Member Announcement – Equipment Manager Duties To Be Voted On

At the beginning of this fiscal year for the club the Executive asked the Directors to write up a formal list of duties for the Equipment Manager position  (the Equipment Manager is appointed by the club’s Directors). BARC Equipment Manager Duties Feb 2013 (pdf)  is the list of duties that they have come up with (with a […]

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CG7CWPC Canada Day Contest – 2012 Results

The results are in for the 2012 Canada Day contest. A number of us operated as Multi Transmitter Multi Operator class (MOMT) under the special event callsign CG7CWPC during the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the C.W. Parker Carousel here in Burnaby. A few of us were even first-time contesters. We all had a […]

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Swap Meet 2013 Date Set

We’ve set the date for the 2013 Swap Meet … Sunday, March 17th. Thank You to everyone who participated in our survey to help us choose the day. We’ll be posting more details as we get them sorted out so stay tuned.  

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Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Christmas Parade of Lights

This year the Hyack Festival’s Christmas Parade of Lights is on Saturday, December 1st and Ken VE7BC is looking for approx. 25 radio operators to help out. This is a fun event for the whole family and new operators are always welcome. See our Events listing for more details and Ken’s contact information.

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You’re Invited to the 2013 BC QSO Party

The date for the 2013 BC QSO Party has been announced and everyone is invited participate. The casual and friendly atmosphere of the BCQP makes it a great opportunity for newcomers to ease into the world of contesting. More details are posted in our Events calendar.  

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Swap Meet 2013 – Help Us Pick a Date

It turns out that February and March are popular months at Sullivan Hall. The February 10th and March 17th are the closest available to our original choice for the 2013 Swap Meet. [Nov 23, 2013 – update: the date has been set … March 17th. Thank you to everyone who submitted their vote.]    

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Hurricane Net Watch Active

The hurricane net watch is now active on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. Please keep these frequencies clear (via http://va7mpg.ca/?p=2214) Here are some additional resources … This page on the RAC website lists the pre-selected Canadian HF Emergency Comms frequencies  https://www.rac.ca/en/rac/public-service/ares/frequencies/  (This link is also available from our Links page) If you have family or […]

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Practicing for a Disaster

A look at how multiple teams practice for a disaster … Amateur radio gets a mention in the first minute or so of the video … Vancouver Sun earthquake simulation coverage Thanks to Eric, VE7EES for passing along the link.

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Results from the 2012 Great BC ShakeOut Exercise

Today we participated in our first Great BC ShakeOut exercise. A big Thank You to everyone who took the time to check-in with us and the other amateur radio groups. We had 23 check-ins plus Pete and myself for a total of 25 participants. Pretty impressive numbers for a Thursday in the middle of the […]

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VHF / UHF Repeaters Linked for The Great ShakeOut

For our Great BC ShakeOut exercise tomorrow we’ll be linking the VE7RBY VHF and UHF repeaters so that you can check-in using either frequency. This will be my first time manually linking the repeaters … good practice for me and a good test of the written instructions … so your patience is appreciated in the event I run […]

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Join Us for The Great BC ShakeOut Exercise

We’re still working out a few of the details for our Great BC ShakeOut drill this Thursday, but the important part to remember is to: do your own drill first, then check-in to our net on the RBY VHF repeater (145.350 with a tone of 127.3) starting at 10:30am The net will last approx. 1 […]

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