VECTOR June 2023 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, June 7, at E-COMM and online using Zoom.

Detailed agenda included in e-mail to members.

2. Community News - What’s Coming

  • BCARCC and Industry Canada Update
  • May 27 DSA Report
  • DSA3 Reconfiguration
  • 12 people for Joint Field Day
  • Celebration of Light preparations
  • Pride Run and Walk planning
  • Tech Topics Thursday
  • Coffee Meetups and Future Gatherings
  • Pacific NW DX Conference: August in New Westminster
  • DEEP DSH Exercise Connections

BCARCC and Industry Canada Update

May 27 DSA Report

  • 15 members successfully exercised the 5 currently active DSAs
  • VEMA accepted the final health assessment report on May 30
  • next technical tasks identified for future visits
  • Darryl VA7DPO for future opportunties

DSA3 Reconfiguration Underway

  • Equipment storage system and workspace upgraded
  • DSA caretakers team planning how to re-organize the radios in the new layout
  • DSA3 exercise possible this summer

12 people for Joint Field Day

  • 12 members came forward for Joint Field Day at Blue Mountain
  • VECTOR to lead the learning tent, with VHF grab and go kits, etc.
  • 12 to immediately sign up directly on the Logistics sheet; pick where and how to participate including booking spots for HF operation
  • Army bringing one of their trucks, food, and a few personnel
  • Meet June 14 at 19:00 in Radio Room
  • Jump here, for links to sheet, Discord, and more

Celebration of Light preparations

  • We only have 15 people signed up for 25 roles on each night
  • We need some members as field observers for the transit stations after the events
  • Primary shifts from 16:00 to 23:00
  • Day 1 Sign up pick your shift
  • Help make sure we are ready Logistics

Pride Run and Walk planning

  • Volunteers receive Race Crew t-shirt and lunch
  • Operate as net control, route observer, or with an event organizer
  • Sign up for morning shift on July 23

Tech Topics Thursday

Coffee Meetups and Future Gatherings

  • Season winding down on June 17, last call for City Square meetup
  • What do you want to do next?

Pacific NW DX Conference: August in New Westminster

DEEP DSH Exercise Connections

  • Anthony VE7XAK connected with DEEP’s radio lead at May 27 exercise
  • Representative from Kits seniors interested in ramping up crew at Kits

Your response matters for Civic Event Planning

To effectively serve at public events, we must know how many operators can serve.

If you see other events that need us, please let us know.

Help with, Work On, and Learn about

  • Civic Events Observer. Shadow and take notes with Jordan for Jesse'. [Express interest](mailto: [email protected]?subject=Civic%20Events%20Shadow)

  • Radio Room Sunday Mornings. Radios, feedlines, antennas, and on-air testing that keep our radio room ready. Express interest.

  • Microwave Link (High-speed Data) project resuming. Gear and systems for HamWAN, AREDN, and dish antennas. Express interest.

  • 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

3. Upcoming Training & Practice Opportunities

4. On Air Radio Activities

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

Get to know other members on air - Friday Nights at 20:00 on VE7RVF

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

Get involved

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.

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
June 07 44 146.430 MHz
June 14 20 147.200 MHz +600 kHz T100.0 Hz
June 21 7 147.450 MHz T100.0 Hz simplex
June 28 4 146.580 MHz simplex
July 05 1 145.450 MHz -600 kHz T100.0 Hz

7. Monthly Members' Meetings

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

Add to your calendar

The next 4 Monthly Members' Meeting dates:
  • June 7 - 18:30 (ECOMM)
  • July 5 - 18:30 (location pending)
  • August 2 - 18:30 (location pending)
  • September 6 - 18:30 (location pending)

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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