Emergency Communications Team and WARA Nets

Net Summary (on WARA 146.84 Repeater System unless otherwise noted)

  • Monday Night Net 7 pm, All welcome
  • Trans-Canada IRLP Net Wednesday 8 am
  • ECT Net Wednesday 7 pm
  • YL Net Thursday 7 pm
  • Newcomers Net Thursday 8 pm
  • DStar Trans-Canada Net on C-Module Friday 6 pm (starts east, then goes west)

Monday Night Net

WARA holds a weekly on-air Net every Monday on the VE7VIC Repeater System (146.660, 146.840, 224.140 and 444.875 MHz) and also IRLP Node 9005. The Net starts at 7:00 pm and includes announcements and check-ins.

Wednesday Night ECT Net

Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, the Emergency Communication Team holds an Emergency Communication Net on the VE7VIC repeater system 146.840 MHz (-600 kHz) t100.0 followed by a simplex net on 146.580 MHz.

WARA Emergency Communications Team

2020 Update: Historically, WARA’s emergency communication role has been associated with the Canadian Red Cross. Over the past several years, Red Cross related activites have diminished as the Red Cross adopts alternative emergency communications protocols. We maintain a backup radio shack including VHF, UHF and HF capabilities at Red Cross House, Victoria.

More recently, we have been working on cooperating and integrating with Emergency Management BC and the local municipalities within the Capital Regional District. Historically, when there is a local emergency incident (snow storm, tsunami warning, power outages etc.) ham radio operators will instinctively tune to the WARA repeater system to gather and share information. The role of WARA is to run a community focused NET focused on providing information to listeners, taking situation reports, and putting radio operators in touch with their local EOC (if it is activated). In the fall of 2019, this concept was explored with the highly successful “hams in the community” exercise, which will be conducted annually.

Every week, WARA runs a community net on Wednesday evenings, coinciding with the emergency nets conducted by each of the CRD and its Local Municipalities and Local Authorities.

For more information on becoming involved with the WARA ECT, contact Chris VA7ALB by using the Contact Form