(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.
Hi ARDF fox-hunters!
I hope you are all doing great. Here is the list of the upcoming ARDF fox-hunting events: Continue reading
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.
I hope you are all enjoying such a beautiful weather lately. Here is the list of the upcoming ARDF fox-hunting events: Continue reading
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 http://www.ardf.ca 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cheers, and many 73s.
Have a great weekends!
The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend will celebrate its 20 th year this August.
Mayne Island, British Columbia
In West Malaysia, the Borneo Amateur Radio Club has Tinagat Lighthouse for its first time in the premier fun event and will sign 9M6SDX .
There are nearly 200 entries with Germany leading on 40, then Australia 25 and the USA 20.
The 30 countries so far including strong registrations from Canada, Holland and Sweden.
To register, see past reports or read the simple guidelines for the weekend of August 19 and 20, check out the dedicated website illw.net
Jim Linton VK3PC
Received the following from Ken Clarke (VE7BC)
The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 27.
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
You might be a rookie and not even know it! The definition of a rookie has been changed for the Rookie Roundup, making it possible for more radio amateurs to qualify for the “Rookie” category. Continue reading
The operations from the Canadian VIMY war memorial site will commence 0000z April 1 and continue to April 10 with 17 operators and 2 stations operating multi-mode from 160 to 10m as band conditions allow. Continue reading
For those of us growing up in the turbulent sixties and if you were a radio geek like myself you’ll remember the pirate radio ship Radio Caroline. Continue reading