the ADRASEC, The Cb operators and all other Radio related groups in Martinque have gotten together and are having a field day type exercise today 24th. They will be active on HF, VHF, UHF, FRS (French frequencies [R1]) CB (11m). We will get the photos and share some right here with all. This is the site of the activity: Anse Figuier, Riviere Pilote:
Here is one of the adverts on air by the group
Adrasec CB rendez vous
Hi All please fill in the following poll form. Thank you!
The DMR Caribbean Net is on every Thursday at 00:00 UTC. Come and join us, check in and join the interesting conversations centered around Ham Radio Technology and DMR etc.
Join us on the Dmr Caribbean Talkgroup [ Brandmeister TG 969 ] via your hotspot or
on 8P [Barbados] 434.500, +5.000, TS 1, Colour 1
on J6 [Saint Lucia] 442.690, TS2, Colour 1, simplex
And if not equiped for DMR as yet you can listen in on http://hose.brandmeister.network/969/ via your browser or via Live Stream https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/27639/web
Current Caribbean DMR operators:
J73MBQ, J73RJ, J73GAR, J73CC, J72HGL, FM5EB, FM1HN, J69DS, 8P6PD, 8P6GC, 8P6GJ, 8P6QA, 8P6PE, 8P6FB, 8P6EC, 8P6FB, 8P6MC, 8P6AJ, J88BP, J88CU, J88CD, 9Z4RG, 9Z4JAG, 9Y4T, 9Y4C, 9Z4A, 9Z4CG, 9Z4DG, 9Z4VS, 9Y4D, 9Z4CLN, 9Y4PX,9Y4DA, 9Y4T, 9Z4DZ
DMR has been catching on slowly but surely in the Caribbean, with many getting on via hotspots.
Active on air are Trinidad, Barbados, St Vincent, Dominica and saint Lucia.
Barbados has quite a few active users, and the group there is working hard towards a repeater setup to allow coms locally and via IP
In Saint Lucia likewise soon we will see a repeater there.
With the way it is going it is likely that we will see dmr repeaters on the other islands also.
The group of DMR users in the Caribbean decided a net would be a good way to garner more interest. It was decided after a poll to run the net on Thursday evenings at 8 Pm local (00:00 UTC) on the DMR Caribbean Talk Group (talk group: 969).
Last evening Dev 9Y4DG did the honours of being NC and he ran its first session successfully! A very good turnout as you can see below
I myself was not on air we had a social with j68DH and J68HZ and their families, next week I will be on also!
See you all on Talk Group 969 on Thursday at 8PM for the Caribbean net!
The Hurricane Watch Net has awarded the CEWN a certificate of appreciation for support and all efforts during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.
A huge thank you goes out to J85K Kumar and the team of cross island Operators for the Service rendered to the region during the passages and aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria! We thank you for the emcomm provided for the three week period.
JOB WELL DONE! we thank you.
The Echolink Node J62DX-L has been hooked up to the Dominica Repeater since Hurricane Maria. It was set to listen only to allow for emcomm traffic to flow freely.
The EOC has released the Amateur Operators of full time duty, allowing us to now provide full two way comms into Dominica via Echolink onto UHF repeater. Please keep in mind Dominica is still reeling from the blows and is working hard at rebuilding, thus traffic is likely to still be passed. Keep the TX to short times etc. You guys and gals know what to do right.
I will leave it on the Dominica frequency untill at least Sunday eve, if requested for longer I will comply.
73 de J69DS
The echolink node J62DX has been one way (listen only) since the passage of Hurricane Maria by request of the DARCI to allow a clear channel for communication on island.
However the EOC operations are winding down at this point and with no exact date it seems likely that during this week we will be allowed to revert back to two way comms on the Echolink into the J7 Repeater. I know many J7 operators overseas (USA, Canada, UK and others) so I think they will appreciate the inbound connection, thus I will leave it on the J7 repeater for time whilst it is needed.
73 J69DS (Owner/Operator J62DX Node)
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net has officially stood down from its activation since Hurricane Irma and right through Hurricane Maria.
The net was activated on the 5th of September and has run in extended (24 hours) mode since then till yesterday Saturday 30th September.
The net has handled many messages/traffic in and out of the affected areas.
a video of the French Rescue Team on the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of hurricane Maria