IMPORTANT DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDARS

JUNE 28TH & 29TH - FIELD DAY, CAMPOUT, CLUB PICNIC. AT PENTECOSTAL CAMPGROUND IN NANOOSE... MORE INFO TO FOLLOW

JULY 17TH, 18TH, 19TH & 20TH - BC SUMMER GAMES.... NOT TO LATE TO SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS... REGISTER ONLINE www.bcgames.org

JULY 27TH - BATHTUB RACE 11AM - SIGN UP SHEET FOR THE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE RACE AT THE CLUBHOUSE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP.
SPECIAL EVENT STATION – RADIO OPERATORS REQUIRED. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW ON TIME AND PLACE

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 about will be posted to the NARA webpage and sent out by email on the weekend.

73
VA7YSF
Yvonne

UPDATED - FIELD DAY / CAMPOUT / CLUB PICNIC - JUNE 28TH - 29TH 2014

COME AND JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING EVENT ON JUNE 28TH & 29TH 2014.
WE HAVE BOOKED THE PENTECOSTAL CAMPGROUNDS IN NANOOSE FOR OUR CLUB MEMBERS. RATES WILL BE POSTED NEARER THE TIME.
WE ARE PLANNING LOTS OF ACTIVIES.
SEE ATTACHMENTS FOR DETAILS

date: 
Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:00 - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 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

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.

Telford Radio Society operating GB8MD for Marconi Day

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.

EI5IMD on Brow Head for Marconi Day on 26 April

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.

New Show - Shaw channel 4 - Head On - forwarded from Paul Giffin

Good Day

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.

73
Paul

CQ magazine

CQ Magazine has been AWOL from mailboxes since the December issue.
Listen to this interview on Youtube with the Editor of CQ Magazine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok7RfQStPjg

ARROWSMITH ARC SWAPMEET

Place: Alberni Valley Search and Rescue Hall
4790 Tebo Ave. Port Alberni

When: May-31-2014

See attached for more details

NEW AMATEUR RADIO EXAM FINALLY REVEALED

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

War on the Short Waves

This 1941 book by Harold N. Graves, Jr. is now available for free download in electronic format

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