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Technical reports VE7VIC Feb 7, 2011 - We have an issue coming up with the VE7VIC computer controller. The controller is starting to have severe problems with the clock, a hiss has developed on transmit and the squelch tail mute is making a clicking noise. We also had a loud audible whine caused by RF into the audio leads.
If you love boat anchors or the warm glow of a radio tube don't worry you are not alone! There is a support group to help you. Vancouver Island Based vintage radio/tube/audio/ham radio collectors group. This is an informal friendly group and we welcome anyone interested to attend.
If you are looking for antique radio club Victoria B C this is the closest thing you will find.This is a non club. No dues, just people who share a common interest who would like to meet and swap stories, information, resources, parts, radios, and related tube stuff.
W7RJW “Net” working submitted by Rebecca Winters - Here are some local nets to listen to and participate in. This is one good way to learn how we communicate on the airwaves as amateur (ham) radio operators.
Rebecca, W7RJW, is the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club President, Clallam County ARES Net Control Coordinator, a member of ARRL and NWS certified SKYWARN Weatherspotter Clallam 83
Submitted by Al VE7BEU, Director, Repeater Operations Committee email ve7beu at muircom dot com
Oct 11, 2010 - We have been notified by CRD that they have two new Managers and have to rework the contract to fit a new format. Their time frame to finish stated as "month or so".
I have just submitted the technical list required to the CRD for our contract. It details antenna, RF powers, type of equipment. Another hurdle over with. This will lead to the finalization of the contract.
If you can help with ideas, donations, fund raising, Professional Engineering, please contact us at ve7vic at RAC dot ca
WARA has just received its new 40th Anniversary Pins in celebration of 40 years since the inception of the WARA Victoria area repeater system. Cash price for pins purchased locally, e.g. at meetings, is $3. If you order you pin for mail delivery, the cost is $5.50 (Paypal or cheque) Canada and US delivery only. Contact Brian Mury, Treasurer ve7ngr at rac dot ca. See Using Paypal for non-standard payments.
A re-designed member Name Tag is now available. Contact Membership Director Peter Cross va7ptr to place your order. Name tags with a standard pin fastener are $7 and with a new magnetic fastener which is easy on synthetic fabrics for only $9. Orders take about a week or two to fulfill. For your convenience, you can pay for your purchases on-line using PayPal (see Using Paypal for non-standard payments).