5 Reasons to Attend the Comox Valley Ham Swap & Flea Market
- Save $$ – lots of bargains & low prices mean great deals
- Discover new & vintage items to improve your radio experience
- Meet new friends – and re-discover old friends
- You could win a door prize (including $50 gift certificates!)
- Best of all – you’ll have fun!
When: Sunday, April 16, Vendor Set up 8:30; Public 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Merville Hall (yellow building), 1245 Fenwick Rd at Hwy 19A. (just 15 min. North of Courtenay on the old highway). FREE PARKING!
GREAT DOOR PRIZES! (COMMERCIAL VENDORS WELCOME!)
FOOD TRUCK! – THE MUNCH ROOM (Coffee & MUCH more!)
TABLES ARE SELLING FAST – DON’T MISS THIS EVENT!
RESERVE YOUR TABLE TODAY! ONLY $20 (6’ table),
Contact Brian / VE7RD / firstname.lastname@example.org
Not much stuff to sell? Share a table with a friend!
Current COVID rules will apply
Please share with your colleagues / membership / newsletter / organization.
Presented by the Comox Valley Amateur Radio Club
The following has been received from the ARRL
ST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 4 ARLB004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 13, 2023
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB004
ARLB004 W1AW 2023 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule
Time Mode Days
——————- —- ———
1300 UTC (9 AM EDT) CWs Wed, Fri
1300 UTC (9 AM EDT) CWf Tue, Thu
Daily Visitor Operating Hours:
1400 UTC to 1945 UTC – (10 AM to 3:45 PM EDT)
2000 UTC (4 PM EDT) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
2000 ” ” CWs Tue, Thu
2100 ” (5 PM EDT) CWb Daily
2200 ” (6 PM EDT) DIGITAL Daily
2300 ” (7 PM EDT) CWs Mon, Wed, Fri
2300 ” ” CWf Tue, Thu
0000 ” (8 PM EDT) CWb Daily
0100 ” (9 PM EDT) DIGITAL Daily
0145 ” (9:45 PM EDT) VOICE Daily
0200 ” (10 PM EDT) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
0200 ” ” CWs Tue, Thu
0300 ” (11 PM EDT) CWb Daily
CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: – 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555
CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM
CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW
DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving schedule.
Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2230 UTC (6:30 PM EDT), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0000 UTC (8 PM EDT) Thursdays and 0000 UTC (8 PM EDT) Fridays.
Audio from W1AW’s CW code practices, and CW/digital/phone bulletins is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server named “W1AWBDCT.” The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented here as well. The CW/digital/phone audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.
All users who connect to the conference server are muted. Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be sent via the “Text” window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions or comments to email@example.com .
In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and CW on the half hour.
FCC licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1400 UTC to 1945 UTC (10 AM to 3:45 PM EDT) Monday through Friday. Be sure to bring a reference copy of your current FCC amateur radio license.
The weekly W1AW and monthly West Coast Qualifying Runs are sent on the normal CW frequencies used for both code practice and bulletin transmissions. West Coast Qualifying Run stations may also use 3590 kHz.
Radio Relay International and Seattle Washington Auxiliary Communications Teams will be holding an exercise on March 18 2023. To learn more about this event go to
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The Radio Amateurs of Canada will be holding an advanced course for radio amateurs. This course starts Feb 19 2023.
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