Eric has now taken possession of his new Elecraft KX2 radio. It is a lovely little unit and will be a great tool for SOTA hiking. THe first QSO was on the BC public Service net on 80m. Followed later by a longer exploration with VE7KC. See the brochure for details: http://www.elecraft.com/manual/kx2_datasheet_web.pdf
The new increased fines for using cell phones while driving has caused some serious problems for amateurs. Read the pdf from Bill Gipps to learn what the current state of the exemption is and what you can do to minimize problems.
I have been working on a petition for some months now. The Awareness net on Mondays was the place where it started. Most hams on the bands are frustrated by the enforcement of regulations by Industry Canada, and Health Canada for pot grows.
As the Mall is closed this Sunday, the regular coffee session will be relocated to Tim Hortons at Granview Corners - Just east of 160th & 24th.
We will be monitoring the repeater for directions.
The new Yaesu Fusion DR-1X repeater has taken over the duties of our make-shift repeater setup. The new repeater is a self contained unit and will prepare us for installation in a remote location. At present we are using the internal controller but may consider using the controller we were using with the Tait radios. As no club members have any Yaesu digital equipment we have opted to run the repeater in standard FM only mode.