Agenda for Tuesday Jan. 15 General Meeting

11 Jan

Welcome to 2019. I hope everyone had a good break and spent time with family and friends. The Jan. 15, 2019 General Meeting of WARA will start with a short business meeting discussing the state of our annual amateur radio education program and classes. It is an important topic and the board needs your input. Then we will have a presentation by Jonathon Jacox, VA7JRJ, about the new APRS Digipeater/iGate we just installed on Triangle Mountain.

Come out and join us at the Jewish Community Center at 3636 Shelbourne Street at 6:30 PM for coffee and a chat, followed by the official meeting at 7:00 PM. – Brent Besse VA7BNB President

WARA at Emergency Preparedness Fair

6 May

WARA attended the Emergency Preparedness Fair out in Colwood (May 6, 2018). Al Muir VE7BEU, Frank Andersen VE7GCO, and Glenn Lindsey VE7GRQ represented the club.


Probably the most important activity was the opportunity to network with other radio amateur clubs and emergency radio teams. In the photo above is Al Muir, Frank Andersen, Jay (from CVARS), John Walls (New Horizons ARC – President), Steve Bradshaw (CVARS President)

Two HF propagation websites

5 May

In these times of difficult HF conditions, it’s probably necessary to do some calculating before getting onto the rig and sending “CQ CQ CQ 20 metres.”

The Off Grid Ham website has an article detailing the VOACAP and Proppy propagation calculators. They are pretty cool.