We are an active and diverse group of
men and women who enjoy our high-tech hobby, helping during emergencies,
helping with community events, working together, and playing together. We
always have something on the go and a list of things to do when we get the
time and the money. You don't have to be a high-tech specialist to join
our team. To keep up with us, you should participate in the Sunday morning
2M net and attend our monthly meetings. SIG (Special Interest Group)
meetings are often held following our Saturday morning
coffee/breakfast/brunch gatherings. that is where the details are usually
are usually short duration events that pop up at irregular intervals.
They are announced on the Sunday net and on the events page. Information
about past events is often posted on our news page. Some of the
community events that we have helped with in the past include the
Search And Rescue, Elks May Day Parade, BC
Senior Games, BC Summer Games, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,
Prince George Exhibition (PGX), Forestry Exhibition, Santa Clause
Parade, Scouts & Cubs, Mothers & Daughters Walk for Breast
Cancer, PG Air Show, etc.
Our emergency communication trailer has been in use for 10+ years.
However the upgrades and improvements continue to enhance our
capabilities. We have added a tiny PBX (Private Branch Exchange) so now
when we are co-located with SAR or an EOC, we have telephone service
between our communication trailer and their facility. There is a long
wish list just for the trailer! For more information click on the title
Repeater Site Upgrades
2018 will see the completion of some work that is in progress and the
installation of badly needed new batteries in several mountain top radio
repeater sites. We have obtained more equipment for the digital
overbuild (BCWARN) project and will be installing that too.
We have raised some
money (keep buying those lottery tickets), purchased some equipment, and
started installing the equipment for the BCWARN project. The BCWARN
project is an intranet (private internet) system. The main objective of
the project is to establish an alternative digital network for emergency
communication. A secondary objective is to enable remote equipment
diagnostics, maintenance and control. The network uses wireless Internet
technology but will operate in stand alone mode when the internet fails.
All the links between our radio sites, EOCs and other end users will use
radio technology with battery backup power. There are redundant gateways
to the Internet to enable e-mail etc to clients outside the private
It will also be used for APRS data, upgrades to our alarm systems,
remote maintenance, VOIP, and SCADA, (Sense, Control, And Data
Acquisition). This is a fun project for those with computer networking
skills. For more information
click on the title above.