Hello All!

The next NORAC club meeting will be held on September 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the People Place.

This will be the first club meeting after the summer hiatus.

Some club members will meet for dinner at Boston Pizza before the meeting (as early as 5 PM).

After the meeting, some club members will QSY over to Denny's.

Along with regular club business, this meeting will also include some information on upcoming service opportunities (JOTA, CRA Rallies (Pacific Forest Rally and Big White Winter Rally) and an upcoming marathon in Kelowna). We will also give an update on PiEGO, IRLP and APRS-iGate projects.

Hope to see you all there,
NORAC Vice-President 2017-2019

This 24 hour contest runs from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on July 1st 2019. In local time that's 5:00pm Sunday, until 5:00pm on Monday.
If you are looking to work this contest with a group/social setting, you might want to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about his "shack open house" this weekend. Karl and Fern are open to having 6-10 folks over to work on the KX2 + SPE Expert amp combo and the hex beam. 20m will be easy... but if we need to move to 40m or 80m, there will be some work to do to get the OCF dipole tuned up.
Mike VE7MHE 

The ARRL Field Day officially runs from June 22-23, 2019.

Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.

Setup can start as early as Thursday evening (June 20) but the club will start setup on Friday evening (June 21).

For more details on the event and official rules, please visit: http://www.arrl.org/field-day

"What Is Field Day" (Printable PDF Flier)


Mark your calendars! This is a weekend of HAM activities that is not to be missed.

Mike VE7KPZ has been named Field Day coordinator this year. The BIG List - our working planning document - has been started. Check it out and send your updates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also note: a detailed planning session happened at the regular NORAC club meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019. See the presentation here.


NORAC Vice President 2017-2019

Ps: T-shirts for the event look pretty good this year: