QST author and keymaker Gerry Pittenger is a silent key. For more information go to
The Delta Amateur Radio Club has a radio course scheduled for April 2014. For dates, times and other information go to
Force 12 Antenna has been acquired by InnovAntenna . They have moved production to Colorado. For more info go to
Read about one of the largest sunspots seen in years; indications are it could have an impact on earth. For all the details go to
The ARRL is marking their 100th birthday with several events. One of these events is W1AW, a special call sign and movement of the call around the US. On Jan 8th 2014 the station will make a move. For all the details go to
The province of Alberta announced on December 31th, that Mr. Timothy
S. Ellam, VE6SH was one of the lawyers appointed to the province’s
Queen Council status. Mr. Ellam is the current IARU President and has
been a member of Radio Amateurs Canada for several years.
RAC President Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW on behalf of all members and
amateurs in Canada, extends his sincere congratulations to Tim Ellam
for this prestigious appointment.
The official Alberta Government announcement can be found here:
Vincent Charron, VA3GX/VE2HHH
Director of Communications and Fundraising – Radio Amateurs of Canada
Ever wonder what ham radio is all about ? How about one theory of where the term ham came from ? For these answers and more information go to
The winter weather in North America has been the topic of much conversation of late. If all this weather isn’t enough to make you work on you and the families emergency preparedness plans perhaps it would be helpful to read the article noted below. The reality is we need to be prepared. ARES units need to be ready to respond. If you are an ARES member you need to ensure your family is properly looked after before you respond. Planning will assist you with the ability to respond promptly.
Neil King,VA7DX & Assistant BC/Yukon Section Manager, and Steve Wright,VE7CT will be taking part in the Amsterdam Island DXpedition. For information on this adventure go to http://www.amsterdamdx.org/
Date/Time: 1600z Feb 1 to 0400z Feb 2.
Objective: BC stations can contact anyone anywhere, while stations
outside BC must catch the attention of BC stations.
Rules, exchange and multipliers, as well as helpful hints and a
schedule of same-day events (to capitalize on QSO potential) can be
accessed from the BCQP homepage on the Orca DXCC website.
In BCQP 2013, more than 140 VE7/VA7s got on the air and more Continue reading British Columbia QSO Party 2014 less than a month away