Just a reminder for those of you with emergency kits.  The water and appropriate food items should be rotated every six months.  Now may be a good time to do that,  what with all the shopping and celebrations ongoing at this time of year. There should be ample “presents”  to give to your emergency kit.

Being Prepared is part of the Solution….,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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!
Take care.

Geoff Bawden VE4BAW President and Chair RAC
on behalf of the RAC Board and Executive



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.