Repeater Day April 11

Many repeaters over the last several years have increasingly gone very quite.  In an attempt to to get people using these repeaters again Coastal Ham Radio is asking all amateurs to be active on April 11 between 11:00 and 15:00.  Details can be found on our site.


2 Metre Day

There has been a lot of talk about the lack of activity on the various repeaters around the lower mainland.  A group in the UK have made March 28 2M day in an attempt to get more activity on the band.  This sounds like a good project for around here.  You can read the article below. Continue reading

Vibroplex Purchases Bencher Amateur Radio Product Line

Bencher Inc has announced the sale of its Amateur Radio product line to Vibroplex LLC of Knoxville, Tennessee, owned by Scott Robbins, W4PA.

“This sale ends Bencher’s presence in the Amateur Radio field, thus allowing the principals, Jere Benedict, President, and Bob Locher, W9KNI, to move towards retirement,” the announcement said. Continue reading

RSGB announces Eclipse QSO Party to study propagation

The RSGB Contest Committee has announced an Eclipse QSO Party, in cooperation with the Propagation Studies Committee, during the partial eclipse on March 20. According to the RSGB, the event is not a contest, but some RSGB Contest Committee software and web facilities will be used to collect and display activity reports. Continue reading