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Field Day 2017

2017 Feild day - Blue Mountain Park.

From 11 a.m. Saturday June 24, 2017 to 11 a.m. Sunday June 25, 2017, the Burnaby, Coquitlam, and New Westminster, amateur radio clubs will be conducting a joint annual Field Day at Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park, located at 975 King Albert Avenue. Map

The public is welcome to stop by the east side of the Park 1 block North of King Albert Avenue on Porter Street (just north of the tennis courts)  to watch local radio amateurs of all ages as they set up and operate radio equipment to make contact with other operators from the Lower Mainland clubs, as well as the thousands of local clubs across North America that will be participating in this years activities.

Be sure to stop by the “Get on the Air” (GOTA) station, and experience the thrill of talking with someone in a distant town or city, using nothing but a short wave radio transceiver.

Antenna Setup - Friday June 23, 2:00 pm PDT.
Setup - Saturday June 24, 8:00 am PDT.
Start of opperations - Saturday June 24, 11:00 am PDT.
End of opperations - Sunday June 25, 11:00 am PDT.
Tear down - Sunday Juune 25, after 11:00 am PDT.
Parking along Porter Ave.
Talk-in on VE7RBY VHF - 145.350 Tonne 127.3

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2017 Burnaby Amateur Radio Club Annual Swap Meet

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Notice of BARC AGM – November 6 2015

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2015 Burnaby Amateur Radio Club Annual Swap Meet

2015 Burnaby Amateur Radio Club Annual Swap Meet

Sunday February 22, 2015

Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewan Avenue, New Westminster, BC

Door Prize: Icom ID-31A, UHF D-Star handheld.  Raffle Prize: Icom IC-2300H 65W VHF Mobile.

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MRARC 2014 ARDF – Sept 27th

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BARC at the Edmonds City Fair

This was our first year at the Edmonds City Fair (and Classic Car and Motorcycle Show). We got to set up between the City of Burnaby's Emergency Program booth and the RCMP Emergency Command Vehicle. It was a perfect spot. We could borrow power from the generator on the Emergency Vehicle and the Grab & Go kit we were demonstrating was one of the big HF/VHF City kits that Lou, VE7CGE, and Ron, VA7AUZ, put together a while back.

One of the things that I'm always struggling with is how to get people interested enough to stop and talk with us, especially the younger ones ... they're a tough crowd. So this year I did some asking around and searching of the web and came up with a bunch of activities.

In addition to the HF/VHF kit we had a code practice oscillator, a pair of FRS radios, QSL card decorating, Morse Code bracelets using Rainbow Loom elastics, and a big jar of lollipops :)

Everything was a hit ... the bracelets for the tweens and teens, the QSL cards for the younger kids, the practice oscillator and lollipops with kids of all ages.

The ARRL website suggests going with beads for the bracelets but I guessed that incorporating the Rainbow Loom stuff would keep things very trendy. I wasn't wrong there. I don't think we had less than three or four people at the booth at any given time.

The funniest part of the whole day was that none of us tending the booth use code. But with the help of the printouts we muddled through and probably memorized a few letters :)

A super big thanks go out to Pete, VE7VPK and Ray, VE7RKG for all their help!

73s
Karla
VA7KJW

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