RAC Announcement

RAC has made the following announcement:

Allan Munnik, VA7MP/VE7RMP, was appointed as the new Director for the British Columbia/Yukon Region

Congratulations Al, a fellow CHR member. Continue reading


OF9X promotes the Christmas spirit on the radio spectrum

Santa ClausGreetings from the Land of Santa Claus, in the Far North at the Arctic Circle. The busy yuletide season is soon upon us, and Santa is preparing his sleigh for another world tour. The old man is very busy, but fortunately the elves are there to help him deliver the Christmas spirit to the world’s children. Continue reading


New 2 Meter SSB Net

Fellow CHR member VE7OR advises of a new net starting.

Notice to meeting up every Thursday at 7 p.m. p.s.t on 144.225 s.s.b upperside. Continue reading


Is Kit Building For You?

Came across this interesting video on kit building by Dave Casler (KE0OG).  It’s roughly a 12 minute video and he describes the pros and cons of building ones own equipment.

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday at Fleetwood Digital Products

Fellow CHR member, Bill (VE7IKX) would like to let everyone know he’s running a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale at Fleetwood Digital.






A big hole in the sun’s atmosphere

At the end of October, a hole in the sun’s atmosphere lashed Earth’s magnetic field with solar wind, sparking moderately-strong geomagnetic storms and almost a full week of Arctic auroras. Continue reading


Sunspot Cycle Plunges

The sun has looked remarkably blank lately, with few dark cores interrupting the featureless solar disk. This is a sign that Solar Minimum is coming. Continue reading


93-year-old WWII veteran still taps out Morse code

We might live in a world where knowing how to write code is gold, but for 93-year-old Merle Taylor there is only one code: Morse code.

Taylor learned Morse code at 20 when she signed up to help Canada and the war effort. Her war-time job was to teach it to the pilots through the British Commonwealth Air Training plan. Continue reading


North American and European Summits on the Air ‘Super activation’ November 19th

After the success of the Australia-Europe Summit-to-Summit event in October, Gerald G4OIG suggested a similar event, this time between Europe and North America. The SOTA community has rallied behind him. Continue reading