Field Day is the largest annual on-air event in the whole of amateur radio and has been going since 1933, the only hiatus being from 1943-1945 during WW II. In 1976, W1VV/1 was the first station to break the 10,000 ... Read more »
Many thanks to Don Tolson VE7ATJ for his energetic presentation to the WARA members on Tuesday evening. Titled “Top 10 Reasons Not to go (back) to HF”, it was a tongue-in-cheek and fun presentation which resonated with all members whether they ... Read more »
Event location and timetable When: June 24-25, 2017 Where: Saanich Historical Artifacts Society (Heritage Acres), 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton. BC. V8M 1W4 Washroom facilities are available on site. Bring plenty of sun cream and a hat as the site can ... Read more »
Frank Eichel VE7AWV will be WARA’s presenter on February 21, 2017.
His topic is “Installing an Optibeam yagi on a short tower on the roof of my house”.
Frank with his first home built CW transmitter.
Below is a short bio found on Frank’s QRZ webpage. I heartily suggest you log in to QRZ and have a look at his photos.
Participating as an operator in Field Day, regardless of mode, provides you with two vital skills: 1) you learn to become efficient and accurate information communicators, providing and requesting confirmation ‘fills’ when needed, and 2) perhaps without even realizing it, ... Read more »