Club Sponsored Activities

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...

The annual Tour de White Rock Bicycle Race is an international event that the city hosts each year in July. The course covers a wide section of the city and requires a radio repeater to keep the various stations positioned around the course in communication. The city has a corporate sponsor who...

Club members Ralph (VE7OM), Jim (VE7BCJ) and Eric (VA7NX) set out to activate Mt. Hollyburn in Cypress Bowl in the Summits-on-the-air program. The day was mostly cloudy but the clouds were much thicker on the mountain and when we arrived at the trailhead we were encased in mist. Well it wasn't...

A few club members joined together at Eric's home to participate in the RAC Contest. We used a number of radios and put Eric's new Elecraft KX2 through its paces. The little QRP rig did well, it receiver is very sensitive and though some contacts we made, breaking the pile-ups with under 10...

Club members gathered at the west end of the White Rock beach for this year’s event. We were able to set up a level operating area on the edge of the old boat ramp and there we placed a pair of day tents and our operating table. We ran two HF rigs plus 2m and 220Mhz VHF radios. We even managed a...

It was a long week-end and Monday was an ideal day to go hiking in the hills and operate radios. That is unless it is raining. Well it wasn't too wet in White Rock so Ralph, Eric and a fellow SOTA Manager, John, set off for an easy hike to Sumas Peak. We made good time driving to the end of the...

Ralph and I (Eric) hiked Mt. Lincoln for the second time to activate the summit in the Summits-on-the-air program. Last time, two years ago, the weather was cold and wet with some hail and rain at the summit. This year the sun was hot and the day nice and warm, so it made for a more pleasant day...

For some time now, a few members of the club have been wondering how our portable vertical antennas would perform at the beach. So today we had arranged with the city to gain access to the area by the boat ramp at the far end of the west beach to deploy some antennas. We set up Brett’s Buddipole...

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