- Site Tools
- Net info
- FAQ/Swap and Shop
- Members D/L
- Annual Picnic
Bob King VE6BLD of Lacombe and Gary Wheeler VE6CV of Lethbridge are part of CANWARN, the Canadian Weather Amateur Radio network, using their eyes and ears to report unusual weather in Alberta for Environment Canada. They were both interviewed on CBC Radio1 on November 1, 2010. To learn more about CANWARN see the drop down menu under ARTICLES on this web page. To listen to the interview please click this link.
VE6BLD on CBC talking about CANWARN (Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network) at 12:12 on CBC Radio1 1010 AM Calgary.Tune in to listen..
[html] If we don’t support RAC now, when they need us most, we may as well kiss the bands goodbye.
RAC Bulletin 2010-09-14E
Industry Canada advised both RAC and RAQI on Friday, Sept 10, 2010 that their Montreal office had authorized a number of 430 to 450 MHz frequencies and a single VHF frequency on 145.555 mHz. According to IC, frequencies were chosen to avoid known amateur repeater channels. These frequencies in the 70 cm and 2m amateur bands were temporarily authorized to support communications for many European entrants of a cycling event to be held on Quebec City and Montreal on Sept 10 and Sept 12 respectively. This type of authorized intrusion by Industry Canada of non-amateur communications in amateur spectrum is highly unusual and is a matter of great concern to Radio Amateurs of Canada. RAC will be taking the matter up with Industry Canada officials. RAC will be interested in knowing if actual interference has been caused to amateur communications; please report any observations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by VE6CIA [/html]
[html] Here is something we can all easily do.
Go to the link below for comments and questions, and fill in the form under the heading: Transportation- Distracted Driving Legislation. It is that easy. Here is my entry, as an example of what you can say(with thanks to Earl VE6NI for some content I pirated from him). Why reinvent the wheel?
Please be advised that Amateur (ham) Radio Operators in the Province of Alberta are licensed by Industry Canada to operate 2 way radios. In instances of Emergency or Disaster they become an invaluable tool for nearly all services when cell sites are overloaded and land lines are not available or out of service.
As radio amateurs, we are concerned that there should be no prohibition regarding the use of radio amateur equipment while in vehicles, under any circumstances (not just while involved in a Search and Rescue operation or an officially declared disaster.) In addition to periodically having mock search exercises and Simulated Emergency Tests for disaster-related exercises (sometimes in conjunction with local Disaster Services), radio amateurs, in a sense are always practicing proper operational procedures while “on the air”, whether mobiling or otherwise.
Thanks for your considerations about our concerns and wish you all the best in continuing to make our roads safer.
Garry Jacobs VE6CIA Certified Emergency Coordinator, Radio Amateurs of Canada – Section Manager, Alberta
45 Selkirk Blvd. Red Deer, AB T4N 0G4 403-343-1930
Bill 16, the Traffic Safety (Distracted Driving) Amendment Act, 2010 is available on the Legislative Assembly of Alberta’s website at: http://www.assembly.ab.ca/. Frequently asked questions related to Bill 16 are also available online on Alberta Transportation’s website (http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/). We welcome comments and questions regarding Bill 16, which can be submitted online by visiting: http://alberta.ca/home/Feedback.cfm.
Submitted by VE6CIA [/html]
[html] To celebrate VE6QEN obtaining her HAM CALL following 30 years of being kidded (hassled) and hopelessly pressured to become a ham, we have preserved the milestone on video.Â Sarina completely surprised me by taking the course and passing with an impressive 88% (she now claims she was only after a specific CALL).Â Most of you will understand that I thought I was only dreaming, hi hi.Â Our son Dennis VE6KDR congratulated her and figured it was an occasion and great subject for some humor to preserve on video.Â He sent us a shot list of instructions and dialogue for us to shoot the video clips and I electronically sent them, including the bloopers, to him in Ontario. Dennis edited and professionally produced the DVD, it is a humorous eight minute video celebrating the reason Sarina got her ham license.Â
The video is all about ham radio space communication. Click this link for a short sample of the 8 minute movie. Anyone who would like to order a professionally produced Custom CAARC WARS DVD complete with case (as shown below) may do so on line. Please click the following link to order your copy. The cost is $4.50 USD each Full DVD Case with shrink wrap plus on line calculated shipping. If you want to order multiple copies the shipping is approximately as follows.
pre-calculated approx shipping to Alberta 4TL1L6 (USD)
Units = Approximate Shipping cost per DVD
1 = $4.20
10 = $3.15
15 = $2.82
20 = $2.58
Click the following link to order.
We definitely had a lot of fun producing this video. Please respect the producers and do not make copies of this DVD.