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This year the club gathered together to operate as a club in the annual RAC Winter Contest. We decided to practice setting up in the field as we did for field day this past June. We felt it would be good practice for emergency preparations, allow us to try some different configurations and get...

The club enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner together at Pavlos Restaurant on December 8th. There were 21 of us who made it out this year, an increase of two over last year, twelve of which were club members. We all enjoyed our meals and the lively discussions about numerous topics including even...

The club had been looking forward to participating in the annual International Field Event since we finished last year’s event. This one event is the biggest single day for Hams throughout North America and is a great opportunity to practice our hand in emergency like conditions. This year the...

It had been quite some time since the club had done a field deployment and we were itching to get out there and try our hand at a field setup. It would also make for a good practice round for the upcoming annual Field Day event in late June. We decided to head to Kwomais Point Park in the Ocean...

This year the club decided to hold a field event to work the RAC Winter Contest. We also wanted to combine the event with the activation of a Lighthouse. To do this we had to operate on the only day where the two contests over-lapped – December 18th.  So the date was fixed but the location was...

This year we enjoyed a pleasant evening as a club at the Pavlo's Restaurant in White Rock. We had a great turn out this year with 9 club members present. We were graced with a number of wives, parents and grand children bringing the total at dinner to 19! So this year was a biggest turn out in...

Today’s HF test in the back country was planned to be on Siwash Creek Road, behind Spider Peak. This road connects the Fraser Canyon near the Alexandra Bridge with the Coquihalla by Carolin Mine. It was hopefully going to be a fun drive through the valley.
The week leading up to the test...

I (Eric) have been using VHF in the hills for many years now. It has proven to be a reliable tool but there are many places further into the hills that even Ham repeaters do not reach. To handle this region I wanted to setup a go kit with HF gear in it and be ready to communicate from anywhere...

The White Rock Club held their Field Day event at a new location this year. We decided early on to set up within the City of White Rock this year, hoping we could attract a few city officials to the site. Two options were considered, the White Rock beach area and the Centennial Arena. Our final...

On Monday, Feb 8, 2010, three members of the White Rock ARC participated in the vintage Steam Engine, the ‘Royal Hudson’ arriving for a brief visit to White Rock. This steam engine, pulling a number of passenger cars left the main station in Vancouver with Jay, VE7OFH on board to forward...

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