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 Post #17 - May 3, 2015 - CANWARN Training Announcement No. 3 by Stiig, VE3LBX

Folks, the CANWARN training is now well underway with 9 presentations
having already taken place across southwestern Ontario. Attendance has
been excellent with a number of volunteers participating in the training
for the first time.
In terms of new information, just a correction to the training site that
was identified previously as being in Thornhill, it is actually the City
of Markham that is sponsoring the session on May 20 at the Thornhill
Community Centre. In addition, we have now confirmed all of the venues
for the training in northwestern Ontario. The training in the Emo-Fort
Frances area will again be held at the Emo-Lavallee Community Centre and
the training in Dryden will again take place in the Dryden Fire Services
Training Room. Also, the session in the Niagara Peninsula this year has
been confirmed. It will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 PM at Lincoln
Fire Station No. 4 in Jordan Station.
Just a reminder that RSVPs for the Oakville session on June 2nd can be
sent and RSVPs for the Kenora session can
be sent. RSVPs for all other sessions can be sent.

The forecast for May is for warmer than normal conditions, so after a
relatively slow start to the severe thunderstorm season this spring,
things may start to get more active in the coming weeks. Looking forward
to seeing many of you at an upcoming training session.
May 2 - 9 AM - Toronto - Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin
May 4 - 6 PM - Kingston - City Library 935 Gardiners Road
May 6 - 6:30 PM - Ottawa - Greenboro Community Centre 363 Lorry
Greenberg Drive
May 7 - 7 PM - Waterloo - Adult Recreation Centre 185 King St South
May 9 - 9 AM - Hamilton - Nash Auditorium, Wilcox Building, Chedoke
Hospital, Sanatorium Road in Hamilton, free parking across from Wilcox
May 9 - 9 AM - Frontenac County - Frontenac County Building Frontenac
Room 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie
May 12 - 7 PM - Toronto - Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin
May 12 - 6:15 PM - Cornwall - Cornwall Public Library 45 Second St E
May 13 - 7 PM - Dufferin County - Dufferin County Museum 936029 Airport
Rd in Mulmur (Highway 89 and Airport Road)
May 16 - 9:30 AM - Belleville - Belleville Public Library 254 Pinnacle
May 19 - 7 PM - Niagara Peninsula - Lincoln Fire Station No. 4, 3763
Nineteenth Street, Jordan Station
May 20 - 7 PM - Markham - Thornhill Community Centre 7755 Bayview Ave
May 20 - 6:30 PM - Renfrew - Best Western 760 Gibbons Road
May 21 - 7 PM - Peterborough - Peterborough Public Library 345 Aylmer
St. North
May 23 - 9 AM - Orillia/Rama - Rama Fire Hall 7454 Williams Road just
north of Casinorama
May 23 - 9 AM - Greater Sudbury - Lionel E. Lalonde Centre 239 Montee
Principale Azilda
May 24 - 1 PM - Espanola - Pinewood Inn - 378 Centre St
May 25 - 6:30 PM - Sault Ste. Marie - Essar Centre Angelo Bumbaco Room
269 Queen St E
May 26 - 6:30 PM - Timmins - Timmins Fire Hall 133 Cedar St South
May 27 - 6:30 PM - New Liskeard - College Boreal, 280 Armstrong St N
May 28 - 6:30 PM - North Bay - OPP Regional Headquarters Cathy Burns
Training Room 911A Gormanville Road
June 2 - 7 PM - Oakville - 1151 Bronte Road - North Auditorium - due to
construction parking will be on the north side of building only. RSVP to

June 15 - 7 PM - Thunder Bay - Lakehead Region Conservation Authority -
130 Conservation Road
June 16 - 7 PM - Fort Frances-Emo - Emo-Lavallee Community Centre - 78
Colonization Road, Emo
June 17 - 1 PM - Kenora - Red Cross Office - 1008 Ottawa St in
June 17 - 7 PM - Kenora - Red Cross Office - 1008 Ottawa St in
June 18 - 7 PM - Dryden - Dryden Fire Services Training Room - 189
Colonization Ave S

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4

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Post #18 - May 3, 2015 - IRAQ Nepal earthquake update 04 by Stiig, VE3LBX

An announcement is expected today ( Sunday ) of the official end of the
international Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) phase with the expectation
that USAR teams will start leaving the area shortly. It is however still
the case that in rural areas it is taking 5-6 days to reach those areas
to try and provide assistance.

Two Amateur Radio stations have started operating from some of those
rural places. 9N3AA Jose operating from Damauli, District Gorakha and
9N1SD Akarshan installed at Sindhupalchowk. Both the areas are highly
devastated and affected.

VU2JAU reported that all amateurs in India are coordinating well, he
also makes special mention of A41LD Walid bhai who has supported them
right from the first day.

Nepal previously depended heavily on mobile phones for communications (
64% according to Wikipedia ) and while restoring supplies to cellphone
sites can be prioritised, power supplies for the citizens remain
difficult. A requirement for 500 crank chargers was identified
immediately which was passed on to all Indian Radio Amateurs who hope to
be able to ship some crank chargers soon.

Many countries radio amateurs remain active in the area as the
communications needs have not gone away. Teams certainly remain from
India and China with some emergency traffic also heard in what was
believed to be Russian on 14.300 on Friday.

Operations are taking place on a number of frequencies in the 40, 20 and
15m bands with 9N1SP specifically maintaining an international link on
sked with the American MARS organisation.

All amateurs are reminded that emergency traffic may be heard on any
frequency in the Amateur bands as it is not always possible for the
Nepal stations to operate on the IARU Emergency Centre of Activity
frequencies. If you hear the words 'Emergency' please give the stations
room to work.

Steve G4HPE