Member Sessions and On-Air Exercises

Open activities for members and the public. Find active service teams and specific opportunities in the teams area. (Team information may include sensitive information and lives in the members-only section of the website. Remember the password. )

Active Teams | Workshops

Expect to see greater detail as we get closer to each event.

February - TABLETOP
2021-02-06 12:30, 2 h

Exercise: To understand VECTOR’s big picture, including where all the gear lives.

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March - DOUGLAS
2021-03-06 11:00, 2 h

Exercise: To prepare yourself to set up and run a VECTOR remote site.

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April - TABLETOP Episode 2
2021-04-10 13:00, 2 h

Exercise: To understand VECTOR’s big picture, including where all the gear lives. Take over where the February response team left off.

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April - World Amateur Radio Day
2021-04-18 12:00 UTC, 12 h

Exercise: To celebrate amateur radio by making contacts with RAC stations*, and other stations on active bands.

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May - BAKED ALASKA
2021-05-08 11:00, 2 h

Exercise: To drill on transferring control between net control stations.

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June - WUMPUS 2
2021-06-26 14:00, 2 h

Exercise: To practice on-air exchanges and give your ARDF mates a signal to trace. (public health order from 2021-05-27 covering events only allows seated outdoor activities.)

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SIMPLEX RELAY DAY
2021-08-28 11, 3 h

Exercise: To map out (from participant logs) where we can communicate without repeaters.

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November - 2-m QSO Party
2021-11-13 10:00, 4 h

Exercise: To stretch your off-air (logging) skills and on-air (brevity, clarity, tone, and pace) skills.

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January Members Session
2022-01-05 18:30

Show: Set our compass heading for the year and operating hypothesis to April.

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February Members Session
2022-02-02 18:30

Show: To confirm 2022 path for Field Day, drills and mini-exercises.

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March Members Session
2022-03-02 18:30

Show: Dialogue with Assistant Chief Tom Cooper, VFRS, to understand how VECTOR and VFRS can collaborate.

Planning Horizon: May

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April Members Session
2022-04-06 18:30

Show: Civic events schedule with Jordan Myers

Planning Horizon: June

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April - Multi-site Drill
2022-04-30 12:00, 1 h

Exercise: Set up and run a VECTOR remote site to play 20 Questions using net protocol for questions and radiograms for guesses.

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May Members Session
2022-05-04 18:30

Show: Latest About DSAs - learn details of how the DSAs are doing now with our VEMA colleagues

Planning Horizon: July

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June Members Session
2022-06-01 18:30

Show: VPD Check-in or Crowd Awareness with Insp. Kevin Bernardin VE7TDK

Planning Horizon: August

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Field Day
2022-06-25 18:00 UTC, 27 h

Event: To celebrate our interest in amateur radio (and usually operate a self-sufficient remote site).

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July Members Session
2022-07-06 18:30

Show: Technical Guest

Options:

  • Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness
  • Amateur Radio Direction Finding
  • Foreign Experiences with Gabriel Mora
  • Getting Prepared With Extreme Needs

Planning Horizon: September

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Celebration of Light
2022-07-23,27,30 16:00, 7h

Event: Summer fireworks festival spanning two Wednesdays and a weekend.

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Vancouver Pride
2022-07-31

Event: Lavish summer Pride parade and festival.

Pride Society is cautiously planning for the 44th Annual Pride Parade in person while adhering to the Provincial Health Guidelines and the advice from our Public Health Officers.

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August Members Session
2022-08-03 18:30

Show: Speaker pending

Planning Horizon: October

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August - HAMPER
2022-08-06 13:30, 2 h

Exercise: To practise long-form radio exchanges without net control and understand the impact on your gear operating for up to 3 hours.

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September Members Session
2022-09-07 18:30

Show: Technical Guest

Options:

  • Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness
  • Amateur Radio Direction Finding
  • Foreign Experiences with Gabriel Mora
  • Getting Prepared With Extreme Needs

Planning Horizon: November

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September - CARLOS
2022-09-10 11:00, 2 h

Exercise: To practise supporting other aspects of the Logistics section (Incident Command System).

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October - S.E.T.
2022-10-02 11:00, 2 h

Exercise: To find out the strengths and weaknesses of the ARES, NTS and other groups providing emergency communications.

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October Members Session
2022-10-05 18:30

Show: Reflecting together on last 12 months. To gather member thoughts about how readily volunteers can pick work to volunteer for in VECTOR.

Planning Horizon: December

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October - Multi-site Drill
2022-10-29 13:00, 1 h

Exercise: Set up and run a VECTOR remote site to follow Net Control through tests on every mode in the station.

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November Members Session
2022-11-02 18:30

Show: VEMA Check-in with Kris Hayne and Miranda Myles

Planning Horizon: January

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