Individual Operating Stories

These activities are about individuals doing radio related adventures that may involve a small number of club members

Ralph and Eric activate a park in central Surrey. Eric manages to get results on the 15m band. Read our report here:

Ralph and Eric drove their portable radio gear to the park in north Surrey and made contacts in the POTA program. For a full write-up of the activation follow this link: Tynehead Park

A quick trip to north Langley to get a first activation for a small park long ignored. Read my story on my blog site: view Discovery Park

Ralph and made a return visit to Sullivan park so that we could successfully activate it now that we were more familiar with the process. Read my full report here:

Ralph and Eric completed a successful activation of the little park in Fleetwood. This was the first time the park was activated.

For a detailed report see eric's rereport here:

Ralph and Eric set out to activate this small park for its first time. Both were successful on reaching the needed 10 contacts on 20m. For a detailed story and more photos of the activity see link:


Ralph (VE7OM) and Eric (VA7NX) set out for the western shore of the Boundary Bay Wildlife Refuge to activate the park in the Parks on the Air Porgram. Ralph worked stations on CW across the continent with his 10 watts. Once Ralph was done Eric tried some SSB on 20m with his KX2 and 100 watt amp. He

With the Canadian National Parks on the Air (CNOPOTA) program coming to a close at the end of the year, three WRARC club members; Fred Orsetti, VE7IO; Hugh Jones, VE7YJ; and Ralph Webb, VE7OM assisted by park volunteer Marci Louie, VE7JT activated the Canadian National Park Fort Langley on November

Mt Cheam is a long hike but also fairly easy. It therefore attracts large numbers during the weekends of summer. This year John Bell and myself (Eric) took the challenge and hiked to the summit to operate our gear for a few contacts.

A full report can be found at:

Keith Schlottman from Arizona joined me (Eric) for a hike up Mt Strachan. Keith operates high power in his SOTA adventure. He uses a KX2 with the 100 watt power amp. Though a bit heavy he finds it tolerable. After chasing a number of other SOTA activators, he finished his session with a contact in

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