Silent Keys

September 25

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Richard Coleman VE6BY on September 25 2018. Richard was a longtime member of FARS and our Saturday Breakfast crew. He was a kind and gentle soul that was quiet and would willingly lend a hand if asked. Richard started working at CFCN in 1965 and retired as VP of Engineering in 2008. He was well respected by his peers across Canada and he was given the WABE Bob Lamp Award for Engineering Excellence in 2007. His funeral will be held on October 5 in High River, details and directions are here;

September 24

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Stan Balkham VE6SCB. Stan was an early member of FARS and had not been active on air for some time. Stan passed on September 9 2018. A copy of his obituary can be found here;


Burton Creek Changes

The Burton Creek Repeater has a frequency change to 146.700- T110.9  Also a new digipeater BURTON has been added at this site providing coverage up and down the Highway 22 corridor from Turner Valley to Burmis.

Thanks to Dann VE6TD, Stephen VE6ORM, Vince VE6LK and Ian VA6IAB for their efforts.