The BC Public Service Net starts at 01:30Z.

This is 17:30 Pacific Standard Time in "winter" and 18:30 Pacific Daylight Time in "summer". The net attempted to stay at 18:30 local in fall of 2016, but it just didn't work out when the band did its usual thing and started "going long" again in winter, so the start time was returned to 01:30 UTC.

The BC Public Service Net normally operates on 3729 kHz. In the event of an emergency and 80m is not available, please tune to 7065 kHz where the BC Public Service Net would be called under such conditions.

  Technical Information and Articles

The BC Public Service Net got its start in the late 1940s after the Fraser River flooded its banks and Chilliwack was cut off from the rest of the province. Amateur Radio communication was vital in maintaining communications. The then Section Manager Ernie Savage, VE7FB, and Wilf Moorhouse, VE7US, called together hams who were willing to help and the BCPSN began! The following article remembers some of the silent keys that were early net control stations or ones that checked into the net.

VE7YJ SK... it is with great sadness that we have to announce that Dave Bennett, the net manager for the BC Public Service Net, became a silent key on February 19, 2018. He will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life for Dave will be held on June 24, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Crescent, in Langley BC.

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