King Spark

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

[RAC-Bulletin] Alberta ARES requests priority access to 14.135, 7.135 and 3.675 due to Fires

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

ve4boz@rac.ca
wp.rac.ca
720 Belfast Road, #217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5
613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304
raccomms@gmail.com

GB8CMC

GB8CMC

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

It Seems The Process Of QSL Cards Is Getting Out Of Hand

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

2015 Sea-Pac Ham Radio Convention

My name is Pat Roberson, W7PAT and I am the PIO for the Sea-Pac Ham Radio Convention.  I am attaching a copy of the flier for the 2015 Sea-Pac convention, with the hopes that you will help distribute this within the membership of your club or organization.  Please feel free to post this link on your web page, or a link to www.seapac.org.  If any of your members have Facebook, they can “friend” us there too.

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More Operators Still Needed

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