WARA will be participating in Field Day June 22-23, 2019 with Frank Andersen VE7GCO as the club’s coordinator. Our location will be as usual at Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton, British Columbia. Hank VA7HV is looking after the signup for the SSB/CW stations while Bailey VA7AIB is looking for GOTA/VHF station operations. Hans VE7OES, Al VE7BEU will take care of station setup and the logging network. A group of XYL’s are looking into the Bar-B-Q dinner event with the cake and fixings. This is WARA’s 50th so there will be extra events as well. Frank will be bringing the tents and other material from his home, and will be bringing down as well picking up the pizza on Saturday for lunch. The more that help the more fun this weekend is so plan to come out and join in the event. See you there, Frank VE7GCO
To Register as a Field Day VOLUNTEER/PARTICIPANT click on VOLUNTEER on the top of the WARA home page. (If you do not have an account, click the “Sign Up” link at the top.) If you have an account, log into the Volunteer system. (If you forget your password, enter your email address and click the “Reset Password” button.) For security, the system will send you an email confirming your request and then it will send you a new randomly generated password, which you can change. Once logged in, you can change your password and/or update your experience level by clicking on your call sign on the top menu.On the radio operator sign up sheets, fill in the times that you would like to operate.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 16th for a talk by our own Larry Gagnon (VE7EA) entitled Get Fit (or not), Have Fun, Play Radio! The Summits on the Air (SOTA) Program”. This is a fun and interesting part of ham radio and worth coming out the learn all about it. We will also have a business meeting to discuss a couple of items. Please join us at the Jewish Cultural Center at 3636 Shelbourne at 7:00PM, Tuesday Apr. 16, 2019. The board looks forward to seeing and talking with you.
Bailey Meeres VA7AIB and Trevor Peirce VE7TAV are hosting a new Facebook Group – the Unofficial Discussion Group for Westcoast Amateur Radio Association. This helps fill the gap that was left after we recently closed down our forum for technical and administrative reasons. Bailey and Trevor invite you to join the new group to discuss anything related to the club or radio in general.
Come and join us on March 19th meeting and see a webinar with Mr. John Kruk
(N9UPC), the National Sales Manager of the Amateur Division of Yaesu USA.
He will be discussing Yaesu’s Digital system, C4FM, as well as an
introduction to their new HF gear. There will be some time for questions and
comments. This should be a good session so please try to attend if you can at our general meeting location JCC, 3636 Shelbourne Street.
At the February WARA membership meeting we had an online presentation from Michael Walker (VA3MW) from FlexRadio. We started the meeting with Mike’s presentation due to the three hour time difference. Mike talked about SDR in general and then dove ... Read more »