2020 Club Executive

For 2020, the Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club executive consists of 4 Executive Officers and 4 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 2020.

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Jeff Giesbrecht VE7GIE –  President

jeffve7gie2I received my Amateur Radio Operator licence (Basic w/ Honours) in January 2013. I received my Advanced Qualifications in Nov 2018.

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.

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Ryan Allison VE7SOC –  Vice President 

ryanve7socI have been into Amateur radio since 1998.  I upgraded my radio license  from basic with Honors to Advanced in 2015. I share this knowledge with my wife Julie VE7JLH,
We enjoy HF DX (long distance) contacts.
I like to build my own Antennas and one is never enough. RIGHT?
There is never ending learning with with AMATEUR RADIO.
73

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Paul Blessin VA7LLB –  Secretary

Paul-1I 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.

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Tanya MacNeish VE7TMM –  Treasurer

BIO & Photo coming soon

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Doug Milroy VA7JDM- Director

Emergency Coordinator

BIO & Photo coming soon

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Dave Fraklin VE7DCF – Director

Technical Director

Bio & Photo coming soon

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Brad Solven VA7BHS – Director

Bio & Photo coming soon

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Austin Hallett VE7QH – Director

Bio & Photo coming soon

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Glenn Culpepper VE7MXT – Past President

VE7MXTLicensed 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.

Advancing the art of Amateur Radio communications