The Sun Coast Amateur Radio Club Society (SCARCS) sent Bill Fletcher and Robert Beaupre as representatives to the British Columbia Amateur Radio Coordination Council AGM on May 26. The council’s main objective is to coordinate frequencies for amateur radio repeaters in B.C. Beaupre was voted in for a two-year term as a director for the Lower Mainland and VP for the current year.
On June 8, SCARCS provided radio communications for the Puddle Jumper Classic 50/25km race that took place on trails between Cliff Gilker Park and Sprockids. SCARCS brought equipment and personnel together for stations at the race start/finish, three aid stations, and mobile support vehicle. The fixed stations were powered by solar and battery. Communication took place over SCARCS’ UHF repeater located in Roberts Creek. SCARCS members were excited to be using their skills for the benefit of the community and look forward to future events.
SCARCS will be participating in the American Radio Relay League Field Day on June 22. SCARCS will be at Maryanne West Park from 11 a.m. until evening. Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.
SCARCS meets every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for coffee. See scarcs.ca for details.