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 VE7GRQ.

Chessa VA7XPL Basic Lee VA7TLE Advanced
Cory VE7PKN Basic Max VA7MVO Basic
Brian VE7IBW Basic Julia VA7JBB Basic
Don VA7PPL Basic Jon VA7WPT Basic + Advanced
Dave VA7DWZ Basic Marc VE7PMG Basic + Advanced
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 »

Steve VA7KH talks about Field Day tonight

16 May

Come hear Steve Pocock, VA7KH, present the plans for this year’s Field Day.  There will be an interesting new antenna this time, a “Get On The Air” station for new hams and for the public to try, and also a different contest logging system.  Steve will speaking at the WARA meeting on May 16 at 7:00 in Red Cross House on Fairfield Avenue.

WARA Forum Trial

14 May
We are experimenting with a WARA Forum, to see whether it is interesting and useful to members, and to ensure that no spam or unacceptable material is posted.   While you don’t need to register to view the material, in ... Read more »