Club Sponsored Activities

The club setup at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach again this year. We planned to work the event for 4 to 5 hours on the Saturday morning of the event. As last year we were over heated due to the day being one of the hotter ones of the summer, so this year we were hoping for a bit of cloud to cool...

The club members decided to participate in the annual Spring Lites QSO Party again this year by activating Point Atkinson in Lighthouse Park. This year Eric (VE7EGK), Deme (VE7CRT), Jim (VE7UVL) and Jay (VE7OFH) signed on to operate at the park. We arrived around 10am April 18, 2009 to good...

Ralph presented an interactive lecture on the proper handling of NTS messages. He handed out copies of the current forms and went through the various sections explaining how they are to be filled in. He took numerous questions related to how they should be used in some specific situations. We...

It had been over a year since Ralph's beam had been blown off the roof in a high wind storm. During the month's Ralph had reviewed a number of options and finally settled on a two element Stepp-IR beam to be mounted on a 35 foot tower. After many months of working with Jim to get the tower in...

Each second Sunday of the month, the WRARC meets at the Centennial Arena for a business meeting.

When the WRARC meets on non-meeting Sundays, we enjoy coffee or a soda at the Java Express on 16th Avenue and Martin Street. From 5 to a dozen members and friends of local amateur radio meet...

We held our first training exercise for message handling immediately following the regular monthly meeting for January. In keeping with our commitment to serve the community in times of an emergency, we decided that ongoing training in our message handling skills would be a valuable task. So we...

Eight of us gathered for a pleasant lunch together on December 7th at the ABC Restaurant. We had a good time enjoying the food and chatting about ham radio and even a few other topics. Here are a few shots taken of us at lunch, click the images for a larger version.

Now that the club's constitution has been approved the club officially awarded 5 life memberships to amateurs in the group who had been extensively involved with the club over the years. Only two of the members could be present at the meeting but they were encouraged to share some of their...

Our club was asked to help with the tour again this year in the hope that we could provide some traffic handling and bring our expertise to bear with the commercial radios. Last year they had very poor communication during the city-wide event on the Sunday. The hope of the organizers was that we...

Once again we setup our Field Day operation down at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach. It was an ideal day to be down by the water – a nice warm clear day with a cooling breeze off of the water. You really couldn’t ask for a better day and setup to enjoy being in outdoors. [Working Field]

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