On July 23 Radio Amateurs of Canada issued a bulletin with regard to the Canada 150 Awards. Please note that Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, is the BC Contact should you wish to operate a station in BC.
The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold an advanced radio course starting July 18 2017. The cost of the course…… it’s free. For more information go to
The ARRL has announced the W1AW Field Day schedule. To see the schedule go to
There has been death and destruction in Greenland after a tsunami struck a village on Greenland’s west coast. For more information go to
A positive media report on amateur radio activities in Puget Sound area of Washington State. To read more go to
Happy 150th Canada
The site below will take you to all the information you need to participate in the RAC Canada Day Contest
To read one man’s opinion of how this new US Nationwide First Responder System will work go to
Two reports regarding the Ft. McMurray fire of last year have been made public. Communications were an issue ! For more information go to
The Emergency Operations Centre in Kelowna has now been active for 30 consecutive days. In the last 30 days millions of dollars have been spent as a result of flooding. At this time the end does not seem near and the folks at the Centre will have more long days ahead.
Good luck to the entire staff involved in this event.
The US state of Washington passed an amended distracted driving law in May of 2017. This will come into effect in August of 2017. Ham radio is exempt from these new changes. To see the bill go to