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Upcoming Events: May – June 2015

Friday May 15 2015: BARC Business Meeting.

Tommy Douglas Library 7311 Kingsway Burnaby BC V5E 1G8 - from (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm) Map

There are several items that need to be addressed.

Saturday May 16 2015: Fox Hunt Practice.

13:00 hrs. Watershed Park Delta BC. We meet at the east side of the park south 2 blocks and turn west one block to a school. All interested in fox hunting should come along. We are practicing for the Surrey Club annual fox hunt.

May 23, 2015: Surrey Fox hunt.

See Surrey Club Website http://ve7sar.net/ for details. Lunch is $10:00 covers hamburgers and drinks. Foxes will be 2 metres as well as HF on 80 metres.

May 23 2015: Hyack Parade - New Westminster BC.

Still could use a few more operators.  Please contact Lou VE7CGE for more details 604.291.1569  loucge@telus.net

May 24 2015: Coquitlam Open House.

Riverview Location. Follow the BCAS  (ambulance service) signs until you reach the SPARC sign (radio Museum). in the same building. Look for the eighty Foot towers that will be used on Field Day this year. A different class because of the permanent location.

Please take the trouble to visit the Radio Museum as well and see the changes that have taken place.

June 5, 2015: BARC Social Meeting

Edmonds Community Centre - 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1 | Map - from (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm). Meeting Room – 3  (212)

June 06 2015: Hats Off Day.

North Burnaby BC Hastings Street. Please note that parking is limited and you might have to walk a few blocks as the Parade closes the whole street for most of the day. We will have a shelter at the fire hall and we will be operating two stations on VHF. One using voice and the other using Data and RMS Express. We will need a number of volunteers to set up and operate the two stations. We will need other operators to operate from home and be available to speak to our guests. Contact Lou VE7CGE for details 604.291.1569  loucge@telus.net. We will decide on the frequencies closer to the event.

June 19, 2015: BARC Business Meeting.

Tommy Douglas Library 7311 Kingsway Burnaby BC V5E 1G8 - from (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm) Map

June 21 2015: Run For Cancer.

We will need some volunteers to help out on this event. I am available to organize the event. We need 6 to 8 volunteers to run net control and cover the course. Contact Lou VE7CGE for more details 604.291.1569  loucge@telus.net

June 27, 28 2015: Field Day.

We will be operating the Coquitlam Station for this event along with the New Westminster Club. We should have a ball with all this high power Equipment

Looks like we will be very busy over the next couple of months. Please mark your calendars and please keep track of your volunteer training hours as this can be very valuable information when we apply for assistance. Contact Lou VE7CGE for more details 604.291.1569  loucge@telus.net

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VE7RBY Update – April 30 2015

RBY VHF/UHF have been moved to VE7SCC for the time being. SFU battery rack has been bolted down by SFU facilities department.  We are presently waiting for SFU to complete various approvals regarding the new location  We appreciate everybody’s patience while this work is carried out.

Please check this website for future updates.

For further information, please e-mail:

Lou Beaubien. loucge@telus.net

 

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May Meetings

Friday May 1st 2015: Edmonds Community Centre (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Map

Using Amateur radio and RMS Express, for data communications.
This workshop will start from the beginning and will:
• Show some of the TNC’s available.
• Show where and how to obtain the software, for free.
• How to load and configure the software to match your radio.
• Which call signs and frequencies to use?
• How to transmit and receive data messages.
Presenters: Don POAPS & Ron HILL

Friday May 15 2015: Tommy Douglas Library (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm) Map

Business meeting

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April 2015 Meetings

April 3 - Good Friday - No Meeting: April 17 - Vancouver Sun Run Meeting - Location - Edmonds Community Centre - 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1 | Map  There will be a meeting held on April 17, 2015 At Edmonds Community Centre for Volunteers helping with radio communications at this year’s Vancouver Sun Run in Room 202 - from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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Results Of Special Resolution

During the March meeting, held on Friday March 20, 2015 - The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club held a vote in order to ratify changes to the club constitution. The vote took place at the Edmonds Community Centre – located at 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1 – At 7:00 pm. All paid up members present voted unanimously in favor of the changes. The changes will now be submitted to the BC Government for approval.

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Notice Of Special Resolution

The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club will be holding a vote in order to ratify changes to the club constitution.

The vote will take place at the March 20, 2015 meeting to be held at the Edmonds Community Centre – located at 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1 - At 7:00 pm. You must be a member in good standing (paid up) before meeting commencement in order to vote.

People wishing to pay membership dues, using Pay-Pal, should do so before Monday March 16, 2015 by clicking on the Membership Tab at the top of this page.  Membership dues will not be accepted once the meeting has started.

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March Meetings To Be Held At Edmonds Community Centre

The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club meetings for March 6, 2015 and March 20, 2015 will be held at Edmonds Community Centre - 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1 | Map - from 7pm to 9:30 pm. Room 212.
Guests … both hams and non-hams … are always welcome at any of our meetings!

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2015 Burnaby Amateur Radio Club Annual Swap Meet A Success

Many thanks to all the people who helped us with sales, setup and take down. Over 300 people in attendance. Our congratulations to the following people who won the Raffle and Door Prizes. Raffle Prize: Eivind Luffe VA7EL. Door Prize: Kevin Jenkins VE7KSJ

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BCQP 2014 Reminder

A reminder that the 2014 BCQP is coming up very soon ... February 1st 1600z to February 2nd 0400z  (Feb 1st 8am to 8pm pacific). This is a great event for getting on the air and getting a taste of what contesting is all about, but in a fun, low-stress way. The Burnaby club is very pleased to be sponsoring the Top YL plaque again this year.

We're in the process of checking if our room is available during the contest in case anyone would like to participate in the BCQP (please let us know if you are interested)

For more information on the BCQP please visit http://orcadxcc.org/bcqp.html

 

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Volunteers Needed – Hyack International Parade on May 25th

Radio operators are needed to help out with the annual Hyack International Parade on Saturday, May 25th in New Westminster.

Assignments will include such things as assembly area, judging, shuttle buses, police, with various Hyack and parade officials, P.A. announcer, dispersal etc. The parade committee also counts on us for communication at many of the intersections along the parade route and would appreciate any help we can provide with the actual manning of the traffic. Operators assigned to the assembly area and parade officials will start communications at 08:00 and those assigned to points along the parade route will start a little later. The event starts at 10:30 with the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the parade follows. We are usually all done by around 13:00.

As always, new hams are very welcome. No experience is necessary, we can certainly buddy up any brand new hams with an experienced operator. All that is required is a 2 metre handheld (and hopefully a spare battery!)

Please contact Ken, VE7BC to volunteer. Send us an email at club@ve7bar.org if you need Ken's contact information.

 

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