Alberta ARES and AEMA Activated due to Flooding

For some of our southern Alberta friends Field Day has come a little early and is not just an exercise … several ARES sites and AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management) are now active. Some areas are without communications … some land line phones are out of service and cell systems are overloaded. http://blog.rac.ca/?p=3648 Please keep them […]

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Field Day 2013 – Planning Meeting

There will be a Field Day planning meeting on Tuesday, June 11th @7pm at the Tommy Douglas Library. Members from the Burnaby, Coquitlam, and New Westminster clubs are invited to attend. This year we’re hoping to get a little more activity going with newbies and YLs and especially new YLs so bring your ideas and […]

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ARDF Practice in Burnaby on June 9th

There will be a practice fox hunt at Confederation Park, Burnaby,  June 9, 10:00 AM.  Meet at the parking lot off of Beta Avenue, North of Hastings. Equipment is available to loan. A license is not required (receive only). For more information contact Keith VE7KW, Amel VA7KBA, or email club@ve7bar.org

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Obituary for Bill Slaughter VE7WS

The obituary for Bill Slaughter, VE7WS, is online on The Province website at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?n=william-slaughter&pid=165043358#fbLoggedOut There is also an on-line guest book at that page for you to leave a message or memory of Bill.  

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Tracking our Volunteer Hours

We’re going to be applying for the Community Gaming Grant this year (and hopefully future years as well) and one of the things that strengthens our application is to be able to show the number of hours that each of us volunteers with the club. To help make it easier to track the hours I’ve […]

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Silent Key – Bill Slaughter VE7WS

As many of you have already heard, Bill Slaughter VE7WS of Burnaby Radio passed away May 18th. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to his family.  We have received the following message from Mike Wong, VE7HMW, that he has asked to be shared… _________________________ Hello fellow amateur radio operators. As you may or […]

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No Meeting on June 7th

There will be no social meeting on Friday, June 7th as the meeting room at the library is unavailable for us that day. See you on the 21st!  

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New Website Assistant

Lianne Burgess, VE7PNJ, will be assisting with the website in keeping it up to date. If you have any updates or information you’d like posted on the website you can forward them to ve7pnj@gmail.com or webmaster@ve7bar.org        

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Silent Key – Jack Wiebe VE7CF

Long-time club member and good friend to many, Jack Wiebe VE7CF, lost his battle with cancer May 16th. Jack will be greatly missed and we send our deepest condolences to his family. 05/21/13 – (Updated) Former CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver/Rogers Communications Lower Mainland chief engineer Jack Wiebe died May 16 in Port Moody at age […]

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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 […]

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Burnaby Citizen of the Year

We are very happy to announce that our very own Lou Beaubien, VE7CGE, has been named Burnaby’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented to Lou on May 24th at the new Edmonds Community Centre. http://www.burnabynow.com/Burnaby+2012+Citizen+Year+Beaubien/8235982/story.html   Congratulations Lou!!!  

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