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Members of the club helped with the equipment for the tour again this year. Unlike prior years, we did not have access to the pier to place the repeater at its end. So this year the repeater was placed in a suite near the top of one of the Bosa towers. A few days prior to the event, the repeater...

Club members set up some portable gear in the historic Fort Langley facility. We operated from within the fort proper making contacts in the Canadian Parks on the Air program using a special event call sign of VC7FL. For the event we used Bill's new Buddipole and his Icom IC-7000 radio....

Club members were a bit scattered this year. The official event took place at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach. The normal site on White Rock Beach was blocked by construction. This year, members set up Bill's new Buddipole antenna near the beach and operated in the contest for a few hours. Many...

Club members helped the city again this year with deploying the commercial repeater and helping ensure adequate handheld coverage is available throughout the challenging environment the race takes place in. Club members set up the repeater and the end of the pier again this year.  To increase...

Club members participated in the annual ARRL Field Day again this year. This year we were once again down at the beach in White Rock. Our operation was fairly simple and quick to set up this year. For HF we used Bill's Icom IC-7000 coupled with Don's Crank-IR, which we operated on 20 meters...

In order to ensure our Field Day event goes off with little problems, club members normally do a practice run in advance of the big day. This year we decided to set up at Blackie Spit where we would have easy access, lots of fresh sea air and a nice outing in the sun. The day we chose was also...

Club members gathered at Ralph's home to help with raising his Step-IR antenna and tower. This isn't the first time for us to lift this tower as Ralph had lowered it and removed the antenna to do some servicing. The tune-up was done and the weather good so it was time to gather and get the beam...

Club members hosted a group of Girl Guides this year for their thinking day. The event took place in the Centennial Arena again this year. The girls attended an info session presented by Ralph and then split into three groups which rotated through three activity areas. This year the hand-held...

Club members participated in the annual BC QSO Party again this year. For the event we operated with Konstantin's K3s and 500 watt amplifier through the Windom installed at the arena. We used Ralph's notebook computer for logging. In the end we made around 35 SSB contacts, not a high number but...

Club members and partners gathered for a lovely dinner down at the beach in White Rock at Jans on the Beach. It was our second time to this restaurant and we had another very nice meal and even some fine company and conversation.

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