To all of our Members and our Amateur Radio Friends across the World:
I bring you seasonal greetings from Canada’s national radio
association; the Radio Amateurs of Canada. As we enter this holiday
season I want to wish each and every one of you a fabulous holiday
season as well as a healthy and prosperous 2014. I am sure that you
will be taking time to be with your friends and family. Being with
those closest to you makes this the finest part of the year.
I hope to hear you on the airwaves 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on December
28th for the RAC Winter Day Contest. It is part of RAC’s way to
celebrate the season.
I look forward to seeing many of you in person when the RAC Annual
General Meeting comes to British Columbia in July.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
Geoff Bawden VE4BAW President and Chair RAC
on behalf of the RAC Board and Executive
A positive media article from Vernon has been picked up on the east coast of the US and republished in the US. Nice to read some positive material in the media. For the original article go to
Bill Smith, W7GHT, one of the founders of the RN7 Net, when the NTS was just getting started is now a silent key. For more information go to
The RN7 Net is a regional NTS traffic net of which British Columbia and the Yukon are a part. This is an active net using both SSB and Morse Code. Between the two modes several hundred NTS messages are passed each month.
The McGregor region in Northeast BC is the only region left with a weather warning. All other regions have had their warnings dropped. For an update go to
12 December 2013, 0500 hrs. Additional alerts re snowfall amounts issued.
The weather office has issued more Weather Alerts for northern British Columbia and the Yukon. To see the areas of concern go to
Pay attention to you local forecasts
The ice jams in the Kicking Horse River are causing concern in to the Town of Golden. Their EOC is at Level one Activation. For the full press release go to
As of 5pm Dec 7th 2013 the only outstanding weather alerts for BC are in Yoho National Park and Northern Inland Coastal Sections. All other weather alerts and special weather statements have been dropped. For more information go to http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc
During an email exchange with a ham in British Columbia, I stated “I
need to make plans to get out to BC .. I haven’t been there in years
and I have never been there as RAC President”. Our BC/Yukon Regional
Director Bill Gipps VE7XS emailed me and asked “did you mean that?”
and Bill and Geoff’s Excellent BC Adventure was born. Bill reached out
to clubs throughout Continue reading “President’s Report …. November 2013”
The weather office has issued another special weather statement for Vancouver Island. Please ensure you check your local forecasts. To read the statement go to
Check the attached URL to see if your area is covered in an Arctic Air Outflow Warning with very chilly temperatures. Snow is also possible on Vancouver Island