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.
All local radio amateurs are welcome to check in and join the New Horizons Amateur Radio Club’s net each weekday morning at 08:45. They use the CRD Emergency Program’s repeater on 146.980 MHz with a -103.5 Hz tone. Seniors are welcome ... Read more »
The WARA Ham Class is now meeting in the CRD Commons Room on Government at Fisgard with an enthusiastic group of soon-to-be hams. We are more than half way through the course and students are now visiting local ham stations. Here Pete, Eva, Chris and Ian visit with Rick VE7TK.
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, the Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) will be hosting its second annual Swap Meet and Emergency Communications Display at the South Arm United Church at 11051 No. 3 Rd. ... Read more »