Individual Operating Stories

Eric, Geoff and Bruce Prior hiked Vedder Mountain to initiate the summit into the Summits on the Air program. This summit was recently added to the list and this was its first activation. The hike is a very pleasant one and not difficult. We all quit enjoyed the walk through the trees and then...

Eric (VA7NX) and his wife Carolyn (VA7CDA) hiked Mount Zoa near the Coquihalla summit on the highway.  This is a pleasant alpine hike that travels along the Zoa ridge as one hike westward. Not overly difficult but is can get quite hot in the heat as it has little tree cover. Eric took his 2m...

Though not very high, Chehalis Peak has no published route to the summit, so activating it would prove to be more of a challenge than most of the mountains I have attempted. This summit is located along the SW corner of Harrison Lake and looks down upon the town of Harrison Hot Springs. Geoff...

In an effort to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors and activate a new mountain for SOTA, Eric and his son Geoff hiked Wells Peak and successfully activated the summit. This is a first activation for the summit and was done on 2m with Eric's hand-held and portable beam. It was a challenge...

Ralph and Eric supported the annual Vancouver Rotary Club Bike-a-thon again this year. Our task involves providing radio support over the length of the course which runs 120km from Burnaby to Harrison Hot Springs. The event raises funds for local hearing-impaired projects including implants and...

Saturday July 4 saw Brett VE7GM on a hike up Black Mountain (SOTA VE7/GV-013) with a non-ham friend. The sun was hot and each patch of shade on the journey up (and, later, down) brought welcome relief. Although planned as a hike for exercise, the fact that Black Mountain is a SOTA peak tempted...

This year, Brett (VE7GM) and Eric (VA7NX) wanted to try something different for Field Day. Rather than just join a club activity or set up in one’s yard, plans were made to travel to a mountain summit and try a QRP operation from the high altitude.  We needed a summit that met a long list of...

Eric Kehler (VA7NX) set out with his son and HF go kit to the far reaches of the back country where no other communication is available and from there make a call back home. The site where Eric set up was near the furthest point along the Elaho forestry road far up the valley and overlooking the...

Stuart is operating from the telegraphy room at the restored Empress, Alberta, rail station as VE6100EMP.

Equipment is Kenwood 480SAT,a paddle, and a Buddistick. He has a dipole with him and the means to raise it,but there does not seem to be a need

Yugoslavia (Serbia),Poland,...

Club members Ralph and Eric provided radio assistance once again with the annual bike-a-thon. This is a major fund-raiser for the Vancouver Rotary Club and all proceeds are used to help with hearing loss programs in the region. This year was the 30 year for the event and some of our operators...

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