As you may be aware the provincial government is conducting an earthquake exercise Coastal Response 2016 on June 6-10, 2016. Coastal Response 2016 was created to test the BC Government’s Earthquake Immediate Response Plan. On April 11/12 there will be a preliminary communications check throughout the day.
Please contact the ITS group prior to using the system for any event, net or simulated emergency test.
The Boaters' net for 2016 is scheduled to begin on June 10th this year. We wish all boaters have a safe and enjoyable summer.
There is a web cam on top of Newcastle Ridge that is linked on 5.8 Ghz broadband back to Lost Lake Nanaimo and Comox. The distance between Newcastle Ridge (Sayward) and Nanaimo is 206 Km. A good shot on 5.8 Gigs.
This is a highly experimental project and may not be available at all times
Thanks to Gord VE7UY
Be advised that commercial traffic is not allowed on the amateur bands.
A new VHF repeater has been installed in Tofino and connected to the Island Trunk System. The 146.880 repeater requires a 141.3 pl tone and will be continuously connected to the ITS.
Some pictures of the repeater http://www.ve7na.ca/gallery3/index.php/ITS-Repeaters/Tofino
A Vancouver Island Region Emergency Radio Net will be held on the Island Trunk system at 19:15 each Wednesday evening.
Some tips and suggestions when using the Island Trunk System.
At the latest meeting of the ITS, an advisory group was established.