Each year the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association hosted a Amateur Radio SPECIAL EVENT STATION VE7TUB to help Advertise the World Championship Bath Tub Races.
Last year we set up the Club Special Event Station at Swy-a-lana Lagoon which turned out to be a fantastic place for public interaction and advertising for our Nanaimo Amateur Radio Club.
This event cannot be a success unless we have club members coming down to help with the events station.
Past Years Efforts have been as followed...
ALL Club members are encouraged to Start Operations from their Home QTH on the Wednesday Evening prior to the race day (July 23rd 2014) starting at 5:00 PM (1700 Hrs UTC ).
We ask All that make Contacts from Home to Keep a Log and Turn them in down at the Club Station to be combined with the Club Log.
We are hoping to set up the Special Event Station at Swy-a-lana Lagoon starting at 08:00 AM Saturday Morning and Start to OPERATE as soon as everything is set up and ready to go.
We usually Plan to operate around the Clock and start to take the Station Down Sunday Afternoon around 2:30 PM (1430 ) or if the Bands are still Open we make the Corporate Decision at that time..
We NEED Lots of Operators to Drop By and Operate when you have any spare time.
We also need help with set up on the Saturday and take down of the station on the Sunday
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP EITHER WITH SET UP/TAKE DOWN OR ARE PLANNING ON OPERATING THE SPECIAL EVENT STATION WE NEED TO HAVE SOME IDEA OF HOW MANY OF OUR MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT US THIS WEEKEND
PLEASE CONTACT LINDA OLSEN VE7JLO email@example.com
THERE WILL BE 3 PARKING SPACES CORNERED OFF FOR US - IF YOU CAN CARPOOL THIS WILL BE GREAT - LET LINDA KNOW WHAT TIME YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
73 de VA7YSF
JULY 27TH - BATHTUB RACE 11AM - SIGN UP SHEET FOR THE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE RACE AT THE CLUBHOUSE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP.
JULY 26TH/27TH - SPECIAL EVENT STATION – RADIO OPERATORS REQUIRED. CONTACT LINDA OLSEN firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU CAN HELP.
SEPTEMBER 6TH - HAM HAPPENINGS - IN CEDAR. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.
Looking forward to seeing our club members come out and support our club during the above events.
Information about the above will be posted to the NARA webpage and sent out by email as more information becomes available.
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
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.
Now at 17:00 Hours or 5PM local time the Tradition in Canada for Ham Radio operators the RAC Canada Day Contest starts. I hope to be at this station for several Operating Hours I hope to see others there to have fun.
Gerry VE7BGP Contest Director.
TONIGHT - JUNE 12TH 2014 AT 19:00 HRS PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NARA GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
WE HAVE SURPRISES IN STORE, COME MEET THE NEWEST NARA MEMBER.... PLUS JOIN US AFTERWARDS FOR CAKE AND COFFEE.
SEE YOU ALL TONIGHT
To NARA members,
1. Please note times and dates for upcoming meetings....
a. Next executive meeting is Thursday 5th June starting at 7:00 pm. You are welcome to attend. Any NARA member is able to observe the executive meeting but will not be able to
b. Next general meeting PLUS Election of Officers is Thursday 12th June starting at 7:00 pm. Minutes are attached for the May 2014 General meeting.
2. 1st and 2nd calls have been sent out for anyone interested in joining the Executive as long as they are over 19 years old and a member in good standing. If you would like to run for
any of the positions please email me at VA7YSF@shaw.ca. The 3rd call will be at the June 12th 2014 regular meeting.
3. Volunteers urgently required for the BC Summer Games. If you did not receive the previous email, or would like more details. Please contact Paul Giffin at email@example.com
4. We will be having a new ham come to the meeting on the 12th that just challenged the exam and passed - basic with honors. So please come along and join in the introductions.
5. We will be running an eQSL card design contest... information is in the minutes that were emailed. If anyone would like to try their hand at designing an eQSL card, we would love to have a number to judge at the end of the summer.
Hope to see you all in June,
73 de VA7YSF
Reminder that the May General Meeting is tonight at 7:00 pm.
The Executive meeting will be held at 6:00 pm prior to the General Meeting. (Members are welcome to attend but can not vote at the executive meeting).
The minutes from the April Executive and General meetings have not been finished yet... I am not sure if I will have they ready in time for tonight. My apologizes in advance.
Hope to see you all later today,
73 de VA7YSF
RAC is pleased to announce the official Canadian implementation of the 472-479 kHz band.
THE EXECUTIVE MEETING TONIGHT HAS THE POSTPONED TILL NEXT THURSDAY 8th MAY AT 6PM.
We will be starting the General meeting at the normal time of 7pm.
A BBC documentary highlights the role of amateur radio enthusiasts in establishing a radio intercept station at Hunstanton in World War 1.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
This 1941 book by Harold N. Graves, Jr. is now available for free download in electronic format