Club Calendar / Events

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2020

CANCELLED   –  July 18 or 19 – WILL ADVISE

VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE CLUB – PISTON RUN – (Original Date June 7, 2020)

—Rescheduled due to COVID-19 Restrictions—

Off-road Motorcycle Race event will be held in the Chilliwack River Valley, starting at the Chipmunk Creek staging area. Approximate times are 8:30am to 4pm.  We need minimum 6 operators, more is always better.  Mobile Comm’s Unit will be located OFF-SITE from the staging area.  All other operators will be at check points and key safety zones. Its a great day out in the woods and you meet a lot of new people. If you want to help, just EMAIL us!

APRS Radios preferred if available, as we can locate each station along the course. Alternate APRS frequency TBD.

June 20 & 21 – A.R.R.L. FIELD DAY

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, and the in ability to meet many of these requirements (sharing radios/mics, close proximity at work stations, etc), the Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club will NOT be hosting a Field Day event for 2020.

January 11, 2020 @ 5:30pm

New Years Dinner

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!


2019

November 28 – Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting will take place at 1930h at the CARC club location. 5725 Tyson Rd.

Come on down to the meeting and share your thoughts, ideas, etc of the past year, and going forward into 2020. We will be holding Elections for all Executive positions. Club Dues to be paid before the start of the meeting if you want Voting Rights. They are payable at any Thursday evening meeting, or Online on the website.


November 16, 2019

VECTOR Radio – VHF (2m) QSO Party

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 contacted.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Iki0Y_q0PpisrDkqXQk0HnPoviQvzMro


October 26 & 27, 2019

Amateur Radio course for Basic Qualifications

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NEW DATE!! October 5 & 6, 2019

The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly 2

We will be performing Communications at Girls Fly 2 event taking place at the Abbotsford Int’l Airport (YXX). This is a very fun event with lots to see, while also gaining some great radio experience. We need volunteers for both dates 08:00 to 17:30. Last year went really well. We provide foot patrols of the event area, assist with coordinating staging area with landing zone and assisted loading and unloading Helicopters. Please contact us at ve7afa at outlook dot com or use the contact us link at the top. We need at least 10 people for each day; and more would be welcomed.

More Details to follow as the event nears. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know using the Contact Us link above.


August 17, 2019 (Saturday)
REVEL Marathon – Chilliwack River Valley

We will be performing communications duties for the REVEL Marathon on Saturday Aug 17 . This will be a half-day event, but will be a very early morning start time. Numerous volunteers needed, so if you are interested in helping out, please let us know. http://www.chwkarc.ca/contact-us/

We need to cover comms for the entire race course that goes from Chilliwack Lake down to GW Graham School in Vedder. Portable Stations recommended, or ability to work out of parked Mobile Station preferred.

Specific details to follow


June 21 & 22, 2018 – FIELD DAY!!!!!                                                                        Saturday 9am set up and go for 24 hours!!  Same location and times as previous years,  at the Atchelitz Thresherman’s Association grounds beside Chilliwack Heritage Park.  Come on down and operate a radio, try out some new gear or set-up your portable station and participate.

44146 Luckakuck way, Chilliwack. click for map


April 6 & 7, 2019

Amateur Radio course for Basic Qualifications

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February 23 & 24, 2019

Amateur Radio course for Basic Qualifications

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January 5, 2018 @ 6pm

Club New Year Dinner!

Rendezvous Restaurant 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.

9360 Young Road North, Chilliwack



2018

July 20+21, 2018 – Cascadia Expodition                                                               Chilliwack Heritage park, just off Lickman Rd.  This is all about 4×4’s and off-road adventuring.  We will be there to encourage all to get on the amateur radio band Wagon.  For information click HERE

June 23+24, 2018 – FIELD DAY!!!!!                                                                         Saturday 9am set up and go for 24 hours!!  Same as last year.  At the ATA grounds beside heritage park.  Come on down and operate a radio and have a great time.  BBQ’s on hand for those who want to cook up some grub.  44146 Luckakuck way, Chilliwack. click for map

June 10, 2018 – Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club -Piston Run    Chilliwack River Valley, Chipmunk Creek Staging Area.  Providing a communications safety net along the course.  8am to 3:30pm .  Volunteers are needed.  A great day up in the hills!

March 10+11, 2018 – The Sky’s No Limit -Girls Fly Too Event                Abbotsford Int’l Airport.  We need volunteers for both dates 08:00am to 17:30.  Last year went really well.  We assisted with foot patrols of the area, coordinating staging area with landing zone and assisted loading and unloading Helicopters.  Even had fun tracking the helicopters using APRS in the Comm’s trailer.  Please contact us at ve7afa at outlook dot com  or use the contact us link at the top.  We need at least 10 people for each day.  The frequency to use for this event is 446.050 mhz.  Use low power as this is a small area.  Thank You!  MAP     https://www.girlsfly2.ca/events.html

February 8 , 2018 @ 7pm                                                                                       Homebrew VHF antenna class for Beginners.                                                   Instruction on and build a ladder line antenna for VHF for you to take home.   You will need to bring your own solder and soldering gun no smaller than 100watt.                                          Cost is $15 per class/antenna.                                                                                      Pay in advance at Thursday night club night.

February 3+4 2018  Amateur Radio course for Basic Qualification. 

Click here

January 18 + 25 , 2018 @7pm

Coax and Connector Class for Beginners.    Instruction on how to properly terminate a PL259 and BNC to coax.  You will make a short jumper as a project to keep.   You will need to bring your own solder, soldering gun or iron, no smaller than 100watt.  You must register , only room for 10 people.  Cost is $10 pay in advance at Thursday night Club night.

January 6 2018 @ 5pm

Club New Year Dinner!  Rendezvous restaurant Chilliwack.  Banquet room.  We want to see you there.  Let us know if you are coming so we can set a place at the table!  We do need know the number of people who will be attending and what item from the menu you would like.  Helps them to prepare.  Click HERE for the menu

9360 Young Road North, Chilliwack


2017

                             ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING!!

Thursday November 30, 2017.  19:30 hrs at the EOC Club house.

All executive positions are available.  New people and fresh ideas are always good!

July 20, 2017

RESTRICTED OPERATOR CERTIFICATE with AERONAUTICAL QUALIFICATIONS (ROC-A) .   Test will be July 20 2017 at 19:00hrs at the club (EOC).  Study Guide Link    Cost is $20

June 24-25 ,2017

FIELD DAY! – Located at Atchelitz Threshermen’s grounds @ 44146 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A7 .  Between the Info center and Heritage park.   We will arrive around 9am Saturday and depart Sunday at noon.  We will have the comm’s trailer on site.  Some will be staying the night. There is no plans for a potluck diner, but please bring your own food, come and socialize and operate radio’s!  We will have a BBQ of sorts on site if you wish to cook something up!  Hope to see you there!

JUNE 11, 2017

VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE CLUB PISTON RUN –  Located up Chilliwack lk. rd. at the Chipmunck Creek staging area 9am to 4pm.  We need minimum 6 operators, more is better.  Comm’s trailer will be at the staging area.  other operators will be at check points and key safety zones. Its a great day out in the woods and you meet a lot of new people. If you want to help, just EMAIL us!

June 10th 2017.  

First Aid Course – This is offered to members that are active in the club and at events.  This is a close class to preregistered members only.  Fire Hall 1 at 08:00hr to 16:30hrs.  Be a few minutes early please

March 11 – 12, 2017

THE SKY’S NO LIMIT – GIRLS FLY TOO!  Abbotsford Airport.  All about getting Ladies of all ages into aviation.  Communications is required for various points of the venue.  9-5:30pm both days.  If you want to help please contact us.

UPDATE:::::

Everyone attending the Girls Fly 2 Event at Abbotsford Airport this weekend, please be there at 7:30am on Saturday and 8:45 Sunday. Clearbrook Rd exit, head south to King rd. Head West on King rd to the very end. Call in Frequencys Primary 443.00mhz simplex, secondary 146.490mhz simplex. Communications trailer VE7AFA Mobile will also be monitoring 147.100+ VE7RCK. Bring proper attire to be out in the elements.

January 7 2016 @ 5pm

Club New Year Dinner!  Rendezvous restaurant Chilliwack.  Banquet room.  We want to see you there.  Let us know if you are coming so we can set a place at the table!  We do need know the number of people who will be attending.  Click HERE for the menu

9360 Young Road North, Chilliwack


2016

November 24 2016 @ 7:30pm

Annual General Meeting.  Elections.  Come on out and support your club!!!

September 17 + 18 2016

Greater Vancouver Motor Cycle club is having their annual Piston Run.  This year it is a 2 day event located up Chilliwack lake road, chipmunk area. Set up in key locations and relay problems back to the comm’s trailer.

If you want to participate just email us!

 

FIELD DAY

Field Day! June 25- 9 am to 26th – 9am 2016. Uptown Chilliwack. Chilliwack Landing  gate 5. Come on out to hang out, operate, see the new comm’s trailer and just interact! Spread the word!

MAP

May 29 2016

We have been approached to help out with a Triathlon this year.   Sunday May 29th.  Be at Main beach Cultas Lake 7am!  Event should run until a little after 12:00pm

In the past the club has helped cover Triathlons and horse races, these have always been a good time!  Mark it in your calendar! 

>>EVENT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS<<

Cultus Lake Triatholon May 2016

Cultus-Lake-Tri-Bike-Course-OLYMPIC29 May-2016

Cultus-Lake-Tri-Bike-Course-SPRINT-29 May 2016

Cultus-Lake-Tri-Run-Course-29 May 2016

Cultus-Lake-Tri-Swim-Course-29 May 2016,pdf

Cultus-Lake-Tri-Transition-Map-May 2016

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