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CANWARN

March 10, 2012 – VA3XPR Global 360 Net

Guest Speaker: Ward Kennedy, VE3WGK, CANWARN Volunteer, Ontario Region

Overview: Since severe weather is no a stranger to Canada, Environment Canada, in partnership with the Amateur Radio community, created CANWARN, which is a network of volunteers who report severe weather nationally using Amateur Radio. Please join in to the VA3XPR Global 360 Net where our guest speaker Ward Kennedy, VE3WGK, CANWARN Volunteer, Ontario Region, will provide an overview of the CANWARN organization and how it is helping to keep Canadians safe by reporting severe weather when it happens.

 


 

Net Minutes

Net participants included:

Don, VA3XFT (net controller)
Ward, VE3WGK (guest speaker)
Peter, VE3EYI
Richard, VE3RBZ
Brent, VE3XBD
Scott, VE3ZTZ
Malcolm, VE3BGD
Brent, VE9EX
Gord, VA3WXA
Rick, VE9MTB
Jon, VE9JTD
James, VE3EMT
Ken, VA3KRS

For anyone interested in getting involved, below is a list of CANWARN training dates & locations for spring/summer 2012 in Ontario:

April 11 – 7 PM – Sarnia – Lower Auditorium, Clearwater Arena – 1400 Wellington St.
April 17 – 7 PM – Windsor – Giovanni Caboto Club – 2175 Parent Ave.
April 18 – 7 PM – London – venue to be confirmed shortly
April 21 – 9 AM – Hamilton – Nash Auditorium, Chedoke Hospital, Sanatorium Road. Free parking available across the street from the auditorium
April 28 – 9 AM – Washago/Orillia – venue to be confirmed shortly
April 28 – 9 AM – Ottawa/Nepean – Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Avenue, Nepean
May 2 – 7 PM – Kitchener – Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
May 5 – 9 AM – Toronto – Environment Canada 4905 Dufferin St
May 8 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada 4905 Dufferin St
May 10 – 7 PM – Peterborough – Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. North
May 16 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Dufferin County Museum, corner of Hwy 89 and Airport Road in Mulmur
May 26 – 9 AM – Belleville – Belleville Library Conference Room, 254 Pinnacle Street
May 26 – 9 AM – Sudbury/Azilda – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda
May 27 – 1 PM – Espanola – Pinewood Inn, 378 Centre St.
May 27 – 7 PM – Elliot Lake – Renaissance Centre, 20 Veterans Way
May 28 – 7 PM – Sault Ste Marie – Delta Sault Ste Marie, 208 St. Mary’s Drive
May 29 – Timmins – time and venue to be confirmed
May 30 – Temiskaming Shores – time and venue to be confirmed
May 31 – North Bay – 6:30 PM – North Bay Public Library, 271 Worthington

To RVSP for one of these CANWARN training events, contact:

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist
Ontario Region Client Services
Environment Canada
[email protected]

Additional Links:

CANWARN Central Ontario Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206530889363394/
CANWARN Website: http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/canwarn/home-e.html

 

About VA3XFT

VA3XFT
Don is a 16-year veteran of the telecommunications industry and a licensed Canadian ham radio operator since 1988. He is passionate about VHF/UHF repeater communications, especially using digital modes and he has owned and operated a number of ham radio repeater installations over the years, including ones in both the provinces of Ontario (VE3/VA3) and New Brunswick (VE9). In addition to ham radio, Don enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, biking and astronomy.