The BC Public Service Net starts at 01:30Z on 3729 kHz.

This is 17:30 Pacific Standard Time in "winter"
and 18:30 Pacific Daylight Time in "summer".

The BC Public Service Net (sometimes called just the BC 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.

The British Columbia Yukon Section Traffic Net meets daily at 02:30 UTC. That is 6:30 pm in winter and 7:30 pm in summer. The BCYTN also liaises with the RN7 on both CW and Phone. The frequency has moved from 3716 kHz to 3720 kHz.

The BC Emergency Traffic Net (BCEN) meets year round on 3752 kHz CW at 19:00 Pacific time.

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VE7YJ SK... it is with great sadness that we had to announce that Dave Bennett, then 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 was be held on June 24, 2018 at the Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Crescent, in Langley BC.

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