Coastal Ham Radio Club

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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.

 

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Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio

I just wanted to write this to start the conversation in order to disrupt amateur radio’s status quo, in response to K0NR’s blog, “Is The Internet Destroying Amateur Radio?” This was a great analysis by Bob, and it really paints a picture of the current state of the hobby, including the apparent distaste for internet-connected…

via Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio — NØSSC’s Ham Radio Blog

This Amateur Radio Direction Finding is a lil different..

(Came across this interesting idea from VK land for Christmas and getting hams involved in the season.)

You’ll be following and listening to the fox no doubt dressed as Santa.

Yes it’s the Townsville Amateur Radio Clubs annual MONSTER XMAS LIGHTS TOUR.

Get out your Santa Hats, flashy pins and Christmas Costumes and get ready for a magical mystery tour of the light fantastic !

Australia’s famous TARC Monster Xmas Lights Tour is on again, happening Friday evening December 15th.

It’s a Drive Yourself Dazzling Spectacular and all mobile shack chariots will need to monitor 146.5MHz during the tour to hear instructions from the guide (or foxy Santa’s) vehicle.

If you do not have a 2metre transceiver in your vehicle – don’t worry as a
handheld will be lent to you.

Be sure to pack an esky with plenty of cool water and cool bananas as the tour will be happening in a dehydrating climate!

MXLT organiser Gavin VK4ZZ, with help from stage surveyors, is currently
plotting a way around the City of Townsville.

The tour should end by 10pm at a secret destination.

New product for antenna testing

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SOTABEAMS has released details of latest addition to their antenna testing system, the WSPRlite Flexi, today.

Building on the success of the WSPRlite Classic, the Flexi increases coverage from 6 metres through to 630 metres.

 

The Flexi also incorporates a number of new facilities including a unique interference avoidance algorithm to help it avoid interference from other WSPR users. When combined with the DXplorer.net website, WSPRlite provides a unique way to look at antenna performance and to see how propagation varies in real-time.

Details at:
http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/wsprlite-flexi

(As seen on Southgate ARC)

[RAC-Bulletin] Update on Problems with RAC Website

 

The Radio Amateurs of Canada uses a platform called WordPress, a website content management system, to run our website. Due to recent changes to the WordPress software, we are continuing to experience issues with the RAC website and posts and pages can take up to a minute or more to load. Continue reading