Once we rally a core set of volunteers to guide the work, we have approval to use Queen Elizabeth Park for Field Day 2022. Parks Board Events granted our conditional permit for using the usual place to set up a Field Day event. We need 5 volunteers who will guide VECTOR’s 2022 Field Day, though.
We now protect our community using our personal responsibility and respect for others; we have the skills and restrictions are discretionary by property owner and host.
It’s time to check-in with our colleagues that work at our radio sites. Our first multi-site drills in 2018 helped rebuild sleeping ties. New multi-site drills can do it again!
We must prepare to volunteer. City staff are working with community groups that plan to host events this year.
Public health safety restrictions changing.
Just before the pandemic started, VECTOR decided to de-acquire all our Motorola Saber radios. We shifted to using Baofeng radios as loaners during our practice courses.
On 2022-03-26, a surprising change interrupted the VECTOR check-in-and-chat net. Technical volunteers switched over from the previous Motorola XPR 8400 unit to a Motorola Quantar.
February Basic course had great turnout with several students from the BC Interior and other provinces. Volunteers are planning to start the next course on September 10, in person if possible.
Hams are sharing knowledge using online platforms. Josh Nass KI6NAZ started a YouTube Channel to share detailed ham knowledge. Over the years it became a rapidly growing community of radio enthusiasts interested in learning.
Tickets are on sale now for the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. Recordings remain available until April 18 showing the talks presented on March 12-13, 2022.