WARA members and other amateurs are invited to take a short training course on Wednesday, May 11, to prepare them for participation in a large exercise on June 4th. Several local municipalities as well as the EMBC radio team will ... Read more »
On June 25/26, 2016, WARA will participate in ARRL Field Day at Heritage Acres in Saanichton. All hams plus the general public are invited. The purpose of Field Day is to make as many Amateur Radio contacts as possible operating with temporary radios, antennas and power within a 24 hour period. There will be 2 stations – CW in the club trailer with an 800′ wire loop antenna, and Voice on a sheltered table outdoors, with 200′ antenna. Station and antenna setup is on Saturday beginning around 10 am, operations start at noon and continue until mid-morning Sunday, followed by equipment take down. We are looking for assistance to put up the antennas and set up the radio stations. No experience necessary. And we also need radio operators.
If you are interested in assisting with the TC10k please email directly to va7awm or use the contact form available at www.ve7vic.ca/public-service-and-events/. WARA provides radio operators at checkpoints, a communications command post, liaison with medical services, a tired runner pickup ... Read more »
David James, VA7VK, gave a very entertaining presentation at the Ham Class Grad Reception. Download it ... Read more »
The ham class had even more fun on April 2 learning to make VHF ground plane antennas. There were big smiles when Ed Seedhouse, VA7SDH, gave our new hams great signal reports using their new creations. Thanks to John Brent, VA7WPN for strong assistance and to Donn Hilton, VA7DH, for preparing the plastic components.