The work of training and improving equipment is demonstrated in the attached article
Just a heads up for those using Windows 7. Microsoft has announced that their support for Windows 7 will end in January 2020. They are giving everyone plenty of notice. ARES Leaders now be the time to open discussion with your program coordinator if your group uses Windows 7.
The Radio Amateurs of Canada will have a presence at the Dayton Hamvention
The Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club will celebrate their 100th birthday on June 2 2019 with a conference and a hamfest. For more information go to
Another positive media article on Ham Radio.
If you participated in the 7th Call Area QSO Party you logs are due by May 15 2019. More information is available at
A special event station using the call K7P will be operational during the US National Police Week from May 12 -19 2019. There will be operators in Oregon and Ohio. They will operate on 10-80 M bands SSB in the General portion of the band.
THIS SPECIAL EVENT HONORS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY
(From the desk of Ken Clarke VE7BC)
The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 25.
Operators assigned to the assembly area and parade officials will start communications at 08:00 and those assigned to points along the parade route will start a little later. The event starts at 10:30 with the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the parade follows. We are usually all done by around 13:00.
I am in need of about 25 operators. Assignments will include such things as assembly area, judging, shuttle buses, police, First Aid, with various Hyack and parade officials, P.A. announcer, dispersal etc.
The parade committee also counts on us for communication at many of the intersections along the parade route. Radio operators assigned to these points may wish to have family members with them to enjoy the parade!
Please let me know whether you will able to help. May 25 seems like a long ways off, but is just 6 weeks away! I know how much the Hyack Association and the City of New Westminster appreciate our services.
HELP PLEASE! – FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT POSSIBLY BE INTERESTED IN JOINING US. ANNOUNCEMENTS ON NETS, CLUB MEETINGS, NEWSLETTERS, WEBSITES ETC. WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
As always, new hams are very welcome. No experience is necessary, we can certainly buddy up any brand new hams with an experienced operator. All that is required is a 2 metre handheld (and hopefully a spare battery!)
I will of course supply further details as the event draws closer.
Thanks in advance for your help,
The AGM will be held again this year in North Vancouver. For all the information you need go to
The Winlink Project Group has added another Gateway. This completes the Central America Project. Below are the frequencies currently in use. Note also they are Pactor 3 & 4.