The Technical team installed a new 146.840 power amplifier on Thursday September 27, 2018. Initial testing is successful. Donations are welcome to help cover the $2800 expenditure from the contingency fund. This will help keep the fund in good shape. ... 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.
Vancouver Island Ham Happenings Sept. 8. ... Read more »
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
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.