Emergency Trailer August 2015
After about 8 years of perusing funding, filling out many applications, we finally where able to purchase a Mobile Communications Trailer.
Starting with an 8.5'x16' insulated enclosed car hauler , we are modifying to meet our needs.
Now it has a 35' tower that is winched up, thanks to the fabrication master Bob, VE3YDN, Bob.
The club has started the process to raise money for a Mobile Communications Trailer, that will give us the ability to go anywhere within the city or to outlying areas, where we may be needed.
Here is a list of sponsors to date:
Trans Canada Pipelines
Rotary Club of Dryden
Dryden Canadian Tire
Wilson's Business Solutions
Kinsmen Club of Dryden
To date our club has acquired some of the necessary communications equipment for the trailer including a Base Station, portable antennas.
One of our local generous donators. Mario Coccimillo owner of Dryden Canadian Tire.
Ben Moody, VA3CIL with his storage container donation from a school project. Bob, VA3GUN accepting donation for club.
We are still seeking funding to add more upgrades to the trailer.
Amateur Radio Society of Dryden is one of many support groups identified in the City of Dryden Emergency Plan. Sec. 5.10 of the plan states that the Amateur Radio Society of Dryden will provide Radio Equipment and Operators if requested by the Control Group as we have done in the past. Presently, the City provides us with a meeting room, a Communications Room in the Fire Hall and a Tower Site for our repeater.
Amateur Radio Society of Dryden took part in the TransCanada Pipeline's Mock Disaster September 25th, 2013.
Here are some of the dedicated Amateur Radio Operators that took place in the event. The trailer you see was borrowed from VA3EXT.
We also took part in Fire Safety Night, Oct 7th, 2015.
October 28th, 2015, the Paul's Hauling Mock Fuel Spill.