VE6BLD

Welcome to the CAARC web site. I have been a Ham since 1978 and am active on most modes from HF to UHF Satellite communications.


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2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous APRS

I will be travelling with the 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous providing water support with my jet boat. They will be traveling from Rocky Mountain House to The Pas MB from 1 July to 23 July as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. This will commemorate the worlds longest canoe race from Rocky Mountain House to Montreal which occurred during Canada’s 1967 Centennial year. Although I will not be using an APRS radio, I will be using iAPRS to track our journey via the cellular network whenever I have cellular service. If anyone is interested in tracking our progression, they can look for my little canoe under VE6DDD-10. Not sure what the cell service will be like but will give it a go anyhow. More info can be found at www.voyageursrendezvous.ca

Thanks

Darcy VE6DDD

Silent Key

Silent Key:
VA7RCG Roger Gibson , died on March 5th 2017, Celebration of Life will be held at Delburne Community Hall on Saturday, April 29th at 1:30 pm.
Roger was Deputy Director of Emergency Management, a volumteer firefighter with Delburne Fire Rescue and a member of CAARC.
Open microphone, coffee, tea and desert. All welcome.

Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit


Webmaster or Executive – Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Earlier this year, I published a series of articles on my web site called the “Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit”. The purpose of this information is to encourage more hams and their clubs to engage with the local maker community as a gateway to amateur radio.

These articles explain Arduino basics in a ham radio context. They contain many suggestions about how amateurs can use Arduinos, as well as how a ham club can engage other makers in hobby activities.
Please take a moment to review the Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit articles. If you find them to be useful, please consider passing these along to your members or contacts.
You can use these articles by linking them to your web site, Twitter feed, Facebook page or by e-mail.
The URL is:
http://play.fallows.ca/wp/series/arduino-ham-radio-starter-kit/

Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.
73 John Fallows VE6EY Calgary, Alberta

CAARC Members receive awards for volunteering during the last year.

CAARC Members receive awards for volunteering during the last year. Congratulations to the members who received Volunteer Service and Volunteer Service with Excellence awards.sam_8454

Congratulations to Doug VE6DJC on winning the GIZMO! We look forward to seeing what he adds to it for next year’s Christmas dinner!

 

 

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Gallery Editing Unavailable while being repaired

The Gallery is experiencing a PHP problem after our hosting company updated their PHP CMS software.  (Nov 7 th) You can now view the Gallery by clicking the Gallery drop down menu but you cannot add or edit anything in your gallery. We are trying to resolve the problem.

Bob

Webmaster

CAARC

Amateur Tower Protocols

A good one for the web. Its for Calgary but the laws are federal.
Rick

VE6RAK

This message for our members in Calgary, Forwarded from Wally:

Hello all,

I was asked to help find some info on what exactly the rules for towers were within the City of Calgary. I finally tracked down the brochure from the City regarding towers and it is attached.

Bottom line is they do not have direct authority over towers but encourage some protocols be observed (kind of a good neighbour policy). There is a City phone number to call if needed as well.

Basically, towers that do not exceed 15m, and with associated antennas that do not exceed 18.75m, do not require any consultation but Amateurs are encouraged to follow the notification guidelines in the document.

There may be restrictive caveats in some neighbourhoods though, and those should be listed in the property documents.

This would be a great document to have available to all hams via their respective club websites. If anyone sees that there are other clubs that are not represented in this email please forward a copy to them or send me their contact info and I can pass it along.

Thanks,

Dave VE6GAD

73 de VE6LK/AI7LK

..Vince

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New volunteer net control operator

We have a new volunteer for the Monday evening net controller.
Thanks to Maria VA6TFL for your willingness to help with the net.
Any other volunteers would be welcomed to add to the list.
Thanks to the five other net controllers for taking your turn.
Please check Updated Net Controller List under the Net info TAB
73
Bob VE6BLD
CAARC Net Controller Co-ordinator

 

Canwarn Training

CANWARN, acronym for CANadian Weather Amateur Radio Network

Please note that CANWARN is not about storm chasing, it is about putting trained eyes at the local level to confirm what is happening under severe weather and communicating that information to the Meteorological Service of Canada.Here’s how CANWARN works in Central Alberta. When the regional weather forecast office (for the prairies this is the Prairie Storm Prediction Centre in Winnipeg, MB) would like to get ground observations of potentially severe thunderstorms they telephone the CANWARN person whom they have listed as the call-out person for the area of interest. In Central Alberta this will be the same people that are listed as ARES emergency coordinators. All Central Alberta and Olds ARES EC’s are trained CANWARN network controllers. The mechanics of how the net operates, local hams are notified and how their weather reports are forwarded to the forecast office are up to the CANWARN net controller. CANWARN Net Control may relay the observations or may elect to use a phone  to put the forecasters and amateur observer in direct contact.Typically, the person contacted by the Meteorological Service of Canada notifies the affected-area CANWARN hams who then radio their weather reports to their CANWARN Net Control Net. Net control then forwards the weather observations to the weather forecast office on a dedicated 1-800 phone number. As the storm moves along, reports would hopefully still come in from either stationary or mobile spotters allowing weather forecasters to continually compare the Carvel and Strathmore Doppler radar to what is being observed at ground level (below the radar horizon) and adjust their weather forecasts, Watches and Warnings accordingly.
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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