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Welcome to SEPARS
SEPAR Society MembersSEPAR Society Members now have access to a Group devoted to SEPAR activities. Please see the Events page for further details.
What is SEPARS?
Communications are a critical service in an emergency. Experience has shown when communications systems fail, and they often do, assistance efforts are hampered and loss of life and injuries increase. Amateur Radio has a long history of providing auxiliary communications services to support emergency and social services. Amateur Radio (Ham) radio enthusiasts practice radio communications as a hobby, routinely talk around the globe, and are well equipped and trained to provide these services. The term 'amateur' refers only to the fact that it is a not-for-profit service and is not a reflection of the skill level. Practitioners include engineers, doctors, lawyers, blue-collar workers and others from all walks of life and many commercial communications applications were first developed by Amateur Radio hobbyists.
S.E.P.A.R.S. stands for Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio Society, an acronym of the City of Surrey’s Amateur Radio program. SEPAR is somewhat unique in that it is not an Amateur Radio club but a community service organization that includes both licensed Amateur Radio operators and other communications volunteers involved in the city emergency program.
Our Mission Statement
To be "communicators", to respond in an emergency to facilitate communications between various agencies that may be without their own communications or network, or may have insufficient communications or network capacity in the event of an emergency, which could include natural or man-made disasters.
Want To Know More About the SEPAR Society?
SEPARS can provide communications support for community events such as parades and charity runs as described on our Public Event Communications page. This provides our volunteer Amateur Radio operators with training and practical experience for emergency communications while operating in the field under various conditions. If you would like communications support for your charitable or community event in the City of Surrey, SEPARS contact information is provided at the bottom of this page.
Click here for current SEPAR Society projects, meetings and events.
Click here for our Brochure.
Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.
Licensed Amateur Radio operators may follow us on Twitter via #VE7HME
The SEPAR Society Weekly NetThe SEPAR Society net is held each Tuesday at 1930 hours local time on 147.360(+) (tone=110.9) The Net functions to take check-ins, handle traffic and disseminate information on SEPAR Society activities. Following the net, check-ins will also be taken, starting at 2000 hours local time during the Surrey Amateur Radio Club weekly net. We invite participation by all Amateurs.
Emergency Program Administrative Coordinator
The SEPAR Society Mailing Address
8767 - 132nd Street
Surrey, B.C. V3W 4P1
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