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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...

Club members met together in a grassy section of Ruth Johnston Park which still has all the large evergreens standing throughout it. This area is to the south -west of the main buildings in the park. Jim arrived early and was able to launch his G5RV high into the tall evergreens. The location...

Club members Brett Garrett (VE7GM), Eric Kehler (VA7NX), Ralph Webb (VE7OM) and Jim Wilkins (VE7UVL) hiked the grueling start of the Diez Vistas trail from Buntzen Lake to the summit of Farrer Peak. Our adventure took place on March 7, 2015 and once at the designated coordinates of the summit,...

Club members once again setup a station and participated in the annual BC Event. This year we were able to use the newly installed Carolina Windom antenna at the arena. It worked well on its christening event. For the day we used a combination of Jim's old Icom radio that he has in his go kit,...

Club members gathered together to operate in this year's RAC Winter Contest. We met in the lounge room of the Centennial Arena around 9am and began the task of setting up an HF antenna. We had hoped that a new permanently sited antenna would have been available but it was just received earlier...

As part of our commitment to the emergency programs for the city of White Rock, club members spent time today learning about the digital message passing system called Winlink and the software called RMS-Express. We were instructed by our own club member, Don Hamilton, who has given training and...

Members of the club and their partners enjoyed a lovely dinner at Kiki's Restaurant this evening. The food was enjoyed by all and even the conversation was interesting. Here are a few photos from the evening.

This morning club members joined with other stations across the south-western region of the province to practice emergency communication. The stations used three main modes of transmission - VHF, HF and digital messaging. Our station was hosted by club member Deme, and we were able to use all...

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