STATIC Summer 2014

Distracted driving: B.C. adds 3 demerits points for talking on phone

Effective October 20 2014 drivers caught talking on their cellphones or programming a GPS while driving will be penalized with three demerit points on their licence.

For Sale

Western Radio WR-2400 Synthesized UHF Transceiver
With Mobile Mounting Bracket & Mike
Programmed with Vancouver BC Area Repeaters as of 1985
$30 + Shipping
ICOM IC-211 All Mode 2 M Transceiver Serial 03521
with AC, DC power connectors
$60 + Shipping
ICOM IC – RM2 Computerized Remote Controller for IC-211, IC-245 or IC-701
Serial 03004
ICOM IC – EX1 Extension Terminal to allow RM2 to control more than 1 radio
Both Items together $60 + shipping
Heathkit – HM-102 SWR/Power Meter – up to 2000 watts. Good working order.
$20 + shipping
ICOM IC-22A 2M FM transceiver 1/10 Watt – with Mobile Bracket, 22 channels of crystals.
$39 + shipping
ICOM IC-30A UHF FM Transceiver. Serial 3203. With mounting Bracket, Mic, 16 Channels of
crystals (holds 22).
$39 + shipping
Johnson Viking Ranger 160-10 M AM/CW transmitter. Have owned more than 10 years and never
plugged it in – needs RECAPPING and NEW RESISTORS FIRST. Good candidate for a
restoration.
$275 + shipping – be aware this is a very heavy beast – at least 100 lbs.
Johnson tube type TR-SWITCH 250-39 Covers 1.8 – 30 Mc 4000 Watts Peak. Has not been used or
plugged in past 10 years – NEEDS RECAPPING, NEW RESISTORS first. Comparatively rare item
.
$60 + Shipping
Will do a package deal with Ranger and TR-Switch for $300 + Shipping.
Contact Bob Smits, VE7HS, 250-245-2553

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Project night October 21st 2014 - CW cancelled this Tuesday.

On Tuesday 21st October CW is cancelled. We will be having project night instead.
Come along bring something to do... I have to rewire my Turner +3B and hope to get some help making a ladder line antenna.
Got any projects lying around you need finishing... come along... bring them with you.
Come for the social too... fresh coffee will be on.

73 de VA7YSF

Yvonne

CQ Will Not Accept Logs from Stations in Crimea Using Russian-Issued Call Signs

CQ has announced that it will no longer accept logs for any CQ-sponsored contest from stations in Crimea operating with Russian-issued call signs.

VA7MPG Duties as BC Yukon Section Manager Ending 01 Nov 2014

My duties as Section Manger for the BC Yukon Section of the Radio Amateurs of Canada will come to an end November 1, 2014.

NEW HAMS

Congratulations to all our new Hams.
We had 7 students to start. 6 sat the exam, everyone passed, 4 got HF privilege.
Well done
David Edwards VA7DGE
David Naugler VE7AJX

THANK YOU - K9 Triruff XTerra volunteers

Thank you to everyone that came out and helped with the dog triathlon yesterday(October 4th). It was a fantastic day and the day stayed dry. I have uploaded photographs and chek6 also came out to film after we had left and Rob mentioned NARA during the interview. http://www.cheknews.ca/dogs-masters-nanaimo-tri-k/
We have been invited back next year.
73
Yvonne

TRIRUFF K9 XTERRA - HELP NEEDED ASAP - OCTOBER 4th 2014

We are urgently requiring another 2 hams for this event... if you are able to help please email Yvonne at VA7YSF@gmail.com Thank you. This is the 2nd year the event has run in Nanaimo and we have been approached to help again with the Radio Communication for the Race.

Roster Updated

Roster has been updated. If you have sent in your membership to Bob Smits VE7HS there is a slight delay while the information is being processed and sent to me. If your name doesn't appear on the roster as paid, please email me at va7ysf@gmail.com and let me know. Thank you. 73

BEGINNERS CW (review) starts October 7th at 7pm

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR CW CLASSES STARTING OCTOBER 7TH 2014.
Contact Ron Gibson VE7GOA@gmail.com or phone 250-714-6819
Thank you to David Judd who is teaching the course again.

HAM HAPPENINGS 2014 photos uploaded

What a fabulous day we had. Great to see so many faces, both old and new. Congratulations to all the prize winners. A HUGE thank you goes out to all the NARA members that volunteered and helped to make this a wonderful day with no hiccups.

NEXT HAM RADIO COURSE...

SEPTEMBER 27TH, 28TH, OCTOBER 4TH WITH EXAM ON THE 5TH.
EMAIL naratraining@gmail.com if interested.
You can start studying by downloading the training material under tab to left 'amateur radio training' $50.00

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Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:00 - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:00

HAM GEAR FOR SALE

Hi All,
The attached pdf file contains a list of ham gear for sale . One of our
local hams is in a care home and his XYL has asked me to list some of
his gear. I have not seen any of the rigs so do not know what their
condition might be. His XYL put the list together and made up the
asking price.
Let me know if you are interested
Mike VE7GN ve7dxd@shaw.ca

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VE7TUB - BATHTUB SPECIAL EVENTS STATION - HELP REQUIRED

Each year the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association hosted a Amateur Radio SPECIAL EVENT STATION VE7TUB to help Advertise the World Championship Bath Tub Races.

Field Day QSO Results & Canada Day Contest

I have successfully transferred the Field Day Logs to the In Shack Logging Computer. A big Thank-you to all who helped make Field Day 2014 the success it was Results from the QSO logging Program 73 CW QSO's and 72 SSB QSO's for total of 218 QSO Points and a 200 Bonus Points for the Messages Received and sent to SM Paul VA7MPG.

BC SUMMER GAMES - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

July 17th - 20th 2014 VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY REQUIRED TO MAN RADIOS. (PLUS OTHER POSITIONS AVAILABLE LIKE SECURITY ETC - Listed on webpage)
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT www.bcgames.org
IF YOU CAN HELP WITH RADIO COMMUNICATION PLEASE CONTACT PAUL GIFFIN FOR MORE INFORMATION AT guppy1@shaw.ca

New 472-479khz Spectrum Allocation for Amateur Radio in Canada

RAC is pleased to announce the official Canadian implementation of the 472-479 kHz band.

World War 1 Hunstanton Intercept Station

A BBC documentary highlights the role of amateur radio enthusiasts in establishing a radio intercept station at Hunstanton in World War 1.

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.

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