New Westminster Hyack Parade – Saturday May 25

(From the desk of Ken Clarke VE7BC)

Hello,

The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 25.

Operators assigned to the assembly area and parade officials will start communications at 08:00 and those assigned to points along the parade route will start a little later. The event starts at 10:30 with the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the parade follows. We are usually all done by around 13:00. Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s CHR Coffee Gathering Cancelled

Hi Everyone:

Considering the snow we got yesterday plus their saying we’re in for another big one today let’s play it safe and we will cancel tomorrow’s coffee for this month and we will see you all on March 12.
Please spread the word.
Gord VE7FKY 

Throw Back Thursday

This is taken from the CARF (now known as RAC) Repeater Directory from 1990.  You will notice tones were not in use back then.

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The following link will give the full Canadian Listings.

https://ve3ips.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/carf-1990-repeater-directory1.pdf

My thanks to VE3IPS for supplying the information.

 

I’m glad to see they were having fun with FT8 but…..

With Club log reporting that more then 1/2 of today’s contacts are made by FT8 (Feb 2018) I’m wondering how many out there understand this is a low power mode. As you can see by Randy’s latest video they don’t seem to follow the steps below, but their having fun and maybe that’s what it’s all about. Maybe I’m missing something, should you really crank it to 100 watts to make a contact?? Continue reading

Why Not Try Another Band?

Fired up the rig today (Saturday) and saw quite a few on the waterfall on 20m. Made a few contacts but couldn’t help to think I was being lost by other stations over top of me. I’m use to this especially on a Saturday when their seems to an upswing Of hams on. Continue reading