Education Day at Cedar Creek

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:11 By: VE7JXC

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.

Distracted Driving Regulations in Canada Update (2)

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:08 By: VE7JXC

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...

Wednesday Net Little White Mountain Repeater

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 23:05 By: VE7JXC

The Little White Mountain repeater is powered by solar, during winter there are times when the solar panels may not fully charge the batteries.

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.

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.

Repeater Coverage Maps

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:26 By: VE7JXC

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.

Sample below, 

Dilworth Handheld 10 kms

10 kms

Basic License Course - Feb-Apr 2020

Posted on: Thu, 02/13/2020 - 06:15 By: VE7JXC

The OCARC club is not running a course this spring but there is a course being offered by NORAC.

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.

For more course info.

Kelowna Ham Club Theft

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 21:24 By: VE7JXC

Orchard City Amateur Radio Club recently had some equipment stolen. Please be on the lookout for;

  • Honda 3000 watt Generator model EU3000i SCA S/N EXGF1153231
  • (x4) Yaesu model FT-7800R Dual-band Amateur radios S/N 7J5690257 / S/N 7J690253 / S/N 7J690251 / S/N 7J690258
  • These radios were taken in blue canvas-type bags with power supplies, antennas, and other accessories.
  • The bags had the club OCARC logo on them.

They were stolen from a club storage facility in late Oct 2019.

  • R.C.M.P file # 2019-66963 Cst. Christopher Richards.
  • Or contact or any club member.

This equipment was in storage for use during emergencies such as floods, forest fires, etc.

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