER IMPACTS AND WARNINGS SUMMARY.

GABRIELLE IS CURRENTLY LOCATED WEST OF BERMUDA AND CONTINUES TO
DRIFT NORTHWESTWARD. THIS FEATURE WILL START ACCELERATING NORTHWARD
TODAY BEFORE IT BEGINS INTERACTING WITH A COLD FRONTAL TROUGH WHICH
EXTENDS FROM WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND TO NEW BRUNSWICK TO NEW ENGLAND.
THIS FRONTAL SYSTEM - COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM GABRIELLE - WILL
LIKELY GIVE LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL TO PARTS OF NEW BRUNSWICK
AGAIN TODAY.

AS GABRIELLE MOVES NORTHWARD LATER TODAY, ITS TROPICAL MOISTURE
IS EXPECTED TO BE DRAWN TOWARD THIS FRONTAL SYSTEM IN THE FORM OF A
SECOND AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WHICH COULD REACH THE SOUTH SHORE OF
NOVA SCOTIA FRIDAY MORNING. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD TO THE
REST OF THE ATLANTIC COAST, EASTERN NOVA SCOTIA, PEI AND WESTERN
NEWFOUNDLAND LATER IN THE DAY. WHILE COMPUTER GUIDANCE IS UNANIMOUS
ON SHOWING THIS INTERACTION, THERE ARE STILL SOME DIFFERENCES
BETWEEN THE MODELS REGARDING RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND ITS LOCATION. THAT
SAID, IT IS LIKELY THAT RAINFALL WARNINGS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SOME
OF THESE FOREMENTIONED AREAS ONCE THE SCENARIO BECOMES CLEARER.

TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE IS NOT EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY TODAY.
IN FACT THE MAIN CIRCULATION OF THE LOW ITSELF HAS BECOME SEPARATED
FROM THE CONVECTIVE CLOUD THAT IS REQUIRED TO FULLY SUSTAIN SUCH
TROPICAL FEATURE. THE REMAINING CIRCULATION WILL LIKELY CLIP EASTERN
CAPE BRETON LATE FRIDAY THEN MOVE INTO SOUTHERN NEWFOUNDLAND BY
SATURDAY MORNING. THE ORIGINAL STORM CENTER MAY BE BARELY
DISCERNABLE AT THAT TIME AS ITS ENERGY WILL HAVE BECOME ABSORBED
INTO THE FRONTAL SYSTEM.

A. WIND.

AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED, MOST OF GABRIELLE'S MOISTURE AND ENERGY ARE
EXPECTED TO BE DRAWN INTO THE PRE-EXISTING FRONTAL SYSTEM OVER THE
MARITIMES, WHICH ITSELF WILL GIVE A BLUSTERY DAY TO MANY REGIONS.
ANY DIRECT WINDS FROM THE REMAINING CIRCULATION OF GABRIELLE COULD
ENHANCE THE WINDS JUST TO THE EAST OF THE TRACK OVER EASTERN CAPE
BRETON AND SOUTHERN NEWFOUNDLAND, BUT AT THIS TIME SEEM UNLIKELY TO
REACH WIND WARNING CRITERIA (90+ KM/H).

B. RAINFALL.

SEE FIRST SECTION ABOVE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPLICATED
INTERACTION EXPECTED BETWEEN THE TROPICAL MOISTURE FROM GABRIELLE AND
THE FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE WEST. RAINFALL WARNINGS IF
REQUIRED COULD BE ISSUED THIS AFTERNOON ONCE THE SCENARIO BECOMES
CLEARER.

C. SURGE/WAVES.

GIVEN THE EXPECTED STRENGTH OF GABRIELLE AND CURRENT TIDAL CYCLE OVER
THE REGION, SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE IS NOT EXPECTED. SOME HEAVIER
SURF IS POSSIBLE OVER EASTERN CAPE BRETON AND SOUTHERN NEWFOUNDLAND
WITH THE PASSAGE OF GABRIELLE'S REMAINING CIRCULATION FRIDAY NIGHT
AND SATURDAY.

3. MARINE WEATHER IMPACTS AND WARNINGS SUMMARY.

GALE FORCE WINDS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP AHEAD OF GABRIELLE OVER SOUTHERN
MARITIME WATERS EARLY ON FRIDAY, THEN SPREAD TO EASTERN WATERS DURING
THE DAY AND TO NEWFOUNDLAND WATERS LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.
THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR JUST EAST OF THE REMAINING
CIRCULATION OF GABRIELLE WHEN IT CROSSES MARITIMES AND NEWFOUNDLAND
WATERS LATER ON FRIDAY AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

WAVE MODEL GUIDANCE CURRENTLY SHOWS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS UP TO 6
METERS ARE POSSIBLE WHEN GABRIELLE ENTERS CANADIAN WATERS ON FRIDAY.

VISIT WEATHEROFFICE.GC.CA/HURRICANE (ALL IN LOWER CASE) FOR THE
LATEST:

- FORECAST POSITION, CENTRAL PRESSURE TABLE.

- STRENGTH AND PREDICTED WIND RADII TABLE.

- HURRICANE TRACK INFORMATION MAP.

- TECHNICAL DISCUSSION.

PLEASE ALSO REFER TO THE PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA FOR YOUR AREA.

END

RAC Bulletin 2013-029E – Tropical Storm Gabriel

RAC Bulletin 2013-029E – Tropical Storm Gabriel

2013-09-11

Good night all,

I’ve been watching updates from the National Hurricane Center, and it appears that Gabriel will likely make landfall Friday through Saturday in eastern Quebec, the Maritimes and western Newfoundland.

Quebec and the Maritimes will likely experience heavy rain, while Newfoundland will receive the high winds of the storm.

During the next 72 hours, you are encouraged to monitor local repeaters, the IARU COA frequencies and local Nets in case your assistance is required.

Thanks for your usual assistance. As an "above average" hurricane season is predicted, please remain vigilant.

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada

**—–**

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

Bulletin de RAC 2013-029F – Tempête tropicale Gabriel

Bulletin de RAC 2013-029F – Tempête tropicale Gabriel

2013-09-11

Bonsoir à tous,

J'ai surveillé les mises à jour du centre national des ouragans, et il semble que Gabriel touchera terre probablement vendredi et samedi dans l'est du Québec, les Maritimes et l'ouest de Terre-Neuve.

Québec et les Maritimes subiront probablement de fortes pluies, alors que Terre-Neuve recevra les grands vents de la tempête.

Pendant les prochaines 72 heures, vous êtes incités à écouter les répétitrices locales, les fréquences COA de l'UIRA et les réseaux locaux au cas où votre aide serait requise.

Merci pour votre aide habituelle. Alors qu'une saison d'ouragans "au-dessus de la normale" est prévue, s.v.p. demeurez vigilants.

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

Responsable en chef des services extérieurs
Radio Amateurs du Canada

**—–**

(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

Rédacteur du blogue de RAC/rédacteur des nouvelles en ligne/bulletins de nouvelles web de RAC

RAC Bulletin 2013-028E – Alberta ARES members meet to debrief

RAC Bulletin 2013-028E – Alberta ARES members meet to debrief

2013-08-09

On July 27, 2013, Alberta ARES members met to debrief following a four day Emcomm deployment during the recent Alberta floods.

In attendance to present each member with a RAC Public Service Honour roll and Public Service Commendation was RAC Regional Director for AB/NWT/NU, J.T. Mitchell VE6OH

Recipients were:

Kerry Atkinson VE6GG

Doug Seymour VE6DHS

Andrew Stott VA6AWS

Barry Cherneske VA6MIA

Kiernan Burr VA6IP

Gern Sabourin VE6KG

Curtis Bidulock VE6AEW

Earl Morris VE6NI

Ian Burgess VE6EMS

Daniel Krysak VA6DJK

Michael Curtis VA6EMT

Vince D’Eon VE6LK

Scott Nalder VE6OBL

Tony Toews VE6MVP

Jeff Low VA6JL

Greg McKinney VA6GMC

Ken McPherson VA6KM

As a further show of thanks for their monumental effort, RAC was happy to provide lunch for the group. Please find the group photo on the RAC web site at http://www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2013/28/. Thanks everyone!

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada

**—–**

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

Bulletin de RAC 2013-028F – Les membres du SURA (ARES) de l’Alberta se rencontrent pour un compte rendu

Bulletin de RAC 2013-028F – Les membres du SURA (ARES) de l’Alberta se rencontrent pour un compte rendu

2013-08-09

Le 27 juillet 2013, les membres du SURA de l’Alberta se sont rencontrés pour faire le point suite à un déploiement de quatre jours de l’Emcomm pendant les récentes inondations en Alberta.

J.T. Mitchell VE6OH, directeur régional pour AB/TNO/NU, était présent pour décerner à chaque membre une citation honorifique pour service au public et une décoration pour service au public de RAC.

Les récipiendaires étaientξ

Kerry Atkinson VE6GG

Doug Seymour VE6DHS

Andrew Stott VA6AWS

Barry Cherneske VA6MIA

Kiernan Burr VA6IP

Gern Sabourin VE6KG

Curtis Bidulock VE6AEW

Earl Morris VE6NI

Ian Burgess VE6EMS

Daniel Krysak VA6DJK

Michael Curtis VA6EMT

Vince D’Eon VE6LK

Scott Nalder VE6OBL

Tony Toews VE6MVP

Jeff Low VA6JL

Greg McKinney VA6GMC

Ken McPherson VA6KM

Comme expression additionnelle de remerciements pour leur monumental effort, RAC était heureux d’offrir le lunch pour le groupe. Vous trouverez la photo de groupe sur le site web de RAC à http://www.rac.ca/fr/news/bulletins/2013/28/. Merci à tous!

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

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(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

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Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

Rédacteur du blogue de RAC/rédacteur des nouvelles en ligne/bulletins de nouvelles web de RAC

RAC Bulletin 2013-026E – 2013 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) October 19, 2013

RAC Bulletin 2013-026E – 2013 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) October 19, 2013

2013-07-18

This year's SET is now scheuled for October 19, 2013 due to a conflict with Thanksgiving on October 12. Please visit the RAC website for details.

A reminder that groups are encouraged to hold they’re SET on any weekend that is convenient

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC

Chief Field Services Officier – Radio Amateurs of/du Canada

Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor