Individual Operating Stories

I set off on a 2 week hunting trip (Sept 19-Oct4)  north to the Dawson Creek/TumblerRidge area of BC & took along my ham radio equipment.  The camper has been renovated since my last trip with the addition of 16' of 4ga wire acting as a feed line from my RV battery to the Anderson Power Pole...

The early morning hours of Sept 8th, saw Eric, VA7NX and Ralph, VE7OM heading toward the eastern Fraser Valley.  The purpose of this jaunt was to activate Mount Cheam.  The Summits on the Air group, out of the UK, encourage individual Amateurs and groups to experience...

Details of the Automatic Packet (Position) Reporting System are available from many sources. An excellent example is The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2011 or later edition.

My APRS experience has been entirely on the Kenwood TH-D72 hand-held dual band transceiver, which has GPS...

Here are some photos of my field day 2012 weekend at the cottage in Ontario.

I set up my camper on my truck & positioned my antenna, a G5RV, in a north/south direction. Hoping to contact the WRARC but unfortunately only south...

I recently assembled an HF go kit for my back country travels. The kit comprises an IC-7000 with a home built OCF dipole antenna. Since I already had a sectional mast for use in the hills with my VHF gear, I decided it was time to do some HF testing as well.  Since the Canada Day contest was...

Here’s a brief rundown on my recent adventures with the Buddipole antenna. I bought this antenna to use when out and about in our motor home.

Thanks to Stuart/VA7QB and Ralph/VE7OM for their input and assistance. Stuart has the buddi...

I have been traveling the back country for years, exploring the logging roads and hiking the hills. It was my desire for safety that led me to radio. My first radio was a commercial unit that enabled me to track the logging trucks on the narrow roads and communicate with them as needed. This...

Two members of the White Rock Amateur Radio Club acted as operators for the annual Hyack Parade in New Westminster, May 24, 2008.  Stuart (VA7CRH) was assigned to a shuttle bus, and Ross (VA7NRW) was assigned to shadow the executive director of the event.  In all there...

When WRARC club member Stuart (VA7CRH) goes to Vancouver Island, he takes the Kenwood TS-480SAT for portable operation. The pictures below show how it was done during Spring Break 2008.

The rig is supplemented by a pair of headphones, is powered by a Samlex 1223 supply, an MFJ 564B Iambic...

Ham operators were invited to supply support to the Mission Carriage Club's 20th Annual Combined Driving Event Marathon, Sunday Sept 30 near Deroche.

A dozen hams from all parts of the Fraser Valley helped out - Karla, VA7KJW; Harold, VE7BXT; Stuart, VA7CRH, Hugh, VA7AHM; Marilyn, VE7OSS...

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