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;
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;
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;
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.
64238, 266th Avenue East,
Please be advised that the Crossfield repeater has been replaced. This site now requires 110.9Hz access tone.
Please let us know if you are experiencing any issue with the repeater.
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.