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
Don’t have a home HF Station? There are other possibilities. Find out at our September 19 meeting when Mike Cavallin VA7XMC and Eric Manning VA7DZ present How to Use a Superstation from the Comfort of Your Own Home 7:00 pm ... Read more »
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.
Field Day 2017 may be over for another year, but 2018 planning and preparation is already underway. How did we do this year? The short answer: very well indeed. We had 57 people help out at Heritage Acres, our regular ... Read more »