Eric (VE7EGK) ventured to Burnaby to purchase a 2m 4 element yagi. He chose the Cushcraft 124WS. His selection was based upon the 10.2 dBd gain, being only 3 feet long and it's ability to be rapidly assembled. Eric plans to purchase a 10m fiberglass portable mast to use with it in the back country. His goals are to do some propagation tests while deep into logging road country.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis on May 23, 2007.
Dennis suffered a fatal adominal Aneurism. He is survived by his son who lives in Arizona.
Dennis lost his wife a few years ago and spent much of his time in Arizona, and when he was home in White Rock, he enjoyed flying model Aircraft.
A few us got together and attended the Langley Swap meet to greet some old friends and to see what toys caught our fancy. The new digital dual receive radio from Icom was interesting. There were a number of nice HF rigs available for those wanting an additional unit. We had fun and enjoyed a nice coffee and muffin after the event.
Eric received his shipment of Anderson Powerpoles and a crimper tool and lug extractor. The crimper and extractor will be transferred to the club and so is available to club members to borrow. There are a few connectors available from Eric at cost should anyone want some.
We held our annual meeting and re-elected all current officers as directors in their same positions. Deme Panaioti (VE7CRT) has agreed to take the position of director at large. Our meeting's minutes can be found at minutes.
Our repeater has now had its duplexor repaired and the antenna given a bit of an elevation boost. Reports indicate that it is receiving better and can actually be used with a handheld in the eastern side of the Peninsula. It is still not as good as we want it so ways of raising the antenna further are being considered.