CANWARN Atlantic

CANadian Weather Amateur Radio Network 

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From the ARRL Website Jun.22nd, 2017

The American Radio Relay League will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 pm ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in this online presentation.

Topics will include a meteorological overview of the current season from the Canadian Hurricane Centre; Amateur Radio station WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center: Who We Are and What We Do; ARRL Media and Public Relations; the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN); the VoIP Hurricane Net, Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) and ARRL coordination and interface.

Webinar registration is free and open to all, but this session should be of particular interest to Radio Amateurs in hurricane-prone areas. The webinar will conclude with a Question and Answer session.

This session is open to all CANWARN members and are encouraged to take part.

From Jim VE1JBL Jun.5th, 2017

We would like to welcome Ken Holmes VE1UF from Bible Hill NS and Francis Pitre VE9FCP from Bathurst NB the latest amateurs to join the CANWARN Atlantic website.
From Jim VE1JBL Apr.2nd, 2017

Greetings all CANWARN members,
This is a notice that Bob Robichaud VE1MBR from Environment Canada will be presenting a CANWARN course at the upcoming Symposium for Maritime Amateur Radio Technicians (S.M.A.R.T.) in Amherst on Apr.29, 2017
This is a great chance for spotters and Net Controllers new & old to meet with Bob and ask questions and give input to the running of CANWARN.
If interested in attending go to the SMART page on the WestCumb ARC website and fill out the Registration Form.
From Mike VE1MWJ Mar.3rd, 2017

Recent warm temperatures and rainfall combined to cause some local flooding.  Attached are pictures of Smith Road and Highway 321 between Oxford and Port Phillip.  The road was undercut by 2 feet and the shoulder washed away.  A beaver dam in the area contributed to the problem/damage.  TIR, RCMP and REMO had input to mitigate the danger.

More pictures in the Photo Gallery.

From Jim VE1JBL Mar.4th, 2017

Welcome to Dan Goodwin VY2AAA, Scott Verge VE1SRV and Dave Hull VE1HUL the latest amateurs to joing the CANWARN Atlantic website.

From Jim VE1JBL Feb.22nd:

NOTICE: New mailing address.

Jim Langille VE1JBL
473 Green Rd.
Tidnish Bridge NS B4H3X9

From Jim VE1JBL Feb.16th:

 Here is a link to the weather station I recently purchased. In case you are interested in a station. There is also a cheaper one which gives the same readings but the base unit is smaller.

From Jim VE1JBL Feb.16th:

CANWARN Atlantic would like to welcome Bill Simm VA1ALW, Scott Verge VE1SRV and Aaron Abbott VO1FOX as the latest amateurs to join the CA website. Welcome aboard guys.

Aaron is a Net Control Operator for CANWARN in Newfoundland & Labrador.

From Jim VE1JBL Feb.14th 2017:

Good morning everyone. Just a notice to thank everyone for their reports yesterday and to Bill Simm VA1ALW and Gary Murphy VA1GGM for taking on as Net Controllers from 2pm till 9pm.
Without you the members this net would not have been possible.

From Jim VE1JBL Feb.13th:

Welcome to Joe Savary VE1JES of Gold River NS the latest amateur to join the CANWARN website.
From Jim VE1JBL Feb.12th:

Hi Guys,
Remember to always put CANWARN and your QTH in the subject line.
There are many people who will send it reports so this is the only way they will know that it has come from a CANWARN member.

Another option is Twitter. Environment Canada does include these in their weather statements.
You can post weather reports at any time using

 #nsstorm, #nbstorm, #pestorm or #nlwx.

Again add CANWARN in your report.

Until radio nets are established again in the future this is the best way to send in reports.

Thanks for supporting CANWARN Atlantic.

From Jim VE1JBL Dec.10th, 2016

If there is no amateur radio net during a storm, CANWARN spotters can tweet reports at any time using the hash tags below.

Nova Scotia
 [email protected]
New Brunswick
 [email protected]
Prince Edward Is.
 [email protected]
 [email protected]

There is also a telephone Number and email address members can use to send reports. Report your findings the same way as if during a CANWARN Radio Net.

  1. Give your CANWARN reporting station. Example: (CANWARN Amherst) 
  2. Your name
  3. Callsign
  4. Your report.

 * You can also add any power outages, damage reports, road closures etc.

Telephone - 1-877-815-9900

Email - [email protected]