VECTOR December 2019 News

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Radio Skills Course Graduates

See this link to see who completed the latest Radio Skills Course and all those who worked to make it happen.

VECTOR Annual General Meeting

The 21st Annual General Meeting will take place on December 4th at Trout Lake Community Centre at 19:00 (7:00 pm). This is an opportunity to review the past year and direction for the future.

Location Details

Trout Lake Community Centre, Grandview Room, 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver Map

  • Parking: Ample free parking in the lot adjacent or on Victoria Drive
  • Transit: Victoria Bus #20; disembark near Croatian Cultural Centre and walk to the east.
  • Time: Doors open 18:30; the meeting will start promptly at 19:00
  • Membership Renewals: Renewals will be accepted between 18:30 and 19:00
  • Zoom telecast: Visit at 19:00

Membership Dues

If you have not already done so, please pay your $20 dues by the 3rd of December. You must have paid membership dues to be considered a member in good standing and eligible to vote at the AGM. You can pay in either of the following ways:

  • eTransfer to (preferred)

  • Cheque payable to VECTOR:

    VECTOR c/o E-Comm 911
    3301 East Pender St.
    Vancouver BC V5K5J3

  • Cash, card, or cheque at the AGM. Note that card transactions will incur an additional $1 processing fee.

If it is not possible to pay your dues because of financial constraints – and it can happen to any of us at any time and for any number of reasons – please contact our president, Mike Watkins, at We want to ensure finances are not a barrier to involvement in VECTOR. All such matters will be dealt with in confidence.

Upcoming Training & Practice Opportunities

Weekly Net

The weekly net takes place at 20:00 every Wednesday on the VE7TEL repeater (VECTOR channel 2, 145.170 MHz, -0.6 MHz offset). Each week, a secondary net follows on a different frequency, providing an opportunity for amateur radio operators to test their radio with other bands and modes of operation.

The schedule for upcoming secondary net frequencies is as follows:

Date Channel Frequency Information
December 4 No Secondary due to VECTOR AGM
December 11 7 147.450 MHz simplex, tone 100.0 Hz
December 18 1 VE7RVF: 145.450 MHz, -0.6 MHz offset, tone 100.0 Hz

There will be no VECTOR nets on December 25th or January 1st. We look forward to hearing you on the air when nets resume in the new year.

Monthly Members’ Meeting

The monthly VECTOR members’ meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. The next 3 meeting dates are as follows:

  • December 4th in Trout Lake Community Centre, doors open for membership renewal at 18:30 (Annual General Meeting starts at 19:00 sharp)
  • January 8th in the E-Comm Media Room at 18:30
  • February 5th in the E-Comm Media Room at 18:30

Look for a link to the Zoom online conference room in your email ahead of the meeting to join remotely.