World Amateur Radio Day is held every April 18. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed in Paris and Radio Amateurs worldwide now take to the airwaves each year in celebration.

Appropriately, the theme of World Amateur Radio Day is “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to Society” and Amateur Radio will play its part as the current global COVID-19 crisis unfolds.

RAC is planning to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day this year on the air by inviting Amateurs in Canada and around the world to contact RAC official stations (VA2RAC, VA3RAC, etc).

RAC and NORAC hope to hear you on the air on April, 18.

Let's work 220 MHz!

Please join us every Monday night at 7 PM Pacific time on 223.500 MHz for a great little net.

Haul out that 220 MHz gear and see if you can make it in.

The 1.2m band is quite interesting in it's propagation characteristics vs classic VHF or UHF.

If there's interest, we may move this from being a simplex net to a repeater.

Hope to hear you on the air,
Lindsay VE7LPG

ps: mode is vertically polarized FM

The NORAC Amateur Radio Basic Qualifications Course is intended to provide students with the knowledge and understanding necessary to become certified as Canadian Amateur Radio Operators, in accordance with the regulations of Industry Canada.

This program is organized and instructed by volunteers associated with the North Okanagan Radio Amateurs Club, and will run Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, February 26th 2020 through April 5th.

Location for the course is the People Place at 3402 27th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1S1.

Please check this article for more information about this year's course.

FYI and 73,
Mike VE7KPZ