Every year we celebrate Canada with the RAC Canada Day contest. In this event, hams from all over the globe focus on working Canadian amateur radio operators. If you can get on the air this weekend, prepare to be hunted and let the pile-ups ensue.

Save the date so that you can represent Canada on the air for a good fun bit of radio sport.

ARRL Field Day on the fourth full weekend of June every year is the opportunity for thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts throughout the U.S and Canada to set up temporary communications stations and make contact with like-minded people. Licensed radio operators (often called “Hams”) spend the weekend practicing community outreach, emergency preparedness, and technical skills. It’s basically radio heaven.

A contest is held each year with individuals, clubs, and teams trying to make contact with as many stations as possible over 24 hours. Field Day will take place on June 22 and June 23 with over 35,00 people expected to take part. It begins at 18:00 UTC Saturday and runs through 20:59 UTC Sunday. Pack your camping equipment, throw up some temporary antennas, and spin the dials on your radio, because this not-to-be-missed event is rich in history, tradition and technology.

Save the date in your personal calendar now and come to the monthly NORAC club meetings where we will be discussing/planning what to do as a club for this mega event.

 

 

Ham radio operator volunteers are always needed for radio support at performance rally events. This year, the Rocky Mountain Rally, located in the roads surrounding Radium, BC is scheduled to run June 1-2, 2024.

If you would like to put your radio skills to the test with some tactical support work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about what's involved in rally radio volunteering, what to expect and where to sign up.

Ham radio operator volunteers are always needed for radio support at performance rally events. This year, the Pacific Forest Rally is scheduled to run much earlier in the season (ahead of fire danger) on June 7 and 8, 2024.

If you would like to put your radio skills to the test with some tactical support work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about what's involved in rally radio volunteering, what to expect and where to sign up.

For members living in the "frozen north" of Armstrong and points north of there, Cary Benson VA7MXY has organized weekly Wednesday morning coffee meetings. 

It takes place 10am Wednesdays at Jonnie and Lily’s Diner, 3460 Okanagan St.

Any questions please contact VA7MXY directly.