Field Day 2012

The VE7SCC, VE7BAR, and VE7NWC clubs got together again at Blue Mountain Park in Coquitlam for the 2012 Field Day!

See this video of me operating…

Photos here:

NAB Photos up

All (most) of my NAB Photos are here:

I had a chance to meet Leo Laporte after he moderated the “Broadcast Minds” function at NAB 2012

Bob and Leo

Bob and Leo

ARRL June VHF Contest

Last weekend, a few hams from the lower mainland took a trip to Promontory Hills near Merritt BC. See it on a Google map.

We operated single-band on 6 Meters from inside of a local telecommunications companies microwave site compound. Conditions were poor the first day, however the band opened up Sunday morning as we were packing up. We did not operate after 11AM as we started ripping everything down so that we could be out of the site before the sun set.

In this video you will see me operating the last few minutes of the end of the contest.

Here is VE7HHS working the pile up while VE7STK marks the grid squares.

As mentioned, conditions were poor for the most part, and we really did not really have a rate going until Sunday. Weather was interesting up at altitude, and it even snowed on us (on and off) for a few hours on Friday night, however none of it really stuck. Sunday, as is always the case, was our nicest weather day, and we had nice temperatures the whole time.

Our unchecked/ray log file is available here.

Photos will be uploaded soon. My next post will probably be able the 2012 Field Day event in Coquitlam or the construction of my FM Radio wide-band aluminum dipole.

Operators: VE7HHS, VE7FET(plus first harmonic Scott), VE7NEO, VE7STK, VA7NSA, VE7TL, VA7LNX, and VE7WNK.

FD 2011 with VE7SCC

Again, as in past years, the Coquitlam, New Westminster and Burnaby clubs are combining for the largest field day exercise in Western Canada. Come check it out after 1400 at the location below on the map

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Upcoming Event: Burnaby Swap Meet

The Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, February 27th, 2011 from 10am until 2pm at the Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Ave New Westminster, BC V3M 0A1). This year BARC has promised they will have two rooms giving you more space to shop for great bargains. As always, the QSL Bureau, RAC, and commercial vendors will be there.

General Admission is $6 at the door (Ages 12 and under free). Email the Burnaby ARC for more information or to book your table. Any questions can be directed to

Download the 2011 Swap Meet flyer.

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See you there!