NARA Member List / webpage update

To NARA members,

Thanks to Matt Currie the NARA webpage is now up and running.

I have updated the member list as far as I can tell... if your entry is not listed please email me your info. (especially the new members)

Thanks for your patience.



Anyone able to help Tom Mitchell ??? Need some help, one or two people, to carry disassembled tower sections in the Cinnabar area from a back yard to a flat deck trailer. Probably less than an hour.
Possible times are Thursday May 4th, Saturday afternoon or Sunday. Early evenings also possible. If those dates don’t line up then can arrange for the following week.

Tom VE7TOM - 250-999-2430 - Thanks in advance

Fox hunt sunday may 14th

1st fox hunt of the season. No location set yet but hope to start small and work our way up. Perhaps make this a training session on how to do it! Any ideas anyone?



60 foot Delhi HD tower with modified tilt-over feature at base and including thrust bearing.

8 element Cushcraft ASL2010 Log Periodic, recently refurbished.

Tail Twister Rotor, factory re-built last year.


Disassembled and ready to go.

Picture emailed on request

Relocation forces sale

Martin VE7MM

250 754 2021 - Nanaimo

Fox hunt 2m Tape measure yagi April 8th

Next Saturday will be antenna building day. We will have the parts to build 10 antennas. Cost per one will be $25.00. We will test them out and learn how to find a fox!

Start time will be 1030am at the club station.

See ya there

Fox hunt antenna building session last call

Last chance to sign up for the antenna building session. Let me know so i can order the coax required for the projects.

We will set the date soon. Please bring the required parts for the project and I will find the coax with a bnc male end attached. Let me know if you have your own coax.


Devan and Randy

comox swap meet

OK, guys - it's a go!
The Comox Valley ARC presents The Vernal Equinox (approximately) Swap
Meet Sunday, 26 March, 2017, 10:00 to 14:00
1298 Military Row, Building # 386 SQN (western boundary of Comox Airforce property)
Tables $10.00, people $3.00
Sellers in at 08:30, buyers in at 10:00
Talk-in on the club repeater: 146.780, pl: 141.3

Fox hunt antenna building session

Who is interested in this session? Whos interested in Fox hunting?

We want to start in April!

let me know.


NARA General Membership Meeting Thursday 9th March 7pm

General Membership Meeting
Thursday 9th

Meet the new hams that have passed the last exam and welcome them to the club.
The award for highest mark will be awarded during the meeting.

Hope to see you all there



Roger Gibson VA7RCG was found deceased this morning.
Our condolences to his entire family and friends.
Although he was a new member of the club, he deserves the respect of now being a Silent Key.
If there is any further news, President Ron Gibson will send out the information.

On behalf of Ron VE7GOA
this information is now released.

The 2017 BARC Annual Swap Meet is Sunday, March 05 anyone want to carpool?

Swap Meet
The 2017 BARC Annual Swap Meet is Sunday, March 05 at the Queensborough Community Centre in New Westminster from 10:00am until 1:00pm. (more info)
General Admission: $6 (children 12 and under are free)
Vendor Tables: $25 each (includes one person). If you are sharing a table, add $6.00 per additional person.  We require the names and call signs of all vendors for our records.
To reserve a Vendor Table please contact Lou, VE7CGE at or Phone: 604-291-1569

Let Jack or Devan know if you want to carpool.

Bitex 40m 5w qrp ssb transciver

Let Jack know if your interested in the group purchasing of this. its about 59$ USD.

VA7RS CELEBRATION OF LIFE arrangements February 11th

The Celebration of LIfe for Roger Stacey will be held this Saturday from 1-3pm at the Sands Funeral Home #1 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo BC. Coffee and Sandwiches will be available. Also available will be a photo board so if you have any photos you wish to share please bring them along.
Paul Giffin VA7MPG


It is with great sadness that I have to advise you of the death of Roger Stacey in the early morning hours of Tuesday Feb 7 2017.

Rogers impact , dedication, and knowledge will be missed by the ham community

There will be a gathering, probably this weekend, to celebrate Roger's life.

When more information is available I will send another email.

Paul Giffin VA7MPG

NARA General Meeting Thursday 9th February 2017

Please join us for the February General meeting being held at the clubhouse on Wingrove.
7pm February 9th 2017.
Minutes for January have been mailed out to members if you have not received your copy please email me at va7ysf at and i will mail out asap.

Winter Field Day Results

VE7NA was activated for Winter Field Day on Saturday Jan 28th. Results 23 QSO's and 4500 Bonus Points total 4546 Points. We set up using Portable Station operating on Portable Buddy Pole Antennas. Thanks go out to all who helped and operated. Thanks go out to Linda VE7JLO for providing the Chili for lunch.
Gerry VE7BGP

winter field day update

Saturday Jan 28th we will be operating at pipers lagoon. Setup 930am and it starts 11am. We will be preparing down at the club tonight 7pm.

NARA General meeting 7pm Thursday 12th January 2017

Please join us for the first NARA meeting of the year... General meeting 7.00 pm Thursday 12th January.
If there is anything any members would like to be added to the minutes please contact Ron Gibson
Looking forward to another amazing year with fabulous NARA members.


FOR SALE - marine radio and other stuff

I have been ask to advertise the following equipment that belonged to SK Len Engst VE7LWE.
All items are in excellent condition and come with necessary cables and instruction booklets, radio includes microphone.
Would prefer to sell all 3 as a package but will consider individual offers. Package Price - $3115 OBO
Separate prices as shown:
ICOM IC-M700 PRO SSB Radio Telephone - $2099
ICOM Automatic Antenna Tuner AT-130 - $675
USP Multimode Pactor Controller SCS PTC-llusb - $660

Please contact Joan Engst if interested.

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