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VECTOR Simplex Relay Event

July 11 Simplex Relay: VHF in the City without a repeater?

Let’s have fun together on air Saturday, July 11, playing with radiograms and VHF frequency hopping for a couple of hours sharing trivia questions. Catch you there at 11 am (RSVP)?

How would you send a radio message from one side of the city to the other without repeaters?

Know a trivia question? On Simplex Relay Day, that’s the only message you need. Send it to another station for an answer. The challenge: you may only send messages over simplex VHF.

Join from home. We’ll welcome all certified amateur radio operators into the event on VE7RVF. Hop over to the calling frequency to find your relay person. Use the quick reference list to agree on an exchange frequency. Hop over and zap, you’re on your way.

Questions? Download a relay operator package through this link. Read it. Print what you need.

Check-in on net at 11 am on Saturday, July 11, on VE7RVF (output 145.450 offset -0.600 tone 100 Hz). Finish and check out at 2 pm. Can you make it? (RSVP)

How simplex day works

All radio amateurs are welcome to participate in any of our nets.

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Nov 17 VHF Contact (QSO) Party

Southwest BC & Northwest WA QSO Party

Many urban radio amateurs have no access to High Frequency (HF) radio equipment and are prevented from participating in the active world of Radio Sport, a popular and interesting dimension of amateur radio.

If you live in Metro Vancouver, Southwest BC from the Islands to Hope or Northwest Washington, we’ve got something for you!

The one, the only, the inaugural… SOUTHWEST BC + NORTHWEST WA VHF QSO PARTY

In keeping with VECTOR’s need to develop and expand on a high level of VHF voice communications capability in Vancouver and the local region, and our desire to reach out to the broader amateur radio community, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to launch a new contest opportunity, the Annual Southwest BC & Northwest WA VHF QSO Party for the Amateur Radio community on both sides of the Canada-US border. Join us on November 17th, the first Saturday after Remembrance Day, for the launch of what will become an annual tradition in Southwest British Columbia and Northwest Washington State.

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VECTOR Partners for Celebration Of Light and Pride

For 18 years VECTOR provided communications services for Celebration of Light (COL), Western Canada’s largest single public event. Thanks to input from our membership we’ve expanded our event coverage this year to include Canada Day Fireworks, Canada 150 Parade, Pride Parade and the Santa Claus Parade. Continue reading (200 words)...