Radio amateur Evan Cameron VE6BIC pitched two ideas to Sturgeon county councillors during their April 10 meeting
The first concerned the 76-acre site along Hwy. 2 just south of Morinville that currently houses the Sturgeon County South office and a number of amateur radio antennas. Continue reading
James Brooks, 9V1YC/N1YC, and Wilbert Knol, PE7T, are now active from Christmas Island (OC-002) until approximately April 21st.
They will be active as VK9X/N1YC and VK9X/PE7T on 80-10 meters using SSB and CW. They have no specific plans for Digital modes.
QSL via W5UE for VK9X/N1YC and via PE7T for VK9X/PE7T.
This is taken from the CARF (now known as RAC) Repeater Directory from 1990. You will notice tones were not in use back then.
The following link will give the full Canadian Listings.
My thanks to VE3IPS for supplying the information.
(This a a bit of a long read, but it opens up a lot of questions where this hobby is going these days. Comments are open on this – what’s your opinion?)
A Pioneering Background
I was musing recently on the wonderful history of Amateur Radio, from the early pioneers with spark transmitters and the race to get the first signals across the Atlantic, up to the Microwave enthusiasts who developed the way forward for space communications and satellite technology (and, whisper this, mobile phone technology!) Continue reading
Radio amateurs around the world will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the air during the St Patrick Award activity. The St Patrick Award activity will get under way at 1200 UTC on March 16 and continue until 1200 UTC on March 18. (St Patrick’s Day is March 17.) Continue reading
The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce a Release Candidate of WSJT-X Version 1.9.0. This is a second beta release, so it’s called v1.9.0-rc2. A first candidate release, v1.9.0-rc1, has already been tested in the field by a small test group. A General Availability (GA) release of v1.9.0 will be announced at a suitable time in the near future. After that time you should no longer use any -rc# candidate. Continue reading
With Club log reporting that more then 1/2 of today’s contacts are made by FT8 (Feb 2018) I’m wondering how many out there understand this is a low power mode. As you can see by Randy’s latest video they don’t seem to follow the steps below, but their having fun and maybe that’s what it’s all about. Maybe I’m missing something, should you really crank it to 100 watts to make a contact?? Continue reading
This is a general reminder to clubs in BC about the log submission deadline for BCQP 2018. The deadline is March 5, 2018.
If anyone in your club participated in BCQP 2018 and intended to but has not yet submitted a log, please encourage him/her to send it in before March 5. Continue reading