The Annual General Meeting of the Westcoast Amateur Radio Association was held on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 19:00 h. at the Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne Street. Elections were held for board of directors positions. Brent Besse VA7BNB was ... Read more »
Join Captain Jerry Mason (USN ret.) VE7YAB for another of his fascinating presentations on German WW II U-boat radio and radar systems. 7:00 pm Tuesday September 18 at Red Cross House, 909 Fairfield..
“Radar vs. U-boats” will cover the seesaw battle between Allied Radars and U-boat Radar Detectors. It begins with the development of radar in the lead up to WWII ending with the fielding of the Chain Home radar network operating in the HF-band. Then the first air and ship borne radars operating in the VHF-band and the first German radar detectors. Next, and arguably the greatest technical development of the war, the cavity magnetron enabling compact, lightweight radars operating in the S-band and the German response. Lastly the fielding of radars operating in the X-band and the most advanced German radar detectors.
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 »
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 »
Come hear Steve Pocock, VA7KH, present the plans for this year’s Field Day. There will be an interesting new antenna this time, a “Get On The Air” station for new hams and for the public to try, and also a different contest logging system. Steve will speaking at the WARA meeting on May 16 at 7:00 in Red Cross House on Fairfield Avenue.