Scouts Love Ham Radio

30 Jul
The 2019 Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard in Sooke has now come and gone, and from all accounts it was a roaring success. Some 3000 Scouts (including youth aged 11 – 14 years old, Scout leaders and 500 volunteers all who ... Read more »

Ham Radio Help Needed for Pacific Jamboree 2019

3 Jul

In just over one year from now, the Scout camp at Camp Barnard in Sooke will be hosting the Pacific Jamboree (i.e. PJ19), for some 3000 youth aged 11 to 14 years old for 8 days (July 6 -13, 2019). There is also the possibly of us doing it all again in 2020 for SOAR, the Girl Guide’s big Jamboree for some 2800 girls.

Our team, (i.e. Don Tolson VE7ATJ, Willy Burrows VE7WRB the Camp Ranger and myself Ron Bilinsky VA7RTB), will once again be running a Ham Radio Station at the Jamboree which was a real success last time during PJ15. Continue reading

Ham Class antenna making

7 Apr

 

We are close to the end of this year’s course.  Today we were making antennas, and Graeme looks very pleased with the results.  Many thanks to Donn VA7DH for machining a lot of plastic components, and to Ed VA7SDH for patiently giving glowing signal reports as we tried each new antenna on the air.