WARA’s old VE7VIC-14 APRS system was an RF receive-only iGate, which meant that it listened for RF traffic on 144.390 MHz and sent the received beacons to the APRS-IS internet servers. This was fine for getting local stations into the ... Read more »
We had a good members meeting. The status of our ham classes was discussed and the effects on our budget was explained by the treasurer. One member offered to help but we need three members to cover the work. Please ... Read more »
The annual CARHA hockey weekend is coming up soon. Check out the Public Service page and you will find radio operator shift schedules on the CARHA Documents page.
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.