Club Sponsored Activities

This year the club planned a trip to Bowen Island to participate in the annual Islands-on-the-air Contest. Three weeks prior to the event club members Ralph and Eric travelled to the island to scout out a few spots where we could set up to participate in the contest on July 27th. We decided that...

Club members were once again involved in the Tour de White Rock - July 12-14. This is a big three day event for the city and club members have been involved in communication support the past number of years. Prior to our involvement, city staff had reported several problems they were...

This year Fred Orsetti was host to the official RAC station for the province. To be such one had to commit to operating for the entire length of the contest. To do so requires help from other club members and even those from outside. Though band conditions were not very good the guys put on a...

Field Day 2013 dawned bright and dry for the White Rock club this year.  We were to set up near Ruth Johnson Park at the Centennial Arena this year, a new site that we had not used in the past.

Shortly after 9AM, Jim, VE7UVL and Eric, VA7NX were at the site along with Deme, VE7CRT and...

Once again, the club participated in the annual open house sponsored by the White Rock RCMP and Fire Departments on June 8th, 2013. We manned a booth at the event and operated a radio for the public to observe. A number of people and kids came by to ask about amateur radio and how it plays into...

Club members took the opportunity of a beautifully warm Saturday to activate the Kwomais Point Park. Our intent was to do a practice round of setting up a portable station in the field and work a few stations in the W7 region QSO Party. We also felt that the park setting would give us some...

On February 2, 2013 the White Rock Amateur Radio Club participated in the BC QSO party.

It was the first time the club's membership entered a contest as a whole in recent years.  Seven members, Walter VE7SM, Brett VA7GM, Ralph VE7OM, Deme VE7CRT, Jay VE7OFH, Jim VE7UVL & Robert VE7RGM...

This year the club decided to gather to participate in the RAC Winter Contest on Dec 29th. For this year’s event we were hosted by Walter (VE7SM) who opened his heated garage for us and we were able to setup a portable station there. We decided to operate on his off-centre dipole for the day as...

The Club gathered for a lovely dinner at Pavlos Restaurant again this year. Nineteen were in attendance including our newest member and New Ham, Pam VE7PFH the wife of Don VA7GL. Everyone commented on the fun time they had chatting about radio topics and other items of interest. The food...

Mini-Field Day
North American QSO Party 
(SSB Portion)

 

Saturday August 18th was the SSB portion of the North American QSO Party, sponsored by the National Contest Journal.  This and the fine hot and sunny weather created an excellent...

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