The Short-Wave Mystery – Hardy Boys

10 Feb

Did you ever read the Hardy Boys? In the story titled The Short-Wave Mystery, Joe and Frank use their ham shack (do you remember their call sign?) to help solve a mystery of coded messages. Thieves are using stuffed animals to abet their wrong doing.

Ft McMurray Amateur Radio Club Public Service Net

5 Feb
VA7MPG tweeted that “The Fort McMurray Amateur Radio Club (VE6YMM) is now holding  the Wood Buffalo Public Service Net every Sunday at 19:30 on repeaters 146.940 & 147.000 Tone 100 Hz. Just one more sign that although the fire still burns things are ... Read more »

Bouvet Island DXpedition 3Y0Z – early 2018

2 Feb

VA7MPG has tweeted “This expedition is set for early 2018.  Two members will be from British Columbia. Neil King VA7DX and Steve Wright VE7CT.”

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To find out how the planning, fund raising and other issues are going with this event go to .

Bouvet Island is considered the remotest island in the world and is found between Cape Town, South Africa and Antarctica. Wikipedia has lots of info on fascinating Bouvet Island.

Ham Shack Focus – KG7CWG

31 Jan

Our first Ham Shack Focus highlights Joe Wright – KG7CWG who lives in Forks, Washington. WARA is very fortunate to have a number of terrific members living in the USA.

Joe’s description of his shack. “Top Row, RCI 2950 for 10,11, 12 m., MFJ power/swr meter for that radio and on the far right an RCI marine radio. Below on the shelf is my MFJ power supply, 2 terminal strips, a Palomar linear for the RCI 2950 and my Yaesu rotor control. On the bottom side of the shelf there has been a change. There is now a Yaesu 2900 and Kenwood TM-281. And of course then the main radio and accessories that includes an Ameritron power/swr meter, Yaesu FT-897D and my Ameritron amp. Since I am in ARES and currently the only one who can make direct contact with the Striped Peak repeater the 2900 get set on that frequency, the Kenwood gets set on our local repeater in Forks, and the 897 gets set on the simplex frequency during exercises and our weekly net. And I have very good connectivity with everyone in Victoria too.
My wife and I will be visiting later this year and I plan on being to the June meeting if all goes well.”

Thanks Joe for participating in WARA’s Ham Shack Focus.