Club Sponsored Activities

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...

Club Members joined with other BC Stations to operate in the annual BC QSO Party contest. This year we operated from the Lounge in Centennial Arena and used the permanently installed Windom Antenna. It worked well for our event. We were operating from 8AM through noon mostly on 20 meters split...

Members of the club gathered in the Lounge at Centennial Arena for a few hours Saturday morning to operate in the annual contest. This year eight members came out to participate in the excitement of the contest. Bill was gracious in bringing his go kit with his IC-7000 radio, tuner and power...

This year we saw a record attendance at our Christmas dinner, twenty-five. It was good seeing that many out for the meal. We enjoyed a lovely dinner down at the water-front in the Italian Touch Restaurant. The food was good and the company excellent.

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