ILLW reaches 200 mark

It has been a very interesting week in our journey towards this year’s International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) event, which is now only two and a half months away. Continue reading


Hyack Parade – 2nd call for operators – Saturday May 26


The Hyack International Parade in New Westminster is on Saturday, May 26. That is less than two weeks away! The following is our list of operators so far.

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Hyack Parade – Operators Needed


The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 26.

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

Burnaby Amateur Radio Annual Swap Meet

At our weekly get together on Thursday Lou, VE7CGE informed us that their annual swap meet is drawing close. He said he’s been getting calls with amateurs wanting to book tables. My suggestion is if your thinking of booking a table for this event you should contact Lou sooner rather then later. All the info is below: Continue reading

This Amateur Radio Direction Finding is a lil different..

(Came across this interesting idea from VK land for Christmas and getting hams involved in the season.)

You’ll be following and listening to the fox no doubt dressed as Santa.

Yes it’s the Townsville Amateur Radio Clubs annual MONSTER XMAS LIGHTS TOUR.

Get out your Santa Hats, flashy pins and Christmas Costumes and get ready for a magical mystery tour of the light fantastic !

Australia’s famous TARC Monster Xmas Lights Tour is on again, happening Friday evening December 15th.

It’s a Drive Yourself Dazzling Spectacular and all mobile shack chariots will need to monitor 146.5MHz during the tour to hear instructions from the guide (or foxy Santa’s) vehicle.

If you do not have a 2metre transceiver in your vehicle – don’t worry as a
handheld will be lent to you.

Be sure to pack an esky with plenty of cool water and cool bananas as the tour will be happening in a dehydrating climate!

MXLT organiser Gavin VK4ZZ, with help from stage surveyors, is currently
plotting a way around the City of Townsville.

The tour should end by 10pm at a secret destination.

JOTA 2017 Organizers Urge Scout Stations to Register Now


Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA/JOTI) event takes place over the October 20 – 22 weekend, and organizers are urging Scout stations planning to participate to register now. The world JOTA-JOTI Team has activated its online sign-up system. This year’s event will be the 60th Jamboree on the Air.

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Upcoming events ARDF Fox-hunting in the Lower Mainland

Happy Friday!

After a record breaking participation ARDF event in Surrey (on May-20th), we are holding next events as bellow.

Jun-17 -> ARDF practice fox-hunt event, 80m.
At Byrnecreek Park in Burnaby.
Please go to site for more details.

Jun-24 -> ARDF demo fox-hunt event, 80m @ RARC Field Day.
At Gary Point Park in Richmond.

To those who just joined us, at the last SARC ARDF event we wish you the warmest welcome.
Thank you all for your support. Again should you have any questions/comments/suggestions feel free to contact me or Les (

Cheers, and many 73s.
Have a great weekends!