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.


Upcoming ARDF Summer 2021 Events

Hello dear ARDF fellows,

I hope this email finds you well and in good health. We have gone through some tough times but we can see the situation in our province and region is slowly getting better and better. We are all keen to get back to our fox-hunting ARDF activities and we have some exciting news to share with you.

RAC New Way To Submit Logs

Announcing a new RAC Web Logs Submission System / Site

The Radio Amateurs of Canada Contests and Awards Committee (RAC-CAC) is pleased to announce the implementation of a new contest log submission system.

This system is designed to allow you to directly submit a Cabrillo-based log file as your official contest entry form for both the RAC Canada Day Contest and the RAC Canada Winter Contest.

The system follows the key principles for log submission that are now highly common in radiosport contesting.

The web-based application and its homepage interactively walks you through the process of submitting your log. The system also provides a helpful Frequently Asked (FAQ) questions page for those that need additional instructions about entry categories and answers to general questions regarding those categories.

This system will be available commencing with the RAC Canada Day Contest on July 1, 2021. If you would like an early look at the log submission system please visit:

For the 2021 contesting season we will still accept email logs via the published email addresses but will be looking to phase that method out in 2022.

Should you encounter any issues with the new system, please report any issues directly to Bart Ritchie, VE5CPU at

National Shortwave Listeners Club

The National Shortwave Listeners Club meets on the Zoom platform on Sunday nights and all shortwave listeners are invited to join in. 

The club will continue to meet during the summer months and meetings will always include information of interest to newcomers and old timers in the hobby and there is always an opportunity to ask questions on any area of interest. 

Further training for the HAREC examination will resume after the summer break and anyone interested should secure their place by making contact through



To pay tribute to the individuals (YL and OM) who have suffered, those who are currently suffering or have passed (SK) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, look for the special event callsign TM57COV to be used between June 15-29th. 

They also pay tribute to the caregivers who with strength and courage do an extraordinary job saving lives everyday throughout the world. 

The operators mentioned are Denis F1PHB, Jean-Jacques F4HEI, Sébastien F5BQU, Michel F5PPG, Pascal F5TLZ and André F6BGH.

QSL via Marc Nogent (F-11734), 60 Rue Foch, Audun-le-Tiche, F- 57390 France. QSLs will be printed in July/August. For all QSLs received, the callsigns will be listed on the QSL Manager’s Web site at:

You Know You’re a Ham When…


You Know You’re a Ham When…
Engineering Humor - RF CafeThese tech-centric jokes, song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and websites across the Internet. This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.

Humor #1#2, #3

This list came from the Portland Amateur Radio Club website, that notes: “Originated by Mike Lazaroff KB3RG.

Downloaded from the ‘Wireless Institute of Australia, New South Wales Division’ Web Pages on the Internet, and slightly Anglicised by myself.

The only time you get up at 6am is for a hamfest.

You know you can run all your home appliances on your equipment back-up battery.

Someone in a Music shop asks you what bands you like and you answer two meters and seventy centimeters.

A bank clerk asks you to spell your name and you do so phonetically.

In a conversation…

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