Next Saturday will be antenna building day. We will have the parts to build 10 antennas. Cost per one will be $25.00. We will test them out and learn how to find a fox!
Start time will be 1030am at the club station.
See ya there
Last chance to sign up for the antenna building session. Let me know so i can order the coax required for the projects.
We will set the date soon. Please bring the required parts for the project and I will find the coax with a bnc male end attached. Let me know if you have your own coax.
Devan and Randy
OK, guys - it's a go!
The Comox Valley ARC presents The Vernal Equinox (approximately) Swap
Meet Sunday, 26 March, 2017, 10:00 to 14:00
1298 Military Row, Building # 386 SQN (western boundary of Comox Airforce property)
Tables $10.00, people $3.00
Sellers in at 08:30, buyers in at 10:00
Talk-in on the club repeater: 146.780, pl: 141.3
Who is interested in this session? Whos interested in Fox hunting?
We want to start in April!
let me know.
General Membership Meeting
Meet the new hams that have passed the last exam and welcome them to the club.
The award for highest mark will be awarded during the meeting.
Hope to see you all there
Roger Gibson VA7RCG was found deceased this morning.
Our condolences to his entire family and friends.
Although he was a new member of the club, he deserves the respect of now being a Silent Key.
If there is any further news, President Ron Gibson will send out the information.
On behalf of Ron VE7GOA
this information is now released.
The 2017 BARC Annual Swap Meet is Sunday, March 05 at the Queensborough Community Centre in New Westminster from 10:00am until 1:00pm. (more info)
General Admission: $6 (children 12 and under are free)
Vendor Tables: $25 each (includes one person). If you are sharing a table, add $6.00 per additional person. We require the names and call signs of all vendors for our records.
To reserve a Vendor Table please contact Lou, VE7CGE at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 604-291-1569
Let Jack or Devan know if you want to carpool.
Let Jack know if your interested in the group purchasing of this. its about 59$ USD.
The Celebration of LIfe for Roger Stacey will be held this Saturday from 1-3pm at the Sands Funeral Home #1 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo BC. Coffee and Sandwiches will be available. Also available will be a photo board so if you have any photos you wish to share please bring them along.
Paul Giffin VA7MPG
It is with great sadness that I have to advise you of the death of Roger Stacey in the early morning hours of Tuesday Feb 7 2017.
Rogers impact , dedication, and knowledge will be missed by the ham community
There will be a gathering, probably this weekend, to celebrate Roger's life.
When more information is available I will send another email.
Paul Giffin VA7MPG
Please join us for the February General meeting being held at the clubhouse on Wingrove.
7pm February 9th 2017.
Minutes for January have been mailed out to members if you have not received your copy please email me at va7ysf at shaw.ca and i will mail out asap.
VE7NA was activated for Winter Field Day on Saturday Jan 28th. Results 23 QSO's and 4500 Bonus Points total 4546 Points. We set up using Portable Station operating on Portable Buddy Pole Antennas. Thanks go out to all who helped and operated. Thanks go out to Linda VE7JLO for providing the Chili for lunch.
Saturday Jan 28th we will be operating at pipers lagoon. Setup 930am and it starts 11am. We will be preparing down at the club tonight 7pm.
Please join us for the first NARA meeting of the year... General meeting 7.00 pm Thursday 12th January.
If there is anything any members would like to be added to the minutes please contact Ron Gibson email@example.com
Looking forward to another amazing year with fabulous NARA members.
I have been ask to advertise the following equipment that belonged to SK Len Engst VE7LWE.
All items are in excellent condition and come with necessary cables and instruction booklets, radio includes microphone.
Would prefer to sell all 3 as a package but will consider individual offers. Package Price - $3115 OBO
Separate prices as shown:
ICOM IC-M700 PRO SSB Radio Telephone - $2099
ICOM Automatic Antenna Tuner AT-130 - $675
USP Multimode Pactor Controller SCS PTC-llusb - $660
Please contact Joan Engst if interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to participate in winter field day this year. Jan 28th and 29th. Still looking for a location. Stay tuned for information.
Happy New Year to you all...
Hope you all had a good Christmas.
Back to the day to day humdrum...
work, pay bills, etc
Then the fun begins...
NARA meetings and events!!!
Please join us at 7pm
Thursday 5th January
NARA members are welcome to attend but are not able to vote.
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Canada 150: Special Event Prefixes for Canada’s Sesquicentennial
2016-06-12 BY ALAN GRIFFIN
Can150logo_engAs previously announced at the Dayton Hamvention, Radio Amateurs of Canada has secured permission for all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.
National, regional and local events will take place throughout 2017 to celebrate the anniversary and Canadian Amateurs will let their counterparts around the world know of our celebration by using the following special prefixes:
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VA will be able to use the CF prefix instead of VA (for example, VA3RAC will be authorized to use the CF3RAC call sign).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VE will be able to use the CG prefix instead of VE (e.g., VE4RAC will be authorized to use CG4RAC).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VO will be able to use the CH prefix instead of VO (e.g., VO1RAC will be authorized to use CH1RAC).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VY will be able to use the CI prefix instead of VY (e.g., VY2RAC will be authorized to use CI2RAC).
These special prefixes are optional and Amateurs can choose if and when to use the special prefix vs their normal prefix at any time during the year. Stay tuned to the RAC website for additional information
SPECIAL PORTABLE CALL
Industry Canada has authorized the use of the VE100VIMY call sign for portable operations from Canadian call areas from January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2017. Each Province and Territory has been given one week where stations can operate using the call VE100VIMY/VEn. Operations are being coordinated by a volunteer coordinator in each Province.
The VE7: Operating schedule will be from Sunday Feb 12, 00:00 UTC to Saturday Feb 18, 2359 UTC
BC COORDINATOR: Fred Orsetti VE7IO CONTACT INFORMATION VE100VIMY-VE7@shaw.ca
For complete information please go to the Vimy website www.ve100vimy.ca and select the PORTABLE OPERATIONS tab.
Macros are available for use or as guidelines which I can provide when you book your operating time.
The website provides guidelines which you will find very helpful for different activity levels. Also, there are directions to help with logging and how to submit your logs.
Thanks for participating and please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions.
VE7Vimy portable operations coordinator