For 2022, the Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club executive consists of 4 Executive Officers and 2 Special Directors, as well as the Past President. The Annual General Meeting is held on the last Thursday of November each year.
Below are your elected Club Executive for 2022.
Jeff Giesbrecht VE7GIE – President
My interest in Amateur Radio began when I decided I needed better communications while off-roading. My vehicle was equipped with CB, but would barely work farther than I could see, and Cellular is almost non-existent in the mountains and remote valleys, so I began looking at my options. I found a posting on a local 4×4 website forum that a local club, the Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club (CARC), was putting on a course. I immediately signed up, took the course, and in late January 2013, I got my callsign. I got my first HT radio (Yaesu FT-60) in February and began operating.
After receiving my licence and first radio, I began to attend club get-togethers at the CARC. I had no idea what I was in for, as my primary reason to become licenced was simply to operate 2m while mobile/off-roading. Boy did my eyes open to a whole world of exciting possibilities. Many…… Many radios later, I now operate VHF/UHF, APRS, D-Star, DMR and HF.
I am really enjoying the hobby of Amateur Radio, and look forward to expanding my knowledge and capabilities.
Ausin Hallett VE7QH – Vice President
Bio Coming Soon
Paul Blessin VA7LLB – Secretary
I obtained my basic license in February, 2009 and my advanced license in July, 2009. My equipment includes a Yaesu VX-8DR HT, Kenwood TM-D710 mobile, and Kenwood TS-2000 at my QTH. I have the TS-2000 running to a Carolina Windom 160 at 30 meters above the ground. My QTH is on the side of a mountain at approx 240 meters ASL. I also have two j-pole antennas connected for 2m and 70cm operation. I participate in APRS activities with all three radios and I am an active member of my local club, the Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club. Other than ham radio, my hobbies include music (percussion) and 4x4ing.
Tanya MacNeish VE7TMM – Treasurer
BIO & Photo coming soon
Glenn Culpepper VE7MXT – Emergency Coordinator & Past President
Licensed in 1996. Advanced license 2005. I enjoy working on and maintaining repeaters for the Chilliwack ARC. My home station is equipped for HF, VHF and UHF operation. D-STAR. Mobile APRS equipped on two of my vehicles. My Wife and son are licensed operators as well.
Dave Franklin VE7DCF – Technical Director
Bio & Photo coming soon