Club Sponsored Activities

Members of the club got together again this year for a lovely dinner at the ABC restaurant in South Surrey. We all enjoyed the fellowship and festive occasion where we had a chance to socialize a bit longer than at our regular coffee meetings.

In attendance from left: Ralph, Jay, Eric,...

Five members of the club - Ralph, Jay, Jim, Deme and Eric - set up a portable station at Brockton Point in Stanley park and activated the lighthouse in the annual Christmas Lights Lighthouse Party. This was our first time in the Christmas event and as it coincided with the RAC winter Contest we...

On Saturday November 14, 2009 club members participated in an on-site emergency path test with formal message handling. Seven club members participated in the practice session. Ralph organized the test and ran net control out of the Centennial Arena. Eric and Jay setup a mobile radio with a...

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.

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