Cowichan Valley Basic Radio Course. Sep 17 2019

Basic Ham Radio Course Starting September 17, 2019 Cost: FREE

Participants must register prior to the course . This course is designed to provide you with all the information needed to obtain your Basic Amateur Radio Certificate and call sign. An examination by an accredited Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada examiner is included in the course.

Course Dates: Four Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.:

September 17, 24, October 1, and 8; and a Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30± p.m., October 12th.

Location: Duncan area For more information about the course: Contact Les, VA7CBN,, 250.510.6305. To register: Contact Donna, VA7CHS, by September 10.

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC President Attends Annual ARRL Board Meeting: July 19-20.

The annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), is underway in Windsor, Connecticut and will conclude tomorrow Saturday, July 20.
The above photo shows (from left): RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA; ARRL Chief Executive Officer Howard Michel, WB2ITX; ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR; and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH.
The meeting provides an opportunity to observe how the ARRL deals with various issues and opportunities that are often similar to those of RAC.
The ARRL Board Meetings are held twice each year in January and July.
RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, and IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, are once again attending the meeting as guests of the Board.

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Annual General Meeting 2019: Saturday, September 14 2019

Notice to RAC Members:
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Riverview, New Brunswick just outside of Moncton. 


The AGM event will be hosted by the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club and will be held in conjunction with its Annual Fleamarket, which is being held at the same location. All RAC members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 1 pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)
Place: The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road in Riverview, New Brunswick.
Agenda items will include:

  • Report of the President
  • Review of the 2018 finances
  • Appointment of auditors for 2019

A Question and Answer period will follow the AGM proceedings. This is your opportunity to hear what your representatives have been doing over the past year, to raise questions, and to make suggestions about how RAC is managed and where it is going in the future.
The meeting will be attended by members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive and is open to all RAC members. There will also be a Webinar which RAC members can attend remotely.
For more information about the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club Flea Market please see the article below and visit their website at 

Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club Fleamarket
The Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club (MAARC) is pleased to host the RAC Annual General Meeting as part of its Annual Fleamarket.
Date: Saturday, September 14.
Time: The Fleamarket will be open to Vendors at 8 am (ADT) and to the Public at 9 am. The RAC Annual General Meeting will be held at 1 pm (ADT).
Place: The event will be held at the Riverview Lions Club at 701 Coverdale Road in Riverview, New Brunswick, just a short 10-minute drive from Moncton.
Cost: $5 for both buyers and sellers.
Talkin: VE9TCR 147.345 plus, no tone.
For more information please visit the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club’s website at or contact the club at
Here are a few links for the area:
Town of Riverview:
City of Moncton:

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director