K4M Special Event Samuel Morse in Arroyo, Puerto Rico

The team of the Radio Operadores del Sur (Radio Operators of the South-ROS) are going to activate Special Event Station K4M commemorating the 157th anniversay of the first telegraph communication by cable in Latin America. This historic event was done by Mr. Samuel F B Morse on March 1st, 1859 in the city of Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

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From Quartzfest to Yuma

(Fellow CHR member VE7HRA recently attended the Yuma Hamfest.  Here’s is report on what the rest of us missed.)

This is the latest report from sunny warm Yuma, the temperature should be around 87f this afternoon. Warmer than normal.
Sponsored by the Yuma ARO this hamfest is growing every year. No estimate of attendance yet, but it is busy. Continue reading

Burnaby Swap Meet is getting close

Mark your calendars, Sunday March 6, Burnaby Amateur Radio’s annual swap meet is getting very close. Lou (VE7CGE) has sent out a package to all vendors with instructions for the day of the event. If you haven’t received your package yet contact Lou ASAP.

As of Thursday they had two tables left. If you are thinking of getting a table you had better act fast.

Lou says this is going to be another exceptional year.

You can find the details on our upcoming events page with a link back to the Burnaby site.

Want to get started in the digital modes?

If your wanting to get started in digital modes and don’t have a clue to where to start N4CCP Cliff Batson will explain cables, Signalink and RIGblaster and how to connect them between the radio and the computer.  This video is really for the person who has never tried digital in the past and is interested in getting started.  Cliff does explain this in a very easy to understand video. Continue reading