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Amazing ARISS ham contact and demonstration by Quebec Youth

The Jan/Feb issue of the The Canadian Amateur drew my attention to a few stories, this one is certainly worth sharing.

A 14 year old high school student, Vanessa Leblond-Drolet, VA2VDL, successfully completed a project to have her school complete an Amateur Radio contact with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

This is quite the accomplishment which will leave a lasting impression on her fellow students and the staff members.

The video of the contact is on YouTube.

A CBC radio interview with Vanessa is here.

More information on her project and some of the media attention (most in French) is at this website.

I believe Vanessa and the others involved deserve congratulations.

Club Meeting Tonight!

Hi all,

I hope some of you have the KARC news items in an RSS reader of some sort, as this reminder is a little late. However, our monthly club meeting is tonight -- hope to see you there!

KARC 1st place in category in BC, 2011 RAC Canada Day Contest

Congratulations to the club members for generating 103,730 points in the RAC Canada Day Contest 2011 (pictures here), earning them top spot in the province in the Multi Operator Single Transmitter Low Power category!

This was the 3rd highest score in this category overall - well done!

Attached is the RAC certificate issued for this achievement.

More photos have been added

Hi all,

Hope you had a good time in the BC QSO Party, certainly look forward to that one again next year.

Just dropping a quick note on the site to say that some pictures I've had waiting to go on the site for some time now have finally been added. They're in the Misc. Archives and Greenstone albums.

If you have other club pictures you'd like added to the site, please don't hesitate to contact me.


BC QSO Party Tomorrow - 8am to 8pm!

In the off chance you haven't heard yet, the BC QSO Party is tomorrow - Feb. 4, 2012 from 8-8 local time.

We hope you'll consider participating - all the information is at the location linked above, and if you have any questions about it, you may want to contact the Orca DXCC, they're very helpful.

Have fun!

February meeting is almost upon us

Hello all,

Not much to report lately, but it's just about time for our February meeting. Look forward to seeing you there this Thursday evening!

Happy Holidays and see you in January!

On behalf of the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club we'd like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to seeing you at the January club meeting!

Next Club Meeting is our annual pot luck dinner

Please join us for our annual pot luck dinner on Wed. December 7 @ 5:30pm at the church. Details are in the calendar.

Welcome to the new site!

Hello all,

Welcome to the new website. This site has been sitting in 'development' mode for quite some time and we've finally moved it in to production mode. Please have a look around, and if you see any issues with the content on the site please drop us a line - feel free to drop us a line for anything regardless!

Thanks, more updates coming very soon,


Last club meeting - Nov. 3

From Vern, VE7VGO,

Hi Everyone.

A quick update re. our last club meeting.

It was a Swap Shop meeting interrupted by a small business item. A motion was made to replace our aging Field Day tower and beam antenna. It was suggested to buy Dave Sutherland almost new 3 element hy-Gain beam antenna. For the tower replacement two 20' aluminium pipes will be used. Total estimated cost not to exceed $ 750.00. Motion by Mike Garneau seconded by Jim Milligan - motion carried.

It was suggested to have once more a VHF net. Bill Foster volunteered to hold it every Tuesday evening starting tomorrow at 20:00 hours on 147.960 Mhz. Bill hopes this will lead to more radio use in place of email. Lets all
join the net so not to disappoint Bill.

Another item on our last meeting was the showing of an excellent DVD about "The secret wireless war"

Don't forget our next meeting Dec.1, it will be our annual Potluck dinner !


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