Spain’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society URE has obtained temporary permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the coronavirus lockdown. More info...
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for several weeks now and will most likely continue to be for some time. The pandemic is of particular concern for Radio Amateurs because ours is a hobby that can be practiced by people of all ages from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens. More info...
KENWOOD Amateur Radio System to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS). More info...
USB simplex 6m SSB calling frequency
USB 6m Digital Mode (MFK144 with WSJT-X) meteor scatter
USB 6m Digital Mode (FT8 with WSJT-X) terrestrial weak signal communications
Okanagan Mountain 6m Repeater -1.700 MHz Tone 88.5 VE7RBJ Elevation 1570m; Parrot Mode; poor receive sensitivity due to desense until Spring 2020
USB simplex 2m Digital Mode (MSK144 with WSJT-X) meteor scatter
USB simplex 2m Digital Mode (FT8 with WSJT-X) terrestrial weak signal communications
USB simplex 2m SSB calling frequency, Okanagan 2m SSB Net can be found on this frequency, Tuesday at 7:30 PM local time.
FM Voice downlink frequency for ARISS Space to Ground Voice Comms, also used for SSTV transmissions from the ISS.
FM downlink frequency for ARISS 1200 baud packet radio.
National 2m FM Simplex Calling Frequency, also used when traveling in areas with few or no local repeaters.
National 1.25m FM Simplex Calling Frequency
National 70cm FM Simplex Calling Frequency
A education day on March 7, 2020 11:00 am at Cedar Creek is scheduled. If you haven't been to the Cedar Creek ham shack make plans on visiting and learning what is available for club members.
In light of the recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to make permanent the exemption for handheld two-way radios for commercial drivers and Amateur Radio operators, we have reviewed the regulations in Canada. More info...
The Little White Mountain repeater is powered by solar, during winter there are times when the solar panels may not fully charge the batteries.
As the batteries are currently not getting fully charged, we ask members to use other club repeaters until further notice.
The Wednesday Net until further notice will use the Okanagan Mountain repeater for the Net at 19:30 hrs (7:30 p.m.) and the Dilworth Mountain repeater at 20:00 hrs (8:00 p.m.) for those who can not reach the Okanagan Mountain repeater.
The repeater is still working but we are trying to reduce the unnecessary usage of power so it will remain available for emergency, search and rescue use.
A friendly reminder that kerchunking (transmitting a carrier without identifying, for the purposes of bringing up a repeater) is not only against the radio regulations, but is wasteful of the limited power available on solar powered repeaters.
Link to current battery status.
Red Cross video about the Cariboo repeater system
Pacific Northwest Hamfairs & Events. Check out what is happening in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. See more...
The repeater pages now have coverage maps for 50 kms and 150 kms. Big White also has a 5 km for handhelds. Dilworth has a 25 km for handhelds.
Most of the club repeaters are done, we are still working on the rest of the list.
Dilworth Handheld 10 kms