Next FARS Meeting – May 2018

Our meeting for May 15, at 1930h, will be held at CTV Calgary where we will be touring through three Bell Media Radio stations: C-JAY 92.1 FM, Virgin Radio 98.5 FM and Funny 1060 AM.

They are moving from their current location on Center Street to the CTV building on June 2 2018. We will be shown through the finished physical construction of the control rooms, production rooms and offices which will have most of the equipment installed and will be in the final stages of testing.

CTV is located here;

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/CTV+Calgary/@51.0589089,-114.1727962,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x53716e6748b6b7b1:0x666e4144cb1dbbb!2sCTV+Calgary!8m2!3d51.0589089!4d-114.1706075!3m4!1s0x53716e6748b6b7b1:0x666e4144cb1dbbb!8m2!3d51.0589089!4d-114.1706075

Winter Field Day 2018

This year the club will be taking part in Winter Field Day 2018 over the weekend of the 27th & 28th January from 12:00 noon Saturday to 12:00 noon Sunday.
We will be operating from the home station of VE6ORM in East DeWinton and will have a number of additional stations setting up over the weekend.
Feel free to drop in and find out what Winter Field Day and Field day are all about and give support to the operators and even make a few contacts.

Location, 64238, 266th Ave East, DeWinton.

For those of you that came to Field Day last year we are about 10 minutes east of Heritage Pointe Fire Hall.

Repeaters off-air

Black Diamond VE6HRD has a failed TX and is off-air.  Estimated Time to Return (ETR) is August 31.

This post will be edited as the situation changes.  As always you can see status on our Repeaters page.

Next FARS Meeting – June

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20 2016 at 1930h.  Our program will be discussing Field Day 2017 plans and will include a basic radio checkup workshop.  For the workshop bring along a handheld radio if you wish to have it analyzed.

For all meeting dates, times and locations, see the Meetings page.