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Bill VE6OLD SK

Hello – I received a phone call this morning from Carole Guthrie with the sad news of Bill VE6OLD’s death. Bill Guthrie was a long time member of CAARC and was very active in club activities until ill health slowed him down.  Bill was a fixture at club picnics, serving up SARA dogs with a smile!  He always had lots to sell at any of the flea markets and was on the air all the time when he was still working, driving from one job to another.  Bill was a past president and one of the founding members of SARA. Bill’s voice will live on, on the VE6REP repeater controller. He will definitely be missed!

Because of Covid restrictions, there will be a small family service.  Condolences can be posted on the Wilson’s Funeral Home website on the Tribute wall.  Donations maybe made in Bill’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society
Obituary posted for Ian “Bill” William Guthrie. See http://www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca/obituary/IanBill-Guthrie
73’s
Sandy Jacobs
CAARC President

Stolen repeater

The Border Communications Group suffered a loss of equiment a short time ago. 1- Yaesu DR-1X repeater, 1- Arcom 210 controller, 1- CDM750 UHF and 1-CDM 1550LS Motorola mobile radios and 1 Solar Panel Charge Controller from an active repeater site. All interface cables also were taken. Cables were custom configuration to allow special features. (Southern Alberta)
Anybody hearing of a great deal on a Yaesu repeater and / or controller . . . .be aware. It may be stolen.

Cochrane Winter Rally 2020

 

There is an opportunities for public service at the upcoming Cochrane Winter Rally. This event is sponsored by the Calgary Sports Car Club and is one of the best radio service events of the winter season. Some of you have already helped us to advertise this event, so please accept my thanks for the efforts that you have made to date.

I am helping to organize the rally and one of my responsibilities is to recruit radio operators for the event. The rallies are some of the best field radio operations opportunities available to the Amateur Radio community in our region. They are challenging, fun, and a great way to test your equipment and skills in “real world” conditions. I hope that members of your club will consider joining us.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday 08 March in the Waiparous region northwest of Cochrane. Radio operators are needed to provide communication services and safety observation at various locations throughout the course. Training is provided, so no prior experience is required.

Additional information is available at the URLs noted below. Please consider circulating this invitation among your club’s members.

General event information is posted on the Rallywest website, at:

https://www.rallywest.com/events

Information that is specific to radio operators is posted in the following forum:
Registration instructions have been posted in this forum. Anyone interested in helping at the rally should check this forum regularly for updates.

Thank you for your assistance and please contact me with any questions you may have.

73,
Garry, VE6GDS
VE6GDS@gmail.com

VE6XY silent key

A funeral service for VE6XY Rod Lins President of CAARC was held on Friday the 27th of Sept. 2019 at Wilson’s Funeral Home  Lacombe, AB.

 

 

Perfect

Thanks to CAARC

Online petition about radio interference

Online petition about radio interference
Deadline for signatures: October 4, 2018

Radio Amateurs in Quebec have told us of a petition involving a radio station that is “generating interference on purpose”.

While we have not had a chance to investigate the specific details of the incidents the petition refers to we agree with the importance of acting to support the security of high frequency communications.

Those interested in signing the petition can do so at the following website:

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1631

The petition will be closed for signatures on October 4, 2018 at 9:33 am.

Alan Griffin

RAC MarCom Director

Sorry to announce

MARTIN, Aileen Evelyn (Krause)
Feb. 9, 1922-Jan. 6, 2017
Aileen Martin, dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton at the age of 94⇑Read Further …

on January 6, 2017.
Most recently a resident of Laurier House, Sherwood Park, Aileen was born in Innisfail, Alberta, the second of eleven children of William and Ella (Hawkins) Krause. She grew up on the family farm near Bowden, attending Nisbet and Horseshoe Lake schools and Innisfail High School.
In 1941 she married Kenneth Lorne (Ken) Martin who was then serving in the RCAF. After Ken’s discharge, the family settled in Red Deer where they lived until 1962 when they bought the farm on Highway 42 east of Penhold where they raised their four sons. After Ken’s death in 2006, Aileen remained in her cherished farm home until 2014.
Her husband and family were the center of Aileen’s world. Her abundant and beautifully cooked meals were legendary among the family. Homemade goodies and coffee were always ready for friends and neighbours who dropped by. Her vast collection of dolls delighted her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid gardener, she filled her home with plants and flowers.
Treasuring Aileen’s memory are her two sons, Brian (Evelyn) and Owen (Teresa) of Sherwood Park, daughter-in-law Donna of Edmonton, 11 grandchildren, Nathaniel Martin (Marieke), Leah Martin-Visscher (Darcy Visscher), Bronwyn Martin (Leopold Kowolik), Terri Martin, Christine O’Shea (Ryan), Kenny Martin, Margaret Glidden (Roy), James Martin (Sarah), Philip Martin (Ann), Elizabeth Martin (Ian March) and Andrew Martin (Hayley), 12 great-grandchildren, one sister Beatrice Anderson, one sister-in-law Holly Martin, four special nieces, Kay (Mann) Mason, Carrol Atkinson, Gloria Atkinson-Dent and Rhonda Charles, and many other nieces, nephews and long-time friends. She was predeceased by husband Ken, sons Dwight in 1974 and Gregory in 1992, and grandson Nigel in 2007, her father Bill (1960), mother Ella (1988), 5 sisters, Ruth Beer, Dorothy Krause, Marjorie Atkinson, Myrtle Stone and Dolleen Faessler, and four brothers, Alvin, George, Arthur and Albert Krause.
A celebration of Aileen’s life will be held on May 20, 2017 at The King’s University Student Activity Centre (9125 -50th Street, Edmonton) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genetic Aortic Disorders Association (formerly Canadian Marfan Association) Centre Plaza Postal Outlet 128 Queen St. South P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga, ON L5M 4Z0 Canada

 

Use Canada’s 150th special prefixes all year 2017

Just a reminder, you can use CF for all VA prefixes and CG for all VE prefixes for the year 2017 for Canada’s 150th. Use for all operations including contests, DX etc.