The next Basic Amateur Radio course will be on February 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th 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
Reminder that the December Executive Meeting is Thursday December 5th at 7:00 pm.
Members are welcome to attend and view the proceedings but are unable to vote.
Look forward to seeing you there.
SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2013
3PM – 5PM
4pm final toast to Walter
620 Morpeth Avenue
RSVP Ron Gibson email@example.com preferred. Any questions call 250-714-6819
This is not a suit and tie event.
To NARA Members,
Minutes of the October 10th meeting have been emailed out. If you didn't receive please let me know.
If there are any errors or omissions please email VA7YSF@shaw.ca
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 14th at 7pm at the Clubhouse.
Stay for a coffee afterwards... there will be a fresh pot on.
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTOR. If you would like to nominate someone for this position please email Ron VE7GOA@gmail.com
The Special Election will be called at this meeting.
Reminder that Club Dues should be in before end of December 2013.
Look forward to seeing you all at the meeting,
73 de VA7YSF
Most of the clean up has been done at Walter's house... all the large items apart from the bed has been removed. We are asking for club members to come and lend a hand to vacuum, wash floor, clean countertops, etc. If anyone is able to spare some time on Tuesday night please contact Ron VE7GOA 250-714-6819. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to meet at 2115 Minto Avenue, Nanaimo at 6.30pm http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=2115+Minto+Avenue,+Nanaimo&hnear=2115+Minto...
To NARA Executive and NARA members,
Next executive meeting is next Thursday tomorrow, 7th November starting at 7:00 pm.
The minutes from the last Executive meeting will be sent to the executive tonight.
Any NARA member is able to observe the executive meeting but will not be able to vote.
73 de VA7YSF
The first episode of season 5 of the Ice Pilots NWT TV show will include video of an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact last May.
Industry Canada has just posted contact information to report Power Line Radio Interference. This information covers all the major Power Line companies in Canada.
The ARRL November sweepstakes (SSB)will be held 16 - 18 November 2013.
OQ4CLM is a special event station operated by Belgium Amateurs. "CLM" stands for Canadian Liberation March, a 33 Kilometre march that the Canadian troops did coming from the town of Hoofdrplaat in Holland To liberate the town of Knotte in 1944.
Please consider this notification 'Call for Election'. For the position of Director.
1st and 2nd call via email to VE7GOA@gmail.com.
3rd and final call Thursday November 14th at General Meeting.
We will be hosting a Fun night for our Club Members on Thursday 17th October 2013.
The doors will open at 5.30 pm. Pizza will arrive at 6.30pm.
We are planning on having a number of tables set up playing Bridge, Poker, Rummoli, etc.
There will be NO strip poker YLs so please come along too.
We will have a fresh pot of coffee on. Alcohol is not allowed on the premise's.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
Any questions email Ron at VE7GOA@gmail.com
Sorry for the delay in getting the minutes out this month. They have been emailed out to members Wednesday night.
Please read through, if there are any errors or omissions please email me at VA7YSF@shaw.ca
We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting tomorrow.
Memberships are coming in gradually... if you haven’t paid yet Bob Smits will be at the meeting tomorrow.
I have updated the roster on the webpage but it has since disappeared. I have Matt Currie looking into the problem as we speak.
Once it appears it should list the paid members as soon as I enter them from the updated list from Bob Smits.
Any other problems that you may have observed with the webpage or mailing lists please email me directly and I will get fixed.
See you tomorrow,
73 de VA7YSF
Dates for the next course are on October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th 2013.
Please go to the Amateur Training Link on the menu to download forms.
Email for more information. email@example.com
Well we can have fun again after a break from David Judd's CW class.
I wonder how many of us have be continuing the CW studying... (I know I haven't)
Well it's time to get our thinking caps on and our fingers ready!!!!
See you on Tuesday 7pm at the clubhouse.
Any questions email Yvonne VA7YSF@shaw.ca
Thanks in advance David for volunteering your time to our members.
If any one is interested that had not attended the evenings last year you are welcome to come along.
History is in the making.... this is the first time athletes will complete a K9 triathlon in Canada.
They are in need of radio operators to help with communication during the race.
Are you able to volunteer your Saturday morning... race start now 8.30 am... set up 7.30am.
Event concludes at 1pm. For more information check out their pages at http://www.triruffk9.com/
and https://www.facebook.com/pages/TriRuff-K9-Xterra/462161207160696 some great videos to watch here.
If you able to help please contact VA7YSF@shaw.ca
73 de VA7YSF
DIY projects (do it yourself projects)
I am proposing to start DIY projects on Tuesday Hot Solder nights following the Morse Code class.
Next Tuesday night,Sept 17 Dave VE7TWO has obtained parts necessary to complete 4 dual band J-Pole antennas using the material down at the club station. 2 of the antennas will be for his use and 2 will be for the club.
This is a perfect DIY project. Especially for new hams, come down and see whats involved in building your own antennas.
Following Tuesday nights will be more DIY projects.
Loyd Sherry VE7FCO and I are planning to restart the afternoon workshops that we held earlier in the year.
I am proposing to have a weekly workshop on Tuesday afternoon at 1 pm.
I will probably continue with introductions to some of the software that is available that permits running digital modes on your radio. Loyd does RTTY contesting so he can introduce how to add RTTY capability to your station. We can also introduce logging software that you can run on your computer.
What would you like, is Tuesday good? What would you like to see in the workshops?
Looking for some feedback. You have ideas, let Loyd or myself know.
We have had some books and magazines donated to the club to start a library for our members. We would like to ask our members to remember if they have old magazine or books that they are no longer using that this will become a great resource for OUR Nanaimo Amateur Radio Club. We would love to receive books as donations for this purpose. (please write your name and call sign in them so that we can thank you for years to come).
73 de VA7YSF