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.
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.
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.]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’ve had a bit of a hiccup with our club email address the past little while and we’re happy to announce that we’ve got them working again. Yeah! If you’ve sent any messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com in the past couple of weeks please resend them and we’ll get back to you as soon as […]
The results are in from the Victoria ARDF 2m fox-hunt held on Saturday Sept. 15th by the Friendship Amateur Radio Society. It was a super nice and sunny day. Our Thanks go out to the Victoria hosts who made everyone’s stay very pleasant. The course at Beaver Lake Park had an estimated minimum-length run to all […]
The Club repeaters are presently located atop Mt. Seymour.
The VE7RBY repeater system consists of the following:
- VHF 145.350 MHz (-600)
- VHF 224.800 MHz (-1.6)
- UHF 442.850 MHz (+5)
All repeaters require a Tone of 127.3 Hz
The Club Net is held on the VHF repeater, 145.350 MHz (-600), on Monday nights at 8pm.