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Barbados new Executive

The Amateur Radio Society of Barbados held elections for a new Club Executive yesterday.
The CEW Net would like to congratulate the new executive:
President 8P6PE Ishmael ,
Vice President 8P6JG Mark,
Secretary/Treasurer, 8P6SL Ron,
Vice Treasurer 8P6JB Ron,
Technical Manager 8P6MW Melvin,
Technical Officers 8P6PD Wilfred and 8P6RY Decarlo,
Qsl Manager 8P6NW glenroy, 
Bar Manager 8P6GU Haschel.

73 de J69DS

J6 Field Day

The Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club [SLARC] is having a Field Day exercise tomorrow Monday 21st of May at Pigeon point beach. The setup will be halfway between Gros Islet and Landings Hotel.  We will be setting up a minimum of three stations with a variety of antennae. We will be on 40 20 17, the other bands are possible but dependent on propagation. 
Everybody is invited to join us, we look forward to seeing you on the beach!

73 de Frans j69DS

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.

J7 – DARCI Field Day

The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. (DARCI) held field day number 2 today, April 21 2018. The said day started at 7.30am local time and ended about 1.30pm local time.
The purpose of the field day was to exercise our state of preparedness and expose the novice class and students to a field day and get hands on experience to setting up equipment and to operate and make contact with the other field day stations.
Stations were setup at the following locations: the Club site J73Z at Canefield, Botanic gardens, Police Headquarters, Grandbay, Goodwill, Castle Bruce, Portsmouth, Salsbury and Cappuchine.
During the exercise we communicated via HF radio between all our stations across the island. We also had good communications with Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Anguilla. The students were exposed to all the various modes of communications we can use as hams. The students also made contact with other amateur radio operators. The purpose of the field day exercise was achieved with good attendance and lots of fun.
The frequencies used were 3.800.00 MHz Lsb  and 7.210.00 MHz Lsb.
DARCI thanks all who attended and participated and of course all the operators: J73MBQ, J73EW, J73KW, J73MH, J73AH, J73EJC, J73CI, J73WA, J73HJ, J73CC, J73JT, J73GAR, J72HGL, J73RJ, J79WTA and J72GPG. 
And a special thanks to J73MH John our Field Day Chairman!
73
Roger
J73MBQ

SLARC activating Schools

The Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club willactivating a number of Secondary Schools across the island of Saint Lucia for WARD.
The Club will have operators setup stations at the schools and have the students participate in inter school communications.
The frequency is 7.200 Mhz and we willbe active from 10 am to 11 am. Of course we will also be on vhf/uhf via the local repeaters.

73

Happy World Amateur Radio Day

The CEWN team wishes all amateur operators a fun filled day. 
Post from IARU pages: http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html

World Amateur Radio Day

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.

Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters.  Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum.  From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!

World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

We have provided a poster for World Amateur Radio Day.  Any club may download it and use it to promote WARD in their area.  The poster comes in two sizes: 61cm x 91cm and a small (A4) flyer.

Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter and Facebook. IARU will list all WARD activities on this page. To have your WARD activity listed, send an email to IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ.

April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have.

We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!

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.

 

 

 

DARCI Field day was a success

The DARCI {Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc] held a Field Day exercise this past Saturday 24th. The Club went up to Portsmouth for the exercise.
The event was a success as is show by the photos received from the event courtesy J73WA Wayne.

 

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