VA7RSI is up and running.

Hi Everyone;

VA7RSI is up and running—We seemed to have resolved the audio issue and the duplexer is as good as we can tune it with Al’s TinyVNA. I think at some point I’ll have to contact one of two Hams that have more accurate test gear to make sure we’re getting optimum isolation with minimal signal loss at our two frequencies, but for now I think it’s working. The location is not ideal—my place—but after I am convinced all the settings are good and it’s reliable we’ll move it to another home—which has yet to be determined. I will move the antenna higher when I can too.
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Back On The Bandwagon About Youth & Amateur Radio

Most of you who know me know I have been asking for many years now “How Do We Get The Younger People Involved In This Hobby”.  Usually when I bring it up I get the shrug of the shoulders and that’s about it. Continue reading

Alerts for: Metro Vancouver

Check your towers and antennas once again!

3:54 PM PST Monday 16 November 2015
Wind warning in effect for:

Metro Vancouver
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

70 to 90 km/h west to southwest winds will prevail over the south coast for much of Tuesday due to a low pressure system tracking into the B.C. Interior.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

BCQP Promotion

The most important thing to know is the date and time of the 2015 event: February 7, local time, 8am to 8pm (UTC 1600z Feb 7 to 0400z Feb 8).

Rules, tools, helpful hints, in-depth event analysis/reports and scores from past years, examples of the lovely photo-based certificates and plaques… all available for viewing from links on the BCQP page of the Orca DXCC website. Go to Orcadxcc

As always, top scores in every class receive a one-of-a-kind certificate showcasing beautiful BC . It’s a different photo every year and taken especially for the BCQP certificates and plaques. Definitely shack-worthy.

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