VE6BLD

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


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ARISS is live now: ISS Space Chat – Airdrie Space Science Camp 5-15-2020

CHECK OUT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CONTACT WITH STUDENTS IN AIRDRIE ALBERTA 

 

This will be the second test of the new-style radio contact, called Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio. The concept was developed for distance learning when schools closed worldwide due to COVID-19. The virus eliminated all opportunities for ARISS radio contacts at education organizations. A new ARISS telebridge radio ground station will be used this time, this operated by John Sygo, amateur radio call sign ZS6JON, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

https://youtu.be/2mflSlShPHA

https://www.ariss.org/

 

 

 

Long-Lost U.S. Military Satellite Found By Amateur Radio Operator

There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, many will simply burn up as they reenter the atmosphere. But some will continue circling as “zombie” satellites — neither alive nor quite dead.
“Most zombie satellites are satellites that are no longer under human control, or have failed to some degree,” says Scott Tilley.
Tilley, an amateur radio operator living in Canada, has a passion for hunting them down.

Click this link to read the complete story.

Bob VE6BLD

‘I thought it was a dying art’: Why this Hamilton veteran wants to revive ham radio

‘I thought it was a dying art’: Why this Hamilton veteran wants to revive ham radio

Click this link for the whole story

The Annual CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper

The Annual CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper

was held on Sunday December 1st in  east Red Deer at the 

Eastview Estates Community Association Center.

About 43 people enjoyed a tremendous pot luck supper with ham turkey and tons of other dishes. Marvin VE6CJY was the lucky winner of the new and old GIZMO.

New CAARC Executive 2019 – 2020

The new CAARC executive  was voted in at the November Annual general meeting. The dual band mobile antenna was won by Mike VE6MIM. The minutes will be uploaded soon. Go to Members D/L  tab and click new executive for names.

New web site encryption coming soon.

Within the next week or so dreamhost will be adding secure hosting (https) to all customer subdomains hosted on either dreamhosters.com or dream.press,  Traffic to and from this site will soon be encrypted by default, ensuring that its contents can’t be intercepted en route by any unauthorized third parties on the web.

That’s right – visitors to this site will start to see the little green lock icon next to your web address in their browser.
You will see no downtime as a result of this change. You’ll simply start receiving the benefit of encrypted transmissions within the next few weeks.

Thankyou

VE6BLD

Web Site Administrator

Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club members prepared for emergencies while having some fun last weekend.

Field Day 2019– 99 pictures.

I finally found a new Gallery widget to add multiple pictures at a time!! Check out the field day pictures by clicking the Field Day 2019 TAB right of the Swap and Shop. Thanks to Bob VE6BLD, John VA6SJA and Ray VA6RSO for the pictures.
Click any picture or click View Slideshow below the pictures.

Bob VE6BLD