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BARC Christmas Party

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No Meeting – September 2, 2016 (Labour Day Weekend)

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VE7RBY Relocated to Mt. Seymour

On August 27, 2016 VE7RBY:  145.350 (-600) Tone: 127.3 was relocated to Mt. Seymour. Continue Reading →

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BARC 2015 – 2016 Executive

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VE7RBY Update – Sep 12 2015

RBY - VHF has been moved from VE7SCC to North Burnaby for the time being. The repeater should be workable in the Burnaby and surrounding areas. We hope to have RBY - UHF running at the same location shortly. We are still 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.


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Volunteers Needed

Hi everyone!

It's that time of year again for the Father's day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer, at Burnaby Lake on Sunday June 21.  This is the 2nd call out for volunteers.  This is a good event for people with limited experience, who want to become familiar with operating at a public service event.  If you are interested in participating this year please reply via the email below.  If there is someone that you know who hasn't volunteered for this event but wishes to do so, then please have them email me so I can add them to the list.

If you have a position preference from a previous year, please note it via the location number according to a previous years map. Also please include a t-shirt size so we can have one for you.

Thanks for your time!

Pete Kong,  VE7 VPK  []

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VE7RBY Repeater systems temporary location.

Please be advised that Ian, VE7 HHS, has moved the VE7RBY, VHF and UHF, Repeater Systems to a temporary location in North Vancouver. Continue Reading →

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The Great BC ShakeOut 2014

We're registered to participate in the 2014 Great BC ShakeOut exercise. This year our participation will take place at the October business meeting on Friday, Oct 17th at the Edmonds Community Centre. Continue Reading →

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Meeting Reminder – September 5th

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BARC at the Edmonds City Fair

This was our first year at the Edmonds City Fair (and Classic Car and Motorcycle Show). We got to set up between the City of Burnaby's Emergency Program booth and the RCMP Emergency Command Vehicle. It was a perfect spot. We could borrow power from the generator on the Emergency Vehicle and the Grab & Go kit we were demonstrating was one of the big HF/VHF City kits that Lou, VE7CGE, and Ron, VA7AUZ, put together a while back.

One of the things that I'm always struggling with is how to get people interested enough to stop and talk with us, especially the younger ones ... they're a tough crowd. So this year I did some asking around and searching of the web and came up with a bunch of activities.

In addition to the HF/VHF kit we had a code practice oscillator, a pair of FRS radios, QSL card decorating, Morse Code bracelets using Rainbow Loom elastics, and a big jar of lollipops 🙂

Everything was a hit ... the bracelets for the tweens and teens, the QSL cards for the younger kids, the practice oscillator and lollipops with kids of all ages.

The ARRL website suggests going with beads for the bracelets but I guessed that incorporating the Rainbow Loom stuff would keep things very trendy. I wasn't wrong there. I don't think we had less than three or four people at the booth at any given time.

The funniest part of the whole day was that none of us tending the booth use code. But with the help of the printouts we muddled through and probably memorized a few letters 🙂

A super big thanks go out to Pete, VE7VPK and Ray, VE7RKG for all their help!


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Edmonds City Fair

Visit our booth at the Edmonds City Fair and Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Sunday, July 20th from 10am until 3pm. We'll have a demonstration Grab & Go kit and plenty of activities for the kids including Morse code bracelets and DIY QSL cards.

Look for us next to the RCMP Incident Command vehicle. We'd love to have you stop by and say hello!

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