The largest ham radio convention in the Pacific Northwest will be held June 2-4 2023 in Seaside Oregon.
The sites below will take you to the latest information. Many aspects of ham radio are topics at this event, including emergency communication
At the January monthly meeting members of the Coast Emergency Communications Association received Years of Service Pins as Public Safety Lifeline volunteers. This program operates within Emergency Management British Columbia, Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness.
The total years of service for these pins was 162 years, and the total volunteer hours for the organization in 2023 was in excess of thirteen hundred hours. Thank you to all those that volunteer to assist with the safety of residents in Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Nanaimo.
Winter Field Day will be the last weekend in January this year. For all the information you need to participate go to
The ARRL is running a year long event to recognize volunteers and to try and interest folks in volunteering. To learn more go to
An article on what happens next after a large earthquake hits BC. It will take a few minutes to read, but it is interesting
Working in concert with members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association an AREDN station was installed at the Gabriola Fire Department and became part of the AREDN network. More work will be done in the coming days to complete work on the roof. The station is operational and we are working on “proof of concept. ” The next step will be do we want to expand the network in our area of responsibility.
This is one more tool available during emergency/auxiliary communications,
CECA members along with members of Civil Air Search and Rescue Association participated in the opening of the new Arrowsmith Ground Search and Rescue HQ at the Qualicum Airport Oct 1 2022. CECA members have assisted with the installation of radio equipment in the new mobile unit. CECA also provides radio operators in assist with searches.
The drought has lowered water supply to the Sunshine Coast of BC to the point an Emergency Operations Centre has been activated. More information at
A fire fighter in Maryland used amateur radio to assist with the location and rescue of folks impacted by hurricane Ian. The information comes from FOX news and is found at the url below.