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Ralph and Eric set out at 7am to hike Zoa Peak in the Coquihalla Summit area. The drive to the exit off the highway went fairly quickly and smoothly. Then the short drive to the Falls Lake parking area. The next leg of the drive was along a forestry road that was very steep and quite washed out...

Club members Ralph, Brett and Eric took on the task of activating the summit of Mt. Strachan on July 18. The day was clear and sunny which of course meant it would be a hot day on the slopes. Sure enough the hike was a hot one made worse by the lack of shade along the road which served as our...

Club members provided assistance again this year to the City of White Rock and the annual Tour de White Rock. This year the event ran for only two days and our involvement was to set up and monitor the commercial repeater that was erected at the far end of the White Rock Peer. Jim and Jay took...

A few club members gathered at Jim's home to chat and work stations in the RAC Canada Day contest. Conditions weren't great and only a few stations were worked but we did test out Bill's new IC-7000 radio and a new vertical antenna he recently purchased. Eric brought his new 'Tiny VNA' analyzer...

Field Day morning dawned bright and warm.  It had been in the low twenties most of the week before (and then some) so we were anticipating a dry day.

Ralph arrived at the Ruth Johnson Park, our planned Field Day site at about 0845 and set up the two meter beam on a pole.  Called on the...

Three members of the club (Brett, Ralph and Eric) activated Hale Peak in the SOTA program on Saturday May 9th. The adventure began with everyone meeting at Eric’s and loading up the gear into his truck. We were on the road by 8:10AM and making good time to the nearest Starbucks where...

Club members met together in a grassy section of Ruth Johnston Park which still has all the large evergreens standing throughout it. This area is to the south -west of the main buildings in the park. Jim arrived early and was able to launch his G5RV high into the tall evergreens. The location...

Club members Brett Garrett (VE7GM), Eric Kehler (VA7NX), Ralph Webb (VE7OM) and Jim Wilkins (VE7UVL) hiked the grueling start of the Diez Vistas trail from Buntzen Lake to the summit of Farrer Peak. Our adventure took place on March 7, 2015 and once at the designated coordinates of the summit,...

Club members once again setup a station and participated in the annual BC Event. This year we were able to use the newly installed Carolina Windom antenna at the arena. It worked well on its christening event. For the day we used a combination of Jim's old Icom radio that he has in his go kit,...

Club members gathered together to operate in this year's RAC Winter Contest. We met in the lounge room of the Centennial Arena around 9am and began the task of setting up an HF antenna. We had hoped that a new permanently sited antenna would have been available but it was just received earlier...

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