September 2022 general meeting

The next CAARC general meeting will be in person, September 21, 2022 19:00 arrival, 19:30 start.

To be held at the Calder School at Sunnybrook Farm. 2879 Botterill Cres, Red Deer AB T4R 0T9 (Go to the south entrance by going east of Sim’s Furniture and CompuSoft.),-113.8093421,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5374569796b2fd0b:0x371e34b4d446b6a2!8m2!3d52.2459635!4d-113.8071534

Basic Amateur course fall 2022

RAC Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course: Fall 2022

End of Summer Social

Please mark your calendar for the CAARC End of Summer Social Friday, September 2, 2022 16:00 – 20:00.  John VE6HPY is hosting this event at his place again.   Please bring your significant other, lawn chairs and a pot luck item.  The club is providing hot dogs and buns and John is providing the fire!  Hope to see you there!   (go west of Hwy 2 on 11A to the first right after the lights at Blue Grass Sod Farm (280), it is the second driveway on the left)

Please RSVP to Sandy VE6SND at rac dot ca


The May CAARC general   meeting was an in person meeting on Wednesday May 18th  at 7.00PM  held at Glenn’s Restaurant , Red Deer  in Gasoline Alley. This was the last meeting to finalize the planning for the 50th Picnic and hamfest. It was great to meet in person instead of on ZOOM!




Red Deer Fox Hunt

Edmonton Area Fox Hunting League
We’re meeting with the Calgary Hunters in Red Deer to talk fox hunting and do some fun hunts.
It is also on the CARA website (where the rest of the info below is from).
May Day 2022 sees fox hunters from Calgary and Edmonton rendezvousing at the Tim Hortons in Red Deer, AB 4217 – 50 Avenue.  This will be an event where the Edmonton Area Fox Hunting League meet with fox hunters from the Calgary Amateur Radio Association for a joint sharing of experience and equipment knowledge.  Real fox hunting practice will be a big part of the day, both on foot and in vehicles.


8:00 AM Breakfast and depart Calgary/Edmonton.

10:00 AM Meet and Greet at Tim Hortons, 4217 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer.  Review of equipment for both foot and vehicle searches.  Then head across the street for on-foot practice in Rotary Park.

1:00 PM Lunch at Tims (your own treat) or bring your own.

2:00 PM  Organize and head out for vehicle based fox hunting.

5:00 PM Regather at Tim’s, or other place, for dinner before the journey home.


Edmonton Area Fox Hunting League

Doris Holt

Vertical HF Antenna for SOTA

This is a solution I came up with when I reach a summit where there is insufficient room to deploy an EFHW antenna. This mount fits on the tip of my trekking pole that I poke upside down in the snow or prop up with rocks. I attach the coax to one BNC fitting and a Diamond vertical antenna to the other BNC fitting. There are four ground wire attachments for the ground plane wires that I just lay out in the snow or on the ground. The photo shows the antenna in use on the summit of Lipalian Mountain.