For Sale

BARC 2020 Swap Meet – New Venue

The 2020 BARC Annual Swap Meet will be was held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Salvation Army - Cariboo Hill Temple in Burnaby from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

The address is 7195 Cariboo Rd, Burnaby, BC, V3N4Y3

General Admission: $6 (children 12 and under are free)

For more information please visit the swap meet page at

For Sale: Kent KT-1 telegraph key

Kent KT-1 telegraph key

I'm selling my Kent KT-1 straight key. I purchased it new 2 years ago and have only used it a few times as a demo. It's a heavy and precise telegraph instrument, all steel and brass and will outlast all of us. It's in like new condition. Reason for selling - I mainly use a Begali paddle and a small Soviet portable key. Comes with a 1/4 inch stereo plug. Well packed in original box. Asking $150. Compare to $175 plus tax and shipping for new.


Selling FT817ND

I am  wanting to sell my  FT-817ND because it comes out I am not a big fan of QRP so i am thinking about upgrading to something like a  FT-891 ,

I already had this posted to the LARA website a few weeks ago with no responses to i am now posting it to other local clubs buy/sell boards.
It was bought new from a US retailer through Amazon in 2017, it has seen very little use and the condition is like new, I obscured the serial numbers in the photos but ill haply show any interested buyers the amazon confirmation emails.
This offer includes the following:
- Radio  Yaesu FT-817ND
- Original hand microphone
- Original internal Ni-MH battery
- Battery tray adapter for 8xAA batteries
- Power cable (splits to Power-Pole, 12v cigarette lighter, alligator clips)
- After market 110v AC battery charger
- If the buyer is interested ill also throw in a re-purposed aftermarket power supply
You can reach me at (778) 686-3041.
I payed 912 CAD (tax included) for it in 2017 and I am thinking about asking for 750 CAD
thank you for your attention,
VA7MLP , 73
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Morad Marine style 146 vhf antenna 6db and mounting mast paid with taxes over $300.00 BRAND NEW will take $200,00 The Best Marine Antennas Since 1955. More info at:


Merlin Mah

Callsign  ve7or


QSL Cards for Sale

I have about 10 binders of QSL cards for sale. My Dad had call signs in Ontario, Quebec and BC. His last call sign was in Nanoose Bay VE7XO.  These cards might be of interest to someone.  The cards date back to the 1950's.


Cell: 604-790-5185

604 985 7704

Ethernet cables & morse code

I'm clearing out a bunch of stuff to make room for more stuff! I have a bunch of CAT 5E ethernet cables of various lengths from 10' to 30' and some shorter ones.. Most are unused still packaged. Most are white in colour, all have RJ45 connectors. Make an offer. I can bring some to Metrotown. Message me your needs and I'll check to see what I have.

There's a chance the club will have its new premises before Xmas. Among other things we can do a morse code class for those thinking about adapting a VHF/UHF portable to CW. It's a great skill to have and operating CW is a heck of a lot of fun. I taught CW and gave the exam back in the 90s. If you're interested in getting something together send me an email.

Michael Hill

Callsign   VE7DMH


Phone   (778) 919-7005

Dressler ARA-30 Active Receiving Antenna

A vintage Dressler German made receiving antenna with an amplifier. Working condition. Accepts 12v power through the feed line, comes with a feed line bias tee power supply and mounting hardware. 30kHz-30MHz.

Contact Alex at

For Sale Icom IC-5100

A dual-band, dual receive Transceiver with DSTAR and includes the Bluetooth option. Good condition and a fantastic radio.

Michael Larden

Wanted – QRP – Small Portable Multi-Band Rig

Exotic or simple - I'm looking for a very small portable QRP rig. Multi-band preferred. SSB an asset, but not necessary. Internal tuner and power preferred. Extra field-antenna kit would be appreciated too.

Elecraft KX1,2 or 3 , Yaesu 817, QRP Labs, UBitX - as long as its easily portable, easy to use in the field. Factory-built or will consider a successful project-build.

Price should be competitive - depending on Model, Age and Condition.

Kevin Woods

(250) 335-3085


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