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

STATIC NEWSLETTERS

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

TRIRUFF K9 XTERRA- OCTOBER 4th 2014 - HELP NEEDED

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.
This is a Triathlon you do with your dog... we have the easy job... just making sure all the contestants pass certain checkpoints around Westwood Lake. Last year we had a spotter with each of us so we will not be alone at the checkpoints.
The first rider's will go out at 8.30am so we will need to be at the checkpoint positions by then. Meet time will be at 7.30am probably by the Beach area. Details are to be finalized shortly. The event should be finished by 1pm - 2pm depending on the number of entries. Please contact me at VA7YSF@gmail.com if you are able to help.
73 de VA7YSF
Yvonne

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.

NARA AGM AND REGULAR MEETING SEPT 11th 7PM

Please join N.A.R.A.'s for it’s annual general meeting. It will be held at the club station on Thursday, 11th September 2014 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting will be kept as short as possible.

N.A.R.A needs your support in order to have another successful year. The key to the Club's success are it's members and their involvement.

If you have any projects or ideas that would be of interest to the members, bring them along.

Annual membership dues are payable in September. Bob Smits, our treasurer would be pleased to accept your dues for the current year with the cut-off for collection at the end of December.. Our membership dues have not changed in many years.

Basic NARA Membership: $30.00
Family NARA Membership: $45.00
Repeater only Membership: $ 10.00
Mailing Address:
N.A.R.A.
1415 Wingrove St.
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 3L8

In order that the club has your current information, Please fill out the attached membership form when you submit your dues. Thanks

June minutes attached and Sept 2013 AGM minutes.

See you at the AGM,

Yvonne VA7YSF

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.
Door Prizes - 1. Icom ID-31A VE7TMK Terry Kelly, 2. $100 Radioworld Gift Certificate VE7LEH Lyle Holroyd, 3. Baofeng UV5R VA7PLH Pat Harper, 4. Kenwood Bag VE7JH Gabor Horvath, 5. Mag mount VE7BSM Bruce Light
Congratulations to Left Foot CW winner VA7KLB Katherine Banman. 2nd place VA7PK Chris Parker. 3rd place VE7JH Gabor Horvath.
A HUGE thank you to all the Businessed that either came and/or donated door prizes - Icom, Kenwood, ComWest, RadioWorld, Durham Radio,Fleetwood Digital Products and Aztec off the Grid.
Thank you, Thank you.
73
Photos are now uploaded to gallery if you would like to view. http://www.ve7na.ca/gallery3/index.php/events/Ham-Happenings/H

EXECUTIVE MEETING SEPTEMBER 4TH 2014

To NARA Executive and NARA members,
Next executive meeting is Thursday September 4th starting at 7:00 pm.
The minutes from the last Executive meeting will be sent to the executive shortly.
Any NARA member is able to observe the executive meeting but will not be able to vote.
REMINDER HAM HAPPENINGS IS ONLY 13 DAYS AWAY

73 de VA7YSF

H A M H A P P E N I N G S 2 0 1 4 - S E P T 6 T H.

NOT LONG NOW....
THE EVENT WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR....
YOU WANT TO SPEND SOME MONEY ON NEW HAM EQUIPMENT?
YOU WANT TO SELL SOME EQUIPMENT?
HAM HAPPENINGS IS ONLY 13 DAYS AWAY!!!!
CHECK OUT THE COMMENT... GOODIES ARE BEING SHIPPED....

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.
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 olsenl@shaw.ca

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
Yvonne

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.

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.

73
Gerry VE7BGP Contest Director.

TONIGHT - NARA GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS plus cake afterwards

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
73
VA7YSF
Yvonne

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

NARA EXECUTIVE MEETING JUNE 5TH 2014 7PM, PLUS MORE INFORMATION

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
vote.

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 guppy1@shaw.ca

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

NARA EXECUTIVE & GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT Start 6pm

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
Yvonne

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.

TONIGHT - EXECUTIVE MEETING POSTPONED

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.

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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