Port Alberni Swap Meet Cancelled

Our Island members take note that VA7MPG is reporting that he has been advised the Port Alberni Swap Meet has been cancelled.

Port Alberni Swap Meet


Bad news from the Bouvet DXpedition team

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

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

Ham Trip To The South

(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

Burnaby Swap Meet Sunday March 5

(Lou has sent me some info regarding the swap meet this year.  You can also check their webpage for info )

Dear friends.
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 – Burnaby Amateur Radio Swap Meet

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.