Individual Operating Stories

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

Stuart Lyster (VA7QB, but as VE6MPRESS) activated the Empress, Alberta, railway station telegraphy room July 19 to 21, for the village's 110 Anniversary celebration.  His uncle Bill Babuk was the CPR telegrapher at that station in the 1940s and 1950s, and handled CPR telegrams- including the three

I (Eric) wanted to get together with past club member Stuart and when I called for a coffee Stuart suggested we head out to a park and play radio. I said I planned to be at Campbell Valley Park this Friday and so we decided to meet there and operate. Stuart had his BuddiPole Antenna and Kenwood

One of the fun events sponsored by the Parks on the Air group os the annual News Years event. The task is to get out to a park during the first week of the year and make some radio contacts. This year I (Eric VA7NX) decided to go out on January 1 and then on the 4th to activate Campbell Valley Park

Members decided to do individual operating for the event this year. Two members decided to combine the contest with a Parks on the air activation. Ralph took his station to Peace Arch Park. He found the [park very busy and the parking lot was close to full. He did find a stall and then carried his

Ralph and Eric -drove to the Spanish Banks Dog Park to operate for a while in the Parks-on-the-air program. It was a successful day in hearing distant operators and local barks.
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Ralph and Eric wandered into the Roberts Bank Wildlife Reserve and packed their radio gear along. Here is the report of the wildlife adventure:

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:

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