Bathtub race briefing

Bathtub race briefing will be 7pm tonight, Thursday July 19 down at the club station.
1415 wingrove st.

Amateur radio at the VIEX

NARA will be having a display at the VIEX this year. We hope to display all aspects of ham radio to the public. The booth is provided but members who would like to help at the booth will need to purchase a ticket. Setup can be between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on Thursday August 16.
We still need to arrang what time we will be setting up. More info to come as we get closer

Please contact Randy at if interested in helping.

Bath Tub race July 22nd 2018

Sign up sheet is located at the club house meeting room. Please sign up and participate in this great event.

Non fox hunt/Field day preparation June 21

NON fox hunt will be 6pm at Brooks landing Tim Horton's on Thursday June 21.
This will be a known location of the fox to better understand direction finding and improve your skills. It will be located at our field day location. Come test out your gear and learn how to fox hunt!

After the fox hunt some of us will be headed back to the club to get items ready for field day.

see you there

Field Day June 23rd/24th

Field Day June 23rd/24th at Beban Park. Here's a map with the spot labelled ARA.
Setup will be around 9:30 10:00. There will be a pot luck dinner on the Saturday evening. All are welcome and please bring a dish to share.
Hamburgers and buns will be provided! Pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.
Thanks to Chris for arranging the site!

Hope to see you there.

June 2018 Regular Club Meeting this Thursday June 14th @ 19:00 Hrs

Hello fellow NARA Members
A Reminder of the June 2018 Regular Club Meeting this Thursday June 14th @ 19:00 Hrs.

I hope to see everyone there.

2018 Field Day June 23 and 24

We will be doing Field day at Beban Park this year.
More details later. Hope to see you there!

WORK B JUNE 2ND 10am meet at NARA

Planning a work bee next Saturday ,at the lost lake repeater site to change the doors to a metal door and a steel frame.
This update should take no more than four hours.
Anyone interested in helping out please contact me
Ve7gde. Meeting at 10am at club house
So far ve7rlh Dick , myself ve7gde.

11:00 to 15:00 Saturday, 26 May 2018 SWAP MEET

As you might have learned recently, the Port Alberni “Swap & Shop” ham event, previously scheduled for Sat, 26 May 2018, has been cancelled. In consequence, Mark (VA7IX) has arranged with local departmental management to convene a “replacement Swap & Shop” at the Errington Firehall, on the a/m date, from 11:00 to 15:00. For those of you who might wish to sell equipment, tables will be available (at no charge), and the appropriate arrangements can be made by contacting Mark, directly, at the above-noted email address or by ‘phone at 250-937-0564. To recap, the particulars of the event are as follows:

Errington Firehall #2
1930 Errington Road

11:00 to 15:00

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Arrowsmith Amateur Radio Club 8th Biennial Swap Meet CANCELLED


BC Summer Games

Hi Folks

The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society will be supporting the BC Summer games this year in the Cowichan Valley. Amateur Radio will be involved in the Mobile Patrol part of the Security Section for the games.
The CVARS would like to extend an invitation to members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association to assist with this event.
The games will run from July 19th to 22nd. We will be setting up a Net Control station outside the games office in Duncan and communicate with designated amateur mobiles patrolling specific areas. This will be a 24 hour a day operation. I suspect we will be using the Mt Sicker repeater for the event.
We are looking for hams with vehicles and some in net control to work 6-7 hour shifts. Volunteers will be required to register with BC Games and provide a Criminal Records Check. Interested Hams should contact me for more information.
Planning for this is still underway by the BC Games office. I am the Ham representative for the Mobile Patrol function. July seems like a long way off but time flies and we want to stay ahead of the game.

Please distribute this to your executive and members as needed.

God Bless

Les Dawes

Vice President
Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society
Amateur Radio: VA7CBN

General Meeting Thursday may 10th 2018

7pm at the club station.

Powell River Hamfest Cancelled

The Powell River Club has cancelled the ham fest planned for June 2/2018.

Sorry for any inconvience

Mobile fox hunt this thusday April 19th

Will be meeting at brooks landing tim hortons 6pm. See you there.

Details on facebook.

General Meeting Thursday April 12th 2018

7pm at the club. Will have a quick talk about SOTA, how to sign up what its all about.

See you there.

Summits on the Air event April 7th

Anyone interested in participating let us know. We are still not sure what summit we will be doing, but leaning towards Mt. Prevost in Duncan.

facebook page

Mobile fox hunt this thusday March 29th

Info is on the map. Please see for details.

Mobile fox hunt Thursday March 29th.

More details soon. Map to come.......




General Meeting Thursday March 8th 2018

General Meeting Thursday March 8th 2018
All members welcome to attend 7pm at the NARA board room 1415 Wingrove St.

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