Every December, on frosty forest service roads surrounding the Big White ski resort you'll hear the sweet sound of performance rally cars. This is the Big White Winter Rally.

This year, Mike VE7KPZ, Jane VE7WWJ and our nephew Tristan volunteered at the event, representing NORAC.

Joined by other hams from the Okanagan, other parts of BC, Alberta and the USA, us amateur radio operators were the key to a safe and timely rally event. Radio operator volunteer ages ranged from 16 to 84.

The NORAC crew met up with OCARC friend John Semenec VE7JWS just before the radio meeting on Saturday morning. John had some great stories to share about previous rallies and got us pumped up for the event.

Then, at the radio meeting, Vince d'Eon VE6LK, one of our net controllers, got everyone up to speed with the tasks for the weekend.

After the briefing, all radio operators departed to get into positions at the start, finish and as "blockers" along the course.

The NORAC crew took on the role of "blocker 16" on the Saturday afternoon and evening.