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World Scout Jamboree – July 22nd to August 2nd – Ham Radio on the air 24 hours

The 2019 World Scout Jamboree is being help in West Virginia and the Ham Radio station will be on the air 24hr/day for the duration.  They would love to speak with hams from around the world.  For more detail see out events page:

 

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) at World Scout Jamboree 2019

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Pacific Jamboree 2019 – Ham Radio Station VE7SHR

[The Jamboree was held July 7th to 14th and was a great success.  The Ham Radio station gave out ~280 badges to Scouts who completed a 12 items checklist that included; learning the phonetic alphabet, talking on the radio, sending and receiving a short code message, translating 3 messages of the day, learning the first 5 letters of the alphabet in Morse and a few other misc items.  Everyone who earned the badge left with a big smile on there face and we may have at least a few future hams.  Unfortunately the HF bands were very noisy from the location (S8+) so we only had a couple of short wave contacts.  73, VA7EDU ]

The 2019 Pacific Scout Jamboree will be happening next week, July 7 to 13th at Camp Barnard near Sooke BC.  The Ham Radio station will be operating from 8am to 9pm Saturday evening through Friday and any amateur operations listening are encouraged to respond to CQ’s and talk to the youth.

The camp call sign is VE7SHR

The following frequencies will be monitored:

80 metres = 3.940MHz
40 meters = 7.190 MHz
20 metres = 14.290 MHz
17 metres = 18.140 MHz
2 metres = 146.580 (simplex) and the WARA Repeater

There will also be an FT8 station operating.

YIS, Lawrence Harris

VA7EDU

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BARC Christmas Party

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BARC AGM This Friday Nov. 6

PLEASE NOTE.  there is NO MEETING at the Edmonds Community Center this week. Please disregard the location given in the email that went out Wednesday as this was in error.

The Annual General Meeting of the Burnaby Amateur radio Club will be held at the Tommy Douglas Library. 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1G8   in our regular meeting room (by the children’s area). The door opens at 7pm and the meeting will be called to order no later than 7:30pm. map

This Friday November 06 2015. It is time to elect a new executive and we would like to have a good turnout to show our support of the club.

Voting will be restricted to paid up members of the club. We will be taking care of membership dues at the beginning of the meeting. You can also pay your dues by Pay Pal on our website as well.

The cost of Dues is still $20.00 for RAC Members and $30.00 for non RAC Members.

Ernie Kovacs VA7RCA will not be seeking office this year.

Item 2. The Annual Xmas Party is being organized for Friday December 04 2015 at the ABC Restuarant at Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse. Start time 18:30 hrs. We are asking those who wish to attend to please let me know if you are coming. Please bring your Wives and Girl Friends. Buddies Too. map

My apologies if we have missed anybody. Kindly let them know about these events.

Sincere Thanks.
73 Lou VE7CGE

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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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