Club Sponsored Activities

Club Members set up for the annual Field Day event at the beach in White Rock. We began setting up our equipment at 9:30am and were on the air at the start of the event at 11am. This year we operated two HF stations and a 2m VHF radio. Club members operated with and IC-7000 with an Hi-Q antenna...

Club members got together for a practice field day on Saturday May 6th. This event was chosen to coincide with the 7QP contest in the Pacific North-West in the hopes that we would have lots of contacts. Members arrived at the parking lot in Centennial; Park shortly before 9am and began dragging...

The club had the privilege of hearing a presentation by Stan Williams (VA7NF) on the topic of Software Defined Radio (SDR). Stan had a power point presentation followed by a live demo of his Flex 6700 SDR. He began with an overview of the evolution of radio receivers starting with the original...

Club members hosted several Girl Guide groups for the first time this year in their annual Guides on the Air (GOTA) event. This year we used the two largest rooms in Centennial Arena and set up four activities. We had 25 girls in attendance plus their leaders. Everyone seemed to have a fun time...

Members of the club gathered Saturday morning to try their hand at the annual BC contest. We operated out of the Lounge in Centennial Arena and used Konsta's K3s with 500W amp. It was working well except for the poor band conditions and low activity. We all had a hand at the radio and tried to...

Club members met at Ralph's home to help raise his tower. It had been lowered earlier in the year to enable servicing. The tower went up with out  problems and Ralph is now back on the HF air!

 

Club members gathered in the Lounge at Centennial Arena to participate in this years annual RAC Winter Contest. This year we had the pleasure of using Konstatin's new Elecraft K3S radio and power amplifier.  It was a pleasure to use and the power amp made breaking through some pile-ups much...

Club members and their partners enjoyed a lovely dinner at Jan's on the Beach. The meal was very good and we all had some pleasant time talking about things often not even related to radio!

Ralph (VE7OM) and Eric (VA7NX) climbed two local summits on Saturday to try and activate two summits on the same day. First on the list was Mt. Agassiz near the twon of Harrison Hot Springs. This hike has no marked trail and one must pick their way through the trees to find the summit. Though...

Club members Ralph and Eric were joined by John Bell for a hike up Mt. Cheam to activate the summit in the summits-on-the-air program. We all me at Eric's home at 6:30am to drive in his truck to the trailhead on Cheam. The drive was fine until the final road, the forestry road winding its way...

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