Events

Oct
18
Thu
The Great BC ShakeOut @ Wherever you are at 10:30am
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We are participating in this year's Great BC Shakeout.

A special (directed) net will be activated on the RBY VHF repeater starting at 10:30AM.

After you Drop, Cover, and Hold On  wherever you happen to be at 10:18am we encourage all amature radio operators to check-in with us.

If you have alternate power-source radio equipment (eg. battery or solar power) like the mobile in your vehicle or your hand-held this is a great time to test it out.

We will also be coordinating check-ins with the other participating amateur radio groups.

Stay tuned for more details ...

 

Dec
1
Sat
Parade of Lights 2013
Dec 1 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 2:00 am

The annual Santa Claus Parade in New Westminster is on Saturday, December 1. We start communications at 14:00 or a little later depending on your assignment, the parade rolls at 16:00 and is all done within a couple hours.

I am looking for about 25 operators for this one. Positions will include the assembly area, with the judging, PA announcers, police, first aid, BCAA, dispersal etc. Several operators will be assigned to provide communications at the intersections and traffic barricades along the parade route. These are good spots for operators who would like to bring their families along to enjoy the parade.

More information on the parade can be found on the Hyack Festival website at www.hyack.bc.ca.

Please help spread the word on this event by announcing it at your club meetings, on your club nets, in your newsletters, websites, club bulletins etc. Also please forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested. We want to fill all the positions, we will need all the help we can get!

The only requirement is a handheld and hopefully a spare battery. New hams are always welcome. We can certainly buddy up any brand new hams with an experienced operator.

Please let me know if you are interested. The Hyack committee very much appreciates our contribution and count on us to provide an important service. Please mark your calendar and try to keep the date open if at all possible.

Thanks in advance,

Ken Clarke
VE7BC
kenjclarke@shaw.ca

Sep
6
Sat
NARA – Ham Happenings 2014 @ Cedar Community Hall
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
19
Sat
Jamboree on the Air @ On the Air
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

This year's Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet will take place
October 19th and 20th and we celebrate again this year as part of the largest
annual online gathering of Scouts in the world!

It would be great if you are monitoring and don't hear any Scouts responding to CQ's to pipe in and say hi.  With the current propagation issues it's likely that the bands will be quite w.r.t. international contacts and the kids would get a kick out of any response.

Regards,

YIS & 73 Lawrence

WORLD SCOUT CALL FREQUENCIES

Band SSB (Phone) Call/Segment CW (Morse)
80m 3.920 – 3.940 MHz &
3.670 – 3.690 MHz
3.570 MHz
40m 7.090 & 7.190 MHz
7.180 – 7.200 MHz
7.030 MHz
20m 14.270 - 14.290 MHz 14.060 MHz
17m 18.140 – 18.150 MHz 18.080 MHz
15m 21.360 – 21.400 MHz 21.140 MHz
12m 24.960 – 24.980 MHz 24.910 MHz
10m 28.350 – 28.390 MHz 28.180 MHz
6m 50.160 – 50.200 MHz 50.160 MHz
WOSM suggested calling frequency in bold; suggested band
segment range as shown. If call frequency in use, try up/down.