fellow coastal ham member ve7aov on spark radios. Thanks john for an informative article
We are a hundred years on from when King Spark ruled the air waves. Those days are out of living memory. Now without living advocates spark technique is too often in danger of being dismissed as lame and its importance lost to our “culture” as radio operators. What spark technology did was to “invent” the pattern of radio station operation that we hams still know today. Continue reading
Alberta ARES requests priority access to 14.135, 7.135 and 3.675 due to Fires
Fires in Alberta have resulted in the activation of Emergency Management Alberta and the subsequent activation of amateur radio assets. RAC requests that Canadian and US amateurs honour the request of Alberta ARES that priority be given to Alberta amateurs on 14.135, 7.135 and 3.675 in their support of the Alberta government during the emergency.
Bill Boskwick, VE4BOZ
RAC Chief Field Services Officer
720 Belfast Road, #217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5
613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304
2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in the world.
Furness Amateur Radio Society in Cumbria has secured the call sign GB8CMC, 8 Centuries Magna Carta, and will be on the air during June to celebrate this great document.
The station will be active from 12th June until the 26 th June on the HF bands using a high power station, so listen for and work this unique station.
More information at QRZ.com
Prior to the modern age of computers there were only two ways to confirm you made a contact, either by direct mail or the bureau. Both are still viable options today. Dont get me wrong I’m not against the computer age to confirm a QSO. Continue reading
I was having coffee with one of our fellow members the other day and he was saying how machine cw has changed the landscape of the mode. He went on to say how can anybody copy 40 or 50 wpm without the use of a machine generate code program. Continue reading
The 144.436 MHz beacon D4C in the Cape Verde Islands HK76mv was received at PJ4VHF in Bonaire, Caribbean EM95qc on May 6 over a distance of 4686 km Continue reading
New Westminster Hyack Parade
HELP PLEASE! – FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT POSSIBLY BE INTERESTED IN JOINING US. ANNOUNCEMENTS ON NETS, CLUB MEETINGS, NEWSLETTERS, WEBSITES ETC. WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Assignments will include such things as assembly area, judging, shuttle buses, police, with various Hyack and parade officials, P.A. announcer, dispersal etc. The parade committee also counts on us for communication at many of the intersections along the parade route and would appreciate any help we can provide with the actual manning of the traffic barricades. Continue reading
A new 2 meter beacon that automatically listens for and logs responses is on the air from County Cork in Ireland. Continue reading