Join Us On Saturday June 24 For Field Day!

June 2017

High Frequency Antennas - VECTOR Field Communications

VECTOR heads to the field for our 18th Annual Field Day Exercise - 24 hours of operations starting 11:00am Saturday June 24 through 11:00am Sunday June 25.

Centrally located in Queen Elizabeth Park, there’s plenty of parking, no line-ups and lots to see. Our friendly mentors will even help you get on the air and make contact with far away radio stations and give you a souvenir contact certificate too!

Location: Queen Elizabeth Park near the tennis courts (map).
Best time to visit: Between 11:00am and 5:00pm Saturday June 24

What Is VECTOR?

VECTOR is the Amateur Radio (popularly known as “ham radio”) program for the City of Vancouver.

Our vision involves bringing together the power of ordinary citizens and amateur radio to enhance community resiliency for times of emergency and disaster. You can learn more about VECTOR here and if you’d like to join our growing all-volunteer team please contact us at membership@vectorradio.ca.

VECTOR is at it’s core an emergency preparedness organization that works closely with the City of Vancouver Office of Emergency Management. Find out how ordinary citizens play a role in Vancouver’s emergency preparedness and response plans by stopping by VECTOR Field Day on Saturday June 24.

What Can I See And Do At Field Day?

VECTOR’s Field Day exercise is part of a North American exercise involving some 40,000 radio operators across Canada and the United States. We offer visitors the opportunity to:

  • Get On The Air (GOTA) with one of our friendly mentors by your side;
  • Check out our informative self-guided displays.
  • Tour our Community Emergency Response Vehicle (CERV) a restored and converted 1976 GM “New Look” former transit bus
  • Find out how we can send digital messages via orbiting satellites.
  • Learn about emergency communications and personal preparedness

Got questions? We’ve got answers - talk to anyone wearing an “Ask Me” button!

What Does The Communications Site Look Like?

In preparation on Friday in a few short hours we’ll go from this:

High Frequency Antennas - VECTOR Field Communications

High Frequency Antennas - VECTOR Field Communications

To this:

High Frequency Antennas - VECTOR Field Communications
Main Tent - VECTOR Field Communications

Come check out what’s happening in Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday!