Pack your radios and don’t forget your tent! It’s time for the 1st Annual (hopefully) NORAC Backcountry Camping QSO Party. The gathering is to take place 10 May to 12 May 2024 at Grizzly Lake campground. The event will consist of campfires (hopefully), good company, HF QSO’s in a quiet environment, fishing, camping and whatever other camping activities key your rig. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring TImBits for the chipmonks, and enjoy the beautiful B.C. outdoors.
Grizzly Lake is accessed Aberdeen Forest Service Road and is reachable via Lavington and Lake Country. The roads are maintained Forest Service Roads so modified off road vehicles are not required. It is however a FSR road so a vehicle with some off pavement ability is highly recommended. There are outhouses on site but outside that, this is off grid camping. 
Location Coordinates: 50.08264 -119.08481
Time: Whenever you can get there Friday the 10th of May until whenever you want to leave on Sunday the 12th of May or Monday or …...

Contact me for a GPX file of the route from the Vernon side.

If you have further questions, comments, concerns, let me know, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you plan on attending or hope to attend, put it in your calendar and let me know, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Cary (VA7MXY)



Its official! April 19th-21st 2024 at Fintry Provincal Park. Group site #2. 

Many thanks to the folks who committed to make this a reality.

Just as it sounds, there will be camping and QSO's the weekend of 19-21 April 2024 at Fintry Provincial Park Group site #2. If you plan to join in on the camping activities, there is $40/person for the weekend. This covers the site costs. Bring your radio gear, camping supples, food, family and friends. This weekend is also my sons birthday, so if he asks, we all went camping for him. hahaha 2 birds, one stone thing here. hahaha

If you are unable to camp, come join us on the Saturday. Hangout and partake in the antics.

If you have any questions or the like, don't hesitate to call me on air or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see you there!


Every year we celebrate Canada with the RAC Canada Day contest. In this event, hams from all over the globe focus on working Canadian amateur radio operators. If you can get on the air this weekend, prepare to be hunted and let the pile-ups ensue.

Save the date so that you can represent Canada on the air for a good fun bit of radio sport.

ARRL Field Day on the fourth full weekend of June every year is the opportunity for thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts throughout the U.S and Canada to set up temporary communications stations and make contact with like-minded people. Licensed radio operators (often called “Hams”) spend the weekend practicing community outreach, emergency preparedness, and technical skills. It’s basically radio heaven.

A contest is held each year with individuals, clubs, and teams trying to make contact with as many stations as possible over 24 hours. Field Day will take place on June 22 and June 23 with over 35,00 people expected to take part. It begins at 18:00 UTC Saturday and runs through 20:59 UTC Sunday. Pack your camping equipment, throw up some temporary antennas, and spin the dials on your radio, because this not-to-be-missed event is rich in history, tradition and technology.

Save the date in your personal calendar now and come to the February 2024 NORAC club meeting where we will be discussing/planning what to do as a club for this mega event.



Ham radio operator volunteers are always needed for radio support at performance rally events. This year, the Rocky Mountain Rally, located in the roads surrounding Radium, BC is scheduled to run June 1-2, 2024.

If you would like to put your radio skills to the test with some tactical support work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about what's involved in rally radio volunteering, what to expect and where to sign up.