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CAARC 50th Anniversary Annual Picnic and Hamfest 2022

CAARC 50th Anniversary Annual Picnic and Hamfest 2022

The 50th Anniversary Annual Red Deer Amateur Radio Picnic and HamfestIMG_0114IMG_0114

will be held on June 17, 18, and 19 , 2022.   

 

Radioworld Central has announced they will be attending the Picnic.

Be sure to come and have a QSO with their representative.

Click the blue Radioworld Central above to go to their site

The picnic and hamfest is sponsored by the

Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Location:  Shady Nook Hall

Directions from Red Deer:

Go west on highway # 11 Turn  south on RR 283. Take RR 283 south  to Township Road 380 and turn right (west)  to the hall just past the feed lot.   52*13.904′ N  -113* 56.823′ W

 

Click the blue more options on this map for a Google Maps view to get driving directions from your QTH>

 
Please click the following link to download a word document to present to businesses for possible door prizes for the picnic.

donor_letter_2022 in word format

click to download the picnic-poster-2022

Raffle tickets for the following draws.

First prize $500.00

Second prize $200.00

Get your raffle tickets from CAARC members for  just $5.00 a ticket, tickets also available at the picnic site. 

 
Planning on attending the CAARC Picnic in beautiful Central Alberta?
At the picnic there are plans for family activities, ladies crafts, childrens games and other entertaining ideas. Red Deer and area has many other interesting things to do for visitors. Red Deer has a beautiful walking or biking trail system and natural areas. There is lots of shopping and restaurants, we even have a craft beer tour! Many hotels, motels and campgrounds are available. Check out nearby Sylvan Lake, historic downtown Lacombe or even book a trip on a steam train in Stettler. Please go to www.visitreddeer.com or Travel Alberta https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/ for more info!
 

CAARC Picnic Tentative Schedule & Prices

June 17, 18 and 19, 2022

Please Note: We are unable to accept any credit or debit cards. Please use cash or cheques

 

Friday June 17

14:00 – 22:00 Registration and Special Events Station

19:00 – 22:00 Hospitality Hour – campfire, smokies and s’mores.

Saturday June 18

08:00 – 17:00 Registration and Operating SPECIAL EVENTS HF Station VE6QE

10:00 – 12:00 Ladies Coffee and Crafts

10:00 – Fox Hunt

10:30 – 12:00 Tail gate flea market, Vendor tables

11:30 – 12:00 

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch SARA dogs

13:00 – 14:00 SARA meeting

15:00 – Fox Hunt

14:00 – 15:00 ARES Meeting

16:30 – 18:00 Main hall closed for pot luck supper preparations.

18:00 – 20:00 Main hall pot luck Supper with BARON OF BEEF ROAST provided by the club

– Please bring your own dishes and cutlery, as well as pot luck dish: eg. – salad, side dish or dessert

20:00 – bedtime! Bonfire (Weather and fire restrictions permitting)

Sunday June 19

8:00 – 9:30 Pancake Breakfast. Please bring your own dishes.  (Cost – donation at the door)

10:00 -11:00 Kids Games and Egg Toss

11:00 – 12:00 Liars Contest, Raffle and Draw Prizes

Weekend Family pass  $40.00  Single $25.00

Day Family pass  $20.00  Single $10.00

Optional – Raffle tickets  $5.00

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.

New CAARC Executive for 2015 – 2016

The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday Nov 18th at the Red Deer Search and Rescue. Congratulations to the members who were elected to the new executive.new exec

CAARC Executive for 2015 – 2016
Past President   Bob King VE6BLD

President– Stephen Lee VA6SGL

Vice President– Rod Lins VE6XY

Secretary- Sandy Jacobs VE6SND

Treasurer– Karen McKinney VA6LDY

Directors

  1. Brian Davies VE6CKC
  2. Garry Jacobs VE6CIA
  3. Greg McKinney VA6GMC
  4. Jeff Low VA6JL
  5. Mike Mailiot VE6MIM

 Appointments
Repeaters

Skip MacAulay VE6BGT

Emergency Coordinator
Jeff Low VA6JL
Publicity
Bob King VE6BLD
Webmaster
Bob King VE6BLD
Net Control
Bob King VE6BLD

New Brochure for the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

I have produced a new Brochure for the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club.

To download a color printable PDF document of the Club Advertising brochure complete with hot links back

to the web site  click this link

or check the second Tab under Site Tools menu.

Bob VE6BLD. Webmaster