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Found this interesting article on Southgate ARC. Although the story is relating mainly to the UK and parts of Europe I wonder if this could happen here? Is it happening here already? The other big question if it’s happening here does anybody care? The article points out how repeaters are under used. Well we have seen that happen here also. I’ve left the comment section open what do you think?
Activity on the 144 MHz and higher bands is at its lowest for decades at a time when commercial interests are prepared to pay £1 million per MHz annually for spectrum Continue reading
In his blog Dominic Smith M0BLF gives his take on the great FT8 debate
Since its introduction a year ago FT8 has transformed amateur radio, enabling amateurs living in high-noise environments to make contacts that would have been impossible using traditional modes. Continue reading
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
Curbside Pick-up is available Saturday mornings, 9:30 AM, from 16016 – 82nd Ave, in Surrey (See below map). When placing your order simply select Curbside Pick-Up as your shipping method.
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Ken, VE3HLS, reports, ‘Get out your highlighter and circle June 15th, 16th and 17th on your calendars!
You don’t want to miss ‘The VE3HLS Grand Finale Rove!‘
This will be my final significant rove before I retire from satellite ops and get down to planning the next chapter of my life as I prepare to retire in Thailand.
I will follow the St. Lawrence Seaway down from Lake Ontario to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, activating FN14, FN15, FN24/25, FN35/36, FN46/47, FN57/58 and FN59/69 along the way down and back.
As always, the inspiration for the rove is a result of a few of you posting your grids QSLed maps to Twitter. I read them and base future roves on the gaps I see in your maps.
I’ll work out a basic schedule over the next week or two and post it on the AMSAT-BB and on Twitter.”
05/17/2018 from the ARRL
Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air. The mode has caught on so quickly that co-developer Joe Taylor expressed surprise last fall at the rapid uptake of FT8 for making contacts on HF bands. Judging by Logbook of The World (LoTW) data, more than 2.3 million FT8 contacts were uploaded in 1 month — a net gain of 1.2 million contacts on all modes over the same month last year, ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, said. Over the same period, activity in some of the other modes has declined. Continue reading
Our Island members take note that VA7MPG is reporting that he has been advised the Port Alberni Swap Meet has been cancelled.