2018 Swap Meet and
Emergency Communications Vehicle Display
on Saturday, April 7th, 9 AM

Along with vendor tables, door prizes from local and national suppliers, door prizes and raffles (licence pending), we are planning a larger display of Amateur radio emergency communications equipment, inside and outdoors (weather permitting), from local clubs and municipal emergency programs. More info at events page.

Basic Course Started with Full Class
Exam on Mar. 17th, 9 AM

Another class of eager and enthusiastic students (hamlets?) started their seven-week journey on Feb. 3 to obtain their Basic Qualification certificate. It was great to see many travelling from the other side of the bridges to the Satruday morning classes in Richmond. Also great to see that some have already expressed interest in emergency communications and and are already monitoring the local VHF nets.

For more information about the course, visit the Radio Course Web Page.
For questions about the next course, contact the Course Coordinator.

Larger Rooms Planned For Next Year's
'Discover Amateur Radio Seminar'

This year's (second annual) 'Discover Amateur Radio' seminar on Nov. 12 was built on last year's successes by engaging more speakers from the local Amateur radio community with presentations taking up two rooms at the Steveston Community Centre. Attending the Sunday event are individuals with either a particular interest in an area of Amateur radio activity or an appetite for learning more about the Amateur radio hobby. Present were experienced radio Amateurs, recent radio course gratuates and many with an interest in obtaining their Basic certification.

Thanks to all the club members who came out early Sunday morning to help with and prepare for the event, the speakers representing various local Amateur radio organizations for their content-rich presentations, and all attendees who traveled all the way to Steveston to spend the day learning more about Amateur radio. The event ended with four lucky attendees going home with a gift card door prize generously donated by Radioworld. Plans for next year's seminar will involve a broader spectrum of Amateur radio topics and speakers.

A Part of the Richmond
Community Since 1966

The Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) is a registered BC Society of volunteers to promote the interests of Amateur Radio, assist in the provision of communication services in the event of an emergency, and provide communications for public community events as requested. RARC is a supporter of Emergency Management BC and Richmond Emergency Programs, and an affiliated club with Radio Amateurs of Canada. Programs for RARC are partially funded by grants from City of Richmond and Province of BC. Visit 'About RARC' for more info about the club and RARC's history.

A Technical Hobby and
Community Service

Amateur radio is a technical hobby as well as a community service. One can contact the International Space Station using a homebuilt antenna or volunteer to provide radio communication support for a local emergency program. The fascination of Amateur radio has led skilled hobbyists to develop cutting edge technologies like APRS using the GPS to turn your radio into a location tracker. Amateur radio isa hobby that's regulated both nationally and internationally. This is why your call sign is recognized all over the world and can be used as your vehicle's licence plate. Visit club 'Activities' to see how RARC supports local community events.

FOR THE TIME BEING, PLEASE USE info@richmondarc.ca

(Click on logo for event info or to purchase vendor table)

Feb. 28, 2018 - Monthly Club Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre

Mar. 4, 2018 - Burnaby ARC Swap Meet
10 am to 1 pm, Queensborough Community Centre, more info at BARC site

Mar. 17, 2018 - Exam for Basic Qualification
9 am, contact Examiner to challenge exam
Mar. 28, 2018 - Monthly Club Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre
Apr. 7, 2018 - Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Exhibition and Swap Meet - 9 am to 12:30 pm, South Arm United Church, 11051 No.3 Rd. at Steveston Hwy, Rmd., BC
Visit RARC events site for more info.
Apr. 28, 2018 - Monthly Club Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre
May 6, 2018 - Maple Ridge ARC Swap Meet
9 am to noon, 12460 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows, info at MRARC site
May 30, 2018 - Monthly Club Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre
June 23-24, 2018 - Field Day Weekend
Garry Point Park (permit tbc), west of Steveston Village, Richmond, BC
June 27, 2018 - Monthly Club Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre

Club Call Signs:
VE7RAR - primary call sign
VE7RMD - VHF and UHF repeaters
VE7GOG - Station at Parks Canada Gulf of Georgia Cannery Natl. Historic Site

Radio Coordinates:
LOC: CN89jd (VE7GOG station)
ITU Zone: 2,  CQ Zone: 3
ARRL/RAC Section: BC

Regular Monthly Meetings:
Every last Wed. except Dec. at 7:00 pm
Steveston Community Centre

Weekly Coffee Get-Together:
Sat. mornings 10:30 am to noon
Lansdowne Centre Food Court

Weekly VHF Repeater Net:
Tuesdays at 7 pm on 147.140 MHz

VHF Repeater:
VE7RMD 147.140 MHz
+600 KHz offset, 79.7 Hz tone

UHF Repeater:
VE7RMD 442.375 MHz
+5 MHz offset, 203.5 Hz tone

Mailing address:
Richmond Amateiur Radio Club
P.O. Box 88061
Richmond, British Columbia
Canada V6X 3T6

Email: info@richmondarc.ca

Updated Feb. 7, 2018 (BETA 2)