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It's Canwarn Time Again!
Update 2020

Good day CANWARN Members,

This email is to regrettably inform you that we will not be proceeding with in-person CANWARN (severe weather spotting) sessions this year in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

We spent much of February and early March coordinating with partners and planning sessions. We likely do not need to tell you in detail, that the current COVID-19 situation changed quickly and dramatically; governments at all levels are responding to this crisis and encouraging everyone to do what they can to “flatten the curve” (such as physical distancing). As such, we will not be scheduling group-training sessions in order avoid the spread of the virus.

We do have some capacity for doing online webinar-style sessions. Given the current situation, and resource allocation, preferential consideration for these webinar-style training sessions will be given to those working in emergency management or critical infrastructure, and those with the ability to convene a group of participants (remotely). If you feel this style of training might meet your local safety training requirements, do let us know and we will work with you to organize something.

We are sorry for this disappointing news. We are grateful for your support. You can contact us at ec.canalerteontario-canwarnontario.ec@canada.ca if you have any questions or would like to coordinate a virtual session; someone on our team will triage your request.

Take care and stay safe!

In the meantime, here are some websites that may be of interest to you:

National Weather Service Spotter Guide: https://www.weather.gov/media/bis/Weather_Spotter_Field_Guide.pdf

National Weather Service Spotter Glossary: https://www.weather.gov/oun/spotterglossary

Environment Canada Lightning Safety:
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/lightning/safety.html

In addition, Environment Canada has a weather app called WeatherCAN available for both Apple and Android devices. This app represents the most direct way to receive our various severe weather watches and warnings. The app can be found in the app store on your Apple or Android device. More information on the app can be found here…
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/weather-general-tools-resources/weathercan.html


Network Radio, the next new phase in Ham Radio.

 

 

April 19, 2020 Remote HF Projects Updates

Progress of HF Remote Sites in work.

Eagle Lake is currently (to be updated)

Grass Hill Site HF Remote  (to be updated

 


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PLEASE NOTE THAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE EVERY SEPTEMBER.

If you have forgotten or been away as some us us do, no problem. Please contact Doug for information on updating your dues.



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Canwarn Report Guide
Reporting Tip Sheet
 
How to Report
     -    Amateur radio network (if applicable)

What Your Report Should Contain

What to Report – Spring/Summer

Note: if unsure of rotation or presence of wall cloud or funnel cloud…watch area for a few minutes if safe to do so to verify situation

What to Report – Fall/Winter


- Weather Resources
 
Storm Spotter Websites

http://spotterguides.us/
(SKYWARN spotter guides…American equivalent to CANWARN)

www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/SGJune6-11.pdf
(NOAA Weather Spotters’ Field Guide)

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=spotterglossary
(Weather glossary for storm spotters)

Lightning  Information and Safety

http://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning/default.asp?lang=En&n=73364E34-1

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm

http://safety.dri.edu/FieldSafety/Guidelines/Lightning_Safety_Guideline.pdf

More Internet Weather sites
 
 
Environment Canada’s Weather website: http://weatheroffice.gc.ca

Weatheradio Information:  http://ec.gc.ca/weatheradio

Types of Weather Alerts in Canada:
http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=D9553AB5-1
 
Jetstream – Online Weather School    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/

WW2010 – Online Meteorology Course    http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml
  
The Ohio State University (OSU)  Current and Forecast Weather Information -  http://asp1.sbs.ohio-state.edu/  

Unisys Weather – Current and Forecast Weather Information
http://weather.unisys.com/

Weather Underground  Current and Forecast Weather Information http://www.weatherunderground.com/

Intellicast  Current and Forecast Weather Information    http://www.intellicast.com/

 

                                                            Books
   
Meteorology Today 8th Ed. C.D Ahrens ISBN-10: 0-495-01162-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-495-01162-0 © 2007

The USA Today Weather Book: An Easy-To-Understand Guide to the USA’s Weather, by Jack Williams, Vintage Publishing

The Weather Handbook, by Alan Watts,   ISBN 0-924486-76-7 Sheridan House Publishing

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather, by David Ludlum, Knopf Publishing  

Practical Weather Forecasting by Frank Mitchell, Christie Barron’s Publishing

Guide to Weather Forecasting: All the Information You’ll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast, by Storm Dunlop, Firefly Books


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hi all i guess some people have heard me speaking with bob ve3yco just had a look at your web site very good are weather getting better cant wait for summer as iam into vhf dx just starting too get better know are local club web site is  http://www2.vk7ax.id.au/ are node is 6616 so if any one wants a chat down here in tassie give me a call hope u can put this on the bulletin board alex 73s from vk7fway   my email is vk7fway at hotmail.com
(Sept 02/-8)

Hello again Alex!

Well, just back from Brancroft. My son (VE3LCJ) and I used the Bancroft repeater to keep in touch during our vacation (Jul 19-30). I also used it to keep in touch with the 'boys' in niagara both direct (niagara using the BAL repeater), and through IRLP. I waited a few seconds before issuing the DTMF codes, and sure enough, the IRLP worked like a dream. I hooked up my dual receive dual band transciever to a J-Pole thrown up in the trees (using cheap RG-6 COAX!), and I was able to hit the TBF repeater in Haliburton at 1/2 scale, and the Bancroft repeater at full scale. It was nice to have communications like that into the cottage. I will do it again next year.
Thanks for your help in the IRLP stuff. It worked great.

The COARC is a great system, and the fine people who put it together should be congratulated many times. I only use it 1 week out of the year, but it performed flawlessly.

Thanks again. Conrad ve3los
July 31/08


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