Single Sideband Net on VHF

17 Oct
The ‘225 net’ meets each Thursday night @ 7pm on a frequency of 144.225 MHz using USB.  Host/Net Control is Merlin, VE7OR, operating from Chinatown in Vancouver. I typically sign in, getting 5×7 signal reports from Merlin, from my place ... Read more »

Dave VA7DWZ and Mount Arrowsmith

24 Sep

Yesterday I helped the Arrowsmith radio club install a new digi-peater antenna at their VE7KU repeater on Mt. Arrowsmith-ish. Drove logging roads to 1,200 metres, and then a 1/2-hour alpine hike to the tower. It was great fun 🙂  Antenna not yet installed in picture.

Dave Randall VA7DWZ

 

Editor’s note:  Dave is an enthusiastic graduate of this year’s Ham Class

Raising a tower for Brian VE7JKZ

17 Jul

On Saturday, July 15, WARA volunteers came together to help Brian Summers VE7JKZ raise a 48-foot Delhi tower. The volunteers were Mitch McKay VE7KMN, David James VA7VK, Al Muir VE7BEU, Don Jordan VE7DJ, Bruce Light VE7BSM, and Glenn Lindsey VE7GRQ.

Mitch and Brian worked hard up in the stratosphere in rather glorious weather while the rest of the team pulled up the sections using a gin pole. A Force 12 C-4S antenna will eventually adorn the top of the tower.

After the tower was raised, Brian and his wife Naomi feted everyone with pizza, beer, and wine. We happily scarfed down the pizzas while sitting on the deck.

More photos in the gallery to the right.