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Monthly Archives: February 2013
Eddie Turner chairs Nominating Committee
Eddie VE7ETE in conjunction with Tom Wrinch VE7AMM has agreed to phone all members of the club prior to the Annual General Meeting of March 14. Members of the club are reminded that 2012 dues will have expired on February 28 and that club dues are now $30. Please consider taking on a position on the board.
New MT-2 Repeater Equipment
Ode to Silent Keys
ODE TO SILENT KEYS
We twist the dial and listen
for fists that are not there;
then sadly we remember
they are no longer on the air.
The signals that once streaked across
the silent, empty sea –
The Chief of all the Universe
has ‘broken’ — “QRT.”
Silent Key – Doug Gray VE7DNG
We are sad to announce that Doug Gray became a Silent Key on Monday, February 11, 2013 while in Palliative Care in Bastion after a long illness. There will be no formal service, but Doug’s wife Shirley has indicated that in a few weeks, there will be a small gathering of radio amateurs who have known Doug well. We will keep you informed.
Silent Key John Richard VE7ASC
We are sad to inform you that John VE7ASC became a Silent Key at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2013. Daryl Chipman VA7DBC is in contact with John’s family. As soon as any update is received, we will post the information here as a revision to this post.
1979: Silent Key Ed Ginger VE7BYN
The first Silent Key reference found in our records was a Notice of a Memorial Service being held in April 1979 for Ed Ginger VE7BYN. Of special note is that the VE7BYN call is now presently held by Rick Ginger who relocated to his home town of Sicamous many years later, giving up his American call upon completion of the 2005 Basic Qualification Course run by SARC.
1978: First SARC Basic Qualification Course
Our records indicate that instructor Al Marr VE7CAL paid Eagle River School in Sicamous $5 to cover stencils and reproduction paper to reproduce materials related to the Basic Qualification Course held in that school.
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Notice of Celebration of Life Service VE7ZAV
The Celebration of Life Service in memory of Duncan Zavislake will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home at 4303 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon.