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.

Posts by VE6BLD

ARISSat1 Will not deploy until July 2011

I have been anxiously waiting for the next  launch of ARISSat1 formerly know as SUIT Sat . After working every orbit of the first SUIT Sat in February of 2006 I now have to wait a little longer! The most exciting time of my life as an amateur radio operator was receiving all the transmissions from the badly disabled Suit Sat and decoding the secret words and SSTV picture from the spinning satellite. Hopefully when this new satelite is launched in July 2011 everyone will get the opportunity to receive the weak signals from it.

Please click this link to read and hear the many reports I received along with a few others of the first SUIT Sat

More information and an overview of the new satellite at this link.

For the latest information and news please see the link below.


Australia Floods Queensland Before & After

Thanks VE6MIM and Bart
Australia Floods Queensland Before & After
Slide your mouse horizontally along each photo to see the photo the day before flooding and the same location during the flood the next day

Sad Announcement

It is with sadness I report (VA6IX) Jack’s  wife Shirley passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, January 15 at 1:30PM at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Olds.  The church is located at  3802 57 Ave., across the street from the Hospital.  Viewing will be from 12:00 to 1:00PM. Our condolences to Jack and his family.  Shirley will certainly be missed.

CAARC Members Now Able to Post News Items

Paid up CAARC Members are now able to Post Items of interest on this new web site.  Please log in and follow the instructions below.

If you have problems please contact VE6BLD.

Click on “Dashboard” under Logged in:    (HINT)   Click the “Help” button on the top right corner of this

dashboard page for instructions using the “Dashboard”.

Under Posts click” Add New”

Then Add a “Title” and enter your post as you would with a word processor.

On the right side you can “Preview” and or “Publish” when you are ready.

Click the sample post below to see full size..  I will be presenting a training session at an upcoming general meeting.

73 Bob VE6BLD

Welcome to the new and improved web site of the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club.

Welcome to the new and improved web site of the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club.

This site will continue to be improved as the webmaster adds more items. Enjoy and have fun!

Registration Instructions

Welcome guest

Please enjoy this amateur radio site. You are welcome to sign up and register with your Amateur Radio Call sign.

If you have previously registered on the old web page then you are already an existing user. Please click on “Lost your password?” under the registration window in the left column and you will then be e-mailed a new temporary password. Log in to this site with the temporary password, then in the left column, click on “Dashboard”, then “Users”, then “Your profile”. Then fill in your new desired password at the bottom of the page. Remember to click “Update Profile” in the bottom left corner. From that point on you will be able to log in with your new password.


If you are a new user, click on” Register” and a new page will open.

You must enter your Amateur Radio Call Sign in the field “Username“.

Then fill in all the other fields.  In order to proceed, all fields are required to be filled in.

Your registration will need to be approved before you will be able to login. Your registration approval will be emailed to you.

Once you are logged in, you will then be able to post news, forums, links, and your own gallery items!

Welcome, and enjoy this new web page.

Public service communications?

Are you serious about providing public service communications?

Then the CEC (Certified Emergency Co-ordinator) designation should be considered for any and every Canadian Radio Amateur. This is an open book exam provided by Radio Amateurs of Canada. You simply refer to the listed training materials (downloadable from RAC) while taking the exam.Then submit the exam to RAC to obtain your certificate if you pass. Click this link to go the RAC page for instructions and information.

VE/VA6 Incoming QSL Bureau

VE/VA6 Incoming QSL Bureau

The VE6/VA6 Incoming Bureau is run by a group of dedicated volunteer amateurs located in Calgary,AB. Please Click this link to go to the web page and send them some money to receive your cards or they will be destroyed after 2 years. You don’t want to lose that rare DX contact confirmation!

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