News

Radio clubs share skills

The Mission Amateur Radio Club and the Abbotsford Amateur Radio Club combined and coordinated skills the last weekend in June at the annual Amateur Radio Field Day contest.

The contest gives local amateur radio operators a chance to experience setting up a functional emergency radio site, and practice their skills making radio contacts, according to Rick Ross, Mission Amateur Radio Club president.

The event took place for 24 hours from 11 a.m. on Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday morning at Fraser River Heritage Park. Contacts were made on shortwave radio with stations as far north as the Yukon and as far south as Texas.

Despite dismal weather, participants from both sides of the river had a chance to compare practices and socialize.

For more information about amateur radio and the clubs in the area, e-mail Ross at ve7fwp@gmail.com.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.