The Saskatchewan Ham Fest will be held in Battleford on the weekend of July 26 2019. For more information go to
Another positive media article about ham radio. These articles are good to see.
The Richmond Amateur Radio Club will be transmitting SSTV on July 20 2019 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Landing. More informatio can be found at
The RTTY Portion of this contest will be held the weekend of July 20 2019. For rules and other information go to
The Kenai American Legion Hall will be the site of the Kenai Penninsula Hamfest this year. For more information on this event go to
On July 15, 16, 17, and 18, FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) Bothell, will deploy to Whidbey Island near Oak Harbor with their Forward Communications Vehicle (FCV). The exercise will provide an opportunity for antenna testing at 5330.5 Khz USB (actual transmitted center frequency will be 5332.0 KHz) between 1200 to 1300 Pacific Time every day with the amateur radio community. Amateur radio operators (General and higher) are encouraged to contact the FCV (call sign WGY9502) for signal quality checks. Only voice mode will be tested. The FCV will test its whip antenna, as well as a AS-2259 Near Vertical Incidence (NVIS) antenna and a C&S Antennas LFH230 fanlite.
General and higher amateur radio operators may set Effective Radiated Power (ERP) up to 100 watts. For more information on the special 60 meter channels, see http://www.arrl.org/60m-channel-allocation
Telecommunications Specialist (RF)
FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS)
Basic Ham Radio Course Starting September 17, 2019 Cost: FREE
Participants must register prior to the course . This course is designed to provide you with all the information needed to obtain your Basic Amateur Radio Certificate and call sign. An examination by an accredited Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada examiner is included in the course.
Course Dates: Four Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.:
September 17, 24, October 1, and 8; and a Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30± p.m., October 12th.
Location: Duncan area For more information about the course: Contact Les, VA7CBN, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250.510.6305. To register: Contact Donna, VA7CHS, email@example.com by September 10.
An Irish MP used Morse Code in the House of Commons to mark the 100th Anniversary of a British Intelligence Agence and the 150th Anniversary of the first use of Morse Code between two cities. To learn more go to
The Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold their swap meet at the fairgrounds on July 20 2019. THIS IS NOT AN ALL DAY EVENT. For more information go to
The Hurricane Watch Net is active. Planned frequencies in use will be 14.325 and 7.268. Check the site noted below. Your usual cooperation in keeping these frequencies clear is appreciated.
The net was secured at 1900 UTC July 13 2019