SARC Trailer Ready for Field Day

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.

A checklist of the tasks performed includes:
–Sweeping
–Vacuuming
–Wiping down all counters, etc.
–Testing the generator
–Tower: raising and lowering
–Removing wasps from the window screen and vent screen
–Removing batteries, cleaning terminals and charging
–Washing the outside of the trailer

Tasks pending include:
–Checking brake and tail lights
–Checking tire air pressure
–Refurbishing the rodent-damaged first aid kit [Thanks, Simon]

The trailer will be towed to the airport site on Friday, June 25 at 1400 hours where set up of antennas and of the tent will take place.

Please join us on Friday afternoon and also put some time aside for operating on Saturday throughout the night to Sunday noon.

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IMG_2267Bring your camera for a number of great photo ops with radio and with airplane, helicopter demonstrations and so forth.

73– Ron VE7RLE

OPERATION FOXHUNTER

Ron photo droneOperators 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.DSC_7525

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Drone Fox Hunt Preparation

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.

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32nd Annual Larch Hills [Reino-Keski Salmi] Ski Loppet

SelfieTG-NIAThe club has been providing communication for this event for about 25 years.
This year on January 16 [2016] the roster of operators consisted of the following:

Net Control in the Chalet: VA7HDY and VE7OEI

Radio One: Ermine Frolic: VA7AYL
Radio Two: South Hub: VE7NIA and VA7TSG
Radio Three: Baby Moon Walk: VE7RLE
Radio Four: Bottom of Stig’s Loop: VE7FAT
Radio Five: Junction of Ermine Frolic and Hot Shot: VA7REV

Thanks to all of the above, particularly VE7NIA who provided primary
Medical Responsibility and who is also completing her own medical recovery.

Thanks as well to VE6DSF and VE7IU who had offered their services but
were kept away by issues beyond their control.

This year’s successful event of close to 500 skiers was greatly assisted
by the club’s amateur radio communications.

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