VECTOR May 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, May 4, online using Zoom.

Detailed agenda included in e-mail to members.

2. Community News - What’s Coming

Planning Field Day 2022

Vision and direction for Field Day recovering from the pandemic.

Full details…

VECTOR COVID-19 Update - Week 112

Current update edited for latest information, 2022-04-28.

Full details…

Planning active drills for 2022

Crew planning first 2022 exercise on Thursday nights. Room for you.

Full details…

Civic and Special Events Likely in 2022

Complex and major civic special events are planning for 2022. City anticipates high likelihood for outdoor events to proceed – pending public health notices.

Full details…

How do you want to help?

Making sure Field Day works out

We have all the gear and need 5 people to work out some of the nuances and make sure all the pieces land in their proper place. Watch for special meeting. Sign up

Organizing Special Event Operations

We need 5 people to make sure we are set for civic events (COL, Pride, maybe more). Watch for special meeting. Sign up

Preparing CERV Gear for transfer to new rig

We need 3 people to get ready for moving the gear to the new platform next year. Watch for special meeting. Sign up

Forming a regular crew for working on tech

Logistics needs to resume working on keeping the gear going. Watch for the special meeting.

Resuming work on the Microwave Link (High-speed Data) project

We have much of the gear, just need a few parts and three people to make it happen.

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

SARC Foxhunt Saturday - 2022-05-07 09:00

Pre-register with Anton via email to play in Foxhunt at Crescent Park off 128 Street. Event includes sign-in, coaching, play ($0), and barbecue ($10).


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 a June drill?

Time Estimate: 1 hour

  • Opportunity to do an exercise every third month on VECTOR gear
  • Updated schedule pattern and duration coming up
  • 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
May 04 44 146.430 MHz
May 11 20 147.200 MHz +600 kHz T100.0 Hz
May 18 7 147.450 MHz T100.0 Hz simplex
May 25 4 146.580 MHz simplex
June 01 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:
  • June 01 - first Wednesday, 18:30 online
  • July 06 - first Wednesday, 18:30 online
  • August 03 - 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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