VECTOR April 2022 News

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Previous newsletters can be found in the archive.

1. Coming Meeting | 2. News | 3. Learn | 4. On Air | 5. Notable | 6. Secondaries | 7. Meetings

1. Coming Meeting

Our next members' meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6, online using Zoom.

Detailed agenda included in e-mail to members.

2. Community News - What’s Coming

VECTOR COVID-19 Update - Week 108

Current update edited for latest information, 2022-04-03.

Full details…

Retiring Saber radios

VECTOR has many Saber radios and a couple of charging banks to retire.

Full details…

VE7RVF upgraded to heavy-duty gear

Repeater upgraded from XPR 8400 to Quantar.

Full details…

February Basic Completed, Anyone Up for Advanced?

February course had great turnout. Next run on September 10 in-person else online.

Full details…

Ham Radio Crash Course

An inclusive community focused on normalizing ham radio, getting people licensed, having fun with everything the hobby has to offer, and keeping the bands alive.

Full details…

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on-demand until April 18

Learn more about communications, amateur radio, and emerging uses for ham radio.

Full details…

How do you want to help?

Moving gear around to support DSA work

Details in meeting summary.

Outfitting Laptops for Deployment

The 2022 laptops await new operating system images and testing.

Give as much commitment as fits your life as a helper to finish jobs

Get advice | Help a team | Get the code | Check our backlog

Please respond to the 2021 survey so we can make finding cool, meaningful volunteer work easier for you.

Respond now

3. Upcoming Training & Practice Opportunities

Holding for interest

4. On Air Radio Activities

Local Nets | Program | Calendar | Jessé VE7DET | Team Page | Team Mail

Connect Casually Any Night - 19:05 nightly on VE7RVF

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

  • Members have run these nets for over 520 nights (since 2020-04-01) (except for 2021-07-25 when there was no net controller available)
  • Please take your shot leading as net controller for one night
  • Nightly Net Controller chooses a question or topic to inspire sharing (anything from radio to food to entertainment to no topic at all)
  • Connect to around 15 fellow operators (from 8 to 35 people any day)
  • Remember to identify your signal

Email Christin VA7WIE

Keep Formal Net Skills Sharp on Weekly Net - 20:00 weekly on Wednesdays, VE7TEL

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

Checking in on Wednesdays stretches a few less-used skills. Details below in 6. Weekly Nets.

How ready are you for quarterly drills?

Time Estimate: 1 hours

  • Opportunity to do an exercise every third month on VECTOR gear
  • Updated schedule pattern and duration after dialogue in February session
  • How much would you like to cross-train with ESS or NEAT on a couple?

Connect to the Drills and Exercises Team

5. Announcements, Notables, etc.

6. Weekly Net

Catch the weekly net at 20:00 every Wednesday on the VE7TEL repeater: VECTOR channel 2, 145.170 MHz -600 kHz.

Each week, a secondary net follows on a different frequency, providing opportunities for amateur radio operators to test radios using other bands and modes of operation.

Schedule for upcoming secondary net frequencies:
Date Channel Frequency Information
April 06 44 146.430 MHz
April 13 20 147.200 MHz +600 kHz T100.0 Hz
April 20 7 147.450 MHz T100.0 Hz simplex
April 27 4 146.580 MHz simplex
May 04 1 145.450 MHz -600 kHz T100.0 Hz

7. Monthly Members' Meetings

VECTOR gathers on the first Wednesday of the next 3 months to keep its operations flowing. Connect in our Zoom virtual space unless otherwise noted.

The next 3 Monthly Members' Meeting dates:
  • May 04 - first Wednesday, 18:30 online
  • June 01 - first Wednesday, 18:30 online
  • July 06 - first Wednesday, 18:30 online

Connect with others before and after the main session:

  • Join early (15 minutes) at 18:15
  • Hang around after (20 minutes) until roughly 20:50
  • We’ll have breakout areas available

Please find the link to the Zoom online conference room in your email edition of the newsletter for joining remotely or on your BetterImpact homepage. You can sign up for upcoming members' meetings in BetterImpact to log your meeting time automatically.

Tnx es 73,

VE7DET || Jessé Neri, President (he|him)
[email protected]

VA7DPO || Darryl Pogue, Vice President (he|him)
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