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

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 94Read 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.

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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Xmas DX Contest

New Award and Operation Alert                    

The Israel Amateur Radio Club (I.A.R.C) is proud to announce a new national award program entitled:   Holyland Christianity On The Air (HOCOTA).

This program will include amateur radio operations from numerous sites of major Christian significance. The sites were selected based on well documented research and archeological history as documented in the Holy Bible and other Christian works.  We believe that the connection of operating from these holy sites will not only appeal to Christian amateur radio operators but to amateurs of all faiths and beliefs.

The program accreditation will be built from ‘blocks’ of sub-awards derived from specific geographic locations. Activities will run throughout the year with special operations mainly during Christmas and Easter.

The HOCOTA Program will commence during Christmas 2016 (23-25 December) by Four special event multi operator stations. The current sub-program is called the ‘Jesus Miracles Award’.  Within this block of the HOCOTA Program we’ll start with some of the most significant miracles that Jesus Christ performed around the Sea of Galilee.

Therefore, the Christmas 2016 operation shall include:

  1. 4X9XMAS-Tabagha- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabgha
  2. 4X7XMAS- Kursi- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kursi,_Golan_Heights
  3. 4X3XMAS-Mount of Beatitudes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_of_Beatitudes
  4. 4X2XMAS- Yardenit- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yardenit

QSL information as well as program rules will be published separately.

Awards – Our goal is to enable automatic award opportunities and we are also considering the availability of an impressive, unique plaque.

4Z4DX                                                           4Z1RZ

Dov Gavish                                                 Zurial Rienstien

IARC Special Events Manager                             IARC President

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

Kenwood HF Radio TS 440 S

Kenwood TS 440 S is in mint condition. Has internal antenna tuner. Output is 100 watts. c/w microphone, DC power cord and manual.

asking $600.00 plus shipping if required.

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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