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Nov 09, 2017 Remote HF Projects Updates

In progreess 1 HF Remote Sites in work

Eagle Lake is currently in test mode off site in Newmarket due to PC and radio shut downs.
We are trying to determine the cause. So far while in Newmarket location, the whole system is very stable which leads us to believe there is a RF problem at the remote site.

Grass Hill Site HF Remote system is online and stable


May - June 2017

Folks, unfortunately due to a problem with the venue, I have had to cancel the CANWARN training in Brantford that was to have taken place on May 3. Those who intended on coming out for that session would be welcome to attend another one. I believe I tracked down most of those who RSVP’d for this session to let them know of the cancellation.
In other news, the time and venue of the presentation in Mallorytown has been confirmed and can be found in the list below.
RSVPs for the various sessions can be sent to me at geoff.coulson@canada.ca except for the sessions in Tiverton (Bruce Power Visitor Centre) and Markham where specific RSVP instructions can be found below.
My thanks to all of you that have already come out to a session and I look forward to seeing many more at the upcoming sessions.

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4466 
Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web www.weather.gc.ca


March 2015

Check out our Remote HF Radio/ICOM (testing) progress.

Now operational at the Grass Hill site.
Eagle Lake pending service Nov 09, 2017


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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

(SKYWARN spotter guides…American equivalent to CANWARN)

(NOAA Weather Spotters’ Field Guide)

(Weather glossary for storm spotters)

Lightning  Information and Safety




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:
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

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

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


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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