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Club Members gathered in the Lounge at the Arena to participate in the ARRL Sweeptakes contest. Nine came out to the activity with most taking a short stint at the radio to grab a few contacts. We were operating from 1pm through 4pm and made 16 contacts. Perhaps not a high number but we were all...

Our club participated again this year in the province wide Emergency Test. We had a good number od members turn out for our operation  in the Lounge at the arena. Ralph brought his HF radio and used the Windom Antenna permanently installed at the arena. He checked in via the HF nets. Bill used a...

Ralph and Eric hiked to the summit of Sumas Mountain to activate the peak for the Summits-on-the-air program. It was a lovely day for the hike but the wind on the summit was quite strong and added a new challenge to the event. Ralph was able to make 15 contacts on 20m CW. Eric pulled out 6 on 2m...

Brett and Eric climbed Dewdney Peak to activate the summit for SOTA. The day was a wet one but despite the rain we were successful in activating the summit. With Eric's back-country truck we were able to drive to the ridge line and hike only the last segment of the standard trail to the peak....

Ralph and Eric set out at 7am to hike Zoa Peak in the Coquihalla Summit area. The drive to the exit off the highway went fairly quickly and smoothly. Then the short drive to the Falls Lake parking area. The next leg of the drive was along a forestry road that was very steep and quite washed out...

Club members Ralph, Brett and Eric took on the task of activating the summit of Mt. Strachan on July 18. The day was clear and sunny which of course meant it would be a hot day on the slopes. Sure enough the hike was a hot one made worse by the lack of shade along the road which served as our...

Club members provided assistance again this year to the City of White Rock and the annual Tour de White Rock. This year the event ran for only two days and our involvement was to set up and monitor the commercial repeater that was erected at the far end of the White Rock Peer. Jim and Jay took...

A few club members gathered at Jim's home to chat and work stations in the RAC Canada Day contest. Conditions weren't great and only a few stations were worked but we did test out Bill's new IC-7000 radio and a new vertical antenna he recently purchased. Eric brought his new 'Tiny VNA' analyzer...

Field Day morning dawned bright and warm.  It had been in the low twenties most of the week before (and then some) so we were anticipating a dry day.

Ralph arrived at the Ruth Johnson Park, our planned Field Day site at about 0845 and set up the two meter beam on a pole.  Called on the...

Three members of the club (Brett, Ralph and Eric) activated Hale Peak in the SOTA program on Saturday May 9th. The adventure began with everyone meeting at Eric’s and loading up the gear into his truck. We were on the road by 8:10AM and making good time to the nearest Starbucks where...

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