NARA Executive meeting Thursday 5th Jamnuary 2107 7pm

Happy New Year to you all...
Hope you all had a good Christmas.

Back to the day to day humdrum...
work, pay bills, etc
Then the fun begins...
NARA meetings and events!!!

Please join us at 7pm

Thursday 5th January

Executive meeting.

NARA members are welcome to attend but are not able to vote.

73
Yvonne
VA7YSF

2017 special callsigns

http://wp.rac.ca/special-event-canada150/

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Canada 150: Special Event Prefixes for Canada’s Sesquicentennial

2016-06-12 BY ALAN GRIFFIN

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Can150logo_engAs previously announced at the Dayton Hamvention, Radio Amateurs of Canada has secured permission for all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.

National, regional and local events will take place throughout 2017 to celebrate the anniversary and Canadian Amateurs will let their counterparts around the world know of our celebration by using the following special prefixes:

Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VA will be able to use the CF prefix instead of VA (for example, VA3RAC will be authorized to use the CF3RAC call sign).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VE will be able to use the CG prefix instead of VE (e.g., VE4RAC will be authorized to use CG4RAC).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VO will be able to use the CH prefix instead of VO (e.g., VO1RAC will be authorized to use CH1RAC).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VY will be able to use the CI prefix instead of VY (e.g., VY2RAC will be authorized to use CI2RAC).
These special prefixes are optional and Amateurs can choose if and when to use the special prefix vs their normal prefix at any time during the year. Stay tuned to the RAC website for additional information

Special portable call

SPECIAL PORTABLE CALL
VE100VIMY/VE7

Industry Canada has authorized the use of the VE100VIMY call sign for portable operations from Canadian call areas from January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2017. Each Province and Territory has been given one week where stations can operate using the call VE100VIMY/VEn. Operations are being coordinated by a volunteer coordinator in each Province.
The VE7: Operating schedule will be from Sunday Feb 12, 00:00 UTC to Saturday Feb 18, 2359 UTC
BC COORDINATOR: Fred Orsetti VE7IO CONTACT INFORMATION VE100VIMY-VE7@shaw.ca

For complete information please go to the Vimy website www.ve100vimy.ca and select the PORTABLE OPERATIONS tab.
Macros are available for use or as guidelines which I can provide when you book your operating time.
The website provides guidelines which you will find very helpful for different activity levels. Also, there are directions to help with logging and how to submit your logs.
Thanks for participating and please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions.
Fred VE7IO
VE7Vimy portable operations coordinator

REMINDER NARA executive meeting on Thursday December 1st at 7.00pm

Please join us for the NARA Executive meeting 7.00 pm Thursday 1st December.
If there is anything any members would like to be added to the minutes please contact Ron Gibson ve7goa@gmail.com

73
Yvonne
VA7YSF

Christmas dinner

Nara Christmas dinner will be December 8th Thursday night at 6pm at alexandras restaurant. It's located corner of Bowen rd and Northfield.

See you there
Please rsvp to ve7lse@gmail.com

date: 
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:00

NARA General Meeting Thursday 10th November 7pm

Please join us for the NARA General meeting 7.00 pm Thursday 10th November.
If there is anything any members would like to be added to the minutes please contact Ron Gibson ve7goa@gmail.com

73
Yvonne
VA7YSF

REMINDER NARA Executive meeting Thursday 3rd November 7.00 pm

The Executive meeting is being held at the clubhouse on Wingrove at 7pm on 3rd November.
We look forward to seeing you there. Club members are welcome to attend but are not able to vote at this meeting.
73
Yvonne
VA7YSF

REMINDER – NARA GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER AT 7.00 PM

REMINDER – NARA GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER AT 7.00 PM

There is a slim possibility due to the weather forecast that the meeting will have to be rescheduled.

Watch for any announcement via this kind of communication or/and check the VE7NA webpage.

The meeting will go as scheduled unless communicated otherwise.

Don’t forget the Notice of Motion is planned for our meeting. Any questions please bring them to the meeting.

73
VE7GOA
Ron Gibson
NARA President

EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR CLUB UPDATES AND NOTICES

Please could you send me your email address if you would like to receive NARA updates, minutes, etc.
I will be continuing to send out email reminders and keep the webpage up to date to assist the new executive.
Please email to va7ysf@gmail.com
73 Yvonne

NARA EXECUTIVE MEETING Tomorrow 7pm

NARA EXECUTIVE MEETING THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER 7:00PM
Club members welcome but will not be able to vote.

NEW EXECUTIVE

NARAs new executive is now updated on the webpage. Thank you to all that have volunteered.

NARA AGM & GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SEPT 29TH 2016 7PM

NARA AGM ABD GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING TOMORROW AT 7PM
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE.

echolink on 146.640 and 443.900

Echolink and IRLP node 1003 is now available on 146.640 and 443.900. The 2 repeaters are linked at the moment. look for Ve7isc-r on echolink.
Make use of them!

REPEATERS VA7ANI AND VE7DNR

NOW ON THE AIR IN NANAIMO
VA7ANI 146.980 TSQ 141.3
VE7DNR 442.525 DCS 143
YAESU SYSTEM FUSION REPEATERS

PLEASE PUT THEM TO GOOD USE! ALL WELCOME!

Ham Happenings

-Date : Sat. Sept. 3 , 2016

-Location : Cedar Hall - 2388 Cedar Rd.
With ample parking and
Air conditioned premises .

-Vendors : 9:00 am
-Buyers : 10:00 am
-No Sales Of Any Kind Until 10:00 am -
( in consideration of others coming from a greater distance. )

-Tables -$ 10.00
-Admission - $ 5:00

-For further information or to reserve a table contact Ron Gibson VE7GOA :
@ ve7goa@gmail.com

tel. : 250-714-6819

Talk In 146.64 Mhz with a tone of 141.3 hz

LowBand Antennas... A New Perspective.

We often see hams who set up their base stations by first erecting a 48' or 60' tower then plopping a rotatable tri-band beam on top for the DX. For the nets on the low bands they often install a single band or trapped dipole for 40 or 75 meters, usually hanging just below the beam in an inverted-vee format with the ends tied to a stake or tree maybe up 15' or so.

Well your doing it wrong...

A large majority of hams spend a fair amount of their time, particularly in the low sunspot years, on the low bands, often listening to and checking into the 75 or 40 meter nets, but are often disappointed in the performance of their oh so nice looking 'inverted vee hanging just below the beam.. yes they seem to work... yet often not to expectations particularly on the shorter distances out to around 350 miles... but hey, we can sometimes hear Winnipeg on a good night.

Have a look at the enclosed PDF attachment, I might add worth saving for a low band HF antenna seminar. It shows a portable ti-Band NVIS antenna designed to work best in a 300 mile radius for 80... a little larger radius on the 60 and 40 meter bands.

This portable emergency antenna is only 15' high with the ends tied to posts down to 2.5' off the ground. It's a good portable antenna that's easy to set up when camping too.

The message here is if you want superior performance in that all important 300 mile radius make the apex of your antenna only 15' in the air...... so that permanent inverted-vee off the tower should only be up 15', not 50' or 55'.

Edit... the attachment is in PPS format, however many folks don't have Microsoft Word or Office on their computers. If not I strongly recommend Apache OpenOffice download... only 139mb... and opens this and many other attachments, including MS Word Doc files with no problem.This clean and easy to use software is a good alternate to the pricey MS Office software suite.. and it's absolutely free.

https://www.openoffice.org/

Facebook pages

Please check out our Facebook pages. Nanaimo amateur radio association and Monday night island trunk net.

Ham happenings

September 3rd at the cedar community hall

Field Day 2016 Results

I submitted the E paperwork for Field Day this afternoon for VE7NA at Nanoose Bay. Results 16 CW QSO's 48 Phone SSB QSO's 160 QSO Points 450 Bonus Points claimed. Thank-you all who helped at Field Day
73
Gerry VE7BGP

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