On behalf of all of the members of the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net.
We are sorry to hear of Wayne J73WA our friend and webmaster's loss of his mother. Our thoughts are with him and his family during these difficult times.
Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
6.7 Magnitude Depth 17.5Km, 172Km NNE of Bathsheba, Barbadoss at 05:27(local)
Felt on St Vincent and the Grenadines
CARIBBEAN EMERGENCY & WEATHER NET (CEWN) Annual Report 2013
NET Manager's Statement
The year 2013 has been a challenging one for us. Despite a global change in weather and a number of international disasters along with regional seismic and volcanic activity. I am pleased to report that an extended session of the net was only held on one occasion during Tropical Storm Chantal. This triumph though, was marred by the events of a trough system on Christmas eve, which caused damage and loss of life on St Vincent, St Lucia and Dominica. Although an extended session of the net was not activated, the net allowed information to be passed from agencies and operators to disaster management organisations via ham radio operators.
Review of Operations
For the 2013 financial year, the website was funded by a single donation from John 9Z4DT.
Wayne J73WA our webmaster and his team of volunteers; Derek J35X, Kumar J85K and Geoffrey J88NFU continue to publish content on the website.
Our dedicated net control operator, Harry 9Y4HW ensured that both of Sunday's Nets ran as scheduled.
Robert 8P6EF also fulfilled his task as a net control operator. Hende 8P6BE and John 9Z4DT ran many of the nets this year, when there was no net controller on frequency.
We always have to remeber that Net Controllers are volunteers and that from time to time life's challenges do constrain persons willingness to volunteer.
Thanks to our meterologist at the Grantley Adams International Airport, the ET Joshua Airport and the Melville Hall Airport.
Mention must also be made of our dedicated weather reporters; Pat 8P6BT, Michael 8P6MT, Aubrey KV4BT, along with Mohammed 9Y4MYA who gave weather reports and Anderson 8P6RF who provided weather observations also thanks to the Net management team.
Special thanks to all stations who took the time to check in.
Looking toward the future
As we look forward to 2014, we hope that more persons will volunteer as net control operators and weather reporters.
I am confident that we have the right capabilities to move forward. The website for 2014 has already been paid for by a donation from Geoffrey J88NFU and that being the only expense of the net, we have no debts or expenses for 2014. I look forward to the growth of the Net.
With sincerest gratitude
Geoffrey Hadaway J88NFU