Technical volunteers switched VE7RVZ from the previous Yaesu System Fusion unit to a Motorola Quantar.
Just before the pandemic started, VECTOR decided to de-acquire all our Motorola Saber radios. We shifted to using Baofeng radios as loaners during our practice courses.
On 2022-03-26, a surprising change interrupted the VECTOR check-in-and-chat net. Technical volunteers switched over from the previous Motorola XPR 8400 unit to a Motorola Quantar.
Last spring, Mika McKinnon reminded us how party planning can jump start our disaster preparedness (Party Planning for Apocalypse). Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness coaches people into getting prepared in a small “ice-breaking” activity: Map Your Neighbourhood.
The vaccine verification process helps VEMA understand who to activate if a disaster happens while COVID-19 health risks continue. VECTOR runs auxiliary communications at 17 sites across the city for the Vancouver Emergency Management Agency.
The COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person day-to-day VECTOR activities. How does the pandemic impact how ready we are to jump into action during a disaster?