Silent Auction Kenwood 930s – WARA Field Day

18 Jun

WARA has a silent auction for Field Day 2017. It’s a Kenwood 930s transceiver (onboard tuner). Donated by the club. Tested on 20-metres at the Red Cross EOC and worked nicely. Power cord and microphone included. Just supply an antenna.

You’ll find it displayed at the Bring & Buy table.

You can make a bid only at the Field Day site (Heritage Acres) on Saturday, June 24th between 1100 hours to 1800 hours. The winning bid and bidder will be announced on VE7VIC.CA later that evening.

Field Day questionnaire

3 Jun
In case you haven’t  checked your email recently, there’s a short questionnaire that we’re asking every member to complete. It will only take a minute or two and will greatly help Field Day organizers plan for the event. Please follow ... Read more »

Welcome to New WARA Hams

24 May

A warm congratulation to hams who obtained their Basic and/or upgraded to Advanced on completion of the WARA ham course.  If you hear our new graduates on the air, why not congratulate them yourself?

And thanks to Robin VE7DFI for the donation of an Icom V-80 and to Jennifer Verrall for the donation of a Wouxun handheld, which were won by two of the new hams during the graduation social event at the Lido Bistro, organized by Glenn VA7HC.

Chessa VA7XPL Basic Lee VA7TLE Advanced
Cory VE7PKN Basic Max VA7MVO Basic
Brian VE7IBW Basic Julia VA7JBB Basic
Don VA7PPL Basic Jon VA7JRJ Basic + Advanced
Dave VA7DWZ Basic Marc VE7PMG Basic
John VE7JSP Advanced Todd VE7TPX Basic

Field Day dipole tested

19 May
The folded ‘skeleton sleeve’ dipole antenna for Field Day 2017 was finished and tested today on the roof of UVic’s engineering lab. Despite all the metalwork around the antenna (see photo), relatively low height plus snagging the coax around one ... Read more »