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2020 Executive members

Our Annual General Meeting was held on November 28 where the executive members for 2020 were elected. They are as follows:

President – Jeff    VE7GIE
Vice Pres – Ryan    VE7SOC
Secretary – Paul    VA7LLB
Treasurer – Tanya    VE7TMM
Director – Doug     VA7JDM   (Emergency Coordinator)
Director – Dave F.    VE7DCF   (Technical Director)
Director – Brad    VA7BHS   (Director at Large)
Director – Austin    VE7QH   (Director at Large)
Past Pres – Glenn    VE7MXT

Thank you to these folks for offering their time and efforts to make this club even better year after year.


The Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce the arrival of the New Communications Trailer!  Its not equipped at this point but with the hard work of members and donations this will be a real cool unit!  Need counters, shelves, batteries, 6 mobile antenna, decaling, roof mount A/C, to mention a few things.



May 29 2015 Counters have been donated and installed!  Looking Pretty Darn GOOD!

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UPDATE!!!   January 30 2016  Rubber flooring has been installed.  All antennas and hardware has been ordered.


April 3 2016. Work party.  installed, antennas, some radios, generator, inverter, chairs, alarm system

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New Solar system, Awning and D-star Radios!!

May 1 2016

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May 25th 2016

Mastdown  Mast1

comm's fieldday 2016

Decaling all done!  The reflective call sign is a nice touch!                    Oct. 13, 2016

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Longwire Antenna Balun for better HF Listening



Often referred to as Long Wire Balun, this device is used to match the impedance of a long wire HF antenna to a 50 ohm input impedance of a receiver.

Such impedance matching usually results in a significant signal strength increase (up to 17 dB in some cases, and approximately 5 dB on average), compared to the long wire antenna connected directly to the antenna input of the receiver.

For $39.95 and some shipping you can match a Long Wire antenna to your HF radio. This makes for a great HF and SW listening post.

Check it out at