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No regular December meeting

Hi all,

There won't be a regular club meeting tonight. Instead we will be holding our annual pot luck dinner on Friday Dec. 13th in the basement of the church. Doors will be open at 17:30.

See you there!

Club Meeting this Thursday

Just a reminder that the next KARC meeting will be this Thursday, Nov. 7. Besides our regular business meeting we will be holding our annual swap and shop and Wayne VE7WAH will give us a demonstration on the remote HF station that he has set up.



VA7AQD's K3 Build

One of our club's members (ok, I admit it, it's me) recently put together a K3 and has posted some pictures of the experience. Have a look over at http://va7aqd.isurf.ca

Monthly meeting on Thursday

Usual time, usual place, look forward to seeing you there!

KARC meeting this Thursday, and a special event station notification

Hello everybody,

A quick note here to remind everyone that the first meeting of the 2013/2014 season is this Thursday at the same time & place as usual (and as listed here on the site). Membership fees are now due as well!

Here's some information on a local special event station:

Sep 21-Sep 22, 1700Z-1700Z, VE7RC, Salmon Arm, BC. Shuswap Amateur Radio Club. 14.210 14.110 7.210 3.810. QSL. Ron Essex, PO Box 2613, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R5, CANADA. The first activation of the only island in Shuswap Lake, British Columbia, Canada – Grid Square DO00HV. Shuswap Lake covers an area of 120 square miles and has a maximum depth of 530 feet. This activation will qualify for the Canadian Islands Awards Program (CISA).

Thanks to Bill VE7WWW for passing this on!


KARC pictures updated

Hi all,

I figured it was time to get some e-mail clean-up done, and in doing so found a few sets of pictures that belong here on the site.

Here's the links to the albums containing the new pictures:

Field Day 2012 Antenna Take-Down
Misc. Mt. Lolo repeater pictures
Greenstone 2012

Enjoy, and hope to see you all at the upcoming meeting on Sept. 5.


Field Day 2013 is a wrap

As VE7WWW has said "Thanks to all that participated in any way especially to the weather man who gave us clear skies an warm temps.

Also just a reminder that there will not be a KARC meeting for the months of July and August. As the song goes "See you in September". "

The photo album for this year's field day fun can be found in the gallery right here.

Edit: I noticed we didn't have any 2012 FD pictures, so I've gathered some up and added them in as well. Enjoy! -VA7AQD

Field Day 2013 and VE7RLO update

Hi all,

Field Day will be upon on us soon. Once again the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day from the Philip ranch at 5380 Jackson Rd. in Knutsford. For those of you that haven’t been there before we have attached 3 maps to this article on how to get there. The Long Lake Rd is aprox. 4 Km. South on highway 5A from it's intersection with the Trans-Canada Highway and just past the Knutsford community hall. Once you are on the Long Lake Rd. stay on it until you reach Jackson Rd., turn left and look for 5380 Jackson Rd. on the right just past Mannings Rd.

We will be using the club's call VE7UT as usual and operating 2 transmitters in the 2A class. Therefore our exchange will be 2A BC. If all goes well we will have RTTY, PSK31 as well as SSB and CW modes available.

There is also a rough schedule of activities attached to this article. As with most amateur radio events things are generally pretty fluid so it's by no means written in stone. If you have any questions about anything going on with the club and/or field day, please do contact us.

Also, Myles VE7FSR has gone up to Lolo to fix the VE7RLO repeater. Apparently the RVS-8 voting controller was confused again, so a timer-switched relay has been installed that will power cycle the RVS-8 off/on once per day at about 3am. Keep that in mind if you're having a very early morning (or very late night) QSO! Hopefully this will save a few trips up the hill. Thanks to Myles for the fix-up!

Look forward to seeing everyone at Field Day - we can pretty much guarantee the weather's going to be better than last year, right?

KARC AGM and board elections tonight

Hi all,

A quick update to say that our AGM is tonight and as we elect our officers a good turn out would be great.

Look forward to seeing you there!


The club meeting is this week

Hi all,

Nope, this isn't an April fool's story - we have our monthly meeting this Thursday night, April 4th.

Look forward to seeing you all there!


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