Thank you, Roger, for your excellent presentation – Operating on 630-metres. Why? and How? The WARA members (about 28) who attended thoroughly enjoyed the numerous slides and the facts which you had researched.
It was informative with the early history of wireless on the BC west coast both on land and on sea. Your technical presentation, which included data and SSTV transmissions to and from other BC radio amateurs in Vancouver, was superb.
Many thanks to Brian Summers VE7JKZ for his presentation titled “Erecting a tower/antenna in Saanich” at the February 20th WARA member meeting. Very informative.
There was a great turnout of 26 members and guests who enjoyed coffee, cookies, and conversation prior to and after the presentation. Three members took away Pelican cases.
Next meeting March 20, 2018 – Operating on 630-metres. Why? and How? Roger Graves VE7VV – Please join us!
Saanich radio tower approved over neighbours opposition
The club has a number of nets on its repeater 146.840 MHz. The most recent is the Newcomer (“Newbie”) on Thursday evenings at 2000 hrs. Recent net controllers have been Trevor VE7TAV and Bailey VA7AIB. Both are self-study hams and ... Read more »
[from Steve Pocock VA7KH – former director for the WARA Field Day]
ARRL Field Day 2017 results have just been published.
WARA station VE7VCC took top honors in B.C. We came FIRST in our 2A category. In Canada, we came in 6th overall, bettered only by 3x VE3, 1x VE2 and 1x VE1 stations. A fantastic achievement.
Another figure to digest, assuming my math is correct (please check!), we beat 80% of all other stations in North America, irrespective of category, power and location, coming 593rd out of 2,964 total entries.
[To view these fabulous results click here
– also you can check out the Field Day 2017 in the gallery to the right]
[Congratulations Steve – Glenn VE7GRQ – WARA Secretary]
New record attendance at the WARA Saturday morning breakfast at the Appletree restaurant. Everyone welcome at 0800 hours. Come early and get the best seats.