After the Tuesday lunch at Jane’s Restaurant in the Piccadilly Mall, on June 13, Robin VE7HMN, Simon VE7SHG, and Dave VA7HDY went up the club trailer at the QTH of Peter VE7RZZ for some antenna testing.
On Saturday 10 January the following club members met at the QTH of Peter VE7RZZ to get the ball rolling for Field Day 2017:
Peter VE7RZZ, Simon VE7SHG, Robin VE7HMN, Dave VA7HDY, Tim VA7TMK, Al VE7AN, and Ron VE7RLE.
Following the business meeting of SARC on Thursday, 8 June 2017, past president Robin VE7HMN, a member of the Technical Committee, demonstrated a kit which he had assembled in the past week or so.
As luck would have it, I met Werner VE7GWE today in the library.
It will likely be the last time he graces us with his presence for several more years.
Tom Wrinch VE7AMM, a radio amateur for approximately 60 years, and a well-known and respected teacher in the Shuswap School District, succumbed on March 22, 2017 to the ravages of a longstanding illness dating back to a workplace explosion in Trail while he was still a teenager.
John Sansom VE7BOZ became a Silent Key on March 28, 2017 peacefully at home in his 90th year.
John is well-known among the teaching fraternity, having been the vice-principal and then principal of Shuswap Junior Seconday, for a period of about 15 years, retiring in 1987.
For the second time, the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club has worked Field Day at the Salmon Arm Airport in conjunction with the annual Shuswap Emergency Program Exposition and the Airport Appreciation Day which is held every second year.
On Tuesday, Simon VE7SHG, Dave VA7HDY, Peter VE7RZZ, and Ron VE7RLE spent some time getting the trailer looking presentable for Field Day this coming weekend and for display at the Field Day / Airport site as part of the Shuswap Emergency Program Exposition at the Sunday, June 26th Airport Appreciation Day.
Operators in rural Salmon Arm with the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club hone their skills in determining the transmission source of drones in unauthorized areas.
Present were Robin VE7HMN, Mike VE7LOG, Tim VA7TMK, Dave VA7HDY, and Simon VE7SHG with photos by Ron VE7RLE.
Further postings to this blog by members of the Technical Committee will comment upon the materials and procedures which will be required to further the club’s progress towards making the “hunt” more effective.
Club President and Technical Committee member Robin VE7HMN, at the May 12, 2016 Club Meeting, demonstrates the club 15-element 2.4 Ghz Yagi in conjunction with the wifi dongle and laptop.
At this demonstration, the laptop displays all WiFi sources and their respective signal strengths within an approximate one kilometer radius of the meeting site in the Piccadilly Mall Board Room.
The club has purchased the yagi and dongle–as part of its project to be able to locate the transmitter of a drone.
Hopefully testing will soon be conducted with drones personally owned by club members and then perhaps with the drones now being used by the Sicamous-based Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue group.