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Ham Radio Software Used in Search for Flight MH370

US Navy personnel helping to look for missing Malaysia Air Flight MH370 are using the signal processing and analysis package Spectrum Laboratory by Wolf Buescher, DL4YHF, to analyse recently detected 37.5kHz ‘pings’ that may be from the missing plane’s flight recorder.

Telford Radio Society operating GB8MD for Marconi Day

On Saturday April 26th, Telford and District Radio Society will be running a memorial radio station on the Welsh coast at Tywyn, Gwynedd, for International Marconi Day event.

EI5IMD on Brow Head for Marconi Day on 26 April

Marconi’s wireless station on Brow Head near Crookhaven in West Cork operated from 1901 to 1914, handling message traffic between ship owners and ships arriving from North America.

New Show - Shaw channel 4 - Head On - forwarded from Paul Giffin

Good Day

I have just been advised that SHAW TV will be running a show called Head On on Channel 4 ( in Nanaimo) This show will feature interviews with Karen Lindsay of Nanaimo and Aaron Dawson ( EPC Parksville). I have not as yet seen the show, but I am given to understand there is information on Ham Radio presented during the show.

Head On has several different smaller "shows"all of which are rotated so I can't give a specific time of when this segment will be aired. Just a heads up for you in case you watch Shaw.


CQ magazine

CQ Magazine has been AWOL from mailboxes since the December issue.
Listen to this interview on Youtube with the Editor of CQ Magazine.


Place: Alberni Valley Search and Rescue Hall
4790 Tebo Ave. Port Alberni

When: May-31-2014

See attached for more details


On Thursday March 6th 2014 Industry Canada rolled out the new question bank for Amateur Radio examination. For all the information go to for the press release for the Industry Canada site

War on the Short Waves

This 1941 book by Harold N. Graves, Jr. is now available for free download in electronic format


Congratulations to the NARA members that sat exams this weekend. Todd passed his Basic exam and Bruce got the Basic +. Well done everyone. See you all at the club meeting on Thursday.
73 de VE7GOA
Club President

CY0P Operation Approved for DXCC Credit

The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the 2013 operation of CYØP — Sable Island — for DX Century Club credit.


A player in the US ham radio market since the 1970s, Azden is leaving
the Amateur Radio business in the USA as of August 31.

Icom Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary

2014 is a very special year for the Icom family as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of ICOM Inc.

60 Meter Allocation Approved for Canadian Amateurs

Industry Canada has announced that a number of specific frequencies within the 60 meter high frequency band have been approved for amateur radio use as RAC advocated. This is now in effect.

Burnaby Amateur Radio Club Swap Meet

The 2014 BARC Swap Meet is Sunday, February 23rd at the Queensborough Community Centre in New Westminster from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

NAQP SSB Contest Results

The VE7NA Club station was activated for the NAQP SSB Contest Saturday January 18th. Results 119 QSO's 68 Multipliers and a Grand Total of 8,092 Points Claimed Score. Thank-you to all who came out and operated in the Fun Contest and got to check out the newly obtained TS-850 Kenwood Contest Grade Radio.
Gerry VE7BGP

Japanese Ham Radio satellites launch Feb/March

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced the launch date, Feb. 28 JST, for the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 23 (H-IIA F23) with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory along with seven amateur radio satellites.

RAC Bulletin 2013-040E - Industry Canada posts RAC letter of response to Medical Devices operating in 70 cm band

In the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of TCA there was an article entitled: "Industry Canada Releases a Radio Standard Specification (RSS) for Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz".

British Columbia QSO Party 2014

British Columbia QSO Party 2014 is just a month away. Date/Time: 1600z Feb 1 to 0400z Feb 2. Objective: BC stations can contact anyone anywhere, while stations outside BC must catch the attention of BC stations.

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