Individual Operating Stories

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...

Many Amateurs who work on the HF bands have the opportunity of contacting many stations from across the world and have an enjoyable time doing so.  With improved antennas and radios, it is becoming relatively easy to ‘work the world’ as the saying goes.  What most...

Club Members Ralph, Brett and Eric packed up their radios and hiking boots and made for the summit of Mt Agassiz. It was our goal to be the first to activate the Mt Agassiz in the Summits on the Air program. We set off on the lovely morning of July 20, 2013 for the...

The ARRL Rookie roundup SSB  took place on Sunday April 21 and we participated from VE7IO.

Pamela Hamilton, VE7PFH, who has been licensed since November 2012 joined in for a couple of hours of training and fun on ham radio.  Pam...

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