At our November members meeting, David James, VA7VK, Will be giving a talk entitled, THE VAGARIES AND ADVENTURES OF ESTABLISHING AN HF STATION IN A TOUGH LEGAL AND TECHNICAL SETTING. “This presentation documents my return to Amateur Radio after being ... Read more »
The 2023 ARRL Field Day results have been published in the December issue of QST magazine. WARA placed number 1 in BC, Number 4 in Canada and number 68 over all for Class 2A. That is a club station (A), operating ... Read more »
It’s that time of year again, time for the CARHA Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament (Friday January 19, 2024 – Sunday, January 21, 2024). Background: This tournament is one of the largest events that WARA supports spanning three days and involving ... Read more »
Every year the club participates in a number of public service activities by providing communications logistics to a number of events. These activities are essential for getting the word out about amateur radio, allowing members to hone their skills, and ... Read more »
If the prognosticators for increasing numbers of sunspots and the ramp up of the new sunspot cycle are correct, then those radio amateurs who enjoy HF will be dusting off their rigs, keys and microphones in anticipation of good DX.
Here’s a link to the Sunspot Index and Long-term Solar Observations which gives us a taste of what’s to come for sunspot numbers. Today’s numbers can be found at Space Weather Live.
There’s always a possible fly in the sunspot ointment and they’re called Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) which can disrupt communications. A nice CME was observed on Tuesday August 4th. Check out this GIF.