The Quadra Island Emergency Communications Team is comprised of a group of ham radio operators from across the island, and works in an integrated manner within the Quadra Island Emergency Program. Our goal is to train enough operators to have at least one in each neighbourhood in order to provide emergency communications in the event the island is without telephone communications for an extended period of time. In the event of a disaster, this communication capability will enable damage to be assessed and response actions to be prioritized and coordinated.
On Wednesday evenings, there are several emergency “nets” which allow Quadra Island ham operators to be in contact with Victoria and with other areas on Vancouver Island.
In the event of an emergency, all Quadra Island hams are asked to tune their radios to channel 33 (Mount Menzies repeater) to report on conditions in their neighborhoods. In case of a significant weather event (moderate storms, etc.), we will usually run a net at noon following the emergency in order to touch base with all areas of the island.
While we are pleased with the way the Emergency Communications Team has developed, we still have a number of areas where we do not yet have ham radio operators. So please, if you are at all interested in helping out with emergency communications, do get in touch and we will do whatever we can to help you get involved in this very worthwhile process.
For more information, please contact:
Erik Skovgaard 1 (604) 803-3547, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org