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Kamloops Amateur Radio Club
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Amateur Radio Club serving Kamloops and area.
Amateur Radio Club serving Kamloops and area.

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Field Day 2017 Information - On June 24th and 25th, the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club will again be participating in the ARRL Field Day event, the largest Amateur Radio held annually in Canada and the US.  Come on out to the KARC Field Day site to learn more about Amateur Radio, the event and emergency communications! In the frame below you will see the google maps driving directions (hit 'more options' to bring it up larger in the browser and get the full driving directions).  There are also...
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Canada May be the Best Place for Hams to Experience the Solar Eclipse, Says VE7DXW
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60M propagation experiment - Olivia_60M.jpg This weekend I decided to become part of an interesting 60M propagation experiment being led by a bunch of keen Albertan hams.  The image at left shows which beacons I heard, and which monitoring stations heard my beacon, over the past 24 hours. From Al, VE6RFM: "The objective of our 60M Experiment is to evaluate the band as a viable HF communications link between remote communities and larger centers throughout the Northern Canada Auroral Zone.  ...
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Plans for new repeater packages on Lolo and Greenstone - Pi2_TNCPi.jpg As mentioned at the last club meeting, I am working on building two new repeater packages - one for Greenstone, and one for Lolo - to replace the existing aging and frequently failing repeaters.  With a lot of help from Lee, VE7FET, we are in the process of planning how the new repeater systems will work and what equipment will be needed.  For those members interested, I will provide some links below to information on th...
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VE7RKA repeater update - RLC-3.jpg After several trips to Greenstone Mountain and a lot of troubleshooting and testing the conclusion is that the RLC-3 repeater controller has a bad CPU. This means that we can only have one link enabled at a time (for example, the IRLP node). Please DO NOT use the *A1 all links on DTMF command. At present the repeater is configured to enable the IRLP node (*5541) so that people can use the IRLP.  If you wish to use the North or East links, please follow the...
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Field Day 2016 Information - On June 25-26, the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club will again be participating in the ARRL Field Day event, the largest Amateur Radio held annually in Canada and the US.  Come on out to the KARC Field Day site to learn more about Amateur Radio, the event and emergency communications! In the frame below you will see the google maps driving directions (hit 'more options' to bring it up larger in the browser and get the full driving directions).  There are also several...
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Signal bounced off ISS heard across the Atlantic - ISS-4.jpg A 2 meter signal from the UK, reflected off the structure of the International Space Station (ISS) on May 2, was heard across the Atlantic. Following 2 weeks of preparation, Tim Fern, G4LOH, in Cornwall (IO70jc) and Roger Sturtevant, VE1SKY, in Nova Scotia (FN74iu) attempted a FSK441 contact. Employing AMSAT satellite software, both stations aimed at the calculated grid HO11nl for a 144.175 MHz contact attempt with a mutual window...
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ARRL VHF Contest June 11-13, 2016 - 636B4677.JPG The ARRL June VHF Contest begins at 1800 UTC Saturday, and runs through 0259 UTC Monday (June 11-13, 2016). Amateurs in the US and Canada (and their possessions) are encouraged to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US & Canada (and their possessions) may only work stations in the US (and its possessions) and...
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Emergency Services Day First of its Kind - VE7VIZ_4_HDR.jpg Emergency Services Day First of its Kind For the first time ever, Emergency Services in Kamloops joined forces to present Emergency Services Day. The free event combined Emergency Preparedness Week with National Police Week to provide the opportunity for residents to meet their emergency response community. VE7VIZ_3_HDR.jpg Visitors learned about Kamloops community’s emergency services teams and how to be better prepared for an eme...
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