Hello from the dark side of the internet. After many months of tinkering, and editing, the WARA website is now mirroring posts to both Facebook and Twitter. This will help broaden the readership, and allow for followers to get the ... Read more »
The YL net has gone off the air for the summer. We will be back late September (probably Sep 22, 2016). The YL Tables at the regular WARA breakfast will continue for the 3rd Saturday of the month. May 21, June 18, ... Read more »
A modern, multi-megabit, IP-based, digital network for amateur radio use!
HamWAN is a US, non-profit organization developing best practices for high speed amateur radio data networks. HamWAN also runs the Puget Sound Data Ring, which is a real-world network implementation of the proposed designs.
So far, HamWAN networks have been used for things like low-latency repeater linking, real-time video feeds from distant locations, serving APRS I-gates, providing redundant internet access to emergency operations centers, and more. Any licensed radio amateur in the service area can connect their shack directly to the network with just a small investment in equipment and no reoccurring cost. This won’t replace your home Internet connection. However, it works and acts just like one. See webpage www.hamwan.org
For Victoria it now means we have an emergency internet connection off “the Island”.
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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.
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 »