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.

January Members Session
2021-01-06 18:30

Show: To understand history and context for starting to take our rapid response beyond the CERV bus.

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February Members Session
2021-02-03 18:30

Show: To confirm Field Day and exercises through 2021.

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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 Members Session
2021-03-03 18:30

Show: Disasters, hams and ESS with Mika McKinnon VA7SCI

Planning Horizon: May

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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 Members Session
2021-04-07 18:30

Show: Civic events schedule with Jordan Myers

Planning Horizon: June

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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 Members Session
2021-05-05 18:30

Show: As the quake unfolds - learn details of what to expect immediately after an earthquake with Dr. Tiegan Hobbs

Planning Horizon: July

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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 Members Session
2021-06-02 18:30

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

Planning Horizon: August

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Field Day
2021-06-26 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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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.)

Update: Cancelled 2021-06-17, check out Field Day above 50 MHz.

Check back after June 15 for updates (after next public health notice).

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July Members Session
2021-07-07 18:30

Show: Electric Car as Power Source with Erich VE7EEF (pending confirmation)

Planning Horizon: September

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July - SIMPLEX RELAY DAY
2021-07-10 13:30, 2 h

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

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Celebration of Light
Postponed to 2022

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

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Vancouver Pride
Postponed to 2022

Event: Lavish summer Pride parade and festival.

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August Members Session
2021-08-04 18:30

Show: VFRS and amateur radio with Assistant Chief Thomas Cooper.

Planning Horizon: October

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August - HAMPER
2021-08-07 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
2021-09-01 18:30

Show: Being in Earthquakes, Gabriel VA7GXM

Planning Horizon: November

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September - CARLOS
2021-09-11 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.
2021-10-02 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
2021-10-06 18:30

Show: To gather member thoughts about the year.

Planning Horizon: December

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November Members Session
2021-11-03 18:30

Show: VEMA Check-in with Kris Hayne

Planning Horizon: January

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November - 2-m QSO Party
2021-11-21 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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Annual General Meeting and Election
2021-12-01 18:30

To discharge business of the society required by law.

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May - BEAR
2022-05-06 11:00, 2 h

Exercise: To prepare yourself for outdoor event patrol with your handheld radio. Get to know other members.

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