The Club Newsletter link is not working at the moment so please read your NARA newsletters here.
Please forward any articles you may have for the next edition to VA7LWC@gmail.com
On Thursday March 6th 2014 Industry Canada rolled out the new question bank for Amateur Radio examination. For all the information go to
https://www.rac.ca/en/news/stories/2014/2014.03.06a for the press release
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/025.nsf/eng/h_00040.html for the Industry Canada site
Minutes of the February 13th meeting will be sent out shortly. If there are any errors or omissions please email VA7YSF@shaw.ca
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 13th at 7pm at the Clubhouse. We need our membership input regarding club picnic, field day, camp out etc... would you like it all combined as one event or separate. Field Day falls on the Canada Day long weekend this year, June 28th & 29th. If anyone has suggestions were we can set up our station this year that has room for camping and that has good reception with no nearby powerlines please let us know at the meeting. Or if you cannot make the meeting on Thursday email the President with ideas. VE7GOA@gmail.com.
Any other ideas you would like to bring up for the meeting please email so we can add to agenda.
Stay for a social get together afterwards... there will be a fresh pot on and snacks will be provided.
Look forward to seeing you all at the meeting,
73 de VA7YSF
To NARA Executive and NARA members,
Next executive meeting is Thursday 6th March starting at 7:00 pm.
The minutes from the last Executive meeting was sent to the executive on February 12th.
Any NARA member is able to observe the executive meeting but will not be able to vote.
73 de VA7YSF
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
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.
2014 is a very special year for the Icom family as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of ICOM Inc.
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.
The 2014 BARC Swap Meet is Sunday, February 23rd at the Queensborough Community Centre in New Westminster from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
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.
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 bandSubmitted by VA7RS on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:52
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 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.
Our Club station VE7NA was activated for the Canada Winter Contest Saturday December 28th Zulu time. Our newly obtained Kenwood TS-850 worked great. Several members showed up to operate the new Kenwood. Results 122 QSO's 996 QSO Points a claimed Score of 39,840 Points. Thank's to all who showed up to help and try the new TS-850SAT donated by Peter VE7BTX SK.
The VE7NA Club Station will be activated for the Canada Winter Contest this afternoon at 16:00 or 4PM local time. Contest duration is 24 Hours to 4PM Saturday December 28th. We hope to Christen our newly obtained TS-850SAT Contest Grade Radio. I hope to see several Members Show up and Have fun.
The ionograms generated by the South African ionosonde network clearly illustrate the supremacy of the 5 MHz band for short range, near vertical incidence skywave (NVIS) communications under certain conditions.
The next Basic Amateur Radio course will be on February 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th 2014. Please look at the information under Amateur Radio Training in the menu on the left.
Please join us on December 12th at 6pm for our Annual Potluck Dinner. Families are welcome. Please bring a Potluck meal of your choice. We look forward to seeing everyone at the clubhouse this night. ( Remember that the awards will be at the April Social )
RSVP to VA7YSF@shaw.ca with number of people coming and Potluck item bringing. Thank you.
Any questions please email me at VA7YSF@shaw.ca
WE WILL BE HAVING A MONETARY COLLECTION FOR THE FOOD BANK, SO PLEASE BRING A DONATION WITH YOU ON THURSDAY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO.