Peripatetic Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, and four other operators announced over the weekend that their postponed plans to mount the 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island are back on. Continue reading
First let’s start with the following chain of events.
On January 31st, at 0600z, the team announced that they have arrived at Bouvet! There was fog and freezing rain that greeted them. Later that day, at 1500z, Ralph, K0IR, reported: Bouvet Island came into view at about 0600 UTC today. Continue reading
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
CHR member VE7QCS files the following:
Our long tradition of ComFest Amateur Radio Swap Meet continues in 2017. This is a great venue to meet fellow hams, buy and sell gear or simply discover what the world of Amateur Radio has to offer. Continue reading
(Editors note: fellow CHR member VE7HRA once again is on his annual adventure to the south and his visits to the hamfests. He files the following report)
Oh what to do to get out of the cold BC winter?
Well let’s just head south and see what we can do that is ham related.
Ah, Quartzfest, the third week of January. Let’s dry camp in the middle of the Arizonia desert for a week. 6 miles south of Quartzsite Az. Pull of Highway 95 follow the signs and look for all of the RV’s with strange antennas sticking up. A week camping with lots of like minded folks. Seminars, demo’s, campfires, hobo stew, cast iron cooking, a hootenanny, meeting old friends and a Saturday early morning swapmeet. What could be better. Continue reading
Had coffee with Lou (VE7CGE) this morning and he was saying they still have some tables left for the swap meet on March 5. Continue reading
(Lou has sent me some info regarding the swap meet this year. You can also check their webpage for info )
It is Swap Meet again on Sunday March 05 2017. We are attaching some promotional material that you can share with your friends and club members.
We have already received some requests for tables. It is our intention to sell out all the tables by mid February like we did last year. All tables need to be prepaid by that time and we have set up a Pay Pal service on our website http://www.ve7bar.org. We pay the service charge for Pay Pal. Continue reading
This Sunday (March 6) the Burnaby Amateur Radio Swap Meet will take place. With 99% of the tables sold this promises to be a bonanza for buyers looking to add to their radio gear.
Doors open to the public at: 10:00 am
Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewan Avenue, New Westminster, BC
Stop by the Fleetwood table and say hi to fellow CHR Member Bill VE7IKX.
For full details check out the Burnaby Site.
(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