VECTOR January 2020 News
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Happy New Year!
On behalf of the 2019 and 2020 boards of directors, we’d like to wish all VECTOR members and their families a happy new year. It was an exciting year for VECTOR in 2019, with participation in VANSLAM and work on many ongoing projects. We hope that momentum will continue to build in 2020.
Our next members’ meeting is January 8th, where we’ll be setting our priority and focuses for the year. A survey will be sent out to members by email ahead of the meeting for members to help prioritize our list of projects. A list of projects and team contacts will also be available online.
|Previous (2019) Board||Current (2020) Board|
|Mike Watkins, VE7WV||Jessé Neri, VE7DET|
|Hiroshi Takahashi, VA7LET||Tyson Nicholas, VE7TYS|
|Sarah Wu, VA7OOS||Mike Watkins, VE7WV|
|Tyson Nicholas, VE7TYS||Harondel Sibble, VA7MCZ|
|Jessé Neri, VE7DET||Kevin Cardinal, VE7SFA|
|Linda Peterson, VE7LMP||Linda Peterson, VE7LMP|
|Patrick Jackman, VA7VM||Darryl Pogue, VA7DPO|
|Harondel Sibble, VA7MCZ||Prem Marimuthu, VA7PMK|
|Paul Gill, VE7PXG|
Upcoming Training & Practice Opportunities
Basic Amateur Radio Certification
VECTOR is running its popular Basic Amateur Radio Certificate Course starting Saturday, January 4th, 2020. Thanks to Hiroshi (VA7LET) and the volunteer instructors and examiners for all their work.
Table-top Activation Exercise
This 2-hour exercise will prepare you to lead a VECTOR activation. It’s your chance to get a feel for the kinds of issues and skills you need to tackle a real activation and support VEMA well. Get a feel for our available assets. Get familiar with our broader responsibilities in the abstract so you can apply wisdom in reality.
There is space for 6 people to participate in the afternoon on February 8th.
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:
|January 8||401 (VE7RVU)||443.725 MHz, +5 MHz offset, 88.5 Hz tone|
|January 15||44||146.430 MHz simplex|
|January 22||7||147.450 MHz simplex, 100.0 Hz tone|
|January 29||1 (VE7RVF)||145.450 MHz, -0.6 MHz offset, tone 100.0 Hz|
|February 5||201 (VE7RVK)||224.640 MHz, -1.6 MHz offset|
Monthly Members’ Meeting
The monthly VECTOR members’ meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. The next 3 meeting dates are as follows:
- January 8th in the E-Comm Media Room at 18:30
- February 5th in the E-Comm Media Room at 18:30
- March 4th 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.