Coastal Ham Radio Club


Coastal Ham Radio Club is for the amateur radio enthusiast. We are a group of local British Columbia amateurs who wish to socialize, learn, share and promote the hobby. Membership is free and let’s you post comments, questions, suggestions etc. plus gives you a voice to how we shape and grow Coastal Ham Radio. Polk around the site and you will find an enrollment form in the about page.



New Westminster Hyack Parade – Saturday May 25

(From the desk of Ken Clarke VE7BC)


The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 25.

Operators assigned to the assembly area and parade officials will start communications at 08:00 and those assigned to points along the parade route will start a little later. The event starts at 10:30 with the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the parade follows. We are usually all done by around 13:00. Continue reading

Radio Caroline-fond memories as a teenager

This is not strictly amateur radio but being TBT I’m remembering from a bygone era.

For those of us who grew up in the sixties and listened and followed radio, I was always interested in pirate station Radio Caroline and what was next.  This was of interest because here was a radio station breaking all the rules and nothing could be about them since they were broadcasting in international waters. Well Radio Caroline does live on to this day, although now they break no rules. This story from the BBC for me brings back a lot of fond memories of a bygone era.  I did grow up here in Canada and not England but as a teenager I followed Radio Caroline With great interest.  BTW the name Caroline is named after JFK’s daughter.

Radio hams transfer Crypto Currency on 40m band

CryptoVibes reports amateur radio was used to send Bitcoin from Toronto to Michigan on 7.077 MHz using the digital mode JS8Call

The transfer was made on February 12 between radio amateurs @nvk in Toronto and Sam Patterson @SamuelPatt in Michigan (MI).

This is believed to be the first transfer of a Bitcoin across national borders using amateur radio.

Read the full story at

(As seen from Southgate ARC)