Silent Key

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of a great friend and operator. After a valiant fight with cancer he has been called home.
Silent Key is J68IT (MJ0SIT) Steve Whitfield. He has been a tri yearly visitor to saint Lucia for many years. Steve enjoyed CW and RTYY mainly
Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends

73 de J69DS Frans

J6 Portable Message handling sessions

The Saint Lucian J6 Portable Group have started a refesher ‘course’ for message handling. The First session was Wednesday 26 July. It was held on air, on 145.530 /145.630 and Echolink. Locally we had J66CD J69CU J69BB J69B J66SJ J66YAZ J66EX, The group was joined by the Barbaods Fox Hunting Group, 8P6SL 8P6PE 8P6JB 8P6AI 8P6QA 8P6FB and we had VP2EIH via echolink.
The presentation was done by J69B with J69DS as ‘net control’. The sessions will continue on Wednesday at 8 Pm local time. Anybody within hearing of our stations is welcome to join. It is aimed at getting us operators ready to handle traffic the correct way and be versed in doing it so that when the time comes we will be ready to serve our region.

73

Kick-em-Jenny

Thanks to UWI Seismic Research Centre for the info

July marks the month in which Kick-em-Jenny was first discovered when it erupted in 1939. The infographic below provides all you need to know about KeJ. Share and be informed

Montserrat Volcano Eruption Anniversary

Article by: UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE

Montserrat Soufriere Hills Volcano Eruption Anniversary

This month we commemorate the onset of the eruption of the Soufrière Hills Volcano (SHV) in Montserrat which began in 1995. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) was established to monitor the volcano during this period. Fifty percent of the island’s population was evacuated to the north of the island and over 7000 people were displaced, with nineteen confirmed deaths.
Read the full article one their page

 

Earth Quake SE of Barbados (Mag 5.1)

UWI, SRC – Automatic Earthquake Location

DATE AND TIME:
2017-07-19 09:31 am (Local Time)
2017-07-19 13:31 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
5.1

LOCATION:
Latitude: 12.47N
Longitude: 59.06W
Depth: 57 km

NEARBY CITIES:
93 km SE of Bridgetown, Barbados
235 km NE of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
253 km ESE of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

If you felt this earthquake, please tell us (http://uwiseismic.com/EarthquakeFeedback.aspx)

DISCLAIMER: this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.

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Saint Lucia not under watch anymore

Saint Lucia is not under a Tropical Storm Watch anymore

However Grenada and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines are still under Tropical Storm Warning. 

We hope the TS will continue to weaken and keep good forward movement and clear the island chain in double quick time.

Keep an eye on the advisories from the NHC http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

73 Admin

CEWN Site changes

Hi All,

Just a heads up for the updates and changes to our website. A member area and signup has been added. so please go to member on the drop down choose register. Once you are registered login to the site and go to User add a couple of pics a line or two of info, et voila. If you need any assistance do not hesitate to ask.

##UPDATE: Please add your call sign as your nickname thank you.

Also added a “swapmeet” where we can sell or ask for radio related equipment etc. 
I hope this will take off and that as a region we can gather around the Premiere Net of CEWN to enjoy our hobby, make friends and learn, teach, talk of all things radio.

Further more realized the absence of the Hurricane Watch Net on our site. I have added them into the Weather links and also added together with the Regional Net listing page under the information tab.

And a reminder to all and specially to all NC’s to install and use NetLogger for the logging of the net. Everybody can use it and follow the net via the logger. The setup info is on the site here

73 de Admin

Earthquake South West of Trinidad

Earthquake South West of Trinidad
Jun.13.2017

On June 13th at 4:35 pm local time, an earthquake occurred south west of Trinidad. It was located at 10.04°N and 61.90°W with a magnitude of 4.5 and depth of 79km.  Please note that these results were reviewed by a seismologist.

If you felt these earthquakes please complete our Did you feel it? form or send us an email.
 
For earthquake safety tips click here
Taken from UWI Website http://uwiseismic.com/NewsDetails.aspx?id=482

NETLOGGER

Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from http://www.netlogger.org To follow the net once installed, open Select Net and choose the Caribbean Emergency and Weather net. For our net controls a full write up is found under the Net Control listing.

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Net Control Roster

Sunday:
Trinidad & Tobago

1030z: 9Y4HW Harry
2230z: 9Z4DT John
Monday
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

1030z: Open
2230z: Open
Tuesday:
Barbados

1030z: Open
2230z: 8P6BE Henderson
Wednesday
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony
Thursday:
Barbados

1030z:Open
2230z:Open
Friday:
Saint Lucia

1030z:Open
2230z: J69X Stephen
Saturday:
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: Open

CEWN is always looking for net control stations. please use the contact form under the Net Control menu item to apply. In times of emergency this is a very important position. It might just be the only way to communicate right after a disaster.