Our Annual General Meeting was held via virtual Teams meeting on February 25 where the executive members for 2021 were elected. They are as follows:
President – Jeff VE7GIE
Vice Pres – Austin VE7QH
Secretary – Paul VA7LLB
Treasurer – Tanya VE7TMM
Director – Doug VA7JDM (Emergency Coordinator)
Director – Glenn VE7MXT (Technical Director & Past Pres)
Director – Brad VA7BHS (Director at Large)
Director – Dave F. VE7DCF (Director at Large)
Director – Ryan VE7SOC (Director at Large)
Thank you to these folks for offering their time and efforts to make this club even better year after year.
***UPDATE – Course postponed due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. Tentatively rescheduled for Dec 12 & 13.
The Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club will be offer a Basic Qualifications training course on November 14 & 15, 2020. Sign-up is available at www.chwkarc.ca/courses . We have rented a facility that is large enough to allow our restricted class size a more than ample personal space while in attendance. We will be following the BC Government COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, and ask all participants to respect these practices. Masks will be mandatory, so please be sure to bring one. If you do not already have one, we can provide a disposable type mask for you. Hand sanitizer will be available, and is to be used upon each entry and exit of the building. We look forward to offering this course for your benefit, but we will not compromise the safety and comfort of any of our community members.
August 15, 2020 : Significant changes were made to the repeater site, as all of our equipment was moved over to the new repeater shack. All machines (repeaters, computers, mesh nodes, etc) are functioning as before with the exception of the UHF D-Star “B” module. A receive signal poor reception problem had been noted, and will require investigation. This repeater has been turned off for the time being. Once repairs/adjustments are made, we will re-activate this Module. See below for further info.
D-Star UHF “B” Module Currently OFFLINE
Our UHF “B” Module is currently offline while we investigate a poor receive condition by the repeater. All current AUTO-LINKING functions have been moved to the VHF “C” Module. Please continue to utilize the “C” Module as before and enjoy!
Hello all, with the recent changes made by Yahoo! in regards to the Yahoo Groups, we have started a new project on Groups.io that will maintain all of the functionality that Yahoo! Groups provided, with some new features, and is easier to use. You do not require a Yahoo! specific email address in order to sign-up for a Groups.io group.
Check us out at carcmembers.groups.io and subscribe. Due to SPAM, as well as the nature of the information this group will hold, ALL membership request will require Approval. Our Admin will do their best to ensure a fast and accurate response.
November 16, 2019
Want to do some simple contesting on 2m? Make some QSOs with local
Hams? Play with a few features on your radio?On November 16th, between
10:00 and 14:00 PST, VECTOR will be running a QSO party on 2m simplex.
The objective is to make as many contacts as you can. The limitation is
that the stations must be within the grid CN89, CN99, CN78, which
basically covers the lower mainland some of the islands, plus an area
south of the 49th.
Their info package linked below includes the potential frequency
list, sample QSO, and a log sheet. Bonus points for each municipality
2020 – NEW YEARS DINNER
January 11, 2020 @ 5:30pm
Our Annual New Years Dinner will take place on Saturday January 11, 2020 at the CANTON GARDEN Restaurant in Chilliwack – Banquet room. Will be a nice evening to gather and socialize. Let us know if you are coming, and bring your spouse. We do need know the number of people who will be attending to be sure we have ample seating. Click HERE for the menu. They have a great menu with a very large variety.
45595 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Contact us to confirm your attendance or for more information!
We have upgraded our VE7RCK D-Star Gateway to ICOM G3 Gateway software. This will allow users of the ID51A PLUS 2 HT and the ID-4100A mobile to utilize the new Access Point and Terminal modes.